Cruising to French Polynesia aboard Oceania Sirena... April 26, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Carnival shares recipe for tiramisu April 19, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Shore Excursion – Acropolis Museum showcases treasures of ancient Greece... April 12, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Shore Excursion: Hallucinogenic fumes made Delphi famous... April 5, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Croatian home dinner a highlight of cruise... March 29, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Loyalty program rewards return passengers aboard Princess Cruises... March 22, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Parthenon dedicated to patron goddess of Athens... March 15, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Voice of the Ocean serenades on Regal Princess cruise... March 8, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
Adding stones to Our Lady of the Rocks March 1, 2017 | Jackie Sheckler Finch
A new wave of technology will be available aboard the Regal Princess on Nov. 13. The Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess will welcome the high-tech gadget in early 2018.
The Ocean Medallion is a wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the OCEAN – One Cruise Experience Access Network.
Learn how to cook like a MasterChef on a seven-day Culinary Adventure cruise aboard the ms Eurodam departing from Fort Lauderdale on Nov. 12. This is the third MasterChef cruise for the popular Holland America program.
Foodies and fans of America’s most watched cooking competition series get the rare opportunity to experience MasterChef LIVE with a new line-up of entertainment and activities featuring MasterChef All Stars.
A pet peeve of mine is cruise ships that charge inflated fees for soft drinks. My caffeine of choice is cola, Pepsi preferably, which many cruise ships don’t carry. It irks me to pay almost $3 for a small can of Coke or to buy a cruise-long soft drink package at a hefty charge.
Want to shake hands with Spider-Man? Have your photo taken with Captain America? Test the strength of Thor?
Youngsters can celebrate with their favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains from the Marvel Universe during special voyages on the Disney Magic this fall.
The guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens looked impressive enough with their ramrod posture and straight-ahead stare. But when the two Greek soldiers started moving, it was obvious these men were self-disciplined almost beyond belief.
It was nearing 85 degrees on my first full day in Athens and the guards known as Evzones at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were clad in the traditional Greek uniform of short kilts with 400 pleats – one for every year of the much-hated Ottoman Turk occupation. The shoes on their feet were adorned with pom-poms. Altogether, I am sure this special attire was not very cool but the guards didn’t seem to be breaking a sweat.
Memorable cruise moments often involve food, particularly spectacular desserts. One of my favorite ways to end a great cruise meal is with anything chocolate.
Carnival Cruise Lines, in particular, has a delicious Warm Chocolate Melting Cake. When it is listed on the menu, that is always my choice, especially if it is served with a scoop of ice cream.
Gravely injured when a cannon ball crushed his legs, the warrior endured several excruciating surgeries without anesthetics. Warned to prepare for death, the nobleman spent his bedridden time reading whatever was at hand.
“The only books he had were about the lives of the saints and Christ,” said guide Mikel Mugalari. “Then a miracle happened. He didn’t die. He had a conversion. He decided to live his life for God.”
More than half a century ago, a television show debuted that helped promote the cruise industry into the popular attraction it is today. Remember the name of that TV series?
An interesting display area aboard the Regal Princess honors the show along with the November 2014 naming ceremony of the Regal Princess and its “Love Boat” connection.