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Crown Cruise Vacations | August 19, 2019

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Cruise Trivia: Name this Famous Building and the Architect Who Designed it

August 15, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

For all you architecture buffs or for folks who just like neat-looking buildings, here is a two-prong quiz.

This photo shows the back side of a famous facility. The structure is famous not only for its beauty and its architecture, it is also renowned for what it contains. Read more...

Visiting Bilbao, Spain: Guggenheim Museum Provides Spark for Revitalization of Bilbao

August 8, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Like a silent sentry, the gigantic “Puppy” stands ready to welcome visitors to his beautiful home. Multiple cameras and cellphones snap pictures of the unusual dog sculpture. In fact, it is difficult to get a photo when someone isn’t posing near the Bilbao landmark. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: Name This Famous Music Pioneer

August 1, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

For all you music lovers, here’s a toughie.

Although he was not known for singing or for playing a hot guitar, this man left an important mark on the development of rock and roll.

His tombstone tells his story, illustrated with a big jukebox on the back. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: What Does This Logo Mean and Where is it Located

July 25, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

At first, I thought this might be too easy for a cruise trivia question. Then I heard two women discussing what the logo must mean. They were wrong. Very wrong.

So now it’s your chance.

What do the initials “TCB” with a thunderbolt mean? Do you know where I took the photo with the logo? Read more...

Pop a top on Carnival’s New Canned Craft Beer

July 18, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

With the success of its shipboard breweries, Carnival Cruise Line now offers another first. Carnival has become the first cruise line to can and keg its own private label craft beers.

Cruisers can now pop the top on 16-ounce cans of ParchedPig Toasted Amber Ale, West Coast IPA and ThirstyFrog Caribbean Wheat. The beer will be available to thirsty guests on all 26 Carnival ships. Read more...

Brightline Offers Easy Rail Ride from Miami to West Palm Beach

July 11, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

So I was in Miami for a conference and had a cruise departing from West Palm Beach. How to easily get from one Florida city to the other?

Didn’t have a car. Didn’t want to rent one. Also didn’t want to fly.

The answer was an economical and fast form of transportation called Brightline. Many people may already know about it but I didn’t. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: What is Origin of the Name for Tauck’s New Riverboat ms Andorinha

July 4, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Passengers will soon be able to cruise the popular Douro River in Portugal aboard Tauck’s new riverboat ms Andorinha.

The beautiful new riverboat will be launched in 2020. Andorinha will carry a crew of 36 and a passenger capacity of 84 guests, far fewer than other Douro ships of similar size which accommodate up to 112 passengers. Read more...

Cruise Trivia Quiz: December ‘63

June 27, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

This bit of trivia may be a toughie because many of you probably weren’t even born when this song was popular.

The quiz is to identify what quartet sang the powerhouse song. Released in 1975, the song quickly soared up the hit charts.

Although I was around when the song originally came out, I also got to enjoy it one evening aboard the Celebrity Summit. Using no stage set or props and with only powerful voices and excellent lighting, the ship’s performers soon had passengers singing along with them. Read more...

Celebrity Summit’s Café al Bacio Features Great Coffee Plus Ocean Views

June 20, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

I don’t even drink coffee. So what was I doing sitting at Café al Bacio on the newly renovated Celebrity Summit?

I was enjoying the ocean view and sipping a chilled Tia Cappuccino. Yes, it did have expresso in it, but the yummy drink also had Tia Maria Liqueur, Tito’s Vodka, creamy foam and salted caramel. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: Name This Famous Ball Player

June 13, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

For all you dedicated sports fans, can you identify this hard-charging professional baseball player?

Although he is one of the best in the business, he has never made it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

As a second bit of cruise trivia, do you know why he has not been so honored? Read more...