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Visiting Nashville: Johnny Cash Museum Honors ‘The Man in Black’

April 18, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

When Bill Miller was 13 years old, he went to a Johnny Cash concert that changed the course of his life.

“Johnny Cash played a harmonica and tossed it into the audience when he was done,” Miller said. “I caught it.”

That was just the beginning. Over the years, Miller collected a treasure trove of Johnny Cash memorabilia and became friends with the legendary entertainer. “I honestly can’t tell you how many pieces I have. It’s in the thousands.” Read more...

Carnival Victory Shows Feature Top-Notch Talents

April 11, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL VICTORY – I didn’t know what to expect when I went to my first night’s show in the Carnival Victory theater.

On a previous cruise, the nightly entertainment was more audience participation and that got tiresome after a while. I’m sure it was enjoyable for the many passengers who raised their hands and rushed the stage for a chance to perform or chat or be part of a game show with the entertainers. Read more...

Two Victory Riverboats Join American Queen Steamboat Company

April 4, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Two new riverboats will soon be plying America’s waterways. Rather, two existing riverboats have now joined the American Queen Steamboat Company and are undergoing a multimillion-dollar refurbishment before entering service in May 2019

The Victory I and sister ship Victory II have cruised over from Sunstone Ships, Inc. to the American Queen Steamboat Company as Victory Cruise Line. Read more...

Visiting Nashville: Capitol Houses Legislators and Dead People

March 28, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Children have a favorite bit of trivia about the Tennessee State Capitol. “A man is buried in the wall,” a boy visiting the landmark said to no one in particular.

He is right. But there is more than one person entombed in the stately building. Our tour guide quickly let us know what the children were chattering about. Read more...

Carnival Victory Towel Critters Have Their Own Entertaining Show

March 21, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

ABOARD THE CARNIVAL VICTORY – What happens to those cute little towel animals when cruise ship passengers leave their cabins? The critters party.

At least that’s what a new show on the Carnival Victory says occurs once passengers head out of their staterooms and close the door. Read more...

Visiting Santa Cruz: Calatrava Auditorium is Striking Tenerife Landmark

March 14, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

It’s a large winged bird. It’s a sailing ship. It’s a giant’s eyelid. It’s a sea creature rising from the deep.

It’s Auditorio de Tenerife, the landmark theater perched along the Atlantic Ocean in Santa Cruz, largest of the Canary Islands and a popular cruise ship stop. Read more...

Le Petit Chef Dining Experience

March 7, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

ABOARD THE CELEBRITY EDGE – Certainly the most talked-about dining experience on the new Edge is Le Petit Chef. Sort of like a movie that you eat. The basic theme is that four teeny chefs are competing to create the best culinary treat for a meal that I actually get to eat. Read more...

Basque Country Birthplace of Saint Ignatius Preserved as Popular Pilgrimage Site

February 26, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

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,” says Mikel Mugalari. “Then a miracle happened. He didn’t die. He had a conversion. He decided to live his life for God.” Read more...

PONANT: Going Above and Beyond to Protect the Environment

February 22, 2019 | Heidi

PONANT is committed to protecting the environment with state-of-the-art technologies, improved waste and waste water treatment, programs to raise the awareness of travelers, and future plans that are increasingly innovative in terms of sustainable development. Read more...

Visiting Nashville: Known as ‘Home of 1,000 Hits,’ Studio B was a Favorite of Elvis and Other Musicians

February 21, 2019 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

While most people were settling down for the night, Elvis Presley would slip into the nondescript building and sit at a well-worn piano.

For the next couple hours, Elvis would warm up by harmonizing on gospel, often with the Jordanaires. Then he would get down to the serious business of recording songs. About the time the sun came up, Elvis would call it a night. Read more...