May 2019 – Crown Cruise Vacations
I remember the first time it happened to me. I had enjoyed clam chowder many times, particularly when I lived near Cape Cod and worked at a Massachusetts newspaper.
But on a long-ago cruise when I ordered clam chowder, I received a big white bowl with some chopped clams in the bottom. Mighty skimpy.
Surrounded by cats of all sizes waving their paws is a bit hypnotic. Maybe that’s how the owner of this unusual place got started on her surprising feline collection. The little cuties might have hypnotized her.
“I’ve just always loved cats,” owner Micha Robertson said. “From the time I was born, I have had cats. And I’ve always collected cat-themed merchandise.”
We might not be traveling yet, but the summer awaits and there are so many phenomenal places waiting for you. Highlighted here are a few for the New Year!
Venice, Italy – Norwegian Cruise Line’s Venice
If there’s a more romantic place in Europe than Venice, we haven’t heard of it. Gondola rides through the canals, surrounded by hundreds of years of history on either side. Renaissance and Gothic palaces waiting for you to explore and the simply stunning St. Mark’s Basilica. Stunning museums, and the home of gorgeous Murano glass, there’s simply so much to explore here and Norwegian Cruise Line can take you there.
On a crisp autumn day, the S.S. Legacy eased from the shore in Portland, Oregon, and headed along the Columbia River. Passengers lined the decks watching the start of a week-long wine cruise featuring some of the best wineries in Washington State and Oregon.
Summer 2022 program offers 124 ports of call, 47 countries with 83 itineraries
Two homeports in the U.S for greater flexibility for embarkation
10 ships deployed in the Mediterranean offering unparalleled choice of destinations and embarkation ports
Five ships to spend the summer in Northern Europe with stunning landscapes and fascinating cities designed to unleash a sense of adventure
Yes, Virginia, there is a roller coaster on a cruise ship. And Santa Claus just rode it.
Taking a break from his pre-Christmas gift making, Santa ventured down to Finland to take a test run on BOLT, the first-ever roller coaster at sea aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new Mardi Gras. The ship is being delivered at the Meyer Turku shipyard later this week.
You never know who you are doing to meet or what a topic of conversation might be on a cruise ship. On a 2019 S.S. Legacy cruise on the Columbia and Snake rivers, my dinner companions were talking one night about gourmet mustard.