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Wilderness Explorer is ‘Green’ Ship

December 12, 2012 | Heidi

Our dining table aboard the Wilderness Explorer had no dinner menu. Must be misplaced, I thought. Then I discovered that the ship does not print daily menus because of its efforts to be “green.”

“We take our commitment to conserve and protect the environment very seriously,” said Debi Heins, hotel manager for the Wilderness Explorer. “We do everything we can to be ‘green.’” Read more...

A Sanctuary at Sea

December 12, 2012 | Roger

Taking a family vacation on a cruise is a great idea for people of all ages. Unfortunately, sometimes, people just need to get away from the kids. Dropping them off at the kids program is a start, but sometimes being away from kids, means being away from kids, not just your own. Princess pioneered an adults-only area on a family friendly ship, with the Sanctuary. Read more...

New Fantasyland is Open!

December 11, 2012 | Roger

Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland opened just last week, and there’s a lot to see! Two new fairytale castles to explore, an area of the park where you can fly like Dumbo! It’s all pretty incredible!

A Royal Family Adventure

December 10, 2012 | Roger

Cruises are great vacations for families, this is something that pretty much everyone can agree on. But the question is what cruise line is best for families? The truth is that there are a lot of choices out there for this, and pretty much every major cruise line has something great that the family can agree on, but according to one influential travel website, one cruise line – Royal Caribbean – stands out. Read more...

Celebrity Reflection: The Art

December 7, 2012 | Roger

Cruise ships are as much museums of modern art as they are anything else these days, and that is very much apparent in the new Celebrity Reflection, which finally set sail from US waters last week. As part of our continuing coverage on the ship, we wanted to share about the fantastic artwork onboard. Read more...

Cruise Ship Artist: Dan “LEBO” LeBatard

December 6, 2012 | Roger

Norwegian Cruise Line hasn’t even launched the New York themed Norwegian Breakaway on the high seas yet, but they can’t seem to keep a lid on the excitement that they’re building from the Norwegian Getaway. Like the Breakaway, the Getaway is going to be themed around its homeport which for this ship is Miami, and they’ve chosen Miami artist Dan “LEBO” LeBatard to design the hull art for the ship, scheduled to launch in early 2014. Read more...

Viking River Cruises: Even More New Ships!

December 5, 2012 | Roger

Viking River Cruises has been making a lot of changes and enhancements in recent years, and within the next 12 months, nearly a dozen new longships are to be put into service. Between this year and next, Viking will have introduced 16 new ships to the water. That’s right – 16! Some of the biggest cruise lines don’t even have 16 ships! Read more...

Dispatches: Prague

December 4, 2012 | Roger

This Dispatch (part of our irregular series of experiences from folks at the Crown Cruise Vacations offices) recounts Roger’s experiences in Prague back in 2003. Some of the information in this little story may be a bit outdated, but the all the places are still there and ready for your visit! Read more...

Carnival Cruise Line Creates Own Beer

December 3, 2012 | Heidi

He used to live in the forest, soaking up the rain. Now he lives on the Carnival Magic, basking in the sun.

That’s the Carnival story about the RedFrog. And they’re sticking to it.

In fact, the little tree frog has made himself so at home on the cruise ship that he has his own private label draught beer, custom-brewed specially for Carnival – ThirstyFrog Red. Read more...

New Carnival Fare Structure: What Does It Mean For You?

December 3, 2012 | Roger

A lot of people are talking about Carnival’s new pricing promotions. Starting today (December 3), Carnival is making changes to the way that they structure fares. What’s changing? Not a lot, but the change in how things price might be a little confusing – so we thought we’d help! Here’s a handy guide to the new types of fares that Carnival is offering beginning today. Read more...