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Crown Cruise Vacations | July 25, 2021

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New Viking Mississippi Riverboat Debuts August 2022

May 22, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

A new riverboat will soon be cruising the mighty Mississippi. In fact, the river is included in her name and prospective passengers are booking up cruises.

“We are pleased with the continued response and support we have received from loyal guests and valued partners ahead of our new Mississippi River sailings,” Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking, said in a news release. Read more...

Nashville To Celebrate July 4th With Free Gigantic Fireworks

May 22, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

After a very difficult year, Nashville is going to celebrate a bright future with the largest fireworks display show in the city’s history.

The Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th event also will feature country music superstar Brad Paisley with fireworks synchronized to a live performance by the GRAMMY-winning Nashville Symphony. Read more...

AmaWaterways Introduces Longest-Ever River Cruise

May 18, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

People who are ready to travel after the long pandemic lockdown are going to have a chance to take an amazing “Seven River Journey Through Europe” setting sail June 1, 2023.

The spectacular 46-night cruise will take 144 lucky guests on the longest-ever river cruise. Announced by AmaWaterways, the awesome adventure will journey through 14 fascinating counties on four luxury river vessels – AmaLyra, AmaKristina, Ama Prima and AmaVerde. Read more...

Cunard shares tasty scone recipe

May 11, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

I never have tea time at home. Much too busy trying to finish up writing assignments, cleaning house and weeding my many flower beds.

On a cruise, however, I do look forward to those relaxing midday tea rituals. In particular, I remember this quote by author Henry James in his book Portrait of a Lady: Read more...

Holland America Line to Restart Cruising from Greece in August 2021

May 5, 2021 | Heidi

COURTESY Holland America Line: Seattle, Wash., May 5, 2021 — Working in close coordination with the government of Greece, Holland America Line has received approval to restart cruising from Piraeus (Athens) in August with four departures aboard Eurodam. Bookings for these cruises will open May 6. Read more...

American Duchess to feature Lee Greenwood on special 2021 music cruises

May 4, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

When the American Duchess riverboat stops in Clarksville this year, a special guest will board the paddle wheeler and entertain passengers with his signature tunes.

Music legend Lee Greenwood will visit with passengers aboard the vessel before taking the stage with the American Duchess Ensemble. Read more...

Cruise Ferry Service Resumes for Visitors to Alcatraz

April 27, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Even on a sunny California day, the island was shrouded in fog. We were almost on it before the sun broke through and we could see it well.

The island is one very scary place, and that is exactly what it was intended to be.

Rising from the middle of San Francisco Bay in California, Alcatraz Island drips with the dark atmosphere of danger and notoriety. Perhaps the most famous ex-jail in the world, Alcatraz doesn’t have a creepy reputation for nothing. From the start, Alcatraz was for the “worst of the worst.” Read more...