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Crown Cruise Vacations | April 22, 2021

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Ask Us About Royal Caribbean Deals & Extra Savings For Seniors!

February 26, 2021 | Ross

Perfect Days at CocoCay and the Caribbean calls you for that vacation in 2021 that you’ve been waiting for. And this is a great time to take advantage with Royal Caribbean offering 60% off the Second Guest with $150 in additional Instant Savings. PLUS – book your cruise with Crown Cruise Vacations and enjoy up to $500 Shipboard Credit on your next Cruise Vacation. Read more...

Travel Tips for First-Time Cruisers

February 19, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Some first-time cruisers asked if I could give them tips to help prepare them for their cruise and to help them know what to expect. Glad to do it.

Cruise ships do vary but these tips apply to most vessels and are not pandemic specific. Ships, of course, are now having to arrange important COVID-19 precautions and experiencing major delays in cruising. But, when you are heading to the high seas, these tips might be useful to peruse before walking up the gangway for that great adventure. Read more...

Carnival shares recipe for Fruit Loops French Toast

February 12, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Do you like green eggs and ham? How about moose juice or goose juice? Maybe Fruit Loops French Toast?

Chances are your children like them. And now Carnival Cruise Lines is sharing one of those popular recipes so youngsters can enjoy the treat at home.

It’s not nearly as cool as sailing aboard a Carnival “Fun Ship” or enjoying the ship’s whimsical “Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast,” starring The Cat in the Hat and his friends. Read more...

New Carnival Celebration to be part of 50th birthday festivities

February 5, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Happy birthday to Carnival Cruise Line. Well, really, that is an early birthday greeting. Carnival will turn 50 years old in March 2022 and the cruise line is planning a big celebration.

In fact, Carnival Cruise Line’s new Excel-Class ship set to debut in 2022 is named the Celebration. A sister ship to the Mardi Gras, Carnival Celebration is scheduled to begin sailing from Miami in November 2022. Read more...

Towing Museum honors important disabled vehicle helper

January 27, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

In 1916, while steering a Tin Lizzie over a bumpy road, a Chattanooga motorist took a sharp right when he shouldn’t have and helped create a major invention.

When the dust cleared, John Wiley and his son found themselves unhurt. Their car, however, was submerged in the Chickamauga Creek. Only one wheel poked above the water. Read more...

Carnival Chilled Peach Soup Recipe

January 22, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

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. Read more...

Unusual Ohio museum is the cat’s meow

January 16, 2021 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

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.

Micha Robertson shares her lucky cat collection in her museum

“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.” Read more...

Let’s Explore in 2021 – Great Summer Vacations

January 9, 2021 | Heidi

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. Read more...