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Crown Cruise Vacations | February 29, 2024

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MSC Seascape to Start Cruising out of Galveston

February 19, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The beautiful ship MSC Seascape is setting its course for Texas. One of the newest and most environmentally friendly ships in the company’s fleet, Seascape will be sailing new itineraries out of Galveston.

Starting Nov. 9, 2025, MSC Seascape will sail from the Port of Galveston with seven-night itineraries visiting must-see destinations including Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico, and Isla de Roatan, Honduras. Read more...

Holland America Opens Chef Morimoto Restaurant Aboard Nieuw Amsterdam

February 14, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Holland America Line’s “Fresh Fish Ambassador” now has the cruise line’s first stand-alone restaurant at sea on Nieuw Amsterdam.

Morimoto By Sea is showcasing the delicious cuisine of Chef Masaharu Morimoto. The restaurant offers Asian-inspired dishes and beverages from Chef Morimoto with a menu emphasizing fresh fish dishes to reflect Holland America Line’s new Global Fresh Fish Program. Read more...

Holland America 42-Day Passage Inspired by Cruise from Century Ago

February 9, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Want to follow in the wake of a Holland America Line cruise from a century ago? The 42-day Ultimate Mediterranean & Atlantic Passage will be doing just that.

The Legendary Voyage aboard Volendam will cruise roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Nov. 9, 2024. It will allow guests to experience 16 different ports across nine countries, all without international air. Read more...

Pelican Bay ~a Lovely Hotel on Grand Bahama Island

February 5, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Taking a shuttle ride from our cruise ship dock to Pelican Bay Hotel where my grandson Logan and I will be spending two nights on Grand Bahama Island, driver Barbara told us Pelican Bay is known as “The Happy Hotel.”

After checking in and seeing our room, I can definitely see why Pelican Bay has gained that reputation. Check-in is usually the first impression guests get of a hotel and Pelican Bay does it politely and quickly. Read more...

Cruise on Columbia & Snake Rivers Perfect for Locks & Dams Lovers                            

February 1, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Whenever our cruise ship approached a lock or dam, we all seemed to head for a great viewing point. Just like little kids, we were excited to watch the magic of river locks.

For cruisers who would like to see and learn more about locks and dams, the Columbus and Snake Rivers are a wonderful place. And American Cruise Lines offers some terrific cruises for an up-close experience. Read more...

Viking’s Newest Nile River Ship Named Viking Aton

January 27, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

The Nile River now has a beautiful new ship and its ceremonial godfather is a talented interior designer. The Viking Aton was named in Aswan, Egypt, by Richard Riveire.

An identical sister ship of the Viking Osiris, the Viking Aton is a state-of-the-art vessel specifically built to navigate the Nile and will sail Viking’s popular Pharaohs & Pyramids itinerary. Read more...

Sing-along Phenomenon Pub Choir to Perform on Holland America

January 25, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Hailing from Australia, an interactive choir will unite Holland America Line guests for several memorable events of fun and song during a 14-day Australia and New Zealand voyage on Jan. 27, 2024.

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Celebrity Bringing 4 Ships to 3 Florida Ports

January 15, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Celebrity Cruises has unveiled all-new Caribbean offerings for the winter 2024-2025 season onboard four stellar ships – Celebrity Apex, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Summit.

Embarking from three Florida ports – Port Canaveral, Port Tampa Bay and Port Everglades – travelers will enjoy more than 40 new itineraries. Read more...

‘Super Mario’ Lives on Royal Caribbean Ships

January 14, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

A gentle ocean breeze wafts through his office as Mario Salcedo takes time away from his computer work to chat with me. The sound of seagulls diving for dinner echoes in the distance.

Ocean air? Seagulls? What kind of office does Mario have?

Well, it certainly is not a typical office. And Mario is not a typical financial advisor. Although he is working away, Mario is actually on a cruise ship – the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas. In fact, Mario lives on Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Read more...

MSC Cruises Teams up with Miami Dolphins & Hard Rock Stadium

January 8, 2024 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Pro football has an exciting new partnership. MSC Cruises has teamed up with the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium for a multi-year partnership.

As the Official Cruise Line of the Miami Dolphins, MSC Cruises will enjoy widespread branding and promotional opportunities at Hard Rock Stadium Read more...