Norwegian BLISS Deck Plans: Navigating The Ship

There is no better way to set sail on the open waters of the Atlantic or the Pacific Ocean than by traveling on the new ship BLISS with the Norwegian Cruise Line. I was lucky enough to be invited to experience the ship in Los Angeles for a quick two-day inaugural sailing to Ensenada, Mexico. After I disembarked, it set sail for Seattle and then


What are Viking River Cruises REALLY like?

What are Viking River Cruises like? Let's peek thru the window with fascination and find out what it is like experiencing every detail of Viking Cruises. I had heard they were the "jewel of the sea" with their ever-changing views of the majestic scenery. I had heard about the "unpack once" scenario, but what are the nitty-gritty details I need to know before I take


MS Europa 2 – The Most Luxurious Cruise Ship in the World

  MS Europa 2: An Introduction I have heard and learned about many impressive amenities and services on a ship, but never had I seen the total package put together like the MS Europa 2 by Haplag-Lloyd Cruises, a German-owned company. No wonder Berlitz Cruise Guide gave the MS Europa 2, the highest point combination possible in their most recent visit on MS Europa2 in


Tips for an Unforgettable River Cruise

Growing in popularity every year, river cruises make for one of the best ways to travel. With all the luxury of an ocean liner, but with a much more intimate ambiance, a river cruise lets you get up close and personal with some of Europe’s finest locations. There’s no skirting around the edges on a river cruise, they take you down some of the world’s great


Viking Star: Things to Know Before You Go

A typical objective when choosing a cruise is to get the best “bang for your buck” or to get the best value out of the cruise. I wrote earlier about “Nine Easy Reasons Why You Should Take a Viking Ocean Cruise” and ‘value and pricing" was, of course, the first thing mentioned. Most people want to think that they got a great deal and got


Nine Easy Reasons Why You Should Take a Viking Ocean Cruise

One of the main things I write about besides adventure and culture is value luxury or let’s call it something we can all understand: smart luxury. Viking Ocean Cruise (better known for their river cruising) has developed a product that could not better describe what smart luxury is: the Romantic Mediterranean aboard the Viking Star from Barcelona to Rome. I even wrote an article called:


5 Reasons to Take a River Cruise with Scenic Cruises

By Cacinda Maloney “The journey not the arrival matters.” – T. S. Eliot TS Eliot quote In these six simple words, T.S. Eliot reminds us that a journey is more than a movement from one point to another, but that it is what happens during the journey that matters and the arrival is just the outcome.  This ad for Jaguar gives us the idea