Travel Tip of the Day: Know When to Fight the Cruise Company


Know When to Fight the Cruise Company If a cruise you take ends early due to inclement weather or norovirus, don’t fight the cruise company. It won’t end the way you want it to. Read Peter Greenberg’s tip on why.   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments! Want to see more tips? Click […]

11 Reasons to Go on a European River Cruise

Viking River Christmas Market Cruise Dec 2013 -033

River cruising is one of the fastest-growing segments of the travel industry, so recently, I decided it was time for me to put away my prejudices (ie: river cruising is only for older people) and check it out for myself. I went on two European river cruises in the past six months: the first was […]

Travel Website of the Week:

You know what I love about the web? That there are tons of—almost limitless—niche websites where you can find valuable information relevant to anything you need. is the latest of these—they give users cruise port parking and cruise port details for 27 major port cities.

Viking to Launch Ocean Cruising in 2015

Viking Star Spa Pool

When you hear the mention of a Viking cruise you naturally think of a river cruise. But that’s all changing because last night at an exclusive event in Beverly Hills the company announced the launch of its new ocean product line, Viking Ocean Cruises ( It’s marking the introduction of the travel industry’s first new […]

Seabourn Cruise Line Announces Sale of Ships

Seabourn Spirit in Venice

Seabourn Cruise Lines has announced the sale of its original three vessels, and Johnny (who has been on several of Seabourn’s ships) thinks it’s a good idea: “I went on Seabourn Spirit last summer and although it was nice, it wasn’t up to par of Seabourn’s  newer ships.” You can see his past stories on […]

10 New Reasons to Sail on Celebrity Reflection

My sister Carol and I

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to go on a Celebrity preview cruise for their newest ship, Reflection. Reflection is the fifth and final planned Solstice-class cruise ship in their fleet, and it’s sweet! I’ve been on four of the five ships (Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Equinox and Celebrity Silhouette) which have been introduced every year starting in […]

Share Your Favorite Cruise Tip And Win Travel Goodies


Ahoy jetsetters! As homage to Johnny’s recent transoceanic travels, we’d like for you to share your favorite cruise travel tip. The contestant with the best, most useful tip will receive this week’s travel swag bag valued at just over $100 USD. How: Complete the following sentence in comment section below. My favorite cruise travel tip is _____________.  Include your […]

Seabourn Spirit Adriatic Cruise 2012

Seabourn Spirit in Venice

It’s no secret that my favorite cruise line is Seabourn.