20 Reasons to Sail on Windstar’s New Star Pride Ship

Windstar's Star Pride Christening in Barcelona, Spain on May 5

Buenos días! I’m back from Europe after sailing on Windstar’s newest ship, Star Pride. I was invited on the inaugural cruise along with several other journalists, travel agents, executives and paid guests who had to have sailed on Windstar previously to be part of this exclusive trip. Windstar took over the 438-foot Pride from Seabourn in […]

Travel News: Week of February 26, 2014

Photo credit: Spike Aerospace

Top Travel News Supersonic jet ditches windows for massive live-streaming screens Another price hike at Disney World Ohana by Hawaiian says aloha to launching service in March Cruise Ship Attack Shocks Industry At Newark Airport, the Lights Are On, and They’re Watching You United to replace 747s with 777s for flights to Sydney Radisson to […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Lower Your TV Volume


Lower Your TV Volume If you think you’ve spotted a trend in my tips recently, you’re right. I’ve written in the past few days about ways to be a more considerate traveler (here and here) and today I’ve got yet another suggestion: Be sure the volume of your TV is not overly loud, especially late at […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Slam the Door


Don’t Slam the Door Be conscious of your neighbors in a hotel or on a cruise ship and make sure not to slam your room or balcony door. Instead, close it gently to keep the noise to a minimum. It just takes a little bit of effort to be a more considerate traveler.   _________________________________________________________________________________ […]

Inside: The MSC Divina in Miami

MSC Divina

Today—Tuesday November 19, 2013—the warm waters off Miami roll out the red carpet for a much-anticipated opening act. The MSC Divina is finally here. Eighteen days after departing from Venice, the sparkling white, 1,094-foot Italian cruise ship will arrive in Miami’s cleverly named PortMiami to begin servicing the Caribbean on regular, year-round cruises to America’s favorite […]

Video of the Week: Royal Caribbean’s upcoming Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas,

Royal Caribbean just unveiled a video detailing plans for their newest ship, Quantum of the Seas. The video is hosted by Kristin Chenoweth, the ship’s godmother and she takes you on a virtual tour on what is arguably the most innovative, technologically advanced cruise ship ever conceived. The most impressive features are the mechanical arm […]

The Duchess of Cambridge will name Royal Princess Cruise Ship

The Duchess of Cambridge will name Royal Princess Cruise Ship

Princess Cruises announced today that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will name Royal Princess, the newest addition to the line’s fleet. The ceremony at which The Duchess will name the ship will take place in Southampton on Thursday, June 13, and will be the highlight of week-long inaugural celebrations to welcome the vessel […]

Travel Contests: Week of September 17th, 2012

Win a 7-night luxury Caribbean cruise with Paul Gauguin Cruises!

This week’s contests include: Honeymoon Contest Week 2-Win 25,000 Marriott Rewards Points Win a 7-night luxury Caribbean cruise with Paul Gauguin Cruises! Win a 7-night luxury Caribbean cruise with Paul Gauguin Cruises! Win a Hawaiian Rain Forest Adventure Enter to Win BARE The Adventure Contest Win a 7- to 11-Day Europe cruise for two with […]