Windstar Presidents Cruise Brings Unique Panama Canal, Costa Rica Adventure

Now open for business, a new set of Panama Canal locks have created an additional lane of traffic aimed at allowing today’s gigantic mega-ships to transit from the Atlantic to  the Pacific.  That’s great news for ships that previously could not fit through the locks, but what about tiny ones? The little Read More …

Tiny Cruise Ship To Visit Costa Rica, Panama

Un-Cruise Adventures sails a fleet of  tiny cruise ships that carry 22-88 guests on adventure-focused itineraries to the waters of Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico and other interesting places. Recently Un-Cruise Adventures announced an expansion to Costa Rica and Panama with weeklong adventure sailings beginning in October 2016. “We’re exploring further south along the West Coast of Read More …

Costa Suite Perks Bring Nearly All-Inclusive Cruise Experience

Suite-level accommodations on a cruise are something every fan of cruise travel should reward themselves with from time to time.  Cruise lines know that and have been taking another look at their top end digs for passengers, adding and refining their offerings.  The idea?  Offer a more inclusive experience with Read More …

Seven Interesting Facts About Holland America Line

Holland America Line is just one of a number of brands that fall under the Carnival Corporation umbrella.   Along with sister-lines Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and others, each has a rich history, unique to itself.  Sailing on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam, we noticed some elements of the cruise experience, exclusive Read More …

Holland America, Seabourn Named Most Ethical Cruise Lines

The Ethisphere Institute is charged with defining ethical standards for business’ around the world and recognizing the organizations that represent the best.  Honoring those with superior standards, Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® recognition program includes top shelf brands like Ford Motor Company, Google, Starbucks and Pepsi.  In the world of cruise Read More …

Regality Theme A Good Fit For New Costa Queen

Costa Diadema, Costa Cruises’ new 132,500-ton flagship,  will be featured in a monthlong November debut that includes a preview cruise from Trieste, a christening overnight and a trio of seven-night inaugural cruises November. 8, 15 and 22. On board will be over 7,000 pieces of specially commissioned modern art that perfectly complement, if not define, the ship’s innovative Read More …