Private Island Adventure at Disney’s Castaway Cay

by Jenni Ingersoll on July 22, 2012

In 1996, with the goal to expand the Disney Cruise experience, Jim Durham, an imagineer for Walt Disney Corporation, was assigned to scout out an island location in the Bahamas where passengers aboard Disney Cruise Line ships would visit and enjoy at their leisure.  After purchasing the island property from the Bahamian government, Jim and his […]


Barge Cruising in France’s Burgundy Region

by Rita Cook on May 30, 2012

french barge cruise

Cruising in France’s Burgundy region is an experience that rivals the best cruises in the world.  While the boat I was on, Europeans Waterways’ La Belle Epoque, was slow going down the French canals, the scenery and world class service meant drinks within moments of asking, biking on the banks of the shallow canal, lounging […]


Cruising: Circumnavigating New Zealand

by Susan McKee on May 29, 2012

With a cruise, it’s just as much about the journey as the destination. When you’re on a floating hotel for a 14-day circumnavigation of New Zealand, the accommodations, the meals, the diversions on board all take on heightened significance. This voyage on the ms Volendam (a Holland-America ship) was my first experience with a “real” […]


Peru: Cruising the Amazon in Stylish Luxury

by Rita Cook on May 28, 2012

luxury amazon cruising

Forget about trekking to the Amazon and roughing – unless you just want to do that.  Instead, check out the M/V Aria who just launched their five-star floating hotel offering cruises to the northern part of the Amazon River in Peru. Cruising is an Amazon experience in every sense of the word because it’s still all about […]


How to Select Your Cruise Cabin

by Mary Jo Manzanares on May 21, 2012

Crystal Serenity in LA

After choosing your cruise itinerary, the next big decision in choosing the type of cabin you want.  In some cases, your cabin preference may even decide the cruise line you choose.  While some people are quick to say that the cabin doesn’t matter because you’ll never be in it, in fact, when you have a […]


Is Transatlantic Cruising Right for You?

by Tui Snider on January 10, 2012

Transatlantic sky. (photo by Tui Snider)

I have crossed the Atlantic by cruise ship three times now and loved it every time. Still, it’s not for everyone. Even if you like cruise travel it doesn’t guarantee that you will enjoy a transatlantic crossing. Here are some things to consider when making that decision. Dinner and a Show Every Night One thing […]

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Disney Dream Offers Onboard Family Fun

by Jenni Ingersoll on June 17, 2011

A dream family vacation awaits travelers aboard the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line, Disney Dream.  Full of the entertainment and activities worthy of the Disney reputation, the Dream is the third ship in the Disney line.  Loaded with many industry firsts, including special areas designated for each member of the family, a cruise […]