Party Bands are Cruise Passenger’s Favorites


The results of our cruise music survey are in and the Party Bands lead the way as cruise passenger favorites. They are followed closely by the Reggea Bands. With 138 votes in, the Party bands barely beat out the Reggae bands 15% to 14%. Perhaps what is most interesting about our… [Continue Reading]

Selected an Excursion for Livorno


We are taking a transatlantic cruise originating in Civitavecchia and ending in Ft. Lauderdale. One of the difficult aspects of this cruise is that the itinerary is heavily front loaded with ports and back end loaded with sea days. That creates a scenario where we will have just boarded the ship on Monday,… [Continue Reading]

New Ship Smell?


I just saw the “New Ship Smell” commercial on TV with the track suit guy exploring the new Carnival ships. The humorous spot features a nerdy looking guy exploring a Carnival ship and smelling things like railings and decorations. It got me wondering what features these new Carnival ships might… [Continue Reading]

Pacific Cruise Suggested Reading


Every once and while I like to share reading recommendation with our Cruise Talk Central visitors. My two recent trips to Hawaii inspired me to read these books. I hope that if you are searching for reading material to bring with you on your next cruise that you might want to consider… [Continue Reading]

Debbie Phelps Has Cruise Worthy Style


TV Audiences cheered with excitement during Michael Phelp’s 8 gold medal winning swims at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, few of us did it in as much style as his mom, Debbie Phelps. Debbie had been outfitted with a chic wardrobe from the popular cruise and vacation fashion company Chicos. … [Continue Reading]