Celebrity Dress Code Gets a Reboot with “Evening Chic”


To the delight of my husband, Celebrity has brought an end to traditional formal night with the announcement that “Evening Chic” will replace the traditional formal dress code on the dressier evenings of their cruises.   Guest who wish to dress in tuxedos and gowns are still welcome to do so, but the minimum dress code… [Continue Reading]

Our Rules When We Cruise With Our Kids


I love to take cruises with my kids because it a great chance for the family to relax and spend quality time together.   I also think that as a responsible parent there should be very clear rules about how children should behave on a cruise ship.   Also kids and teens need to be aware of… [Continue Reading]

Has Cruising Lost Some of It’s Appeal and Elegance with more Relaxed Dress Codes?


There was a time when I thought of a cruise as an affordable, elegant, luxury vacation experience. My every day life is not filled with gala socialite parties or red carpet glamor, but on a cruise ship I  enjoy the feeling that I have somehow escaped my every day life and been transported to beautiful… [Continue Reading]

With So Many New Options There are Few Excuses for Not Following the Dress Code


I see so many posts on cruise boards that ask “The dress code says “this” but can I get away with “this” instead?” Quite frankly, I find it hard to believe with the relaxation of the dress codes and so many other options available to cruisers, that a perspective cruiser would not plan to… [Continue Reading]

Dame Shirley Bassey named as Godmother to Britain’s latest cruise ship


24 Feb 2011
Britain’s greatest and best loved female performer, Dame Shirley Bassey DBE, is to be Godmother to Adonia, the latest addition to the P&O Cruises fleet.
Dame Shirley will name the stylish ship in a glittering ceremony in Southampton on Saturday May 21, 2011.
Adonia is considerably smaller than the larger ships of today. Carrying just… [Continue Reading]