“Faster to the Fun” – Convenient Service or Just Another Way to Make a Buck?


Yesterday, Carnival introduced their new “Faster to the Fun” program, which allows passengers to purchase an express boarding pass that not only offers early boarding but guarantees state room availability upon boarding and immediate luggage delivery. In addition, the program gives tender and dining reservations priority through-out the cruise, benefits often reserved to many… [Continue Reading]

Azamara Relaunches Their Brand as “Azamara Club Cruises”


Royal Caribbean’s brand Azamara has repositioned itself again in the cruise market as “Azamara Club Cruises”. Cruise industry followers may remember that when Celebrity and Royal Caribbean first acquired the previously Renaissance Cruise Line ships, they were to become small ships in the Celebrity fleet. Then at the last minute, they… [Continue Reading]

Jet Lag and Airline Food, the worst part of a Trans-Atlantic Cruise


Unless you are doing back to back Trans Atlantic cruises, you obviously have to fly over the Atlantic to get to or return from your cruise. Fortunately, the worst part of that experience with which we had to deal was jet lag and airplane food.
Our long flight across the Atlantic… [Continue Reading]

Packing Stress!


Last night I did my final packing for my upcoming cruise, but it was not with out, despite my best laid plans, a few stressful moments. A few  posts  back, I mentioned that I had made up a detailed packing list for my upcoming cruise and did a Test pack to make sure I would… [Continue Reading]

Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International Announce new eDocs and Luggage Tag Program


Miami – (November 11, 2009 ) – Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International believe that their guests’ cruise experience begins before the first suitcase is packed. Today, the cruise lines announced a new electronic cruise document, or “eDocs,” and luggage tag program designed to offer guests a dynamic, one-of-a-kind pre-cruise documentation experience and… [Continue Reading]