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]

Photo Preview of Celebrity Silhouette by Andreas Depping


Once again, cruise ship and photography enthusiast, Andreas Depping, has done an amazing job of capturing the beauty of a brand new cruise ship. His latest subject? The new Celebrity Silhouette during its preview voyage. Mr. Depping first started photographing new ships as they made their way out of the… [Continue Reading]

Table for Two? Maybe the cruise lines should look at offering more!


The results of our survey are in, and a table for two is by far the favorite choice of our readers, yet they are still in very short supply in most cruise line’s main dining room.
“What is your dining room table preference on a cruise?
* Table for Two! More Romantic…. [Continue Reading]

Carnival Testing New ‘Steakhouse Entrees’ on Three Ships


Carnival’s classic American steakhouses offered on several ships continue to be hugely popular with guests. This week, Carnival began a test, offering some of the most popular selections from its steakhouse menus in the main dining rooms on three ships that don’t feature steakhouses. The entrees are being offered on the Carnival… [Continue Reading]