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]

Holland America Line Receives Second Benkert Award for its Marine Environmental Initiatives


U.S. Coast Guard award recognizes line’s fleetwide efforts
Seattle, Wash., May 22, 2012 — At a ceremony Monday, May 21, Holland America Line was presented a gold 2012 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Environmental Protection Award from the U.S. Coast Guard in recognition of the line’s environmental leadership and for successfully achieving several environmental objectives established… [Continue Reading]

Celebrity Cruises reveals details of enticing European season


March 13, 2012
When considering a vacation, the first question typically is, “Where do you want to go?” In the summer of 2013, Celebrity Cruises – named “Best Large-Ship Line” in the elite Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards – will present more answers to that question than ever before, offering its broadest lineup of… [Continue Reading]