Holland America Line Announces Complete 2011 and Winter/Spring 2012 South America Cruise Season

SEATTLE, May 26 – In 2011 and 2012, three Holland America Line ships –– ms Veendam, ms Rotterdam and ms Prinsendam –– will explore South America’s rugged natural beauty, indigenous cultures and contrasting cities during unforgettable cruising expeditions. The itineraries range from 12 to 37 days and include two extended, port-intensive Collectors’ Voyages aboard Veendam…. [Continue Reading]

Cunard Announces Historic 2011 World Voyages Aboard the New Queen Elizabeth & Flagship Queen Mary 2

June 23 – Cunard Line is proud to announce the latest chapter in its storied history: the 2011 World Voyages. In January 2011, the youngest luxury fleet at sea will see two of its regal ocean liners embark on global odysseys that together will visit 57 ports of call across 34 countries including a maiden… [Continue Reading]

Small Ships Offer an Alternative to the “Mega Ship” Trend.

Cruise ships seem to be getting bigger and bigger. There’s no mistaking it, the mega ship trend with passengers capacities of over 3000 passengers is here to stay. These large feature rich cruise ships provide the cruise lines with economies of scale that they need in order to offer passengers one of… [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]

P&O Pacific Sun Hits Rough Seas, Some Passengers Injured, Others Shake It Off

I have been fortunate to have always had fairly good sea conditions on every cruise I’ve taken. There have been a few days here and there where the water splashed out of the pools, or the cruise director asked people to take precautions when they are walking around, even advising women (or men)… [Continue Reading]