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Cruise Ships Going “Green”?

Are the cruise lines finally going green? One might think so when they sail on two of this year’s newest ships, NCL’s Norwegian Epic and Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. Perhaps these two cruise lines have gone “Green” with envy at each other, as they try to “Wow” customers with entertainment. Each of these [...]

New US Dollar Policy for Mexico

On September 14, 2010 the Mexican Government passed new laws concerning the acceptance of US Dollars in Mexico.  This may or may not affect vacationers in some of the most visited destinations like Cozumel, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas,  to name a few. The new law will change the way American Dollars (cash) [...]

What’s In a Name – The Dining Dilemma

by Jan Shaughnessy – In 1981 when I took my first cruise the dining options were simple.  The main dining room offered early or late dining for all meals.  The Lido deck buffet was open for breakfast and lunch only.  If you wanted 24-hour coffee you had to march way up to the Lido deck. [...]

Are Airlines Price Gouging?

I remember when I used to love to fly - back in the day before the Government de-regulated the airlines.  People dressed nice for their flights, you received a hot meal, and you had leg room.   Fast forward to 2010.  I still actually love flying.  That is, the aspect of the flight itself. There’s something about [...]

River Cruises Raising The Bar

River cruising is the fastest growing niche in travel.  Those looking for a slower pace from ocean cruising will find river cruising fits the bill.  You won’t find rock climbing walls, bowling alleys, Bingo, art auctions, or water slides on a river cruise.  But you will find intimate ships, cultural enrichment, attentive service, and gourmet [...]