Update on Regent’s new ship, Seven Seas Explorer

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Prestige Cruises, parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Cruises, revealed more details regarding the ship they’re building in their IPO filing to the SEC this week. Skipping over the blah-blah to the juicy bits: How long must I wait? Regent’s Seven Seas Explorer will debut in the summer of 2016. The rooms: Of course, […]

Oceania Marina ship review

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Oceania Cruises is celebrating their tenth anniversary, so they hosted agents for lunch and a ship tour on the Marina while she was in New York on May 26, 2013.  Launched in 2011 for 1250 guests, she is gorgeous. Here’s a link to my photos. Oceania Cruises is all about the food, and this ship was the first vessel […]

Seabourn Antarctica event

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Seabourn hosted an event at the Ritz Carlton Central Park to highlight their newAntarctica Cruises. Seabourn Destination Service Manager Claudio Schultze and Chris Srigley, Assistant Expedition Leader were on hand to discuss this amazing destination. Chris said, “Antarctica will make you feel so alive and so insignificant in the same breath.” The Seabourn Quest offers 21-day “Ultimate Antarctica & Patagonia” cruises between Santiago (Valparaiso) […]

Norwegian Breakaway review, inaugural cruise

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Sailing on the inaugural cruise of Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand-new ship, the Norwegian Breakaway was super fun! Here is my review of this mega-ship.Click here for my Slideshow. Everyone will be excited about the top deck features (and with good reason): Aqua Park with 5 multi-story water slides Ropes course with zip line and walk-the-plank experience Bungee Trampoline and Spider Web […]

Royal Caribbean’s new ship Quantum of the Seas!

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Royal Caribbean wowed cruise pros at a NYC event on April 16 with details of their new ship, Quantum of the Seas. Senior VP Vicki Freed said, “This isn’t just another new ship, this is a quantum leap into a brand new class of ships.” Godmother Kristin Chenoweth was in the house to help introduce the exciting […]

Celebrity Luncheon

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Chef John Suley (left) in the open kitchen Celebrity Cruises opened an exclusive pop-up restaurant at The Kitchen NYC and hosted dining events this week called “A Taste of Modern Luxury.” Celebrity’s own James Beard-featured chef, John Suley, served a three-course tasting menu that included several on-board favorites as well as dishes inspired by the […]

Cunard’s Queen Victoria ship review

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The Grand Lobby with Cunard memorabilia Cunard’s Queen Victoriaembodies the glamour of traditional cruising. Memorabilia adorns the Grand Lobby connecting us to the glory days and making us ‘Feel Famous’ as their current promotions invite. She offers plenty of diversions to while away a week (or more) at sea. FYI- her 110-night World Cruise itinerary […]

Disney Fantasy christening celebration

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Fabulous christening event for the new Disney Fantasy in NY tonight. Jerry Seinfeld performed and Mariah Carey is the Godmother. Here Neal Patrick Harris sings about the super, splashy synergistic Disney celebration! Here’s Mariah Carey with Bob Eiger and Mickey toasting the new ship: Mariah Carey is Godmother of the new Disney Fantasy  

Christine Ebersole at The Carlyle

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I had a wonderful time listening to Christine Ebersole performing “The End of the World as We Know It Cabaret” at the Cafe Carlyle. The show was amazing — my favorite numbers were Irving Berlin’s “Get Thee Behind Me Satan” and the Depression-era classic “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” but her version of Cole […]

Join me on a Baltic Cruise

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You’re invited to set sail with me this summer on Crystal Cruises‘ “Journey of the Czars.” The Crystal Symphony departs from Stockholm on July 23, 2012 for an 11-night Baltic cruise ending in  Copenhagen on August 3.  With overnights in both Stockholm and Copenhagen, and three full days in St. Petersburg, this is an amazing […]