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, […]

Queen Mary 2 Ship Review

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I finally got to tour Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 on August 14, 2013 (she’s been cruising since 2003). While I’ve seen the newer-and-grander Queen Victoria (click here for my Review), my plans to see the QM2 have been foiled (first a car accident, then Hurricane Sandy).  While I didn’t fall madly in love with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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  

Celebrity Eclipse ship review

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Of all the mega-ships that have launched in the last few years (and they are legion), Celebrity Cruises’ Solstice-class ships are my personal favorites. Sexy design, thoughtful staterooms, a fabulous spa, and appealing restaurants are all welcome ship amenities in my book. Celebrity Cruises is not a luxury line, but this ‘Premium’ cruise experience is […]

Allure of the Seas Ship Review

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It’s stupendous! It’s colossal! It’s Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. Aerial view of Allure of the Seas The Allure of the Seas made her debut in November 2010 as the largest ship afloat (a fraction of an inch larger than her sister Oasis of the Seas).  She accommodates about 6,000 passengers in 2,700 staterooms. None of […]

Celebrity Cruises

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I inspected the Celebrity Constellation in October 2008 and am finally posting the review (click here for slideshow). The truth is that I liked this ship but didn’t love her. The staterooms were attractive with decent design, the public areas were very nice and the space was well utilized. So why am I lukewarm? It […]