Viking ocean cruises has a STAR

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This past fall I had the privilege of sailing on my first river cruise on the Viking Hlin down the Danube thanks to Viking River Cruises, and while you’ve always known me to take ocean going ships, because of my proximity to the ports, it was by far the BEST experience I’ve had on water. […]

Pulling into port – St Maarten

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One of my favorite things to watch from on board ANY ocean cruise is the pilot coming to help dock the ship. I grabbed a few photos of the pilot boat coming to assist the MSC Divina pull into port in St Maarten. The next time you’re cruising with MSC, make sure to get out […]

Natural Eleuthera

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As a frequent cruiser, this was not my first time to the beautiful island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. It was however my first time to break away from the usual “port” and beach activities to explore more of the natural beauty that this small island holds. The next time you find yourself on a […]

First Look: MSC Seaside Class

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While I was cruising on the MSC Divina last month, I caught wind of the new Seaside Class ships being built. Today, they announced that the first of them will be heading to Miami in November 2017. With the most interactive and originally-designed aqua park at sea, this park offers cruisers five water slides. This is MAJOR […]

Let MSC Divina entertain you

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In my last cruise post I tackled 10 reasons to cruise  on the MSC Divina. Today I’m talking about entertainment.I used to avoid the stage shows when I cruised. I’m a Broadway gal, and they always felt like they were attempting to be Las Vegas on a high school stage. That is until THIS cruise. The Divina […]

10 Reasons to cruise on the MSC Divina

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I’m still on board the beautiful MSC Divina on a 7-day press trip, enjoying some of my favorite islands and a ship that is unlike any that I have traveled before. There are PLENTY of reasons to enjoy cruising with MSC…. Here are my top 10: Elegant – From the crystal staircase to the cabin, […]

How much will your cruise REALLY cost?

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You found a “deal.” At under $250 each, you can grab a quick vacation in the Caribbean for 5 days. That’s cheaper than staying home and cooking….so YOU GRAB IT Ahh…the sunshine, the food, the fun, the drinks…and you did it all for under $500 for the two of you! NOT SO FAST If you’ve […]

Capturing the Christmas Markets

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I had only been to a Christmas Market once before in my life. It was a couple of years ago while I was in New York City on a movie junket. The market was located in Central Park at Columbus Circle and I remembering marveling at the beautiful colors and smell of the holidays in […]

A spa so regal it’s fit for a princess

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Answer: Are you kidding? Of course I would Question: Would you like to have a spa treatment at Lotus Spa while you’re sailing on the new Regal Princess? They didn’t have to ask me twice! I was invited to visit the newest floating health & beauty facility, and within seconds my fingers immediately danced their way over […]