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


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


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?


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


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 […]

A morning at Melk Abbey

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  During the night we had to say goodbye to Germany as we passed through to the Austrian border. My cousin and traveling companion Susan had been talking about visiting an Abbey that sits high up on a cliff that is still run by Benedictine Monks. She had heard from friends that it was breathtakingly […]

A day in Passau


The chill has been whipping through my layers and my bones ache as I walk through the streets, but it’s worth every step along the cobblestones, up the hills, down the inclines and through the small passages. I was told that Passau was a beautiful city, and was (embarrassed that) I had not done my […]