180° Beyond Ordinary Ideas For Your travel Bucket List

Writing our bucket lists is one of those things that gives us something to start planning for and to look forward to in the future. Maybe it’s a trip to Tahiti or a visit to Rome that you have on your bucket list? But have you considered Sorrento, Italy as a gateway to the famously preserved ruins of Pompeii? Or diving for your own pearl in Raiatea, French Polynesia to set in your own custom-made piece of jewelry? Or dining in the shadow of the Celsus Library accompanied by the Aegean Chamber . . .  READ MORE

IF THESE PEOPLE HAD GIVEN UP, WE WOULDN’T BE SIPPING MOSCOW MULES THIS WEEK

A Fresh, Icy Cocktail with a Signature Look

Throughout history, great things have come from creative, resourceful people with determination not to give up. The fortitude of three such people has brought us this week’s cocktail, as one invention brought from Russia met its match in Los Angeles. Sophie Berezinski’s father owned a copper manufacturing company in Russia, where she designed a mug that she felt brought some fresh new style to the scene. Sales did not take off, so when Sophie immigrated . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Updates Guests on Itinerary Cancellations

Carnival Cruise Line is informing guests and travel agents that it has cancelled select itineraries for specific operations in 2021, as it implements its plans for the resumption of cruising in 2021, including cruise operations in February from Miami, Port Canaveral and Galveston and moving the inaugural sailing of Mardi Gras until April 24, 2021.

Mardi Gras will operate from Port Canaveral, and remains the most anticipated new ship to operate from North America in 2021.  It will be the . . .  READ MORE

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA IS THE PLAYGROUND OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

All the Delights of the Region are on Display Where Cosmopolitan Charm Meets Mother Nature

There is a saying that one cannot be all things to all people. This may be true, but Vancouver, British Columbia certainly does its best to defy this logic. You’ll have to keep reminding yourself, as you gaze at the endless blanket of evergreens that cloak the mountains and reflect off of the icy still water, that you’re in one of the western hemisphere’s most culturally rich and industrially savvy . . .  READ MORE

Ramping Up to Rotterdam: November Update

Did you tune in to Holland America Line Brand Ambassador Seth Wayne’s “Ramping Up to Rotterdam” update this week on our Facebook page? Once again he spoke with Stan Kuppens, new builds projects, hotel, who offered insight into where the ship is at in the building . . .  READ MORE

Q&A WITH YOUR FAVORITE ONBOARD MEMBER

Featuring Ray Solaire, Cruise Director for Regent Seven Seas Cruises

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING IN THE CRUISING INDUSTRY AND HOW MUCH OF THAT HAS BEEN WITH REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISES?

I started working on cruise ships 50 years ago and I’ve been with Regent for 12 years.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE DESTINATION AND WHY?

New Zealand. It is such a beautiful country, with amazing people. I once finished my contract there and spent 2 weeks traveling. I did the famous Milford Sound Trail over the mountains (a 5-day hike); it was brilliant!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE MEAL ON BOARD?

Fish and Chips. I am English.

WHAT DO YOU MOST ENJOY ABOUT WHAT YOU DO AND/OR WHAT DO YOU MISS DOING THE MOST?

There are many things I love about my job. Meeting . . .  READ MORE

A Few Tips For Choosing A Home Business Opportunity, Part 2

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A Few Tips For Choosing A Home Business Opportunity, Part 2

What Kind of Support/Training is Available?

Does the opportunity you’re considering have enough support and training to help you through start-up? Depending on your personality and previous experience, you may only require general training, or you might require more personal assistance. If the home business opportunity is run through an already established company, make a thorough inquiry into the level of . . .  READ MORE

Half Moon Cay Wins Best Private Island for 20th Year in Porthole Cruise Magazine 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

Holland America Line took home four Porthole Cruise Magazine 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards in areas that covered everything from onboard dining to shoreside experiences. For the 20th year, readers of Porthole — one of the world’s leading consumer cruise travel publications — named Half Moon Cay as Best Private Island. Additional wins include Pinnacle Grill as Best Specialty Restaurant, Best Shore Excursions and Best Facilities for Guests with Disabilities.

Porthole Cruise Magazine’s . . .  READ MORE

Pack Your Suitcase And Use These Tips To Travel

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Pack Your Suitcase And Use These Tips To Travel

Taking vacations and traveling for business should involve a lot of preparation and investigation. You want to make the most of your time, and your money, as well as have the maximum amount of pleasure while away. Below you will find tips to get you going on your merry way.

It is possible to save money on eating out while on vacation. There are web sites that offer restaurant gift certificates for a fraction of their worth. Check . . .  READ MORE

‘Black Friday Sale’ Includes Free Wi-Fi Plus Specialty Dining, Gratuities and Beverages

Holland America Line will join the Black Friday frenzy this holiday season with a weeklong Black Friday Sale that offers a free Wi-Fi package for all new bookings and a special bonus gift card with all gift card purchases. Running from Nov. 25 through Dec. 1, 2020, the Black Friday Sale also features complimentary specialty dining, a beverage package, gratuities and more from the current Save Now, Cruise Later promotion, putting the value of the combined offers at up to $ 2,300 per stateroom.

“Combining . . .  READ MORE

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