Three Ways to Celebrate #NationalWineDay on a Holland America Line Cruise

Along with an increasing interest in wine over recent years, wine-related activities have become a key aspect of many vacations — especially during a cruise experience. For many Holland America Line guests, discovering a new winery or wine while cruising the world is one of the joys of travel. And it’s not just for wine aficionados! Wine novices appreciate the ease of exploring wine on board.

In celebration of #NationalWineDay, held annually May 25, here are three ways that our guests can say . . .  READ MORE

Where you can find free help online about assessing your life goals

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Where you can find free help online about assessing your life goals

There are a lot of ways that you can find help with assessing your life goals. You will want to consider that there are a lot of people who are going online for help. You will want to consider some of online options when it comes to assessing your life goals, because a lot of the information and sites are free. You most likely don’t even have to join the website. You will also find that when it comes . . .  READ MORE

Queen Latifah Names New Carnival Horizon In Naming Ceremony Showcasing Talented Young Artists Of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, was officially named by godmother Queen Latifah in a ceremony in New York yesterday that showcased the talented young artists from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital whose artwork adorns the Dreamscape, a stunning three-deck-high LED sculpture in the ship’s atrium.

Following the ceremony, Latifah squared off against Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champion Jake Elliott in Lip Sync Battle: . . .  READ MORE

Q&A with Claudine Pépin 


As proud godmother of Sirena, Claudine Pépin takes great pleasure in hosting her Signature Sailing every year. This year’s 10-day journey from Rome to Venice aboard Sirena explores several Italian gems in the Mediterranean as well as sought-after destinations lining the Adriatic Sea. With this sailing just around the corner in July, we caught up with her to find out what she’s most excited about, her favorites aboard Sirena and more.

What are you looking forward to most . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Legend To Reposition to Tampa in 2019, Also Offer Exciting Longer Length Voyages from Honolulu, Vancouver and Los Angeles Next Year

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend will reposition to Port Tampa Bay in October 2019, providing consumers with an exciting seagoing vacation choice in that market.

Carnival Legend is undergoing an extensive two-week-long dry dock that is taking place in Portland, Ore. and is adding a variety of popular food and beverage concepts. These include Guy’s Burger Joint, developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri, the poolside . . .  READ MORE

Unexpected Culinary Adventures in Nuku Hiva 

By Oceania Cruises Guest June S.

Nuku Hiva, filled with paradise valleys, sacred tikis, dramatic waterfalls and Robinson Crusoe beaches, is the kind of spectacular South Pacific island that seems too dreamy to be real. In fact, I didn’t think a place like this really existed until we arrived at the dock via tender . . .  READ MORE

Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad Recipe

This Heirloom Tomato & Burrata Salad recipe is from one of Puerto Rico’s best chefs, Mario Pagán. He owns three of the finest restaurants in San Juan: Chayote, Lemongrass, and Laurel which is his newest concept inside the Museum of Art in San Juan. Mario’s passion for cooking began from childhood as he watched his mother prepare Caribbean style cuisine in his childhood home in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

He originally was going to be an architect but on his third year of . . .  READ MORE

Start Spreading The News…Presenting Carnival Horizon: The Musical Showcasing Newest Carnival Cruise Line Ship That Makes Its Big Apple Debut May 23

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon, makes its U.S. debut in New York May 23 and, to celebrate, the line has created an engaging musical production designed to showcase all the spectacular features and activities the new ship has to offer, Broadway-style.

The toe-tapping Carnival Horizon: The Musical was directed by Bold Man and the Sea Media and choreographed by Keith Young who has worked on numerous television shows, theatrical revues, commercials and major motion . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line to Expand its Cuba Cruise Offerings in 2019-20 Including the First Cuba Cruises From Charleston

Carnival Cruise Line has expanded its cruises to Cuba with the addition of 23 three- to five-day sailings to Havana in 2019-20 aboard five different ships departing from four convenient East Coast homeports – Carnival Sunshine from Charleston, Carnival Triumph from Fort Lauderdale, Carnival Paradise from Tampa and Carnival Victory and Carnival Sensation from Miami.

The 3,002-passenger, 102,853-ton Carnival Sunshine  will be the largest . . .  READ MORE

The 6 New Verbs of River Cruising

By Annie England | Posted to

A classic river cruise—which takes you straight to the heart of one gorgeous city after the next, with guided twirls around all the most important sights—is an unquestionably epic way to travel.

But one line, already known for its immersive experiences, is placing an ever-sharper focus on them with new Active and Discovery cruises, which will add a whole new vocabulary to . . .  READ MORE