Australia, New Zealand & Tahiti: Adventures Not to Miss

Whether you’re sailing Down Under, to the land of the Kiwis or to the far corners of the South Pacific, we’ve got the perfect blend of meaningful, unique and thrilling shore excursions that will make your cruise all the more unforgettable. Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti each have their own special allure and compelling cultural offerings. Between  . . .  READ MORE

Tips for Securing Last Minute Reisen (Travel) Packages on Cruises, Flights, and More

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Tips for Securing Last Minute Reisen (Travel) Packages on Cruises, Flights, and More

With last minute travel, or reisen, you’ll find that prices tend to be much higher for cruises, flights, hotels, and car rentals. Fruehbucher (or the early booker) always gets the best deals, right? In many cases, yes! But now, there are some helpful online resources such as last minute or reisen sites that make it easier than ever for you to secure your travel arrangements at great . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Mixologist Sanja Cvijetic Named ‘Bartender of the Year’ at the 2019 Bacardí Cruise Competition

Carnival Cruise Line bartender Sanja Cvijetic won the 2019 BACARDÍ® Legacy Cruise Competition in San Juan, Puerto Rico, competing against more than 2,000 entries from major cruise lines’ top bartenders worldwide. This marks the fourth time in the past eight years that a Carnival mixologist has earned the coveted award.

The BACARDÍ® Legacy Cruise Competition is an annual global search to find the best bartender in the cruise industry with a cocktail that can stand among Bacardí’s heritage . . .  READ MORE

Love is in the Air… and Sea! Carnival Cruise Line to Host Biggest Vow Renewal at Sea with More Than 1,000 Couples Expected to Say ‘I Do’ Across The Fleet

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Carnival Cruise Line is hosting the biggest Vow Renewal At Sea, with more than 1,000 couples expected to say “I do” in evening festivities across its fleet.

Carnival’s cruise directors aboard ships in the Caribbean, Mexico and other destinations will host ceremonies in the ships’ atrium lobbies followed by a celebratory balloon drop and special toasts to matrimonial happiness and love. Photos of the festivities will be posted through Friday on Carnival’s . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Sets Record for Biggest Vow Renewal at Sea with Nearly 2,000 Couples and Hosts First-Ever Aerial Vow Renewal Aboard #ChooseFun AirShip

Carnival Cruise Line celebrated two vow renewal firsts in honor of Valentine’s Day.

The company set a record for the largest vow renewal at sea with nearly 2,000 couples saying “I do” all over again across its fleet of ships. Carnival cruise directors hosted the heart-warming ceremonies in the ships’ atrium lobbies encouraging their vacation goers to embrace love and happiness. A festive balloon drop and celebratory toast followed the fleet wide ceremonies.

In conjunction with the record-breaking . . .  READ MORE

Toast to Love on Valentine’s Day with These Romantic Holland America Line Cocktails

This Valentine’s Day, toast to love, amour and liefde (that’s Dutch) with one of Holland America Line’s specialty cocktails that will be served on board for this romantic holiday. Our Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff even created a drink just for our guests! We’re sharing the recipes so you can make them at home with your Valentine!

Pink Rose

1 oz White Rum
.5 oz Pierre Farrend Dry Curaçao
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LITTLETON, Colorado – February 12, 2019 – Mastering the art of blending luxury with comfort isn’t easy. Nor is it easy to blur the lines between outside and in. Avalon Waterways’ Panorama Suites – . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Sunshine Comes to Aid of Cargo Ship in Distress

Early Wednesday morning as it was sailing from Amber Cove toward Grand Turk, Carnival Sunshine deviated its course to come to the aid of a cargo ship, Tropic Scout, in distress with seven people aboard. The ship had listed due to cargo shifting during bad weather which almost sunk the ship, caused an engine issue and the lost use of its lifeboats.

In order to assist and ensure the safety of the mariners onboard, Carnival Sunshine proceeded to escort . . .  READ MORE

Travel Advisors Can Play to Win a Carnival Panorama Cruise and Prizes in New ‘Carnival Word Search Contest’

Tapping into the momentum of Wave Season, Carnival Cruise Line has launched an interactive “Carnival Word Search Contest” for travel advisors. The online game, designed to keep agents up to date on Carnival’s ships and itineraries, will run for 18 days, from Feb. 11 through Feb. 28, 2019.

Every day of the contest travel advisors who visit can play along and find three ship- or port-related terms in a word-search . . .  READ MORE

How to Cross the Street in Saigon Traffic

By Christine Sarkis | Posted to Smarter Travel

Ho Chi Minh City, better known as Saigon, is home to 13 million people … and about 8 million motorbikes. Nowhere is this density more apparent than on the city’s streets. Stampedes of scooters race along, swerving among cars and laden trucks, creating the infamous Saigon traffic. To be a pedestrian in Saigon is to discover both the strength and weakness of this city: Sights in the downtown—the beautiful Central Post Office, the lively Saigon . . .  READ MORE