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#MikeAtSea: First Impressions of Viking Star

Today, I embarked Viking Ocean’s new Viking Star in Istanbul, Turkey. I’ll be sailing aboard her for the next 10 days, calling in Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, and disembarking in Venice, Italy. Viking Star...

Sailing Preview: Viking Star “Empires of the Mediterranean”

If there’s one thing I’m excited about this month, it’s my upcoming sailing on the hottest ship in the industry – Viking Ocean’s Viking Star. A brand new ship, a brand new cruise line, and...

Cruise Industry Rewind: How Far We’ve Come Since 1900

As we wind down the year, it’s never a bad idea to look back at where we’ve been before stepping towards where we will be. Since the early 1900’s, the cruise industry has made...

The 6 Things I Loved Aboard Quantum of the Seas

Quantum of the Seas, the industry’s first “Smart Ship,” is unlike any other ship I’ve ever sailed aboard. As a new ship, Quantum of the Seas introduces a number of new innovations and features...

Discover: Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess

Princess Cruise’s Ruby Princess is truly a ship for those looking for a romantic, relaxing, premium cruise experience. After spending almost a week aboard the ship earlier this February, I can easily say this...

Celebrity Solstice Overview & Video Tour

Ship Background The Celebrity Solstice was the first of Celebrity Cruise’ Solstice Class ships. She debuted in 2008 with a completely new design, layout, and size compared to her older fleet mates. She was...

ms Zuiderdam Review & Video Tour

Holland America Line’s Zuiderdam combines the traditions and values of classic cruising and the modern comforts found today throughout the cruise industry.. The Zuiderdam entered service with Holland America Line back in 2002 as...

Upcoming Tour: Caribbean Princess

Good morning cruisers! I am excited to announce that I will be touring the Caribbean Princess on April 27th whilst docked in Port Everglades. I have never sailed nor toured a Princess ship, so...

Letter From The Editor: Regarding My Ship Reviews

Dear readers, Recently I have been receiving many helpful comments regarding my ship and cruise reviews. While I am always open to criticism and feedback, I felt the need to address certain comments that seem to...

ms Eurodam Review & Photos

Amenities & Activities Holland America Line’s Eurodam features an impressive array of activities suited towards a more “culturally enriched” clientele. Therefore, the Eurodam features many activities and amenities that are not found on your...

Cruise App Review: Berlitz Guide To Cruising

I recently stumbled upon an app that is relatively new to the Apple market, Berlitz Guide To Cruising. I’ve been a fan of the Berlitz Guide for some years now, collecting a new edition...

MSC Poesia Overview & Photos

Welcome aboard the MSC Poesia! Built in 2008 and pronounced PO-EH-SEEYA, she is one of the newest and most technologically advanced cruise ships sailing the seven seas. Let’s take a look around… Amenities &...