Get excited because Disney Cruise Line is adding in a magical new course for northern Europe, one that will make “Frozen” fans very happy by cruising to Norway! Starting March 27, 2014, traveling families will be able to explore the Norwegian fjords, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. This is a first for Disney! In addition,  Disney Cruise Line is returning to the Baltic for all-new itineraries, including sailings from Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Petersburg, Russia. Cruises to the Mediterranean, Alaska, Caribbean and Bahamas also are included in the summer lineup. Bookings open to the public on March 27, 2014.  The […] Continue reading →

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I may have cried out with joy when I read the latest press release from Royal Caribbean. As a working mom who needs to be connected 24/7 (yes, even on vacation!) I was thrilled to hear that Royal Caribbean International has invested in a major technology overhaul for their Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas ships. Long gone are the days of slow and spotty Wi-Fi signals, because this new high speed will be so fast that the cruise line says it will match or exceed what guests can achieve on land. How are they doing this? […] Continue reading →


Ever since I was engaged to be married in St. Martin, this island of two nations has held a special place in my heart. My ring was bought on the Dutch side and the proposal happened on the French, making the betrothal of two Canadians a truly international affair. Or, at least that’s how I’ll always view it. Returning this year with my 11 year old as a Port of Call with Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas was a special treat. It’s not every day you get to share with your children where your story as a family began. […] Continue reading →


Royal Caribbean is doing it, Carnival just announced their latest partnership and now MSC is the latest cruise line to partner with a brand in the family sector. On the MSC Divina, kids 11 and under sail free year-round, and families will find plenty of Smurf™ adventures with our exclusive Smurf-themed Mini and Junior Clubs. In addition, with the original release of the movie, MSC Divina has taken blue and white fun to exciting new levels with a series of uniquely tailored family programs, featuring the ship’s giant Smurf™ mascot as the guest of honor. Events on board include the […] Continue reading →


The one thing you can never say about dining on Royal Caribbean‘s Freedom of the Seas is that it lacks options. Options abound on this floating city. From fine dining to casual fare, the Freedom of the Seas has it covered. Prior to our trip in early November I was slightly worried about dining onboard for three reasons. First, I thought I’d get bored with the choices fairly quickly. Second, I’m trying to live a gluten-free life and I wasn’t sure how the Freedom of the Seas would manage that. Finally, I was fairly certain that the food would be […] Continue reading →


Super exciting news for family travel! Carnival Cruise Lines announced today that they have signed an exclusive parntership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises to bring the brand and everyone’s favorite storybook characters to 24 of the line’s “Fun Ships.” The Carnival Seuss at Sea program will include all sorts of immersive experiences for families including dining and entertainment. Fancy eating green eggs and ham for breakfast? How about moose juice and goose juice paired with pancake stacks and funky French toast? Carnival’s wait staff will be dressed up in Dr. Seuss-inspired uniforms and popular characters such as Thing One and Thing […] Continue reading →

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Someone I know, *coughcough* my daughter *coughcough*, thought they were like, so over Barbie, you know? At the ripe old age of 10 and 3/4 this certain someone thought she was just way too old to play with Barbie. Then, this certain someone joined me on a recent press trip aboard the Freedom of The Seas and discovered that Barbie was still pretty cool after all. Of course she is. Barbie is iconic and looks pretty darn fabulous for someone approaching her 50th birthday. Not surprising, of course, is that Barbie is now sailing the high seas as an exclusive […] Continue reading →