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 →

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Spend any time aboard a Royal Caribbean ship and you might find that you’ll adopt their “Why Not?” attitude as a life philosophy. If they can put a rock wall on the top deck of the ship, then you should climb it. If they can put a skating rink at sea, then you should lace up your skates. And if they can build cantilevered hot tubs hanging high over the ocean, then by George, you should hang out in it. In fact, by the end of your Royal Caribbean vacation, you might be asking yourself where this carefree individual you’re […] Continue reading →


Carnival Cruise Lines is celebrating the arrival of their transformed 3,006 passenger Carnival Sunshine ship to the port of New Orleans. This is Sunshine’s first voyage in the USA and the largest Carnival ship to ever be homeported in New Orleans. Earlier this year, Carnival Sunshine underwent a $155 million, 75-day makeover which has essentially turned it into a brand new ship. Carnival has added their Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements that we already know and love, 182 new staterooms and several new features unique to the Sunshine. Some of these include a stunning three-level Serenity adults-only retreat, an outdoor recreation area […] Continue reading →

Disney Cruise Line

It’s official! All four of Disney Cruise Line’s ships will be sailing from Florida ports in the early part of 2015. Every cruise departing from January to April will include a stop at Castaway Cay, Disney’s own island in the Bahamas! Bookings will open to the public tomorrow (November 14). So, what’s in store for Disney Cruise Line? Disney Dream: In 2015, Disney Cruise Line will sail from Port Canaveral to the Caribbean and Bahamas on various itineraries suited for just about everyone. Their three-night Bahamian cruise will be offered by the Disney Dream, sailing to Nassau and Castaway Cay. […] Continue reading →


I’ve never seen a guarantee even slightly like this. Last week Carnival Cruise Lines introduced their “Great Vacation Guarantee” with terms that will leave you gobsmacked. This new guarantee ensures that if you are dissatisfied with your cruise vacation for any reason at all, Carnival will give you 110% of your money back and complimentary transportation home, plus a $100 shipboard credit to be used on a future cruise. Amazing right? My family and I had the opportunity to check out Carnival’s newest ship, the Carnival Breeze last year and loved every minute of our time on board. The decor […] Continue reading →

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Thinking of taking a European cruise? You can save a bundle with the most recent Royal Caribbean cruise sale 2013. For a limited time, kids will tour free on shore excursions. This applies to any ship and itinerary sailing Europe in 2014 and for each booking you will receive a free shore excursion for each child. Free excursions aren’t the only way your family can save. You can also receive $1,000 off your cruise vacation when you book a balcony or suite stateroom on a 7-night cruise or longer (use Option Code SPN3), and book your flight with ChoiceAir. To […] Continue reading →