As most of you have already heard, seen and read, I was away last month for an exciting assignment. Child Mode was invited to the official naming ceremony of Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship – Carnival Breeze. Over the next couple of weeks I will be sharing lots of photos, video and posts on this ship, so definitely stay tuned! To kick it off, I wanted to share a sneak peek of the ship’s official naming […] Continue reading →

If you want to know anything and everything about a cruise, cruise line or cruising in general, Cruise Critic is the site I always recommend. They are top notch and the world’s leading resource for consumer cruise reviews and news. Today they announced the winners of their Editors’ Picks Awards, recognizing the best in the cruise industry as noted by its team of editors. This year’s Editors’ Picks Awards list includes 18 categories, awarding 12 different cruise lines. Winners […] Continue reading →

Does your daughter love Barbie? Royal Caribbean made an announcement today that will have Barbie fans jumping for joy. The first-ever Barbie experience at sea will invite girls to see what happens when Barbie becomes a part of their cruise vacation. The all-new Barbie Premium Experience, available exclusively on Royal Caribbean ships, is making its stylish splash aboard the cruise line’s entire global fleet of 22 ships starting in January 2013 on select ships and rolling out to the remainder of the fleet by March […] Continue reading →

Thinking about a cruise over the winter? Over the summer Royal Caribbean has expanded their offerings at their private beach in Labadee, Haiti which now offers even more for families. They have increased the number of beach cabanas from 20 to 40 including one wheelchair accessible cabana. Dragon Splash is one of the new additions, a 300′ custom built stainless-steel twisting waterslide is great for kids as well as adults and is located close to the Arawak Aqua Park at the Columbus Cove. Some of the other attractions on the island include The Dragon Trail Coaster which is run by […] Continue reading →

On Monday, Disney’s newest cruise ship, Disney Fantasy, floated out of the enclosed building dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany as thousands of excited children and adults looked on. Not only does this symbolize one of the ship’s final stages of construction, it also marks a major milestone towards the maiden voyage on March 31, 2012. If you have been reading and following along on our updates over the last year, the Disney Fantasy features many of the same innovations as her sister ship, Disney Dream, but there will also be several new experiences exclusive to the ship. […] Continue reading →

Celebrity Cruises is now catering to kids – in a healthy way! Known for their chic decor, contemporary design, warm spaces, luxurious staterooms and personalized service, as well as for their spa-inspired AquaClass staterooms, healthy gourmet cuisine in their AquaSpa Cafes, rejuvenation seminars and  fitness classes, Celebrity ships offer an ideal backdrop for wellness-themed experiences. But why let the adults have all the fun? Now for the very first time, the line is actually bringing children into their wellness lineup by offering a program with a playful twist. Celebrity has been collaborating with The Nerdel Company to offer a new, […] Continue reading →

Those of you waiting for the Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship to make it’s debut, will be excited to hear that the final building block was placed last week at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. The final block placed was a 265-ton portion of the ship’s bow, complete with the signature Disney Cruise Line golden filigree. Although we have already given you ‘the scoop‘ on the Fantasy’s new features here is another quick overview for  those of you who missed it. Sister ship to the Disney Dream, the Disney Fantasy will offer some new options that are sure to wow. […] Continue reading →