Princess Cruises Culinary Cruise from Los Angeles

Posted Posted in Discover, Food & Drinks, Onboard Programs, Princess Cruises, Shore Excursions

Discover the best of the West Coast with the flavors of Mexico Join food journalist Bill Esparza on Princess Cruises for a culinary cruise March 22 – 26, 2018. Depart from Los Angeles on Ruby Princess with port calls to Santa Barbara and Ensenada, Mexico. This special cruise will celebrate Mexican food through dynamic onboard programs that include chef-led cooking demonstrations, tequila tastings and cocktail making […]

Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel

Posted Posted in Discover, Europe, Port Buzz

Traditional English Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, London Discover this traditional British occasion at the Palace Lounge, which overlooks the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. Relax in the comfortable lounge and dine on finger sandwiches and small bites while watching the world go by outside the large picture windows.   Cruise visitors must make every effort to […]

Princess Cruises and Fathom – Cruise For the Caribbean

Posted Posted in Discover, Princess Cruises, Shore Excursions

Volun-cruise with Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel Princess Cruises and Fathom Travel added two additional spring sailings in 2018 for cruisers that want to support local communities affected by the hurricanes in the Caribbean. The message is clear: The Caribbean is open for business. These unique sailings allow guests to give with their hands and hearts to those who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. Due to a record […]

(eat) Casa Guadalajara in Old Town San Diego

Posted Posted in Discover, Port Buzz, Shore Excursions

Cooking in the Spirit of Mexico at Casa Guadalajara Cruise visitors in San Diego looking for authentic Mexican food should head to Casa Guadalajara in Old Town, San Diego. The restaurant is close to the port and even closer to the airport, which is convenient for travelers looking for something to do with a long layover. When I visited the restaurant […]

(stay) Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection Review

Posted Posted in Discover, North America, Canada, and New England, Port Buzz, Ports

Design Inspiration: chic beach house meets private yacht club aesthetic. Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection launched last week and is ready to welcome cruise visitors to the city by the bay. Hotel Republic San Diego is a design-forward Autograph Collection hotel by Marriott International. Doors opened officially on November 8th, 2017 in downtown San Diego as part of Autograph […]

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Hamburg Cruise Days 2017

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Hamburg Cruise Days Parade Oh, how I wish I could have gone to this year’s Hamburg Cruise Days celebration. The festivities looked amazing and to top it off, the parade was a huge crowd favorite. After all, I am told that there were 250,000 to the City’s Waterfront. Below is a roundup of some of the cruise buzz … Hamburg again […]

Carnival Cruise Line to Develop New Port in Bahamas

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New Cruise Port on Grand Bahama Island Coming Soon   A new cruise port facility to be funded and operated by Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama Island will be under construction soon. Cruise news reports are buzzing as the mass market cruise company announced plans to expand port operations in the Bahamas. Carnival Cruise Line has signed an agreement with […]