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Our Visit to The Carnival Vista - Part I, Dining on Carnival Vista

This weekend we were lucky enough to enjoy several hours on Carnival Vista, Carnival's newest ship.  There will be lots to digest here, but I'll tell you this much - we are truly impressed.  In last week's post we pointed to seven things we were looking forward to on the Vista, and they all delivered.  This 133.5K gross ton cruise ship offers up many great options not found on other Carnival ships and it's hard to try and take it all in on a three hour visit but we sure tried.  In this review, which we're guessing will take us three rounds, we'll share some of what we saw, experienced, and tasted.  Just typing this made us hungry, so we're going to start off talking about dining on the Carnival Vista... Read more about Our Visit to The Carnival Vista - Part I, Dining on Carnival Vista

Seven Things We're Looking Forward to Seeing on the Carnival Vista

 

There are few things as exciting as exploring a new cruise ship, especially one that breaks the mold and brings new ideas to sea.  Getting to share that exploration with you on the site and via social media makes our upcoming visit to the Carnival Vista all the more exciting.  Be sure you're following us on Periscope, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and reach out if there is something you'd like to see onboard.  As we prepare for this visit, let's take a quick look at seven things we look forward to seeing on the Carnival Vista... Read more about Seven Things We're Looking Forward to Seeing on the Carnival Vista

What documents or authorization do you need to cruise to Cuba?

We've answered some of your questions about cruise documentation in the past when covering passport requirements but you've probably heard confusing and conflicting information on cruising to Cuba as a US citizen.  Let's clarify passport and visa requirements, as well as how the United States' travel restrictions to Cuba affect cruising to this tropical island. Read more about What documents or authorization do you need to cruise to Cuba?

Oceania Cruises Debuts Expansive Vegan Menus, Vegan Smoothie Bars

Oceania Cruises, known for for cuisine and dining experiences that stand out in the cruise industry, has introduced a large variety of options on new vegan menus as well as cold-pressed raw and vegan smoothie bars.  This expands their already impressive menus and culinary crew which cater well to passengers with dietary restrictions.  The juice bars are already available on the Marina and Riviera, while the new vegan menus are available across the fleet of six ships...   Read more about Oceania Cruises Debuts Expansive Vegan Menus, Vegan Smoothie Bars

Cell service and internet access in Cuba - How to keep in touch when visiting Cuba on a cruise

Puedes escucharme ahora? Cell phone and internet access in Cuba

One benefit of cruising is getting away from it all and disconnecting, but more and more we have internet connections on board, WiFi in port, and often mobile phone service wherever we travel.  While you might have mixed feelings about staying tethered it's also important to know that staying in touch while visiting Cuba will likely be quite a bit different than you're used to.  Let's look at where you'll be able to get online and how useful your smartphone will be on your visit to the island nation... Read more about Cell service and internet access in Cuba - How to keep in touch when visiting Cuba on a cruise

12 Things You Should Do The First Day Of Your Cruise

No matter if it’s your first cruise or your one-hundredth you’ll probably agree that the first day of your cruise is the most exciting, but there are a few things you’ll want to consider to make it as simple and enjoyable as possible.  I’ve come up with the below list of twelve tips, in chronological order that you should consider on embarkation day... Read more about 12 Things You Should Do The First Day Of Your Cruise

Cruising Cuba: Credit cards and changing currency in Cuba - How to pay for goods and services

When visiting Cuba the amazing architecture, friendly people, pristine coast, and vintage car watching are all included in the price of your cruise.  Food, souvenirs, and tours however, are not.  While many Caribbean destinations readily accept US dollars and credit cards, but that's not the case in Cuba, so you'll need to know how to pay for things in this unique island nation with a two-currency system... Read more about Cruising Cuba: Credit cards and changing currency in Cuba - How to pay for goods and services