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Celebrity Cruises Shares Entertainment Plan for New Celebrity Beyond

On April 27, 2022 Celebrity Beyond’s maiden voyage will sail from Southampton, England.  Ahead of this, Celebrity has released new details about the onboard entertainment options that guests can look forward to on their newest Edge series ship.  This is particularly exciting, as entertainment has been one of the stand-out features of this series... read more

Wonder of the Seas - Confessions of a Small Ship Lover

I’m writing this from the world’s largest cruise ship, the new Wonder of the Seas.  I’m also very much a “small ship” person (by today’s ship size standards, at least).  I like knowing I’m on the water, I enjoy everything being close by, and sailing with a small number of other guests.  Ships like Oceania Regatta, and new kid on the block Scarlet Lady are in my wheelhouse.  So,how have I felt stepping on this absolutely mammoth, nearly 7,000 passenger Oasis-class Wonder of the Seas? read more

Pre-Cruise Hotel Review: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront near Port Canaveral

When cruising out of Port Canaveral, it’s convenient, and often more relaxing, to get a hotel in Cocoa Beach the night before you sail.  We’ve stayed at multiple hotels near the port, but we keep going back to one of them, Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront.  Let’s look at what frequently makes this hotel the right choice for us, so you can see if it is right for your next trip... read more

Evolving COVID Restrictions on Cruises? Maybe, but Temper Your Expectations

 

mask, sunscreen, covid test for cruise

Since the resumption of cruising, there has been a lot of talk about the types of rules and restrictions that have been put in place.  The nuances of these can vary by ship and sailing, but there are three main components that are semi-consistent: masks, testing, and vaccines.  As we change how we live with COVID on land, there are expectations that the rules for cruising will loosen up soon.  Will they?  Well, maybe… read more