Although I’m born and raised in Tampa, Florida, I’ve never taken a cruise out of the port in my hometown. On Saturday November 10, 2018, I got a baby step closer by taking a tour of Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Paradise while she was in port. When I showed up at the Terminal... Read more about Carnival Paradise Ship Tour
Early in November, Carnival Cruise Line invited Ric to tour the Carnival Paradise while she was docked in her home port of Tampa, Florida. On this bonus episode, Billy interviews Ric about what he saw (and ate) on that ship tour. We close out the episode with a listener question.
I’m not sure I’ve ever been more excited for a cruise as I am to go on Celebrity Edge. While there’s a fair amount of hype surrounding Celebrity’s newest ship class in over a decade, early reviews suggest she lives up to the hype. That’s about all I can say about early reviews. While Billy dove into the Periscopes and YouTube videos, I haven’t. My Celebrity Edge sailing was so close and certain that there’s no reason to spoil the surprise, so when I see how an Infinite Veranda stateroom controls work through my phone, I’ll be seeing it for the first time. Read more about Celebrity Edge Live Blog Ric's Preamble - Short Trip on a New Ship
This week in Miami Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin joined Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Economic Development and Tourism Committee Rebeca Sosa and other government officials to announce plans to build a new cruise terminal for Virgin Voyages. Branson also announced that bookings would open... Read more about Virgin Voyages to Build New Terminal in PortMiami, Booking to Start in Early 2019
Cruising can be habit forming, but among those who've not yet taken their first cruise, there are some common concerns, ranging from sea-sickness and boredom, to safety and weather. On this episode we take a look at some of these concerns and provide information to clear up fact from fiction, and offer tips along the way.
On my Celebrity Reflection cruise back in December 2016, I ate at Qsine at the invitation of Hotel Director Niyazi Korkmaz. On Celebrity Infinity, Qsine retains the same decor, but the menu of whimsical Sushi Pops, M’s Favorites, and my first Moscow Mule has been ushered out in favor of Le Petit Chef... Read more about Le Petit Chef at Qsine
Before enjoying another morning in the Solarium, I walked around on the upper decks to see which other ships were in port with us. Celebrity infinity was one of five ships in port in Nassau. We moored at the northernmost berth and were joined by Carnival Victory, Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas, and Norwegian Sky... Read more about Celebrity Infinity Live Blog Day 4 - Nassau, Bahamas