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Our Final Day on Celebrity Millennium, the FIRST Cruise Back in the Caribbean & Disembarking to the Beach

The last day of any cruise is relaxing and a bit sad – the final moments of a wonderful trip.  This final day on Celebrity Millennium was no different, except our disappointment that things were about to come to an end were eclipsed by how grateful we are to be back to sea, and back to a little bit of normal... read more

Tips for Cruising out of St Maarten this Summer

This Summer Celebrity Millennium and Celebrity Summits are cruising out of St Maarten.  If you’re taking one of these cruises though, it’s critical you understand the requirements of both the government of St Maarten, as well as Celebrity Cruises. From COVID tests and vaccines, to  entry authorization forms and insurance, it’s not as complicated as it sounds  - as long as you know what to expect.  Note that after the basic rules or requirements, we'll also share some tips we found helpful read more

Which Cruise Lines are Sailing from Foreign Ports - What You Should Know

cruising from foreign portsSoon you’ll be able to again cruise the Caribbean.  After a year without cruising in the region, lines have coordinated with several island nations and gained permission to set sail from ports outside of the US as early as June 5th.  Proof of vaccination will be required for guests to sail and the cruises will feature enhanced safety measures, so we’ll review which lines will be operating, answer some common questions, and make sure you’re ready to cruise... read more

Cruising Restarts! Celebrity Cruises Sailing in June 2021 from St Maarten, Royal Sailing from Nassau

Celebrity Cruises in June 2021!Today Celebrity Cruises announced that starting in June they'll be offering seven night Caribbean cruises from St Maarten.  Sister company Royal Caribbean also announced they'll be sailing from Nassau - the first resumption of Caribbean cruising by big cruise lines, a major step forward for the industry, and a fantastic opportunity for guests to enjoy what are truly wonderful itineraries... read more

MSC Live Blog Day 4 - Sint Maarten/St Martin

MSC Seaside as seen from Great Bay Sint Maarten

Today we arrived in Philipsburg, which is a city on the island of Saint Martin, and a destination I’ve not visited in around fifteen years.  There are two parts of this beautiful and politically unique island: The Dutch side – Sint Maarten, and the French side – St Martin.  The border is completely open, and noted only by roadside markers.  The French side is part of the European Union, and is an overseas collectivity of the country of France, it’s largest city is Marigot.  The Dutch side is one of the four countries which make up the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and it’s largest city is Philipsburg.  read more