Our Editor-at-Large sails on Celebrity’s newest ship, the Eclipse, and is considering a family reunion on board

After a marvelous three days at the Fairmont Turnberry Isle resort, it was time to move on to the U.S. debut of Celebrity’s newest Solstice-class ship, the Eclipse. We had a brief lunch with friends at downtown Miami’s Intercontinental Hotel (a wonderful choice; the Beef Wellington was excellent). The Intercontinental is a great spot to … Read more

New-Announcing ResortCompete.com!

Let Agents Compete for your All-Inclusive Resort Vacation We are pleased to invite you to try our new service: ResortCompete.com. Based on the same model as CruiseCompete, ResortCompete lets you select an all-inclusive resort and receive competing quotes from resort specialists. You can then compare offers and contact sellers for more information or to book. … Read more

It’s Slime Time with Nickelodeon and Royal Caribbean

This summer’s highlight for many kids will no doubt be the first-ever nickelodeon Family Cruise with Royal Caribbean, which sets sail August 10-17 on the Freedom of the Seas. Non-stop fun and activities are promised on the Western Caribbean cruise, including a special kick-off sail away party; evening shows; Nick character breakfasts, featuring SpongeBob SquarePants; … Read more

Snorkeling in Alaska? 2008 Alaska cruise season full of surprises

Travelers aboard cruise ships visiting Alaska this year can experience more than just glacier tours, whale watching, dog sledding and other traditional port excursions. The cruise lines are offering a variety of unique ways to explore the magnificent landscape of the 49th state, including underwater snorkeling and high in the air via zip lines. Holland … Read more

Parents taking a cruise with tween or teenage children

Parents taking a cruise with tween or teenage children know these kids enjoy their space as much at sea as they do at home. The world’s most popular cruise lines have long recognized this and now offer more special hangouts and activities exclusively for them than ever before. Combine this space with plenty of activities … Read more

Real grass growing in celebrity solstice’s lawn club

The grass really will be greener on a cruise vacation aboard the Celebrity Solstice, scheduled for launch this December. Something is sprouting on the luxury cruise ship’s top deck: real, growing grass! The turf is the highlight of the ship’s breakthrough “Lawn Club” – an industry-first carefully developed by the cruise line in conjunction with … Read more