Category Archives: Caribbean

Curaçao: A Colorful Retreat from the World

A three-hour flight from Miami, Curaçao is a perfect destination to just escape the struggles of life and go into full “relax-mode”.  Turquoise beaches, rainbow-colored architecture, caves, snorkeling, diving, shopping – this island has plenty to occupy your days. 

Sailing the Constellation with Celebrity


Reading Cruise Critic, I always find it amusing at the things some people complain about.  This ship is no different as  some people really must hunt for things to be dissatisfied about.  In one post made on 1/15, one says it is the “Our Worst Cruise Ever” because the internet didn’t work properly.  REALLY?  Have you seen that cruise ship being tossed around by 60 foot waves on YouTube people?  THAT is a worst cruise ever.  And if you’re going to “review” a trip, do so in a manner that doesn’t sound like whining rich people problems – ie you had to go get your special luggage tags at guest services yourself.

As for my cruise, it was restful, fun and what I needed. 

Royal Caribbean Announces Third and Fourth Oasis-Class (World’s Largest) Ships




Miami, May 9, 2014 – Royal Caribbean announced today that it has agreed with STX France to move forward on the order of a fourth Oasis-class ship for delivery in 2018. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard D. Fain and President and Chief Operating Officer Adam Goldstein, along with STX France Chief Executive Officer Laurent Castaing, announced the planned ship order at the keel-laying ceremony for the third Oasis-class ship at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France according to a press release.

Norwegian Cruise Line Adds Ship to Miami Port in 2014

Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Gem

Norwegian Cruise Line opened bookings for summer 2014 and in doing so, will be adding the Norwegian Getaway to the Port of Miami. The Getaway, a 4,000-passenger vessel, will be joining the Norwegian Sky which currently embarks from Miami.

Royal Caribbean Begins 3 Day WOW Sale Today

Royal Caribbean introduces 3 day WOW sale

Royal Caribbean introduces 3 day WOW sale

While Royal Caribbean’s website was down for part of today, they were prepping for their new 3-day WOW Sale.

According to the website,

“Go where the sea can take you, which is just about everywhere. From October 15 – 17, reserve any cruise departing January 1, 2013, or later and enjoy up to $200* to spend onboard plus a 50% reduced deposit. Reserve your cruise now by using our Find a Cruise widget on the right.”