December 2015

Off to an Eastern Caribbean Holiday Cruise on Holland America’s Zuiderdam

December 28, 2015

After spending two quick days in Florida at the Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, we are off soon to board Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam for a 7-day Eastern Caribbean New Years Holiday cruise. This will be our first time sailing on the Zuiderdam since 2004. We enjoy ringing in the New Year at sea, […]

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33 Fun Facts About Turks and Caicos Islands

December 23, 2015

We’ve visited Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos Islands several times, but we’ve never ventured past the beautiful beach, shops and pool located around the cruise ship port. In anticipation of a return visit, we did a little background research on this destination. 33 Fun Facts About Turks and Caicos Islands 1. The Turks and […]

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An Improved Signature Beverage Package on Holland America Cruises

December 21, 2015

Cocktails and cruise ships seem to go together, but some cruise guests get an unpleasant surprise at the end of their cruise when they see their bar bill. One way cruise lines have come up with a solution to this pain point is to offer drink packages for one set price.  Sometimes, these packages are […]

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What is There to Do on a Transatlantic Cruise?

December 14, 2015

A common question about cruising from people that have never taken a cruise is “What is there to do during days at sea?” This seems to be another way of asking, “Won’t I be bored on a cruise ship?” During our November transatlantic cruise from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale, we had eight straight days at sea. […]

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