Exploring the Cuban Coffee and Food Culture in Key West, Florida

March 27, 2015

A February 8th article in the New York Times Travel Section caught our attention: In Key West, A Taste of Cuban Coffee Culture.  We had an upcoming visit to Key West on a 7- Day Western Caribbean cruise, and we kept the article in our trip planning file to check out some of the places mentioned for Cuban cafe […]

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The Master Chef’s Table on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam

March 24, 2015

When we sailed on a 7-Day Western Caribbean cruise on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam, we decided to participate in the Master Chef’s dinner in the Pinnacle Grill. The event began in the Pinnacle Wine Bar at 6 pm, with appetizers and a glass of rose champagne. It was held on Saturday night, the last evening […]

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Using the New Unlimited Wi-Fi Package on a Holland America Cruise

March 23, 2015

We love to travel, especially via cruise ships. And while we like to take a break from work as much as this next person, we cannot completely “go dark” from work, clients and family members for a week or two when we cruise. We know we are not alone with this challenge. Much of the […]

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An Update on the Signature Beverage Package on Holland America Cruises

March 21, 2015

When we sailed on the Holiday cruise on the Nieuw Amsterdam in December, 2013, we bought the Signature Beverage Package and wrote about our experience. For our March 1, 2015 7-Day Western Caribbean cruise, we first booked the cruise last fall during the Explore 4 promotion in an outside stateroom category that included a complimentary Signature Beverage Card. During […]

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