Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PreCruise for June 23 Carnival Valor Sailing

The time is almost here for the next cruise. Once onboard we will try to post daily updates regarding the cruise. Enjoy. June 23 Valor Cruise.

Friday, June 8, 2012

USA Today Travel Cruise Review Site

USA Today Cruise Review Site posts professional reviews of the cruise industry, most recently of the Seabourn Sojourn. These are well written pieces and worth the read but a part of me wonders, do professional reviewers/critics really get the same level of service as the casual cruiser?

It makes business sense that if a cruise line knew that a professional critic with a large publication were to be traveling on one of their ships, they would take extra efforts to ensure a very good cruise experience. Why not, it is free publicity. Nonetheless, it is good to see what the professional thinks and balance that with reviews from other regular cruiser's experiences.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Environmental Awards for Princess

The ports of San Francisco, California and Victoria, BC, Canada have presented environmental awards to Princess Cruises for the 2011 cruise season.

In San Francisco, Princess was recognized for their waste water management, recycling and disposal programs and their reduced emissions while in port. At the San Francisco cruise port, ships can " plug in" and not need their generators to provide power.

In Victoria BC, Princess was honored for their emissions reduction efforts consuming low sulfur diesel fuels. More details about these presentations can be found at