By Marcia Raffel Levin Holland America has done something amazing. It has successfully meshed 144 years of maritime history with new design, entertainment, and culinary offerings on its new Konigsdam. In fact, the ship brings an entirely new look to the Holland America Line. The Konigsdam was launched in Europe a little less than a
By Marcia Raffel Levin Crossing the Atlantic Ocean aboard the iconic Queen Mary 2 is a truly unique travel experience. Actually, for anyone who has ever enjoyed sea days aboard a cruise ship, that experience should be at the top of a “to-do” travel list. The QM2, which carries more than 2,000 guests, is 17
By Marcia Levin During the hit PBS show “Downton Abbey” millions of television viewers enjoyed brilliant commercials for Viking Cruises. I recognized – from previous European trips – many of the buildings showcased in the ad. And recently, I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with the real deal. Viking was founded
By Marcia Raffel Levin When I was a little girl, my mother listened to the opera on the radio every Saturday and really wanted me to enjoy it with her. While I inherited her love of books, history, and museums, I never liked opera, although I have friends who enjoy it. Perhaps I was rebellious.
By Marcia Raffel Levin A theme cruise is more or less defined as a sea-going journey – with all the comfort and amenities of today’s cruise ships – on which you sail with people who share your interests. Consider a cruise with a bunch of rock ‘n’ roll or country music buffs who tap their
Most of us would like to have an impact on the world, although few of us actually do. Perhaps here’s your chance – a new style of travel that allows you to have that impact while still enjoying a very comfortable journey By Jim Ferri If you’re an American traveler, you’ve likely heard of Fathom
This promises to be another exciting year for cruisers as millions of travelers set sail “from all over the world to all over the world.” If you enjoy cruising, there’s no better place to learn about what’s in store for you than Seatrade, the industry’s annual get-together. And there’s no one better to tell us
By Marcia Levin You know the feeling when you are about to meet an old friend after a long period of time, with excitement and expectations on high alert? That’s a bit how I felt when I recently boarded Holland America Line’s Eurodam on its first Caribbean sailing of the season. It had arrived early