A Food Lover’s Guide to the Caribbean

Caribbean food is a mouth-watering combination of fresh ingredients, exotic spices and historical influences. The fertile earth and the lapping turquoise waters create a sublime environment to celebrate fresh fruits, herbs, fish, and meats. National specialties vary across the board, but there are specific foods and flavors that create the unique essence of Caribbean cuisine. Here’s a few of our favorites and where to try them.  Read more

First Look: Virgin Voyages’ Exciting New Take on Cruising

Looking for a new and exciting way to cruise? Well, Virgin Voyages has you covered! Take a first look at Virgin Voyages’ ships and you will discover their yacht-like, glamorous exterior was designed to break the mold. Under construction in Italy, Fincantieri will deliver the first of four ships, Scarlet Lady, to start sailing from PortMiami in early 2020. Reservations opened February 14th!

We will update this blog continuously as new information is released, so keep checking back. (Updated 2/15/19) Read more

Year of the Pig: What You Need to Know About Chinese New Year

What is Chinese New Year?

The Chinese New Year (also known as the Lunar New Year and Spring Festival) is China’s most important holiday. Because China’s lunar calendar is based on the new moon that appears between January 21–February 20, the actual date of Chinese New Year varies from year to year. Public celebrations are observed this year between February 4–10 and mark “The Year of the Pig”.

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Travel Horoscopes for 2019

If traveling more often is your top resolution for 2019, deciding where to actually go is no small feat. Lucky for you, we’re here to help with a set of travel horoscopes! Whether or not you’re a big believer in what the stars predict, you might find the destination we’ve assigned to your zodiac sign intriguing—and if you don’t, you can always call a Personal Vacation Manager for some help!

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Equator-Crossing Rituals on Cruise Ships

When cruise ships sail across oceans, or change seasonal home ports, their one-way itineraries are known as repositioning cruises. Often a longer and more unique route, repositioning itineraries have become increasingly popular among avid cruisers.

One unique factor about repositioning cruises is that many of them must cross the equator to get to their desired destination. Among many old stories of sailors and their rituals falls the line-crossing ceremony. Read more