Everyone’s a Winner in our Employee Photo Contest

What’s the best benefit of working in the travel industry? The travel! Employees of Online Vacation Center get to go to some pretty interesting, wild, remote (you name it!) places as a perk of the job. Ranging from business travel (think trying out new cruise ships and testing hotels for our guests) to leisure travel (discounted rates, free passes and the like), our employees  make their way around the globe and back again year after year. Online Vacation Center recently held its 3rd Annual Employee Photo Contest, so we could share some of our experiences with each other and with you! Plus, it doesn’t hurt that the top 3 photos, which are voted on anonymously by peers, receive prizes. Read more

Blue Planet’s Incredible Filming Locations (And How to Explore Them)

The ocean—the largest habitat on Earth. We know more about the surface of Mars than we do about life in the depths of our oceans, hence the appeal of the series Blue Planet and Blue Planet II. As noted by The Telegraph, Narrator Sir David Attenborough reveals the wonders of this underwater world, urges us to care for our planet, and perhaps entices us to take a leap into the deep. Take a deep breath, and explore these awe-inspiring Blue Planet filming locations and the Journeys that will take you there. Read more

Most Amazing Future Concepts in Cruising

This year, we’ve been introduced to some pretty exciting and innovative new ships. Some featured elements so ambitious that we questioned how feasible they were from an engineering standpoint. Of many to note, the Celebrity Edge spiked the interest of many people when they unveiled new concepts such as the “Magic Carpet” deck, a vertically sliding venue that adapts to the needs of ship guests. Or their Infinite VerandasSM, which allow you to completely fold your veranda doors out of the way, or enclose the balcony in glass, at the touch of a button. Read more