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12 Tips for Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Cruises

12 Tips for Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Cruises

Crossing the ocean onboard Queen Mary 2 with Cunard Cruise Line is a unique cruise experience. With a very rich mix of nationalities offering a complete world at sea, the ship is a hive of activities from enrichment lectures and classes to shows in the Planetarium, special meals and celebrations, dancing and much more. Knowing these 12 tips in advance will add a great deal to your clients’ enjoyment onboard.

Been There, Do This: Driving to Bonifacio, Corsica

Been There, Do This: Driving to Bonifacio, Corsica

This particular afternoon — which I’ll never forget — almost didn’t happen. It began innocently enough. Our Windstar ship dropped us off at Corsica’s Porto-Vecchio, a small port town that is good for a quick walk but not an entire day, especially when other parts of Corsica are within reach.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Provides Effective Upsell Tool

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Provides Effective Upsell Tool

Good advice shared at convention sessions can sometimes fade weeks or even a few days later, but agents attending Cruise Planners’ annual conference in Atlantic City, N.J., from Nov. 12 to 15, commented that tools and programs unveiled at the conference would see lasting use. For example, a marketing tool designed by Regent Seven Seas Cruises to upsell premium clients and those who have experienced other cruise segments was one that received positive feedback.

'The Love Boat' Cast Launches Regal Princess

'The Love Boat' Cast Launches Regal Princess

Who better to kick off the 50-year-anniversary celebration of Princess Cruises than the cast and guests of the iconic television show, “The Love Boat?” Six godparents from the cast christened Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and simultaneously kicked off the celebration of 50 years of history for the cruise line.

What It’s Like to Sail on a Carnival Live Music Cruise

What It’s Like to Sail on a Carnival Live Music Cruise

"Jump!" shouted the lead singer of #Groove6, the excellent band belting out ‘80s music in Ocean Plaza on Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Breeze. The packed crowd, spilling over into the corridor, enthusiastically obeyed, roaring out the lyrics, dancing, waving their arms and generally having the time of their lives.

Dr. Seuss and Camp Ocean Debut on Carnival Freedom

Dr. Seuss and Camp Ocean Debut on Carnival Freedom

Carnival’s exclusive agreement with Dr. Seuss Enterprises has resulted in a colorful space, so attractive the children in our group literally couldn’t wait to pop through the two differently sized doors. They threw themselves onto bright chairs and fat cushions surrounded by books, toys and games based on Dr. Seuss’ world.

Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

Carnival's Warm Chocolate Melting Cake Recipe

In the span of two days, I managed to eat three servings of Carnival’s famous warm chocolate melting cake — that means I ate one serving before lunch time. In my defense, I had just learned how to make the chocolate cake in a private tutorial with the kitchen staff.

The ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Championships

The ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Championships

There was huge buzz and dancing day and night onboard Holland America Line’s Nieuw Amsterdam. Though the ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ program has been a fixture on all of Holland America Line’s cruises for some time, this sailing was particularly special.