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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.

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

On a recent trip to the famed Galapagos Islands, I was determined to stick to a strict travel budget. I had traveled abroad on the cheap many times before – through China for three weeks, around Japan for two, and so on – and I saw no reason why the Galapagos Islands could not be similarly planned.

Cruising Through St. Kitts

Cruising Through St. Kitts

When I visited St. Kitts a couple years ago, the island was in the midst of successfully transferring from a sugar-based economy to one based on tourism. Looking at the island through the eyes of a cruise passenger, I could see that St. Kitts was perfectly poised to welcome the cruise traveler on a tight schedule.

Sailing Into Art on Oceania

Sailing Into Art on Oceania

When I signed on to teach art to Oceania cruisers, I really didn’t know what to expect. I had taught college studio art, but this would be a mixed bag of people at all sorts of levels, who might come for one session or all of them.