Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Experiences Offered in the Cruise Line's Thermal Suite

I hope my explanation last week of a cruise ship’s spa area called the thermal suite was informative. As people begin to realize how the natural elements of the world we inhabit create such a strong foundation of healing and relaxation, the thermal suites aboard cruise ships become a real draw for passengers looking for holistic experiences that revitalize body, mind and spirit. Below are two of the best thermal suites at sea.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

What is a Thermal Suite?

One of the most relaxing areas onboard a cruise ship is the thermal suite, yet many people are unaware of its existence or for that matter, what it is.    A thermal suite is a series of rooms in the spa designed to  expose the body to hot and cold temperatures, both wet and dry. Aside from pure relaxation, the various rooms are designed to sooth, stimulate circulation, and detoxify the body as well as invigorate the senses.  A thermal spa may consist of saunas, steam rooms, ice fountains, tropical and cold showers, snow rooms, salt caves etc. And after trying out the various options there’s nothing quite like a nap on one of the heated ceramic loungers.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

More Cuba Cruises to Choose From

If you’re ready to experience the rich history and vibrant culture of Cuba, chances are your favorite cruise line has a perfect itinerary for you. Whereas a year ago Cuba as a port-of-call was limited to short itineraries on select cruise lines, we are beginning to see several cruise lines expanding Cuba offerings.

Carnival Cruise Line has recently announced 23 new Cuba sailings for 2019. While many leave from the Florida ports of Miami, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Carnival will also operate eight five-day trips to Cuba from Charleston, South Carolina!

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Our Favorite Things About the Norwegian Bliss

It was a great weekend for the staff of Direct Line Cruises because it was spent on the beautiful Norwegian Bliss.  The Bliss is a Breakaway Plus class ship, and a sister ship to the Norwegian Joy and Norwegian Escape (one of my absolute favorite ships).  There’s so much to gush about, I could go on and on. There is NOTHING we didn’t like! However, due to space, let me share some of our favorite things:

 “Jersey Boys.” I kid you not when I say that our staff thought this show was better than the Broadway version!  Really! If you’re not familiar with this show (is that even possible?) it tells the story of '60s rock band Franki Valli and the Four Seasons. Really interesting story about the bands history and the music will never get old. I bet you still know all the words to "Oh What a Night," “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” "Walk Like a Man," and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”