Wednesday, July 24, 2019

River Cruising for the Young and Active Passenger?

The thought of a river cruise has intrigued me since the days when I would watch “Downton Abby” on PBS and Viking River Cruises was their sponsor.  However, I was apprehensive since my husband and I (60 years young) consider ourselves to be active travelers who likes to get out and about, hike, bike and be on the go from morning till night.

I remember a couple of years ago we were on a European cruise with Royal Caribbean and in several ports I crossed paths with a group from a river cruise shore excursion, moseying around the city, following a guide who was holding a flag high so as not to lose any participants. No way, we thought! This wouldn't be a good fit for us.  These passengers we're significantly older and the pace a bit slow. 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Princess Cruise Line’s Phantom Bridge

Are you part of the “escape room” obsession?  You know, that pastime in which you pay to get locked in a windowless room and have to solve a series of puzzles in order to get out? Escape rooms are everywhere, cruise ships included. You can find them on Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line and soon they will be on Princess’ ships too!

Princess Cruise Line will debut the first digitally enhanced escape room they call Phantom Bridge.  It will have guests traveling through time and space while racing to solve the puzzles presented. The really interesting aspect of Phantom Bridge is that the entire room will transform and respond to guest actions, enveloping them in the story.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Carnival Cruise Line Doing Its Part to Clean the World

Carnival Cruise Line announced it will partner with Clean the World, a global health organization committed to improving the quality of life for vulnerable communities around the world.  Clean the World provides sustainable resources, programming and education focused on water, sanitation and hygiene for areas affected by poverty, homelessness or natural crisis.

So how will Carnival Cruise Line assist in this endeavor? Carnival will start collecting discarded soap from guest and crew staterooms throughout the fleet and send it to a Clean the World recycling center where the soap will be sanitized, melted down and reprocessed.