RSSArchive for September, 2008

Have a Taste Of the “Spice Of Life” In Grenada

Have a Taste Of the

Who would have known that one of the tiniest independent nations in the Western Hemisphere would be as engaging as any other holiday destination twice or maybe even thrice its size? The notion quite escaped everyone else. But what we do know for sure is that the little island of Grenada (pronounced Gre-ney-da) is also widely known as “The Spice Isle of the Caribbean”.
This is mainly because of the plethora of locally grown spices (like nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, wild coffee, etc.) available all-throughout the area and also because of the rich and diverse music culture prevalent in the [...]

Holland America’s Fourth Nieuw Amsterdam

Holland America’s Fourth Nieuw Amsterdam

The fifteenth ship in Holland America’s fleet will be called the ms Nieuw Amsterdam, and will be ready by year 2010. It is an 86,000-tonne, Italian-built Signature Class ship fresh from the ship builder Fincantieri’s ship yard in Marghera, and boasts of New York City-styled interiors and art collection. It has a guest capacity of 2,106, and according to Holland America Line’s CEO and president Stein Kruse, will “reaffirm our commitment to the mid-sized cruise ship market”. It is the fourth in a line of other “Nieuw Amsterdam” ships in the cruise company’s 135-year history. The first one was launched [...]

The Sights And Sounds Of Barbuda

The Sights And Sounds Of Barbuda

Welcome to Barbuda … the smaller land-mass of the state of Antigua & Barbuda. The island middle of the Leeward Islands and is north of Antigua. Sharing much of its history with the other Caribbean nations, it has been home to the native Ciboney, Arawaks and Caribs before the region was colonized by the Spaniards, French and ultimately the British. So in this aspect, the area boasts of natural wonders (such as superb and gorgeous beaches and terrain) mixed with a certain European colonization-era flavor (mainly due to century’s worth of occupation and influence).
Barbuda’s main town is Codrington, named after [...]

Disney Magic Gets a Face Lift

Disney Magic Gets a Face Lift

When you wish upon a star, it makes no difference who you are. But it does make a huge difference where you want to go and how you want to get there, that is. So why not take a magic carpet ride on the waters (in a manner of speaking) and book a cruise with the whole family aboard the Disney Magic Cruise?
The Disney Magic Cruise, which was conceptualized and launched in the mid to late 90s, is now getting a series of face-lifts! The aim is to upgrade the 2,700-passenger ship’s facilities before dry-docking in September of 2008, and [...]

Royal Princess

Royal Princess

The Royal Princess is one of the Princess Cruises’ newest to grace the fleet, yet comes equipped with the many trademark features that discerning cruisers have come to love. The sparkling ship is furnished with only top quality interiors and furniture, giving you a truly luxurious cruise experience.
Dine in any of the Royal Princess restaurants and you’re sure to have a satisfying gastronomic experience. Those responsible for creating culinary art works that you see on the plates come from the heralded Chaine des Rotisseurs society. Because they are so creative and want passengers to experience no less than gastronomic art, [...]

Ocean Princess

Ocean Princess

The small ships of the Princess Cruises are a great way to enjoy an intimate cruise vacation with a small number of people. The ships carry no more than 700 passengers at a time, allowing each to maximize the luxurious amenities of the ship. The Ocean Princess is one of those ships, small in size yet big in feel.
Your taste buds are in for a treat at the Ocean Princess’s restaurants. Only chefs from the Chaine des Rotisseurs have the pleasure of serving dishes on the Princess Cruises. The classy Club Restaurant is where you can have traditional dining, with [...]