Planning a Surprise Trip!

Planning a Surprise Trip!

I know, it can be so exciting to plan a surprise trip for someone (or more than one), but before you start planning a surprise trip, consider if anyone you plan to surprise doesn’t like surprises. Just saying… Once you decide it would be fun for the...
Galveston Finally Getting a New Ship in 2022

Galveston Finally Getting a New Ship in 2022

I had announced this quite a while ago, about Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas going to Galveston. That was delayed, but we finally have a new date – November 2022. Yes, that seems like a long way away, but it will be worth the wait. This is an Oasis...
Should You Book Any Travel Now?

Should You Book Any Travel Now?

If there’s one thing we’ve realized lately, it’s that things can change at any moment. Countries had started to open up to tourists, but then they suddenly close. Countries also change their entry requirements including: negative COVID-19 test,...
Alaska Cruise Outlook

Alaska Cruise Outlook

It didn’t surprise me when Canada announced a longer cruise ban. However, it did surprise me that they extended it through February 2022. Another full year! This hits large cruise ships hard, since they require a foreign port for a stop, embarkation or...
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Well, I knew it was only a matter of time when a US cruise company has decided to require the COVID-19 Vaccine to board any of their ships. As of July 1, 2021, all ships belonging to American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruise Lines (sister companies) will...
Booking Cruises

Booking Cruises

Mid-March of 2020 cruise ships were faced with a no-sail order in the United States. It will be at least April 2021 before any ships will sail with paying passengers from US ports. That means more than a year without cruising. Do I miss that? Yes. We had lots of plans...