MSC Divina Entertainment

Rachael Sandon Blog, Cruise, Divina, MSC 9 Comments

Dinner and a show, that is what we did every night and the MSC Divina entertainment team never disappointed! Every cruise line is a little different in their nightly show offerings.  I was excited to find out what MSC had in store for us. When we first got on the Divina we made our way to the Pantheon Theater.  It is a huge theater that is 2 ship decks tall with very comfortable,  red velvety seats.  The stage was covered but the curtains looked like liquid silver.  It was not a dulled silver color…but more like a silver chrome.  We …

7 Best Updates on Carnival Vista

7 Best Updates on Carnival Vista

Rachael Sandon Blog, Carnival, Cruise, Vista 16 Comments

Not much longer now!  That’s right we only have a handful of days left until the Carnival Vista welcomes her first guest on board!  As of right now she has finished all of the sea trials and the crew should be on board getting everything ready!  May 1st will be the first sailing and she will continue to travel around the Mediterranean until later in 2016 when she makes her way across the Atlantic to the US. It’s been a few years since the Carnival Breeze started sailing and I have no doubt in my mind that this one will be …

Specialty Dining on Navigator of the Seas Edit

Specialty Dining on Navigator of the Seas

Rachael Sandon Blog, Cruise, Navigator of the Seas, Royal Caribbean 4 Comments

We can all agree that cruise lines have some amazing food.  All you can eat buffets, main dining rooms that will knock your socks off and smaller cafes to pick up snacks in between your meals; these are all pretty standard places to eat on a cruise ship and are available for no extra charge.  Pretty sweet deal if you ask me, but what about all the specialty restaurants that you hear about…the specialty restaurants that are not included.  Are they really worth the extra cost?  Is the food really that much more spectacular that you would be willing to pay …

Holland America MS Amsterdam – Disembarkation Day Pt. 2 – May 2015 – Vancouver

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(Continued from Holland America Disembarkation Day, Pt. 1) … We docked up against the Canada Place dock.  Our spot was directly behind the MS Noordam. The previous night, we had filled out our Canadian customs forms, to simplify the process.  We propped our balcony door open and were watching the proceedings on the dock from our room. I was lying on the couch near the door, and relaxing.  The steward or someone else came to check the minibar (which we had emptied ourselves and subsequently re-filled prior to arrival.) We had also kept all of our bags under our own control for …

Holland America MS Amsterdam – Disembarkation Day Pt. 1 – May 2015 – Vancouver

Rachael Sandon Amsterdam, Blog, Cruise, Holland America 1 Comment

(Continued from Holland America msAmsterdam Day 3, Pt. 5) … For some unknown reason, I decided it would be a good idea to wake in the middle of the night.  When I did, I saw that we were cruising between islands and were probably just north of the Seattle area, so I hung out by myself on the balcony for a little while.  I also noticed at this time that we had at least a marginal cell phone signal from a US source, for the first time since leaving San Diego, so I checked my email (omg, that’s a lot of …