Holland America, A Chocolate Lover’s Dream

Do you dream-in-chocolate? Then a Holland America Cruise might be just the Cruise that you are looking for!

Let’s go back in time. Cruise time that is. Warm recollection reminds us of late night buffets when passengers quietly walked through the glistening ice sculptures and beautiful displays of food artisans creations to snap photos of the beauty created in the ship galley just for their guests. Then at midnight, passengers would eat. After some time, most cruise lines lost the Grand Gala of mid night buffets. Some hints of chocolate buffets on cruise lines remained, but they were small and noone made a frenzy over them anymore.

Fast forward, Holland America is bringing it back at full steam ahead! Unlike ever seen before, Holland America will have “parades of chocolate”, where after dinner, waiters will walk around with trays of mini tantalizing chocolate delectables. Ahhh. No more will you stand on lines to find your favorite confection. Currently on all ships, fleet wide. We LOVE this concept! We think you will too!

Royal Caribbean “Next Cruise” Changes

As of August 1, 2017 Royal Caribbean will now require FULL Deposits for all onboard bookings. This change to Royal Caribbean’s Next Cruise Program was bound to happen. Earlier this year we saw that Royal Caribbean set deposits to ‘full deposits” for all suites being booked on board.

Habla Espanol?

Team-K jets to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Post Daughter’s Wedding, we take a Honeymoon too!

We have an early flight. It’s still dark out, but look how awake and happy we are? This is our first time to Puerto Vallarta, and we’re excited. 


Above are some random pictures I snapped on our ride from the airport to Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta, located at Carretera Barra de Navidad km 4.5, Zona Hotelera Sur, 48390 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico.

Checking in at the Grand  Club……………….

We really enjoyed the Grand Club. It was our ‘wake up’ in the morning, our mid day hello to our Concierge and our pre and post dinner spot. The hospitality was 5 star.

La Cevicheria was excellent.





Still working on updating our vacation!

A Transatlantic Crossing with the New York Times

“In 1942, The New York Times printed its first crossword puzzle; it became a daily occurrence in 1950 and one of the paper’s most popular features. To celebrate the crossword’s 75th anniversary, join Times puzzle editors on a seven-night transatlantic sailing aboard the luxurious Queen Mary 2®.  With daily game sessions, private lectures and exclusive access to the Times experts, solve your way across the Atlantic.” NY Times

Join The New York Times on the Queen Mary 2 on December 2, 2017. There will be daily game sessions, private lectures, and you will solve your way through this journey across the Atlantic Ocean. *Only by Times Journeys.


Free @ Sea?

Changes to NCL’s The Haven. Is Free at Sea for the Haven guests really free? As of June 6, 2017,*on all new bookings,  guests sailing in Norwegians, The Haven- a suite guest enclave will be paying gratuities (18%) for both the dining and beverage packages.

Muster Drill 101

We will always believe that this RCCL idea all started with our Beloved Maurice Moose and Bobby Bear. That. Is.  All. So, here it is,

“Operation Little Bear, A Muster Drill Movie”.


Jersey Boys on Norwegian Cruise Lines

Jersey Boys on Norwegian Bliss is sure to please everyone!

“Oh What A Night” is not only a hit song by The Four Seasons but also what you’ll be saying after an evening at the Tony Award®-winning musical, Jersey Boys. Journey from the gritty streets of Jersey to glamour and international fame as you follow the incredible true story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The band will rock your night with their timeless songs that include “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like A Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” Too good to be true? Not if you’re cruising aboard Norwegian Bliss!”, NCL.

Royal Caribbean institutes a Non-Refundable Deposit Program

Guests booking a Royal Caribbean Cruise will now have the option to book with a new ‘non-refundable deposit program’ as of July 1, 2017.

The non-refundable deposit rate will be less than the traditional refundable deposit rate and up to $100 onboard credit will be added to your reservation. If you are booking a Grand Suite and higher the only option is non-refundable. When you book a non-refundable deposit rate, if you need to make any changes to your ship and or sail date, each passenger will incur a change fee of $100.00.

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