Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sailing in Italy

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go sailing in Italy? Well, once again we thank Costa Rican travel filmmaker, Netfali, for making his amazing video, Italian Winds, possible so you and I can experience this epic adventure right along with him... 
Italian Winds takes on a nautical journey across the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Ischia, Matera, Naples, Procida and Sorrento. Enjoy, รจ bellissimo!!
Be sure to check out Honeymoon & Wedding Hot Spots: Cruising & the Caribbean!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

MSC Meraviglia - the Largest Cruise Ship in the World

Wow, I was one of those travel industry people who thought cruise ships could not physcially get any bigger, boy was I wrong! Let's take a look at the largest cruise ship in the world, the MSC Cruises Meraviglia, which sets sail in June 2017. 

Coming in at 355,209 gross tons, MSC Cruises Meraviglia will knock Royal Caribbean International's Harmony of the Seas into second place, at only 226,963 gross tons - that's a size increase of more than 55%!!

So, what's unique about MSC Cruises Meraviglia? The ultramodern accommodations on board offer more choices for families, while the exclusive MSC Yacht Club staterooms come with a butler service and a dedicated 24-hour concierge, as well as a private pool, direct elevator to the spa, a restaurant and complimentary beverages 24/7 within the MSC Yacht Club area.

There will be 12 distinct restaurants, including a gourmet ice cream parlor/creperie, along with the longest LED dome at sea that covers the ship's boutiques, shops and restaurants. To me, one of the most exciting features of the ship is the state-of-the-art Cirque du Soleil at Sea entertainment and dinner theater experience. There's also a contemporary fine art museum on the MSC Cruises Meraviglia.

For the kids, there's an amusement park and an outdoor water park, as well as 5 age-appropriate kids clubs' for those ages 0 to 17. 

The MSC Cruises Meraviglia also sports smart ship technology in the form of a cruise card, bracelet or by using your smartphone, which will give you access to your stateroom, onboard payments and reservations, along with embarkation and disembarkation. The ship is also eco-friendly in that it uses energy-saving systems, as well as employs a waste water management and recycling program.

The MSC Cruises Meraviglia will sail the Mediterranean during her inaugural season with ports of call including Genoa, Naples, Messina, Italy; Valletta, Malta; Barcelona, Spain; and Marseille, France.

See Why Cruising is the Best Vacation Value today! For more information, visit MSC Cruises Meraviglia


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Travel Books for 2017

Will you finally be fulfilling your travel dreams in 2017? But, will it be Cuba, Disneyland or a road trip to Canada or across the US?? If you're not sure where to go, here are some great travel books for 2017 to inspire you including an old fashioned Rand McNally road atlas - nothing like going old school when you travel!


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

JW Marriott parq Vancouver

Have you heard about the latest resort development in downtown Vancouver? Let's take a look and see what parq Vancouver (locally known as Site 10A) is all about!

Set to open this fall, this modern, glass-sided resort-style complex is located next to BC Place and offers views of the Cambie Street Bridge from its 2 luxury hotels, JW Marriott parq Vancouver (with a fitness centre and a spa) and the Douglas Autograph Collection. 

parq Vancouver will also be home to 5 restaurants and 3 lounges, including farm-to-table cuisine and upscale Asian food, as well as being the new 2-story home of the Edgewater Casino. Of course, there will be plenty of conference and special event space.

The crowning feature of the complex is a rooftop park sporting 200 full-grown trees, which will provide views of False Creek and the Vancouver skyline. 

For more information, be sure to read Discover: Vancouver, BCAnd to make your reservation, visit JW Marriott parq Vancouver or Douglas Autograph Collection.