Princess Cruises Debuts Chef Curtis Stone’s Specialty Restaurant SHARE

Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises
Chef Curtis Stone cooking with Peter Roelant, Manager of Culinary Operations of Princess Cruises

UPDATE: January 2017, discover the new menu with Curtis Stone’s SHARE restarant – Princess Cruises.

Princess Cruises is collaborating with renowned chef Curtis Stone and his specialty restaurant SHARE aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess to offer guests a singular dining experience. Continue reading “Princess Cruises Debuts Chef Curtis Stone’s Specialty Restaurant SHARE” »

Cruising the Arctic:  The Northwest Passage and Greenland

The Ocean Endeavor in Greenland
The Ocean Endeavor in Greenland

 

By John and Sandra Nowlan

 

We spotted polar bears on day three: not just one or two but about a dozen of the magnificent snow-white beasts on solo treks along the edge of the treeless tundra.

 

These sightings came as we sailed far north of the Arctic Circle on a two-week Adventure Canada cruise following the fabled route of the Northwest Passage. It was early September, the ideal time for Arctic cruising, with plenty of sunlight and (usually) lots of open water. Temperatures averaged 5 to 10 degrees above freezing. Continue reading “Cruising the Arctic:  The Northwest Passage and Greenland” »

Crystal Symphony – A Food and Wine Cruise in Southeast Asia

Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony ship
Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony ship

 

By John and Sandra Nowlan


More than six million people. At least four million motorcycles. We were each perched on the front of a pedicab, cycling through the chaotic streets of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) trying to avoid collisions and blend with the relentless flow of humanity aboard two-wheeled Hondas and Yamahas.

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Crossing the North Atlantic in Style on the Queen Mary 2

 

With her 151,400 tons,
her mighty majesty indeed rules the waves

 

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The majestic Queen Mary 2 sets sail beneath the expansive Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

by André Gayot

The Statue of Liberty fades away in the mist as we just slip underneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the lapping strengthens, the breeze broadens out and the sky darkens. Continue reading “Crossing the North Atlantic in Style on the Queen Mary 2” »

Royal Caribbean Quantum Class Dining

Vegetables in the garden
Wonderland brings to life never-before-seen fare like this inventive vegetable dish, baby vegetables in the garden.

 

New Fleet of Ships to Feature “Dynamic Dining”
by Patricia Mack


A few months ago, news broke about the impending arrival of Royal Caribbean’s latest fleet of luxury cruise lines, to be part of the lines’ latest Quantum class. The luxe ships are slated to offer everything from simulated skydiving, an indoor sports complex and beautiful cabins designed with full functionality in mind. Now, word has come that the Quantum class will also elevate its dining options.

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