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December 6, 2010

Spicy Ladies of Grenada - You Bring Home What They Are Selling, iPads for Menus, Facials with Remnants of Bursting Stars, Persian Gardens, Moonlight Dining, Exquisite Martini Bars, and Unique Artwork

U.S. debut of Celebrity's newest Solstice-class ship, the Eclipse - The Publisher sails on Celebrity's newest ship, the Eclipse, and is considering a family reunion on board - This was my first cruise on Celebrity Cruises and what a lovely experience that I will always hold near and dear to my heart. More…………

The spa and Aqua Class cabins are the ultimate in relaxation therapy on the new Celebrity Eclipse More about the spa and entertainment………

Curacao shopping: A few stores actually carry some interesting items
The floating market where locals gather to buy their fresh fruit and vegetables is a work of art in itself. Oddly enough, this line of floating produce platforms is only a short walk from stores such as Benetton, Diesel and Lacoste Boutique. Curacao has done such an admirable job of blending traditional with new, the transition is barely noticeable as you walk through Willemstad's different shopping districts. More……

Holland America's free digital workshops: Thank them for the increased use of photos in recent blogs While many cruise lines offer computer classes, Holland America operates at a higher level. By partnering with Microsoft Windows, HAL is the first to offer a free digital program at sea. Other cruise lines usually charge $20 a session, and their classrooms and instructors are of varying quality. More……

Spicy ladies of Grenada…you can bring home what they sell - From the harbor we walking up a hilly street to find the weekly produce market (only on Friday and Saturday) and watch the locals barter for such items as lettuce, cucumbers, potatoes, breadfruit, coconuts and almost every spice you can image. Grenada is so famous for its spices it's known as the Isle of Spice. More…………

Laundry schedule for a 35-day cruise…-Actually, the what-to-wear factor on a 35-day Caribbean cruise isn't difficult. The real issue is how to have enough clean clothes without packing a dozen suitcases. Holland America doesn't care about how many suitcases we bring aboard. More………

Barbados photo safari…in clouds and drizzle, of course How can a decent photo safari take place in this weather? Let us explain

Video of the week - Summary: Yes, we are running this video again. If you post your favorite private island story on Facebook, you will be entered into our next contest. The private islands are my very favorite on a cruise. Learn about the experience of visiting a private island on your cruise, along with specific information on the islands visited by particular cruise lines. Video Run Time: 3:07

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