Sunset on the Mississippi from the American Queen Steamboat

NOLA to Memphis on the American Queen

Hi Smitty, It (the American Queen Steamboat) was a wonderful experience! We loved the cruise itself, the area, life on the boat (especially the coffee) and the small towns on the way to Memphis. We also enjoyed visiting the engine room, the caliope, biking on the levee in Natchez, the shows and last but not […]
Crispy Kadaif-wrapped tiger prawns with Mango chile Salsa

Oceania Regatta Review

This review was submitted by my brother, Jerry Smith (with a few editor’s notes for clarification) Overall:  This cruise was, for me, both impressive and surprising. It exceeded my expectations in many areas, especially the food. It was hard to find something to complain about. Oceania Cruises:  My sister, Soozie (Smitty to you, but as her brother, […]

Rhine River Cruise, from a Man’s Point of View

Overall:  The cruise was very enjoyable and exceeded my expectations in many areas (mostly the history associated with the quaint German cities we visited, especially Nuremberg). The boat was nice, the wi-fi worked well and the walking tours were quite good; some of the tour guides were exceptional. There was also entertainment in the evening. A […]

Pride of America Review

We recently returned to the Pride of America (POA) for another spin around the islands. We had sailed on her in 2007, about the same time of year, so the weather conditions were similar. We were once again greeted with an orchid flower lei for me and a shell lei for my husband. They had […]

The Difference Between Visas and Passports

Due to a recent experience with some clients and their challenge to get into a country that required a visa, I thought I would take this time to explain the difference between a visa and a passport. I have a feeling they thought that their passport was the visa – it is not. “Generally speaking,” […]

Alaska like Seasoned Cruisers

Susan,Our cruise to Alaska was the trip of a lifetime! I wanted to thank you for all your help getting us ready for our first cruise. Your tips made all the difference in the world and I think I followed everyone of them. It made us feel like seasoned cruisers! I never would have known what […]