cruising

Saying Goodbye to Seasickness

June 5, 2013
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I’m still relatively new to the world of cruising. The first time I even set foot aboard a cruise ship was in 2010, when I went on a press trip aboard Norwegian Epic. But I was immediately hooked. With all the restaurants and activities, the solo-friendly rooms and the big production shows, it reminded me […]

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Norwegian Epic vs. Norwegian Breakaway

May 22, 2013
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Confession time: Isn’t this a scenario we all dream of being faced with: Two equally wonderful suitors vying for our affections? That’s what solo travelers are faced with right now with two Norwegian cruise ships: The Epic and The Breakaway. Both feature innovative Studio Staterooms designed and priced for solo travelers, making them each a […]

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Get Ready for a Breakaway: Norwegian Breakaway

May 1, 2013
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Dear solo travelers who are itching to go on a cruise: Do I have good news for you! Remember the excitement of 2010 when Norwegian Epic debuted with its solo lounge and 128 staterooms sized—and priced–for solo travelers? Well, Norwegian just gave birth to The Epic‘s brand new baby sister called Norwegian Breakaway which features […]

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The Pros and Cons of Seeing Europe By Cruise Ship

January 16, 2013
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Is Europe on your travel bucket list? How many cities in Europe? Five? Ten? Thirty? If you’ve got a travel bucket list a mile long that includes numerous cities in Europe, you may find yourself wondering how on Earth you can visit that many places with the week or two of vacation time you get […]

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Seasickness: When Being Prepared Isn’t Enough

July 17, 2012
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I’ve been on a cruise ship twice in my life: Once in 2010 for a 2-night press trip aboard Norwegian Epic during its inaugural sailing out of New York, and this May, when I boarded the Epic again for my Mediterranean cruise. The first time I was aboard the Epic, I got a little seasick. […]

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Cruising to Bermuda Solo: The Journey and the Destination

November 9, 2011

I’m so thrilled to bring you this guest post today from one of my favorite online friends, who also happens to be one of my favorite guest bloggers, Tracy Antonioli. If you’ve ever considered a solo cruise and/or visiting Bermuda, but were nervous about going alone, you’ll want to read this. I originally chose to […]

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Entertainment of Epic Proportions

July 23, 2010

I swear Norwegian Cruise Line knew exactly what they were doing when they named their newest ship the Epic.  They knew travel writers wouldn’t be able to resist riffing on the name in our headlines.  But honestly, with a ship of this size, with this many restaurants and entertainment options, who can blame us for […]

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Norwegian Epic: An Adult Playground

July 20, 2010

Norwegian Epic reminded me a lot of Las Vegas:  It has a huge variety of activities to appeal to different tastes and different age groups, whether you are traveling with a group or traveling solo.  It’s like a playground for kids and adults alike. Since this was a press trip for me (read: free), and […]

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Solo Dining Aboard the Norwegian Epic

July 12, 2010

One of the things that I’ve always found unappealing about the cruise ship experience is the formal dining room scene. I don’t like the idea of being forced to eat at a certain time or at a certain table.  For a solo traveler, there’s the additional anxiety of wondering whether your tablemates will be friendly […]

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