To appeal to a more diverse crowd, Carnival owned Holland America has made dramatic changes. Larger foyers and other structural features targeted the line to an older clientele but now they have completely remodeled their ships to include more intimate, smaller foyers and individual areas. Holland America cruises all around the world and they have loyal customers in many countries.
An absolutely beautiful and fabulous cruise is cruising Hawaii with Norwegian Cruise Line. Norwegian is the only line that tours the islands of Hawaii, rated four-and-a-half (4 1/2) stars between Carnival (4 star) and Royal Caribbean (5 star) along with a number of other lines. Beginning your journey from Honolulu or Maui you will see the islands of Maui, Oahu, Big Island, and Kauai where South Pacific was filmed. Two cities you must see on Big Island are Kona and Hilo. Continuing on your journey you can visit Pearl Harbor and volcanos.
Bermuda is unlike any other island of the Caribbean and is definitely worth while to visit. Located 600 nautical miles off the coast of North Carolina, Bermuda really isn’t a Caribbean destination although it is often grouped in the Caribbean Islands. Convenient departures from Cape Liberty, New Jersey or New York, New York make for easy passage to this British owned island. Bermuda is a great destination with plenty to do including touring brightly colored gardens, pastel painted houses, quaint villages, and pink sand beaches. There’s excellent golf and shopping making Bermuda the complete package as a cruise destination.
Did you know that all cruise lines are rated? While all cruises are excellent values, cruise ratings help you to know the level of service to expect when choosing a cruise line. Ratings are based on excursions, food, entertainment, and of course service.
Very friendly and incredibly beautiful, St. John and St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands are popular destinations for everyone. Once you dock in St. Thomas, my strongest advice is to head straight to St. John first. When you are done exploring this magnificent island, return to shop in St. Thomas before you sail. I can show you the insiders way to economically tour St. John and St. Thomas – just give me a call!