Silversea Cruiseline Offers Culinary Classes

When you think about cruise lines Silversea’s isn’t usually one that pops into your head.  But the luxury cruise line has some great amenities.  One of the great things they are offering is a complimentary, interactive cooking school. The curriculum is hosted by Silversea culinary trainer David Bilsland who was educated in classic French cooking and … [Read more…]

Disney Cruise Line Adds New Homeports

Disney cruise line will be adding homeports in New York, Seattle and Galveston with sailings starting in 2012.  They will also being adding a 15 day round trip intinerary from Los Angeles to Hawaii.  Starting in May 2012 the cruise line will have 8 day cruises to from New York to the Bahamas.  With this … [Read more…]

Recovering Egypt

The U.S. State Department downgraded its travel warning to Egypt, but still warning travelers to consider the risks. The revolution in Egypt has had a devastating effect on a economy that heavily depends on the tourism industry. Heba, a freelance tour guide said before the uprising she was fully booked through 2013 and now her … [Read more…]

Ryanair Adds New Fee

Ryanair will be adding a new fee of 2 euros or all bookings made after April 4 to cover the cost of compliance with E.U. directives about accommodating passengers whose trips are canceled or disrupted by so-called “force majeure” events such as natural disasters.  Ryanair states they have incurred additional costs of 100 million euros … [Read more…]

Orbitz Looses 3 Car Rental Companies

As o April 1, Orbitz stopped offering car rentals through Enterprise, National and Alamo. Though both sides claim they ended the relationship, Enterprise who operates National and Alamo as well, says Orbitz insisted on unacceptably high commission rates. Orbitz has been offering Enterprise car rentals since 2001. A spokeswoman for Enterprise stated that many consumers … [Read more…]

Two Cruises to Commemorate Titanic’s 100th Anniversary

Miles Morgan Travel has organized two cruises (and possibly more) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The two ships Miles has chosen, the 694 passenger Azamara Journey and the 1309 passenger Balmoral, were picked because they have that classic ship feel. One ship will leave from New York while the … [Read more…]

Two Crystal Cruise Line Ships Going All-Inclusive

Beginning in the spring of 2012 the ships the Crystal Symphony and the Crystal Serenity will go all-inclusive. Which means you won’t have to pay for all those little extras cruises cost you. On these two ships you will get complimentary fine wines, premium spirits and open bar service in all the lounges. You will … [Read more…]

New Rome Tourist Tax

Rome city council confirmed that there is now a tourist tax for all visitors staying in hotels in Rome.  FIT and group tourist will now have to pay a tax directly to the hotel upon check out.  This fee is NOT included in the price of the room. Tax Amounts:1 -2-3 Star Hotels: 2 Euros per … [Read more…]

Carnival Pulls Out of Mazatlan

Due to recent security issues, Carnival Cruiselines is pulling their stop in Mazatlan, Mexico on their Mexican Rivera Cruises.  Ensenada has also been replaced on their nine day Mexican Rivera cruises with a second call in Cabo San Lucas.