By: Susan Fleitman, Travel Consultant; Kia Young, CTA and Senior Travel Consultant; and Pete Iznaga Jr, CTA and Senior Travel Consultant
Three co-workers embarked on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam for a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise. That’s not the first line of a well-worn joke, but the beginning of an amazing familiarization trip. Not only did we spend time getting to know each other, but we also got to learn about the Holland America brand.
If swimming warm ocean waters, sipping tropical drinks by the pool, and palm trees swaying in the breeze sound like an amazing way to spend a vacation, look no further than a Caribbean cruise. However, most cruise lines offer only itineraries to either the Eastern or Western Caribbean. Picking which direction to go can be tricky when you don’t know what’s different about each. Here’s a quick guide to help you decide whether to cruise the Eastern or Western Caribbean.Continue reading
By: Shub Masood, Administrative Assistance
This summer, my parents, children, and I cruised along the Eastern Caribbean with MSC Cruises aboard their brand new ship, the Seaside. I was a little nervous about trying out a European cruise line, because I didn’t know if the service and other quality standards would be up to par with our American criterion, but we were so pleasantly surprised!
By: Cristina Elias, Administrative and Accounting Manager
This year, my family and I took an Eastern Caribbean cruise with Royal Caribbean. We sailed on the Oasis of the Seas out of Orlando on a 7-night journey, stopping in Philipsburg, San Juan and Labadee.