A warm greeting to all my faithful readers and to those of you joining for the first time. I wish you many happy, healthy and prosperous days in this brand new year. May the year be filled with many sunny days, warm ocean breezes, visits to cruise ports, and relaxing sea days aboard a cruise ship.
Looking ahead .... As in most years, there are plenty of destinations to chose from when planning your 2011 cruise vacations. With the addition of Norwegian Epic and Allure of the Seas, there is plenty of extra capacity in the Caribbean. Most of the cruise lines have pulled out of the west coast and are increasing capacity in Europe. Perhaps a trip to the Mediterranean is in order. There's still a few spots available in the block of cabins for our 12 night Cruise to the Greek Isles.
As we mentioned yesterday, there were several other new ships added to cruise lines fleets in 2010. In many cases, these new ships are a destination themselves with plenty of activities to keep you busy on sea days.
In upcoming columns, I'll wrap up our Allure of the Seas series as well as our coverage of Azamara Club Cruises recent changes as we experienced them first hand on Azamara Journey.
We'd love to hear from more readers. What are your plans for the coming year? What would you like for us to cover in our blog in the next month?
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Enjoy this video clip from NYE at Time's Square in New York. Carnival Cruise line was sponsor for the confetti. Check out John Heald's Blog for his account of the NYE festivities.
Again, Happy New Year to all and Happy Cruising.