|Don't let the smile fool you...|
Cruise Man 3000 is a HUGE packing procrastinator!
Welcome to the world of cruising! Whether novice or seasoned cruiser, picking the perfect cruise vacation just became a whole lot easier. This blog is bringing you the 411 on cruising according to me, Shon "Cruise Man 3000" Ford! This site is a 'cruisetacular' collection of my personal cruising experiences, cruise ship reviews, and cruise line ratings—I’m bringing you the latest and greatest from the high seas! I hope to bid you a Bon Voyage on a contemporary innovative ocean going vessel very soon! Hey, while you're at it, have a 'cruisemazing' day! Much love—Shon!?xml:namespace>
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
|Like my Mickey Ears?|
No matter which cruise ship bring you into Port Canaveral,
you have to go give Mickey and company a visit!
|The Ron Jon Surf Shop is a cool place to visit...|
Tiki statues and all!
|Nothing like finding just a nice beach to lay out on, right?|
Be sure to check out CoCo Beach--it'll hit the spot!
Friday, May 11, 2012
|Currently sailing as Grand Celebration, former Celebration|
was the smallest ship I have ever sailed... or was it?
Photo Credit: Cruise Critic
I remember sailing bigger ships, like Norwegian Epic, and having a great time, but feeling lost in the masses. Then on the smaller ships, such as Celebration, I felt too cramped and too close to everyone else on-board. You know what I'm talking about? Then it dawned on me (after all these years), I love mid-sized cruise ships. I mean it only took me a lifetime to have my Ah-Ha Cruise Moment, haha (thanks, Oprah)! Ships that are similar to the frame of Norwegian Jade, Carnival Spirit, or Radiance of the Seas are my cups of sea indeed! What does your cup of sea taste/look like?
|Then there's Regal Empress (no longer in service). She's definitely a toy|
compared to what's on the high seas today, right?
Photo Credit: SS Maritime
Thursday, May 3, 2012
|m/s Nieuw Amsterdam sails long and tall--one of the best contemporary|
ships afloat to date.
Photo Credit: Forbes
Caring just over 2,000 passengers and slicing through the ocean at an impressive 23.9 knots, m/s Nieuw Amsterdam is easily one of the more notable sophisticated cruise ships in this day and age. Equipped with an array of tantalizing eateries, areas for every member of the family--children, teens, and adults alike, and even industry-distinct spa staterooms, she will keep you coming back for more visits to her 930 foot long frame.
Want to sail her soon? No worries, she'll take you to all the places you love and dream of. Currently, Holland America Line has her playing a game of ping-pong between the Caribbean and the Mediterranean--exchanging Florida for Spain or Italy, depending upon the season, as ports of embarkation. Are you a sea lover? Yes? Well be sure to hop on her transatlantic sailings that last up to two weeks in some cases--it'll be the voyage of a lifetime!
With this ship, you'll not only get to see tastes of the old and new world together in rarity, but you will be ambushed with top-of-the-line service (and a cherry on top if you're vacation deprived). m/s Nieuw Amsterdam is the fourth edition issued by HAL. HAL liked the first one, loved the second, made the third one the charm, and ensured the fourth time around was over the top! Be sure to explore and see all this ship has to offer to you and your family on her very own website. She awaits your arrival! Bon Voyage!