Celebrity Cruises Beverage Packages

What are the differences between the beverage packages onboard Celebrity Cruises? Is it worth it to upgrade? How much does it cost? What other packages are available? These are very common questions and I will do my best to provide quick and easy answers. Classic Package You can choose from an array of beers, spirits,Continue reading “Celebrity Cruises Beverage Packages”

New Amazon travel store!

I have a new travel store….https://www.amazon.com/shop/travelswithmickey You will find all the things I love to use for traveling and cruising. Please check it out! I only share items I have personally used and recommend. Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments.  As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Your supportContinue reading “New Amazon travel store!”


Bonaire is one of three islands that make up the catchy nickname: the ABC islands. This colorful Netherlands Antilles archipelago lies 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela and is comfortably outside the Caribbean’s hurricane belt.    Bonaire is laid-back by design. Large chain hotels have been kept out and eco-preservation has been enforced sinceContinue reading “Bonaire!”

Fort Lauderdale, FL – “Venice of America”

Fort Lauderdale….known as the “Venice of America”. The city is famous for its beaches, arts, culture and the 3rd largest cruise port in Florida. You can shop on Las Olas Boulevard, ride the water taxi on the canals, wonderful cuisine and visit the historic riverfront, all while enjoying bountiful sunshine…over 300 days each year! Located justContinue reading “Fort Lauderdale, FL – “Venice of America””

Cruise Packing 101 – what not to forget!

Many of these items highlighted below can be purchased through my Amazon store….amazon.com/shop/travelswithmickey I do earn a small commission…thank you for supporting Zest4Travel! PASSPORT! and other important travel documents, such as your vaccination card and Covid test.  I keep mine in a clear vinyl sleeve that I purchased on Amazon.  Keep these items in yourContinue reading “Cruise Packing 101 – what not to forget!”

What will cruising look like in the future?

What will cruising look like when we can finally return? This is the question everyone is asking. The most honest answer? Who really knows? All cruise lines are developing new safety and health protocols to be implemented once they return to sailing.  Each line has a different name for these new protocols but they areContinue reading “What will cruising look like in the future?”

Phillipsburg, St. Maarten

The last port of our cruise was Phillispsburg, St. Maarten.  We have been here once before, so we decided to just stay locally and enjoy the beach.  Since we were here overnight, it was fun to see the town during the evening, when it was basically empty of tourists.  And we had the beaches toContinue reading “Phillipsburg, St. Maarten”

Bridgetown, Barbados

Link to YouTube video on the port is here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG8iBVuK0eQ Barbados was first visited by Spanish navigators in the late 15th century and claimed for the Spanish Crown.  The island first appeared on a Spanish map in 1511.  When an English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1625, the men took possession of it in theContinue reading “Bridgetown, Barbados”