Sea Views
The Newsletter for Cruise Travelers from

January 31, 2006  


So many cruises, so little time...

Don't touch that mouse! When you visit Cruise Diva, you'll see our NEW look. None of the great content is gone, but it was time to rejuvenate our style. We hope you like our new layout and continue to visit regularly as we continuously update the hundreds of pages of articles, reviews, and advice that make our site so useful. Transferring hundreds of pages to our new format one-by-one is time consuming, so you'll see both styles until we're done. Your patience and continued support are really appreciated!

In time for Valentines Day, are you in the mood for romance?

How can you spot the newlyweds on a cruise ship? Unless the bride is wearing a white gown and the groom has rice in his hair, you probably can’t. There's something about the air at sea that makes us all yearn for a bit of romance.

If you're taking a Valentines Week cruise, we'd like to share some hints to enhance Romance at Sea

Would you like to know the answer to that age-old question of What Men & Women Want... it may surprise you.

If you don't have a Valentines Day getaway planned, Cruise Diva has suggestions for a gift for your significant other. Pick one of our Most Romantic Ships afloat for a future cruise together. You won't be sorry.

Cruise News... All the latest itinerary announcements and other industry news are in Cruise Diva's Cruise News. January highlights include details about Crystal Cruises' 10th Annual Wine & Food Festival, Dawn Princess' extended 2006-07 Mexican Riviera Season, Silversea's expanded Mediterranean Season offerings, Carnival's extensive shore excursions for the 2006 Alaska Season, Cruise West's acquisition of Yorktown Clipper and Nantucket Clipper, and luxurious stateroom amenities from Holland America, PLUS their exciting plans for an all-new Signature Class of ships.

Get On Board & Connect with Carnival: "Chat" with other cruisers on Carnival Cruise Lines' revamped web site. Join in to get your questions asked on the forum and submit a review after your Carnival cruise at Check out all the new features.

Lost At Sea, Still in the News If anyone really knows what happened to George Smith, they STILL aren't saying. The honeymooner disappeared from Brilliance of the Seas last July but his plight continues to grab headlines, both in newspapers and on television "news" shows. Read the latest statements from Royal Caribbean.

Where's Cruise Diva? In Charlotte, North Carolina last weekend at the Mann Travel Cruise Show to give a presentation and answer questions about Family Cruising. She also signed advance copies of her book at the booth sponsored by Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Thanks to all who came out on a rainy afternoon to attendit was a pleasure to meet so many new and veteran cruisers.

CLICK HERE TO ORDER - Fodor's The Complete Guide to Caribbean CruisesWhile it won't be on the shelves of your local book stores until February 7th, you can pre-order the latest cruise guidebook authored by Linda Coffman. Fodor's Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises, A Cruise Lover's Guide to Selecting the Right Trip, With All the Best Ports of Call, is now available through

Writing a guidebook from scratch was a daunting task. However, it was personally rewarding to share all the tips and tricks from with readers beyond the Internet. And there's much more... inside the book is all the planning information you need, plus cruise line profiles and ship reviews—everything you should know to make the right choices so your cruise will live up to your personal expectations.

CLICK HERE to order now!Get even more advice from the Cruise Diva. Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call 2006 is the only guidebook you need to plan days ashore and contains a brand-new cruise primer section and cruise line profiles and and ship reviews by Cruise Diva, Linda Coffman. A bonus is the inside scoop about cruise lines' Private Islands... what they are, where they are, and things to do when you get there.

Cruise Reviews: Have you missed one? We have hundreds of Cruise Reviews—Check the alphabetical listing by ship name or individual cruise line.

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