Princess Cruises boasts the longest history sailing out of the Port of Los Angeles and so it was exciting to see them bring a brand new ship to the west coast. Discovery Princess set sail this weekend, celebrating her maiden voyage to the Mexican Riviera and we can't wait to check her out in person in the near future.

After two years of hearbreak and disapointment, we're thrilled to see exciting news from cruiselines big and small that are all anticipating a fantastic Alaska cruise season this year. Cunard is the most recent to blow their horn with news updates regarding their 2022 Alaska cruise season onboard the Queen Elizabeth.

One of the great things about the "Pandemic Pause" was that cruise lines had time to accelerate the check-in process and reduce the time we spend in lines waiting to board. Ironically, on cruises since the re-start, the longest and most complicated process now is verifying vaccine status but Carnival has now made this even easier by rolling out VeriFLY to all of their home ports.

Fifty years is a big milestone for any organization and Carnival Cruise Line is no exception, so that's why they're throwing an epic 50th Birthday Bash "Carnival Sailabration" this month on both coasts across multiple voyages starting March 5th out of Long Beach with Carnival Radiance and Carnival Miracle.

You know we love Alaska and I know you folks do as well so I'm very excited to participate in this contest and encourage to as well. Alaska is one of those destinations that goes beyond simply a "cruise" vacation and is both a spiritual experience to see natural wonders that are still pure, giant animals, and an incredible hospitality from both the indigineous people as well as the hearty folks that made the journey north and now call Alaska their home. If you share this passion as I do then you have until March 15 to let Holland America Line know and if they like it then you could find yourself on one of their Alaska cruises this summer!