Carnival launching Sunshine cruise ship from Charleston, S.C.

Carnival Sunshine has launched a schedule of four- to 11-day voyages from the Port of Charleston, S.C., becoming the newest ship to operate year-round cruises from that port. Carnival.com. Carnival Sunshine’s schedule from Charleston includes four- and five-day sailings to the Bahamas, six- and seven-day voyages to Bermuda and the Caribbean, and the first-ever Cuba […]

Carnival Cruise Line debuts Sunshine ship

Following an extensive $200 million renovation that added a variety of food, beverage and entertainment innovations, as well as stateroom upgrades, Carnival Sunrise today made her debut at Norfolk’s Decker Half Moone Cruise Center. Carnival Sunrise is kicking off an inaugural season of four- to 14-day voyages that visit destinations in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, […]

Carnival Legend sailing to diverse ports of call in 2020

Carnival Legend will operate what it calls Carnival Cruise Line’s “most diverse’’ European season to date with nine- to 16-day voyages visiting 34 ports in 14 countries, including destinations in Norway, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Portugal, Greece, Greenland and Iceland in summer and fall 2020. Carnival.com Available through the Carnival Adventures program, the company said hundreds […]

Hipotels launching Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa in October

Hipotels, a leading Spanish hotel group recognized for an eclectic portfolio of 29 properties across Spain, is launching Haven Resorts & Spas – an adults-only, all-inclusive luxury hotel brand – with Haven Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa. http://www.havenresorts.com Scheduled to open in October 2018 and only a 15-minute drive from Cancun International Airport, Haven Riviera […]

Summer getaways: Father’s Day and Beyond

There’s still time to plan getaways for Father’s Day and beyond. Here’s some destination that are offering some outstanding packages for dad and the entire family for a summer of fun. Annual Parent + Child Four-Ball Tournament at Streamsong Resort — Streamsong, Fla. June 15-17, 2018, starting at $237 per person, per night Central Florida’s […]

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar opens 24th restaurant

Grand Hyatt Baha Mar has opened its 24th restaurant –  3 Tides Fish House – a 220-seat eatery that serves a diverse array of seafood dishes utilizing locally and sustainably sourced fish in support of sustainable Bahamian fishing practices. Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a luxury resort located on the island of New Providence in Nassau. Led by Chef […]

Great golf abounds from Cooperstown to St. Croix

There is great golf beyond the “usual suspects’’ in the Southeast and Southwest. For example, Central New York, Western Pennsylvania and the U.S. Virgin Islands each offer terrific golf resort experiences that are worth exploring. Here are some favorites: The Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, N.Y., sweeps along the western shoreline of Lake Otsego – the […]

Holiday roads from the Bahamas to Hawaii

For those looking for holiday (and beyond) travel opportunities, here’s some good cheer from some of my favorite golf resorts and destinations:   “Festive Memories” at Montage Palmetto Bluff — Bluffton, S.C. Available through Dec. 30, 2017 — rates starting at $350/night. Located within a 20,000-acre coastal nature preserve in the heart of South Carolina’s […]