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Holland America's Rotterdam

Step on board this amazing ship from Holland America. The Rotterdam. Rotterdam delivers the best of everything Holland does: exquisite cuisine, award-winning service, superbly appointed staterooms and suites, and world-class entertainment. At the heart of it is Music Walk®, an exclusive collection of live music performances. Be first to experience Rotterdam’s Pinnacle-class luxury on her inaugural voyages. You will find a mastery of the details that keep guests returning again and again.

Beyond Your Backyard - On The Bridge - Carnival Horizon

Get your sea-legs ready, landlubbers! Erik the Travel Guy steps aboard Carnival Horizon for exclusive behind-the-scenes access with the ship’s captain and crew. He’ll visit the crew-only areas, explore the ship’s bridge and engineering, as well as witness first-hand how the crew feeds thousands of meals each week.

Notes from the Road - Happy Summer

Happy Summer! Yes, the beach days, the amusement parks, the swimming pools! I love Summer and everything about it. 

Travel Hack - The Cost of a Seven Day Cruise

The cost of a seven-day cruise can vary greatly depending on various factors such as the cruise line, destination, cabin type, time of year, and additional amenities.

Travel Tip - Cruise: What To Know Before You Go

Where do YOU want to cruise and how much is it going to cost? Two very important questions and the answers are a bit daunting to untangle. Alas! I will do my best! But first, some context. 

Vacation Merchandise - Cruise Bound Luggage Tag

Even if that "print at home" paper tag falls off, your bag will safely arrive in your stateroom if you have this stylish cruise bound luggage tag attached. Sturdy and weatherproof, this luggage tag will outsmart any rough baggage handler.

Beyond Your Backyard - Jamaica

In this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, the show visits the island nation of Jamaica. Erik learns the history of the culture while exploring grottoes, riding horseback in the ocean, and sampling Jamaican-style culinary offerings.

All Inclusive vs. Cruise

Greetings fellow vacation enthusiasts! We have a lot to cover as this is a busy week! One of the questions I get asked quite a bit is “which do you prefer, an all inclusive resort or a cruise?” This is such a loaded question because I love both.

Beyond Your Backyard - Meet The Captain Carnival Cruise Ship

Get your sea-legs ready, landlubbers, as we step aboard Carnival Horizon for exclusive behind-the-scenes access with the ship’s captain and crew. We'll visit the crew-only areas, explore the ship’s bridge and engineering, as well as witness first-hand how the crew feeds thousands of meals each week.

Vacation Food - Alaska King Salmon

Learn how to make the most amazing King Salmon just like a pro!

My Trip to Half Moon Cay

OMG! This private beach is exactly what dream vacations are made of! This is a private island/beach and very popular stop with Carnival Cruise lInes and Holland America. White sand beaches, crystal clear water, you have to see it to believe it.

Consider A Cruise!

Greetings my fellow vacation thrill-seekers! I am in a fantastic mood as I write this. Of course, I am in between shuttling my children around this afternoon, but I am THINKING about whisking away to feel the warm embrace of the golden Caribbean sun!

How to Choose The Best Cruise

Right now, there are about 300 commercial cruise ships sailing all over the world. The largest commercial cruise company is Carnival Corp. and the second is Royal Caribbean. If you are considering booking a cruise for the first time or maybe you’ve sailed before and want to experience a new ship or different ports of call, then this is just the place to start. 

Why I Love To Cruise

Greetings my fellow vacation thrill-seekers! This week, I’m taking a moment to discuss the biggest reasons I love to cruise. It’s true, I am a convert. I stepped on board my first cruise ship in the early 90’s and have never looked back.

Beyond Your Backyard - St Petersburg / Clearwater, Florida

In this edition of Beyond Your Backyard, Erik the Travel Guy seeks educational fun in the sun in St. Pete / Clearwater, Florida. This virtually undiscovered gulf coast destination is bursting at the seams with artistic flair. Erik dives into the mind of Salvador Dali, takes a colorful downtown walking tour, learns the art of glass blowing and samples BBQ from an iconic pitmaster. Thanks for watching, liking, subscribing and sharing these videos with your friends!

Bimini Bahamas In Full Color

Bimini is a district of the Bahamas and consist of two main islands located 50-miles east of Florida. 

A Look at Viking Cruises

Viking operates a fleet of more than 60 vessels, state-of-the-art ships that have received numerous accolades since their launch.

Heard On The Fish

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