Tuesday, February 22, 2011

MSC Announces Canada/New England Cruises for 2011/12 Season

Courtesy of MSC Cruises
MSC Poesia will sail her second season of fall foliage Canada/New England cruises on Sept. 28, 2011 for guests departing from New York and Quebec. Wave season rates are valid until Feb. 28. 

An array of brilliant Canada/New England fall foliage cruises showcase colorful Canadian fishing villages and cities including new port of call, Saint John in New Brunswick, on the Bay of Fundy or the scenic Maritime Provinces in Canada. Follow the footsteps of historical figures along New England's shores. 

Cruises vary from 7-to 12-nights, and can be combined for an extended experience. The 12-night positioning cruise from NYC to Ft. Lauderdale on Oct. 29 to the Caribbean is an attractive option for snowbirds relocating from the Northeast for the season. 

Canada/New England cruises include:

10-night "Dazzling Fall Foliage" cruises roundtrip from New York City and calling in Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Quebec City, Quebec; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Newport, Rhode Island. Sept. 28. Rates begin at $899 plus $79.25 pp. in government fees and taxes (GFTs);
7-night "Captivating Colors of Canada" cruises departing New York City to Quebec City and calling in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Sydney, Nova Scotia; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; and an overnight in Quebec. Oct. 8. Rates begin at $699 plus $79.25 pp. in GFTs. 14-night rates begin at $1,289 plus $94.92 in GFTs;
7-night "Brilliant Colors of Fall" cruises departing Quebec City, Quebec and calling in Saint John, New Brunswick; Bar Harbor, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; and Newport, Rhode Island. Oct. 15. Rates begin at $699 plus $67.57 pp. in GFTs;
7-night "Scarlet and Gold Spectacular" roundtrip cruises from New York City and calling in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; Bar Harbor, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; and Newport, Rhode Island. Oct 22. Rates begin at $619 plus $69.22 pp. in GFTs; 19-night rates begin at $1,299 plus $116.44 in GFTs;
12-night "Colors of the Caribbean" cruises roundtrip from New York City and calling in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Ocho Rios, Jamaica; Cristobal, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica; and Cozumel, Mexico. Oct. 29. Rates begin at $899 plus $58.56 pp. in GFTs; a 9-night roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale is on Nov. 1 and rates start at $849 plus $40.96 in GFTs.

For more information, visit or call 877-665-4655.

Source: via marketwire press release

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Upcoming New England Restaurant Weeks

Stamford, Connecticut Restaurant Week is Sunday, February 27 through Sunday, March 13. View this & more local restaurant weeks in Connecticut.

Maine Restaurant Week - March 1-12, 2011. 

Boston Restaurant Week - March 6-11, 2011 & March 13-18, 2011.

Newport, Rhode Island Restaurant Week is March 25 - April 3, 2011.

Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast - March 24 - April 2, 2011. 
Vermont Restaurant Week commences April 29, 2011 and will run through May 5, 2011.  

Cape Cod Restaurant Week kicks off on May 16-22, 2011.

Discover more exciting food adventures in New England on the New England Food Adventures Blog

Bon Apetit!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Favorite Finds As SEEN @

As SEEN @ is a roundup of interesting "tweets" found on Twitter. Enjoy!

Courtesy of Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
See below for larger view

@InnbytheSea:  A beautiful winter evening by the sea...
@CruiseReport :  Todd English Restaurant on Cunard Queen Victoria
@Kathika:  Golf Courses in Boston + Travel Photo of the Day Bermuda Coast
@innonthecliff:  'Generations of Bartlett's Farming on Nantucket'
@PeterIsland  BVI:  Chocolate and wine pairings at Peter Island - learn a tip or two -

Photo of the Day: Morning Star Beach Front Room

Photo courtesy of Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
St. Thomas, USVI

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New! Favorite Finds as SEEN @

As SEEN @ is a roundup of  interesting "tweets" found on Twitter.  Enjoy!

@coastalliving:  Thinking about a last minute getaway for Valentine's Day? Check out our favorite Romantic Island Inns: 

@OrdinaryTravelr:  *New* #Photo of the Week: Rowboat in the Sky
:  Celebrate 100 years of the Dartmouth Winter Carnival this #NHweekend. The oldest collegiate winter festival

@FairmontBattery:  Pre-celebrate V-day this weekend under the stars out on our Winter Terrace! RT Big-city romance in Boston -


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sea-U Guest House Hotel in Bathsheba, Barbados

Courtesy of Sea-U Guest House Hotel on YouTube

This Week: The Boston Globe Travel Show, Feb 11-13, 2011

The 2011 Boston Globe Travel Show will feature a variety of pavilions showcasing travel destinations from around the world, cruise specials, adventure travel, vacation rentals, vacation planning and packages, and much more. The show also will include cultural seminars, music and dance presentations, cooking demonstrations, express passport services and an array of activities for the entire family.

Show attendees will learn about new and exciting travel opportunities ranging from budget vacations to luxury escapes, vacation rentals and much more. Those interested in booking a vacation will find great deals onsite. The three-day event will feature more than 250 travel exhibitors and suppliers, representing every segment of the travel industry and offering detailed information on trips to every region of the world.

The 2011 Boston Globe Travel Show will be open to the public from 5:30-8 p.m. on Friday, February 11; from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 12; and from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 13. Travel trade professionals are welcome throughout the weekend, with an exclusive trade-only viewing time from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, February 11.

For more information, visit

Source: The Boston Globe Travel Show (Media Release) 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Celebrity Capri wedding planner in Italy opens new Wedding Design Office in Saint-Barth

Sugokuii Events has opened a new design studio on the beautiful island of Saint Barthelemy in the French West Indies. Sugokuii Events specializes in custom designed destination weddings in Capri, Italy as well as luxury weddings in St Bart, one of the most exclusive islands in the world.

“Sugokuii Events is widely recognized for our stylish and detailed approach to suit the individual needs of our clients”, says Diana Sorensen, Sugokuii Events founder and Event Producer. Mrs. Sorensen continues: “With wedding styles ranging from small and whimsical, intimate and luxurious, contemporary, to vintage Italian and rustic-chic weddings, we are now prepared for the clients that want to have a truly unique Caribbean wedding with a French influence in the beautiful island of St. Barths in the Caribbean”.

With already established wedding design studios in Italy and New York, Sugokuii Events have now added “Antilles Fran├žaises” - the French West Indies / French Antilles - to the lineup. This gives the company the exclusive opportunity to scout the Caribbean islands as well as the island of Capri for the most picturesque locations and settings for ceremonies and wedding receptions - many which are off-the-path locations in order to create a one-of-a-kind wedding in Italy and the French West Indies. Clients range from celebrities to international couples wanting an intimate wedding for two. Sugokuii Events also plan weddings in other regions of Italy such as weddings in Tuscany, Sicily, Rome and Venice, as well as other parts of the Caribbean such as weddings in Anguilla, St John and Antigua.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Discover Knitting Classes at Newbury Yarns in Boston

Courtesy of Newbury Yarns on YouTube

Winter Fireside Dining Package at Wentworth by the Sea, NH

Indulge with a three- course dinner from the exclusive Winter Fireside Menu.

Package Includes

 :: Deluxe accommodations
 :: Three course dinner from the exclusive Winter Fireside Menu

 Call for reservations: 866.240.6313 or click here to book online

*Available through March 25, 2011. Sunday-Thursday. Based on availability. Restrictions apply. Blackout date, Valentine's Day. (February 14, 2011). Booking code P42.

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