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Enjoy all the tips, news, insight, and advice on luxury family travel that highlights fun, active, and healthy vacations. Explore how to make the most out of your family vacation without sacrificing luxury.

FreshCruiser.com opens readers’ eyes to new adventures and calms any fears of traveling with children. With a special focus on family cruising, the website includes tips to staying active, eating well, and taking advantage of all the opportunities while on a family vacation.


Are you a landlubber?


Source: P&O Cruises website

Landlubber [land-luhb-er] is a noun, defined as “an unseasoned sailor or someone unfamiliar with the sea.”
P&O Cruises looking for Australia’s ultimate “landlubbers”!  The competition seeks to dispel cruising myths by giving away cruises to their toughest critics: non-cruisers who have reasons for why they have never cruised before and why now they are ready to give it a try.

Open to Australian or New Zealand residents who have never been on a cruise, 6 people will be chosen to win a P&O Cruise’s trip around the Pacific Islands with a guest, “so they can see what they've been missing.”

According to P&O’s competition website, “We think a P&O Cruises holiday is hard to beat, but some people take a little convincing. So we're taking 6 lucky landlubbers on a free cruise around the Pacific Islands, so they can see what they've been missing.”

Although you may not be eligible to enter, I would definitely recommend checking out the entries

Do you share the same thoughts as one of these entries? 
What’s keeping you from cruising? 

The winners go on a cruise in September. P&O Cruises plans on filming the winners and posting short videos on their website to show the benefits of a P&O Cruises holiday.  I’m looking forward to seeing the videos and the outcome of cruising for the first time.  Want more information or to enter?  Click here to visit P&O Cruises Landlubbers competition website.


Making the right choice – Refreshing low-calorie drinks while cruising

Overwhelmed by the drink menu on cruises?  Looking for a tasty but healthy drink? 

Just in time for summer, MSC Cruises announced that it will be putting an emphasis on “pure, fresh and fruity beverages this summer season to ensure the selection of natural drinks, cocktails and fine wines matches the healthier lifestyle choices of increasingly discerning guests.”  The cocktails will offer “innovative twists on the traditional classics and feature fresh ingredients and contemporary flavours.”

Have you ever been on a cruise ship or in a tropical location and wanted another pina colada but not the calories that went with it?  It’s great that MSC Cruises is addressing the needs of many cruisers who want a fun, flavorful drink but without all the calories. 

MSC Cruises’ "classique-nouveau" (new classics) cocktails include:
-    Pomegranate Tini
-    Frozen Mojito
-    Campari Orange shake
-    Martini Gold Dolce & Gabbana includes ‘bergamot from Calabria, lemons from Sicily, oranges from Spain, saffron and myrrh from Ethiopia, ginger from India, and cubebe pepper from Indonesia'!

"Our passengers are a lot more health conscious and we pride ourselves in keeping up with new trends by continuously upgrading, changing and adjusting our selection of drinks, cocktails and wines to ensure we can always meet their expectations," said Monica Panero, MSC Italcatering Corporate Bar Management Director.

My favorite calorie-conscious drink that I always order, coined the Zabby Sunset, by me while another friend calls it “Health”, it is made up of vodka, soda water, and a splash of cranberry juice, finished with a lime. It is low calorie, refreshing, flavorful, and hydrating at the same time!  The hint of pink makes it fun and summery.

Other healthy drink options:
-    “Light” or Ultra Light Beer (55 calories – 95 calories)
-    Guinness – looking for a more flavorful beer, Guinness is a good option (around 125 calories)
-    Wine – careful as it depends on the size of the pouring (normally around 120 calories)
-    Simple cocktails – Stick with light mixers including: Club soda (0 calories), Diet soda, diet tonic (0 calories), orange juice (85 calories – 6 oz.), lemon or lime juice  (10 calories ½ oz), Cranberry juice (140 calories – 8 oz), coffee (0 -10 calories) and tea (0 – 10 calories)
Note: Calories are approximations as it depends on the size of the drink and the brand. 

For more calorie counts on popular drinks, click here to read an article by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD from WebMD.

Don’t forget to try a Zabby Sunset next time you’re looking for a low-calorie and refreshing drink! 


Welcome Aboard!

Welcome Aboard and thank you for visiting my blog!  Since this is my first blog post, I’d like to share a little information with you about what you can expect.  Freshcruiser.com and the blog are for first time cruisers, family-focused cruisers, veteran cruisers as well as young cruisers to cruisers young at heart. I plan to show you how to make the most out your cruise experience, dispel cruising myths as well as active tips for the young cruiser inside all of us. I love cruising and I hope you’ll enjoy reading my blog!

Participate!  Please send me your questions and ideas!
Set sail with me and discover all the fun of cruising! 

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