Even in the midst of winter many women are geared towards the upcoming resort apparel season. And when resort wear starts showing up in stores, that only means the cruising season has begun. This year promises to be the time in which new ships on the horizon beckon. Some of the ships to look forward to include the Celebrity Silhouette and Costa Favolosa, both due out in July, and Oceania´s Marina scheduled for sailing now.

Star sightings are not unusual on cruises, and you never know who you may run into. Talk about town is that this past week four-time Grammy award-winner, Taylor Swift, just happened to be onboard the newest mega ship in Royal Caribbean International´s fleet, Allure of the Seas. It was a chance of a lifetime for the guests on their vacation to witness Ms. Taylor and her singing.

The Allure of the Seas debut was this past November and  is one of the larger ships afloat professing 2,700 staterooms.

The theme on Allure is the famous and fabulous "neighborhoods," such as Boardwalk and Central Park. The passenger can learn to surf with the two surf simulators, ride a full-size carouse and see aerial acrobatics in an amphitheater. These are just three never before unique amenities ever found on a ship.

The Vitality at Sea Spa and Fitness Centre offers the spa best treatments at sea and state-of-the-art cardio and resistance machines, Pilates, kickboxing, yoga and spinning classes.

There may be many designer handbags that suit the occasion of a casual cruise but the authentic Chanel Red Cotton Tote is ideal for style and practicality. The exterior of this pre-owned Chanel emphasizes fabric with a tapestry-like texture that is splashed with the signature double Cs. Two hand held straps made with red leather in a versatile length makes it easy to use as a shoulder bag too. This pre-owned Chanel cotton tote´s quality shines through with its protective feet on the bottom to help shield the bag from damage.

The interior of this like-new used Chanel cotton tote contains two zip compartments on opposite ends of each other to hold any personal items securely. The Chanel name and "CC" mark are on the interior´s top edging is in neon blue. The balance of the exterior is roomy enough to hold all your bulky items.

The authentic and pre-owned Chanel cotton tote is the one needed for a shopping expedition while in an exotic port, lounging at poolside, or even for carrying a towel to the gym for a workout.