Carnival Gives Back, Helping To Restore Coral in the Caribbean

Carnival Foundation’s $2.5 million donation is helping The Nature Conservancy make major strides in the preservation of the world’s oceans and seas. Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise company, supports building, transplanting and enhancing the ocean’s coral, among other conservation efforts.  The $2.5 million donation helped The Nature Conservancy with the following: Transplanting 20,000 corals […]

Costa Cruise Ships to Hold Record Number of Passengers

Costa Cruises, a division of Carnival Corporation, announced that they will be building two cruise ships that will have the largest passenger capacity in the world.  The ships will have more than 2,600 cabins and will carry a maximum of 6,600 passengers. The two new ships for Costa Cruises will be built by shipbuilder Meyer Werft at […]

Carnival Brings Back Live Caribbean Music to the Lido Deck

Steel drums are back! Carnival Cruise Line is bringing back live Caribbean music to the lido deck on most of their cruise ships says Senior Cruise Director John Heald. This will be welcome news to many cruisers who enjoy listening to live Caribbean music while cruising to the Caribbean.  The change comes after Heald posted […]

5,000+ Passenger Cruise Ships Are the Future of Cruising

Do you enjoy cruising on the mega cruise ships that cruise lines have been building the past few years?  Then you will love to hear about a report by Cruise Industry News stating that 5,000+ passenger cruise ships are the future of the cruise industry. There are currently only a handful of 5,000+ passenger cruise ships operated by […]

Freedom of the Seas Catches Fire in Jamaica, No Passengers Injured

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Earlier this morning, a fire broke out on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas when the ship was pulling into a scheduled stop in Falmouth, Jamaica. The ship experienced a fire in a mechanical space and black smoke was seen coming from ship. Royal Caribbean said that the fire was contained and extinguished, and all […]

Cruise Line Will Match Loyalty Status from other Cruise Lines

Do you pass up on cruising different cruise lines so you won’t lose your loyalty status that you have earned on your favorite line? MSC Cruises has launched a new loyalty program called MSC Voyagers Club that will not only reward repeat cruisers, but match or beat the your loyalty status from other cruise lines. The program officially […]

Cabins on New Cruise Ships Can Be Purchased as a 2nd Home

Crystal Cruises has released details of a major expansion that includes three new luxury polar ice-class cruise ships, a luxury yacht, river cruises, and their own 787 airplane.  The cruise ships will have 48 unique homes on the top deck that can be purchased and used as a 2nd home. The three cruise ships ordered to […]

Harmony of the Seas Will Feature a Ten-Story Waterslide

Cruise lines are stepping up the competition for the best waterslides at sea. Royal Caribbean has announced that their largest cruise ship to date (and largest in the world), Harmony of the Seas, will have a ten-story waterslide. Harmony of the Seas will be the first Royal Caribbean cruise ship built with waterslides. Liberty of the […]

Norwegian Raising Gratuities For Second Time in 2015


Norwegian Cruise Line is planning on raising service charges (daily gratuities) for the second time this year says Gene Sloan over at USA Today. Beginning on August 1, 2015, daily gratuities will rise to $13.50 per person, per day, up from the $12.95 rate that passengers currently pay.  Passengers staying in suites will pay $15.50 […]

128 Night World Cruise: Visit 6 Continents, 31 Countries, & 60 Ports of Call

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced that they will be offering a 128 night world cruise that will visit six continents, 31 countries, 29 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and at least 60 ports of call. Departing from Miami, Florida on January 5, 2017, you can cruise the world on Seven Seas Navigator, a 28,500 gross […]