Video: Behind the Scenes Look at Cabin Production for Quantum of the Seas

Ever wonder how a cruise ship is built? Royal Caribbean has released a video offering an inside look at the Meyer Werft cabin factory that is building the staterooms for the Quantum of the Seas.  We hope you enjoy this video as much as we did. Unfortunately, the video is not able to be played […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Bans Balcony Smoking

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Norwegian Cruise Line became the latest cruise line to put an end to balcony smoking.  The announcement comes a week after Carnival said that guests will no longer be allowed to light up on stateroom balconies. This new policy from Norwegian starts on all sailings on and after November 1, 2014.    Smoking in the […]

Costa Concordia Live Video Stream: Refloating of the Half-Sunken Cruise Ship

Live video of the Costa Concordia as workers attempt to refloat the cruise ship 30 months after the vessel hit a reef off of the Italian Coast. The operation began at 6:00 a.m. local time and the refloating process is expected to take several days.  Workers are also attempting to recover the last uncovered body […]

Celebrity Cruise Ship Develops Propulsion Problems

The Celebrity Silhouette has been slowed with propulsion problems and the cruise ship will have shortened calls in several ports for the rest of the summer and much of the fall.  The cruise line does not know at this time when they will be able to fix the propulsion problem on the Silhouette. This latest […]

Carnival Cruise Line Ends Balcony Smoking & Raises Gratuities

Carnival Cruise Line sent out a letter to travel agents today stating that passengers will no longer be allowed to smoke on the balcony of their staterooms.  All staterooms, suites, and balconies will now be smoke free. This new smoking ban will be implemented on October 9, 2014.  Smoking will still allowed in designated sections of […]

Hamas Rockets Explode Over Cruise Ship Departing From Israel

Update: AIDA Cruises is discontinuing port stops in Ashod, Israel for the rest of July and August.  The AIDAdiva will stop in the port of Santorini, Greece in Ashod’s place. Original Article: Passengers on the German cruise line AIDA Cruises received quite a scare today when the AIDAdiva cruise ship was leaving the Israeli port of […]

Royal Caribbean Offering Google Street View for World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean International announced a partnership today with Google that brings the Google Maps Business View using Google’s Street View Technology to the largest cruise ship in the world, the Allure of the Seas.  They are the first cruise line to offer this technology on a cruise ship. Future passengers will be now be able […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Orders 2 Mega Cruise Ships

Update July 14, 2014: Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed an order for 2 new 4,200 passenger Breakaway Plus class ships.  The cruise ships will be 164,000 gross tons and they are scheduled for delivery in 2018 and 2019.  These two new ships are in addition to the already announced Norwegian Escape and Bliss. Original Article: You […]

Video: Divers Take You Inside The Costa Concordia

The Telegraph has released video footage from inside the Costa Concordia cruise ship that hit a reef off of the coast of Italy in January 2012. The video below was taken by Italian divers and gives the public the first look at the eerie staircases, empty lounges, the ship’s atrium, as well as the outside of the […]

Hurricane Arthur Alters Carnival, Norwegian & Royal Caribbean Cruise Itineraries

Update 8:00 a.m., July 4: Tropical Storm Arthur has strengthened into a category 2 hurricane and now has maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and is moving north-northeast at 23 mph. The first tropical storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed off of the east coast of Florida. Hurricane Arthur currently has maximum sustained winds […]