Norovirus Outbreak Hits Cruise Ship Affecting 172 Passengers/Crew Members

A norovirus outbreak has hit the Crown Princess and an environmental health officer with the CDC will board the cruise ship on Sunday in San Pedro, CA to conduct an environmental health assessment.   So far 158 (5.25%) passengers and 14 (1.21%) of crew members have reported ill during the current cruise and the specimens […]

Details & Preview Video for Holland America Line’s ms Koningsdam

Holland America Line plans to debut their next cruise ship, ms Koningsdam, in February 2016.  The cruise line has released a video and details about this first Pinnacle Class cruise ship will be slightly under 100,000 gross tons. The design of the ms Koningsdam will usher in a new era for Holland America. The interior of […]

Video: Unused Cell Phone Racks Up $700 in Roaming Charges on Cruise

What happens when you forget to turn off data roaming on your smart phone when taking a cruise?  One family found out when they returned to a $700 phone bill for data roaming charges even though they didn’t use the phone.   The Caviedes family from Mesa, Arizona recently took a cruise to Alaska with Royal Caribbean. […]

Quantum of the Seas Arrives in New York Harbor

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The world’s first smartship, Quantum of the Seas, arrived in New York harbor for the first time early Monday morning after a transatlantic cruise from Southampton.   The Quantum of the Seas will be based out of Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey for 6 months before heading to China.  Royal Caribbean’s newest cruise ship […]

Princess Christens Newest Cruise Ship in Star Studded Celebration

Princess Cruises rolled out the gold carpet and held the naming ceremony for the Regal Princess on Wednesday evening in a star studded celebration in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The event also kicked off the 50th anniversary celebrations for Princess Cruises. The original cast of the hit TV show the Love Boat reunited with a host […]

Carnival Corp Unveils High Speed WiFi

Tired of paying for super slow WiFi connections while at sea? Ever heard other passengers using the terms “waste of money” or “worthless” when trying to connect at sea? Times are changing as Carnival Corp. is rolling out an industry first hybrid network that promises to increase Internet speeds by 10x.   Soon you will […]

Crew Member Dies in Life Boat Accident on the Coral Princess

A crew member on the Coral Princess was killed last Friday in a tragic accident involving a lifeboat while the cruise ship was in Colon, Panama.  The incident was first reported by Cruise Law News.   Two crew members were in a lifeboat doing maintenance work on the hull of the Coral Princess when a […]

MSC Cruises Adding Lego Experience to Cruise Ships

MSC Cruises, a cruise line where kids (11 and younger) sail free, has become even more child friendly as the cruise line announced a partnership with Lego and will be adding Lego themed playrooms to all of their cruise ships starting with the MSC Armonia. MSC Cruises CEO Gianni Onorato gave the following statement: “The Lego […]

Cruise Line Says Goodbye to Last Minute Cruise Deals

One of the perks enjoyed by cruisers who have flexible schedules are the last minute discounts offered by cruise lines.  However, according to a report by Business Week, one cruise line is making an attempt to no longer offer these discounts to help improve customer satisfaction. During the recent earnings call, Royal Caribbean’s CEO Richard […]

3 New Cruise Ports Being Built

Tired of cruising to the same ports over and over again?  There is good news for cruisers who are looking for new ports to cruise to on vacation.  In the next few years, at least 3 new cruise ports are scheduled to open in the Caribbean and on the Pacific coast.   Isla del Tigre […]