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 […]

Major Hurricane Hitting Bermuda As Cruise Lines Change Itineraries

Hurricane Gonzalo, a category 3 hurricane packing winds of 125 mph, is expected to pass over the tiny island of Bermuda this evening. (Live video at the bottom of this article)  After the storm impacted cruises to the Caribbean on five different cruise lines this past week, at least two cruise lines have already planned on altering itineraries […]

Cruise Ship Passengers Quarantined On The Carnival Magic After Ebola Concerns

carnival magic quarantines passengers over ebola scare

Two passengers aboard the Carnival Magic have been quarantined to their cabin after it was found that one of the passengers worked at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital as a lab supervisor and may have handled clinical specimens from the Ebola patient in Dallas.  All the facts are not yet clear in this story as some […]

Carnival Vista Keel Laid, Ship To Debut in 2016

The world’s largest cruise line is about to get even bigger. The keel laying ceremony for the Carnival Vista was held at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy earlier today. The much anticipated Carnival Vista is set to debut in the spring of 2016 and will be the 25th ship in Carnival’s fleet.  The Vista will also be […]

New Staterooms, Suites, & Dining Venues Added to the Oasis of the Seas

Details about deck changes to the Oasis of the Seas are starting to be released as the second largest cruise ship in the world finishes up its time in dry dock in the Netherlands. The Oasis is scheduled to leave dry dock in the next few days and will arrive back in her home in Port […]

Hurricane Gonzalo Alters Itineraries on 5 Cruise Lines, Eyes Bermuda

Updated: October 14, 2014 4:00 p.m.:  Hurricane Gonzalo, which formed over the Leeward Islands earlier this week, has already forced at least five cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Disney, Carnival, Princess, Norwegian) to make changes to cruise itineraries. Hurricane Gonzalo currently has maximum sustained winds of 110 mph and is moving northwest at 13 mph as a category 2 hurricane.  Tropical storms become […]

Princess Cruises 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Passengers cruising on Princess Cruises in 2015 will be in for a memorable experience as the cruise line celebrates its 50th year of cruising.  Onboard celebrations will range from a themed menu, cocktails and entertainment, and anniversary decor and giveaways. Jan Swartz, the president of Princess Cruises, gave the following statement: “We love helping our […]

Ebola Concerns Have Cruise Lines Canceling Ports in West Africa

Ebola concerns have led several cruise lines to make changes to itineraries to avoid ports in West Africa. So far Holland America, Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas, and Fred. Olson have canceled ports stops in West Africa where areas may be affected with Ebola.  The cruise lines are avoiding any areas that could be infected with the virus. […]

CLIA Cruise Week Offering Cruise Deals and Discounts

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is launching its annual Cruise Week travel promotion with discounts on over 20 cruise lines.  These special cruise deals will run from October 6-13, 2014 on over 200 cruise ships that sail to the Caribbean, Alaska, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Panama Canal, Australia, South American, and the South Pacific. […]