Cruise Ships Under Construction/Ordered

Cruise lines are continuing to order and build cruise ships to meet the growing demand of the cruise industry.  Below is a list of cruise ships that are currently under construction or have been ordered by the major cruise lines. Carnival Cruise Line Carnival Vista Scheduled to be completed in the winter of 2016 4,000 […]

Top 10 Largest Cruise Ships in the World

With cruise lines building new larger cruise ships every year, the list of the top 10 largest cruise ships in the world is constantly changing.  In the past 12 months, 3 new ships have joined the list of world’s largest cruise ships.  Out of the top 10 largest ships, 9 are from Royal Caribbean and […]

Quantum of the Seas Infographic – Conveyance Facts

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The most anticipated new cruise ship for 2014 left the Meyer Werft shipyard and was towed towards the North Sea on the River Elms, backwards.  The Quantum of the Seas, at over 168,000 gross tons, is the largest cruise ship to ever make this trip. High winds delayed the conveyance until Monday and the trip […]

Smoking Policies on Cruise Ships: Which Lines Allow What

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Whether you love smoking or hate it, many changes have been made in the cruise industry in the last 10 years in regards to smoking.  The trend has been for tighter restrictions on cruise ships just like we have seen in public areas and restaurants on land.  Even if a large number of cruisers on […]

2014 Cruise InfoGraphic From Cruise Industry News

Cruise Industry News has released their 350 page 2014-2015 annual cruise report. The report contains everything from cruise trends, statistics, to future outlook through 2025. One of the most interesting things that they released was this infographic of the cruise industry that we thought you would enjoy reading.

Cruise Ship Problems 2012-2014

Cruise Ship Problems in 2014 January January 3 – The Queen Mary 2 was delayed in New York due to snow.  The ship left port 8 hours later than scheduled to give passengers extra time to board due to flight delays. January 20 – 66 passengers and crew members on the Majesty of the Seas […]

How Many Cruise Ships Does Carnival Cruise Line Have?

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Carnival Cruise lines is the largest cruise line in the world right now in terms of the number of passengers it carries on a yearly basis.  Its parent company owns 11 other cruise lines including some of the more popular ones like Princess, Holland America, and Costa Cruise Lines. You might be wondering how many […]

What are the World’s Largest Cruise Ships?

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Two popular cruise questions that we are often asked is, “What is the world’s largest cruise ship?” and “Are cruise ships bigger than the Titanic “.  To answer the second question first, yes, nearly all cruise ships are larger than the Titanic.  In fact, most are at least twice the size and some are 5 times larger.  If the […]

Costa Concordia Evacuation Videos

Here are a few videos of the Costa Concordia accident.  Some of the videos were shot by amateurs on board as they were trying to get off the sinking ship.  We will continue to update this page with more videos as they become available. Amateur Footage This 1 minute and 25 second video was shot by passengers in a […]

How Fast Does a Cruise Ship Travel?

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Even though cruise ships are huge it’s amazing how fast they can travel.   The average speed for the larger cruise ships made by Royal Caribbean, Carnival, and Norwegian is anywhere from 20-24 knots.  This speed translates into around 23mph – 27mph. How does knots translate into miles per hour?  You can simple multiply the knots […]