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Carnival Celebrates National Military Appreciation Month with Special Savings

Onboard Credits and Cabin Upgrades Available on Cruises Booked During May May 4, 2016 — As we’ve said before here, no other cruise line does as much as Carnival when it comes to how they treat military veterans and the special pricing they offer. As a veteran myself I can tell you I really appreciate […]

An Innovation Renovation: Royal Caribbean Revitalizes Six Ships

May 3, 2016 – By the end of this year, Royal Caribbean will have revitalized six ships in it’s fleet. Liberty, Empress, Jewel, Majesty, Adventure, and Radiance. It is quite an undertaking that involves thousands of hours of work planning, scheduling, production (doing the actual work), inspection, and testing. I’ve been involved in the overhauls […]

VOOM Hi-Speed Internet Now Available on All Royal Caribbean Ships

VOOM Rivals Wi-Fi on Land and Enables Streaming From All 24 Ships Worldwide May 2, 2016 – Beginning today, Royal Caribbean International is making VOOM, its exclusive, high-speed internet service – available fleetwide on its 24 ships. VOOM allows guests to always stay connected and to stream their favorite music, movies and TV shows to […]

Carnival Vista Delivered

Carnival’s Newest, Largest and Most Innovative Ship Set to Debut from Trieste, Italy, May 1 April 28, 2016 – At a traditional maritime ceremony held earlier today at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy, Carnival Cruise Line took delivery of the 133,500-ton Carnival Vista. The 3,954-passenger ship will reposition to Trieste, Italy, where it will depart […]

Royal Caribbean Offering “Ticket To Adventure” Sweepstakes for Harmony Of The Seas

April 21, 2016 – Royal Caribbean is offering a new contest to celebrate the debut of the stunning new Harmony Of The Seas. Harmony launches in May with a summer of Mediterranean sailings from Barcelona, Spain. In celebration of the ship’s European debut, and in anticipation of her U.S. arrival in November, Royal Caribbean kicks-off […]

Carnival Magic Begins Sailing from Port Canaveral with Grand Opening of Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que

Carnival Magic Joins Carnival Valor, Carnival Victory, and Carnival Sunshine at Port Canaveral April 20, 2016 – Carnival Cruise Line and the Canaveral Port Authority hosted a special event earlier today to celebrate the arrival of the Space Coast’s newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, and mark the official grand opening of the ship’s new […]

Royal Caribbean Cancels 7 More Empress Of The Seas Cruses

April 20, 2016 – In what has become a debacle of a not-so-new ship debut, Royal Caribbean has just announced that seven additional sailings of Empress Of The Seas have been cancelled. This is on top of the first six cruise cancellations, so in all the count now stands at thirteen. Whether that total will […]

Carnival Announces Extended Port Time and New “Cozumel Plus” Excursions

Includes Swimming with Whale Sharks, Exploring Undersea Caverns, Visits to Centuries-Old Ruins, Including Chichen Itza April 18, 2016 – Carnival Cruise Line has extended the length of time its ships spend in Cozumel, Mexico, on more than 750 voyages. On “Cozumel Plus” itineraries, guests now have access to a variety of new excursions, many taking […]

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Named Godmother of ms Koningsdam

12th Holland America Line ship to be christened by a member of the Dutch Royal Family April 18, 2016 — Holland America Line’s tradition will continue when Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands christens Holland America Line’s new Pinnacle-class ship, ms Koningsdam, in a ceremony in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, May 20, 2016, on board […]

MSC Cruises Rolls Out Faster (and Affordable!) Internet Packages

April 18, 2016 – One of the biggest complaints we hear from vacationers is how expensive and slow the internet is on cruise ships. MSC Cruises has listened and just announced next-generation connectivity across its entire fleet with new internet packages designed to accommodate the various needs of their guests. The enhancements will provide MSC […]