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Carnival Sunshine Rocks!

– Dave Beers, Editor-in-Chief I just returned from a 5-night cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine, which covered a Bahamas itinerary, highlighted by a “Carnival LIVE” concert by the legendary rock band Boston. I had last cruised on Carnival in 2010, on the Elation, and that was much too long of a time between “Fun Ship” [...]

Carnival Pride Returns To Tampa In January/February 2017

August 26, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride will return to the Port of Tampa to operate a series of five- to 14-day voyages in January and February 2017, providing consumers with an exciting variety of “Fun Ship” vacation choices from this popular Florida port. Carnival Pride has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation that [...]

Norwegian Escape Floats Out Of Building Dock

August 17, 2015 – Norwegian Escape, soon to be the largest ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, was floated out of MEYER WERFT’s covered building dock II on Saturday, August 15 in Papenburg, Germany, where the 164,600-ton ship has been under construction since September 2014. Beginning at approximately 9:15 AM local time, the 4,200 [...]

Carnival’s Enhanced Internet Access & Social Media Packages will be Fleetwide by Early 2016

August 10, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line’s new social media Internet packages – which offer access to a variety of popular Web sites for a very affordable $5 a day – are now available on more than half of the line’s ships with fleetwide implementation scheduled by the first quarter of 2016. Additionally, the line’s [...]

Halloween At Sea: Disney Cruise Line style

August 5, 2015 – It’s no surprise to us that when it comes to doing it up big for fun events such as Halloween, Disney Cruise Line does it up to the max. The cruise line will treat guests sailing this fall to a wickedly good time as the Disney ships transform into a ghoulish [...]

Carnival Cruise Dr. Seuss’ “What Pet Should I Get?” Reading Events Raise Funds for SPCA

August 3, 2015 – Carnival Cruise Line and its partner Dr. Seuss Enterprises teamed up to celebrate the release of the new Dr. Seuss book, “What Pet Should I Get?” with celebrity book readings by Tampa Bay Rays all-star Evan Longoria aboard Carnival Paradise in Tampa and local broadcasting legend Angela Hill aboard Carnival Dream [...]

Norwegian Cruise Line Unveils Global Deployment Expansion

August 3, 2015 – Norwegian Cruise Line today announced new itineraries for the brand’s Fall/Winter 2016/2017 deployments. Asia and Australia In the fall of 2016, Norwegian Star will sail several unique itineraries that also feature first-ever visits to The Gulf and India. The ship will depart on October 31, 2016 from Istanbul on the brand’s [...]

Norwegian Escape’s Signature Hull Art Comes To Life with Guy Harvey

July 28, 2015 – Famed marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey laid eyes upon his largest canvas to date for the first time this week – the hull artwork on the new Norwegian Escape, debuting this November in Miami. Currently being built in Meyer Werft in Germany, Norwegian Escape is Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the [...]


July 27, 2015 – Kathie Lee Gifford—“Today” show host, original Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson and current brand partner with her GIFFT wine collection—today boarded Carnival Splendor in Manhattan to officially launch her GIFFT wine Pinot Noir Rosé. The new blend joins the GIFFT Red Blend and Chardonnay that were introduced fleetwide aboard Carnival’s ships earlier [...]

Princess Cruises Announces Exclusive Celebrity Chef Partnership with Curtis Stone

July 22, 2015 – Princess Cruises today announced a new exclusive partnership with esteemed restaurateur, New York Times bestselling author and television personality Chef Curtis Stone. This collaboration will serve up new culinary offerings designed by Chef Stone, dedicated to fresh flavorful cuisine, ultimately creating memorable experiences as guests travel the world. Internationally known, Chef [...]

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