Hurricane Irene causing the cruise ship shuffle

Be sure to check out most recent article on the hurricane coverage, click here. The first hurricane of the Atlantic season is upon us. As with any hurricane, the cruise lines are monitoring the storm closely.  Hurricane Irene is a CAT 2 hurricane with landfall expected somewhere along the southeast US.  The storm is expected to strengthen on […]

Crystal Cruises rolls out new global itineraries for 2012

Crystal Cruises is upping the ante in 2012 with a dozen new itineraries, more shorter-length cruises, and an almost 50% increase in overnight port stays. “Our goal for the year was to enhance the ease and value of traveling with Crystal,” explains President Gregg Michel.  “For example, by adding more overnights to the cruises, especially […]

Barcelona had record passenger count Saturday

This past Saturday the port of Barcelona had a record passenger count of 31,000 with the help of  seven ships, plus one stop over. Ships: Disney Magic Liberty of the Seas, Nieuw Amsterdam   Noordam Ruby Princess Sovereign Silver Wind SeaDream I Through July 31, a total of 451 calls brought 1.3 million cruisers to Barcelona in 2011. […]