Princess Cruises awards Port Everglades ‘Port of the Year’

Every year Princess Cruises recognizes a cruise port for excellence in passenger satisfaction, facilities, and operations. This year the award went to Fort Lauderdale, Florida’s, Port Everglades. “It’s very important to us that our passengers start and end their cruise with a good experience as they travel through local port facilities,” said Nielsen, vice president […]

Port of Galveston a draw for cruise lines; 3 new ships for 2011

Galveston, Texas is home to miles of beaches, museums, and some new cruise ships. The port will see five total ships by the end of 2012. This year the port will see the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph arriving on October 6, offering four and five night year-around cruises to the Caribbean. The brand new 3,069-passenger Carnival Magic […]

Norwegian Cruise Line ‘Rolls’ out new sushi menu (almost) fleet wide

To give passengers even more of a Freestyle dining experience, Norwegian Cruise Line is rolling out their brand new sushi menu to ten out of the eleven ships in the fleet. Already released on Norwegian Epic, passengers will be able to choose from sushi, sashimi, light appetizers, and desserts will now be offered as a […]

Carnival Splendor earns consecutive 100% health department score

The 3,006-passenger Carnival Splendor is no stranger to perfect sanitation scores as it earned its fifth-consecutive 100% this week, which is outstanding for a cruise ship. By law, the United States Public Health Service (USPH) spot checks US home-ported vessels twice a year on food handling, preparation, storage, as well as drinking water and pool/spa […]