Costa Romantica cruise ship continues restyling effort in Italian shipyard

  A recap from San Giorgio del Porto shipyard where Costa Romantica is undergoing a $120-million dollar transformation. Along with the transformation, the ship will be renamed Costa neoRomantica.  The extensive makeover includes creation of new shipboard areas and the introduction of services that represent a major evolution in the Costa product. The renovation includes […]

Norwegian Cruise Line offers guests a bag of Christmas goodies

Norwegian Cruise Line offers guests the opportunity to enjoy incredible cruise savings on select sailings during a special 12 Days of Christmas limited time promotion. Beginning today, guests can visit daily to view the deals. Each day brings a new offer and consists of a minimum of five terrific destinations, on select ships and […]

Carnival raises cruise gratuities by 15% effective today

For the first time since 2001, Carnival Cruise Lines is raising gratuities 15% or by $1.50 per day, effective today (December 1, 2011). Old verses new tipping guidelines Stateroom attendant– up from $3.50 to $3.70 per day Dining room service – up from $3.50 to $5.80 per day Alternative services (distributed to kitchen, entertainment, guest […]

Carnival says no more smoking in guest staterooms

Today is the day that Carnival is implementing part two of their new smoking policy, that was launched over the summer. Effective today (December 1, 2011), smoking will be prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests in balcony accommodations will be able to smoke cigarettes and cigars outside on the balcony. Spa staterooms on Carnival Splendor, […]