Princess Cruises cuts Crown Princess sailing short due to noro illness

Princess Cruises is returning the Crown Princess back to Port Everglades a couple days early because of an outbreak of Norovirus. The company released the following statement: “The increased incidence of gastrointestinal illness that occurred during the previous cruise of Crown Princess has reappeared on the current voyage which departed Saturday, February 4, despite rigorous […]

Getting to the Miami cruise port on Amtrak

I’m about to embark on a 10-night ‘Magical Caribbean’ cruise aboard Costa Atlantica, an Italian cruise line that’s in the North American market seasonally. During the cruise we are scheduled to hit Key West, Grand Turk, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Honduras, and Cozumel. Since the sailing leaves out of Miami and I live in Jacksonville, Florida, […]

Costa Atlantica: Embarkation Day + Video

I’ll have to admit that when I pulled up to the pier in Miami to board Costa Atlantica I thought it was going to be a nightmare. The reviews on the ship on Cruise Critic were all over the map. What I thought was going to be an interesting start to my cruise wound up […]

Royal Caribbean goes underground to get cruisers

Commuters in NYC and the tri-state area seeing a new look when boarding the subway for their daily commute. Passengers riding the 42nd S line in Manhattan that goes between Times Square and Grand Central Station will experience Royal Caribbean branded subway cars (right). The cars are wrapped inside and out reflecting the cruise experience, […]