Holland America kicks off Alaska cruise season in Seattle

When Holland America Line’s 1,848-passenger ms Oosterdam arrived in Seattle yesterday it kicked off the 2012 Alaska cruise season for the port. Following the Oosterdam, the Amsterdam and Westerdam will arrive this month offering 52 voyages out of the seaport. “We always look forward to the start of the Alaska season because it represents a […]

Disney cruise ship calls on Hawaii for first time

Today, the Disney Wonder called on Honolulu, Hawaii for the first-time, sailing past iconic Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. The Disney Wonder is in the middle of a special 15-night Hawaiian cruise with stops in Hilo, Hawaii; Kahului, Maui; Honolulu, Oahu; Nawiliwili, Kauai and Ensenada, Mexico. Disney Cruise Line is offering a second 14-night Hawaiian […]

Canadian Ports To Plug In For Clean Shoreside Electric Power

Having the ability to “plug in” to cleaner shoreside electric power, rather than burning diesel fuel when in port, allows cruise ships to eliminate a jumbo-sized carbon footprint.  At a number of ports in the United States, ships are doing just that.  Now, the Canadian government has announced it is continuing its commitment to limit […]