Carnival recruits American Idol alum for cruise ship inaugural

For the launch of the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze, Carnival Cruise Line has recruited former American Idol alumni Janell Wheeler to document her sailing on the inaugural cruise out of Venice, Italy. Janell will record her voyage through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, along with interactive polls to determine what the former idol star does next. There […]

Norwegian announces option to purchase Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement to exercise its option to purchase Norwegian Sky.  The transaction is expected to close shortly. The Company currently operates Norwegian Sky under a Bareboat Charter with a purchase option from Ample Avenue, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited, a 50% […]

Another Royal Caribbean cruise ship revitalized

Royal Caribbean International’s Grandeur of the Seas completed its $48 million revitalization today at the Navantia ship yard in Cadiz, Spain. The bow-to-stern revitalization of Grandeur of the Seas included the addition of five new dining venues, technological upgrades, a pool side LED screen, a refresh of all furniture, carpet, upholstery and staterooms as well […]

Tips for traveling with smart devices

This article was contributed by the CEO of TripInsurance, Dan Skilken Travelers are using more electronic devices on airplanes. It used to be that travelers would break out their iPods or smart phones once the “fasten seat belt sign” was extinguished, but now I am seeing a plethora of Nook, Kindles, iPads, and other electronic […]

Birthday Celebration A Great Reason To Cruise

Continuing their blog, Inspired to Cruise, Princess Cruises this week is featuring a woman whose 50th birthday cruise turned out to be perfect opportunity to face some longstanding fears.  The series is turning out to be a great reference for those considering a cruise vacation for the first time, offering a variety of reasons to […]

Festiva Sailing Vacations offers sailings in British Virgin Islands

Festiva Sailing Vacations is offering the ideal family summer vacation — a seven-day all-inclusive sailboat package for a family of four in the British Virgin Islands. The offer is for two adults and two children under the age of 16 for $5,995. On select sailing dates this summer, two families of four will share an […]