Carnival raises steakhouse surcharge

Carnival Cruise Line is raising the price at their specialty steakhouses this summer, up from $30 per person to $35. The increase went into effect June 3, but for guests sailing in June and July, Carnival is honoring the $30 surcharge. In a statement from Carnival, “The increase was necessitated as a result of higher […]

“Top of the World” excursion tops cruisers list

European cruise line Hurtigruten, which has run voyages along the Norwegian coast since 1893, reveals that once again, the North Cape – the northernmost point on the European continent – was the best-selling spot for shore excursions in 2011.  Last year, nearly 57,000 guests visited the site on Hurtigruten’s “North Cape” and “Breakfast at the […]

Holland America passengers give back on World Cruise

Holland America Line partnered in the donation of 85 blankets and 50 hats to the Seattle chapter of Project Linus Friday, June 1, aboard ms Amsterdam while the ship was in Seattle. Linda Lane, the local head of the Seattle chapter, accepted the donations that were knitted by a group of volunteer “blanketeers” during the […]

Norwegian Cruise Line honored with social media award

Norwegian Cruise Line has been awarded the first-ever Social Media in Travel and Tourism Award (SMITTY) by Travel + Leisure for best use of a Social Media Platform by a Cruise Line.The awards will appear in the July issue (on newsstands June 22, 2012) of Travel + Leisure and in all digital editions. Travel +Leisure […]

Royal Caribbean welcomes “Emerging Leaders”

Sailing into the U.S.-based offices of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. this week are 90 students from universities across the country who are embarking on the corporation’s annual summer internship program. Selected from a record-breaking pool of more than 1,300 qualified applicants, the interns will participate in RCL’s “Emerging Leaders” program through July 27, allowing them […]

Cunard Hosts Largest Diamond Jubilee Celebration Outside of London

In what is believed to be the largest Diamond Jubilee celebration outside London (photo right), all three ships of the Cunard Line fleet – flagship Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth – sailed up Southampton Water in formation for the first time, Tuesday 5 June, in preparation for a day of special tributes, […]

Viking River Cruises announces expanded 2013 schedules

This year may mark the 15th anniversary for Viking River Cruises–and with the launch of six new ships in a single season, the most significant year in the company’s history. Viking River Cruises today announced its complete 2013 cruise program, offering guests a broader selection of choices than any other river cruise line–from ships and […]

Burgers To Die For On Carnival Breeze

Food Network star Guy Fieri’s new shipboard dining venue, Guy’s Burger Joint, will no doubt be a popular dining venue on Carnival Breeze that debuted this week.  Featuring handcrafted burgers, fresh-cut fries and special recipes created exclusively for Carnival, service is quick.  Located within steps of whirly twirly bubbly tubs and full service bars, I […]