Small luxury SeaDream line to transit Panama Canal in 2013

SeaDream Yacht Club just released its 2013 year-end voyage schedule and for the first time the luxury, mega-yacht SeaDream I will be transiting the Panama Canal to spend several weeks sailing along the “rich coast” of Costa Rica. November 9, 2013, SeaDream I will sail from Barbados to Panama City, Panama. The 10-night voyage calls […]

Princess Cruises honored with environmental awards

Princess Cruises has been honored by the ports of San Francisco and Victoria, BC, Canada, with awards for the cruise line’s environmental efforts. The Port of San Francisco’s Cruise Ship Environmental Award was presented to Sea Princess and Sapphire Princess. The ships earned this distinction during the 2011 season for air emissions reduction, advanced wastewater […]

New technology to lessen cruise lines environmental footprint

Seven percent less fuel consumption is what they are saying the new environmentally friendly MALS (Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System) will bring to cruise ships. This new technology by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will be installed on two 3,250-passenger AIDA Cruises’ ships due out 2015 and 2016. How does this concept work? The air blown out by […]

Carnival adds over 180 shore excursions for Breeze European season

With the launch of Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, Carnival Breeze, comes over a 180 new shore excursions and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to choose from. Carnival Breeze, which embarked on its inaugural sailing June 2, will be sailing the Mediterranean until October 25, offering guests lots of options. What are some of the new shore excursions […]

East Coast Port Wants To Be Home To Cruise Ships

Portland, Maine is attempting to establish itself as a site where cruise ships not only visit, but also load provisions and even use as a homeport. This week, Boston-based Carnival Glory gave Portland a try,  loading provisions that included 15 trucks of food adding up to 320 pallets of food, toiletries and other supplies. The […]

Charleston cruise port lawsuit finally headed to court

A lawsuit filed against Carnival Cruise Line by the environmentalists in Charleston, SC, will finally see its day in court, this reported by a local NBC affiliate, WSAV. Next week the first hearing is set in front of a circuit judge to see where the case stands and what action is needed. The environmentalist don’t […]

New “Savories of the South” Theme Cruise Added on the Mississippi

This American Cruise Lines’ theme cruise sheds light on the many tempting dishes of the South, and will give you a new appreciation for true southern comfort foods from Cajun to Creole and barbeque. Culinary experts, local historians and featured chefs will introduce you to some of the South’s most vibrant cities and their famous […]

American Safari Cruises offers early booking credits

Advance planning for a winter escape to warmer climes pays off for travelers booking an un-cruise adventure with American Safari Cruises. The line is offering travel credits of $500 per couple on its yacht in the Hawaiian Islands or $300 per couple in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés aboard the newest addition to the fleet, the […]