Carnival Glory kicks off Port Saint John cruise season in style

We reported earlier this week that cruise season is officially underway for the cruise port of Saint John. Carnival Cruise Lines’ 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory was the first ship to call to the port for the 2012 summer season. To celebrate, a special celebration was held on board Carnival Glory by local dignitaries and ship’s officers. […]

Study shows vacationers just can’t stay disconnected

Scanning smartphones, tablets and laptops is as much a part of vacations as slathering on sunscreen, according to a Michigan State University study. The results, which will appear in the forthcoming issue of Annals of Tourism Research, show that easy online access and ubiquitous personal devices have made the digital divide disappear, even for folks […]

Carnival Breeze Spa A Heavenly Evolution

Carnival Breeze debuted June 3 with a special 12-day cruise from Venice to Barcelona and will operate a summer schedule of 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona through Oct. 25, 2012.  On board are all the latest features Carnival has to offer and preliminary reviews are great.  One huge area of the ship, Carnival Breeze’s 22,770-square-foot […]

Orlando breaks tourism record for 2011

Last year, Orlando welcomed a record-breaking 51.4-million visitors in 2010, making them first destination to top 50 million. This week, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs announced that Orlando welcomed 55.1 million visitors in 2011. Orlando is the first destination in the country to welcome more than 55 million visitors and remains the most visited destination in […]

Crystal Cruises highlights brand new South America itinerary

First-time visits to the Chilean Fjords and Puerto Chacabuco, plus nearly 100 Crystal Adventures ashore highlight Crystal Serenity’s brand new itinerary around the tip of South America next winter.  Sailing from Lima to Buenos Aires for the first time February 2, 2013, the Crystal World Cruise segment takes guests on an immersive, 24-day journey to […]

Cruise Planners Vice President crowned 2012 “Woman of the Year”

Vicky Garcia, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Cruise Planners – American Express Travel, was crowned the 2012 Woman of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Saturday, June 2, at a black-tie event held at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. “If not for the support of […]

Icy Strait Point cruise port celebrates in June

Icy Strait Point is planning a series of events throughout the 2012 summer season to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hoonah Packing Co. cannery, located at the heart of the Alaska Native-owned cruise ship destination. Once the economic engine of Hoonah, the cannery is no longer used to process fish. Its facilities have been […]

Port Saint John cruise season underway

The Port Saint John 2012 cruise season began Tuesday, June 5 with the arrival of Carnival Glory and winds up 146 days later on October 29 with Brilliance of the Seas. A tradition, started last year, will be continued this year on June 5 with the presentation of the Explorer Telescope to the Captain Salvatore […]