Norwegian Cruise Line increases profit

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL Corporation Ltd., “Norwegian” or “the Company”) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Improved revenue performance in the quarter coupled with business improvement initiatives resulted in a 14.1% increase in operating income to $87.0 million along with an 8.6% increase in Adjusted EBITDA to $135.1 million. Net Revenue […]

Azamazement Started Before We Even Reached The Ship

To get an idea of just how badly things can go wrong just before embarkation, I give you the example of our spent United Airlines flight from Orlando through Newark to Edinburgh, Scotland.  Man, what a mess. It was no fault of Azamara Club Cruises that maintenance issues combined with a rare form of stupidity […]

Holland America Rolls Out New Itineraries for 2013 European Season

Next summer Holland America will deploy seven ships to Europe that’ll feature seven unique ports of call. The seven ships sailing on more than 53 unique European itineraries — ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Prinsendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Ryndam and ms Veendam — will cruise throughout the region on 107 departures that […]

Un-Cruise Through the Holidays with American Safari Cruises

Leave the holiday planning behind this year and enjoy a weeklong Un-Cruise Adventure aboard an American Safari Cruises luxury yacht in a sunny destination. The 86-guest Safari Endeavour offers weeklong cruises departing Dec. 22 or Dec. 29 in the Sea of Cortés and the 36-guest Safari Explorer sails a weeklong holiday cruise in the Hawaiian […]

Carnival says NO to chair hogs

Carnival Cruise Lines is now implementing a new system aboard Carnival Breeze that will eliminate chair hogs –hopefully for good! According to Senior Cruise Director John Heald, a sticker will now be placed on the chairs showing the time folks get up to leave their chair (see photo). Guests are allowed forty-minutes to return, if […]

Popular Tortuga Rum Cakes expands to Falmouth, Jamaica

The popular Tortuga Rum Cake chain has now expanded to Falmouth, Jamaica. Last week Tortuga International Holdings opened a 395-square foot store in the recently-built Falmouth cruise port, as reported by the Jamaica Observer. The Falmouth location offers rum cakes, Caribbean sauces, famous Blue Mountain Coffee, and other souvenirs. With over 600,000 cruise passengers a […]

Cruise Line Spa Company Shows Big Growth in 2012

Steiner Leisure’s revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 increased 17.3% to $197.5 million from $168.4 million during the comparable quarter in 2011. Net income for the second quarter was $14.1 million compared with $13.2 million for the same quarter in 2011. Steiner Leisure owns and operates the spa facilities onboard 153 ships, […]

Budget Conscious Travelers Have New Transportation Options at MIA

Budget conscious cruise passengers that are flying into Miami International Airport can now get closer to the cruise terminal without having to spend upwards of $30 for a taxi. On Saturday, the Miami Metrorail orange line opened up at the airport, providing travelers with a quick and alternative way to travel into key areas in […]