Video: Hurricane Season Stresses Travel Insurance

Video Script — Travel Insurance Call it what you will but cruising during hurricane season is never a dull moment. Just ask the thousands of passengers who sailed out of South Florida this past week during Tropical Storm Isaac. Passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas turned a week-long vacation into a forced nine […]

Cunard Announces 2014 World Voyage Program

Last week Cunard Line announced their 2014 World Voyage Program. Flagship Queen Mary 2 will celebrate her 10th anniversary season with an exciting 119-day World Voyage, commencing from Southampton and visiting 30 ports of call in 19 countries. Guests have the option to return to Southampton, or to New York via an iconic Queen Mary […]

Coast Guard Medevacs Alaska Cruise Passenger

Last week the Coast Guard Air Station Sitka in Alaska responded to a call from Princess Cruises’ Diamond Princess at 0138, requesting medical assistance for an 81-year old female passenger suffering from a blocked artery in her right leg. The ship was sailing in Fredrick’s Sound when a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter arrived at 4:28 a.m., […]

Florida Ports to Re-Open Monday, New Orleans Prepares for Isaac

(UPDATE 2:00pm) It’ll be business as usual today as three Florida cruise ports are scheduled to re-open after being shut down over the weekend. Port Miami, Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) and Tampa all were closed by the Coast Guard over the weekend as Tropical Storm Isaac made its way over Key West and into the Gulf […]

Carnival Paradise Early Boarding, RNC Snarls Tampa Traffic

(UPDATED 1:45PM) If it’s not Tropical Storm Isaac shutting down the port of Tampa and diverting ships, it’s the Republican National Convention (RNC). Carnival Cruise Lines issued a statement on their website to all passengers that are sailing on Carnival Paradise on Thursday, August 30, asking them to arrive early and give themselves plenty of […]