Carnival Elation to Sail from New Orleans as Originally Planned

The official word is that Carnival’s 2,052-passenger Carnival Elation will sail from the Port of New Orleans on Friday as originally planned. At first Carnival thought the Mississippi River may not be open because of Isaac and have to sail out Mobile, Alabama, but that’s no longer the case. Vessels will be allowed back in […]

Cruise Ship Detained in Dublin on Fuel Debt

The MV Princess Danae was detained earlier today for not paying a $94,000 outstanding fuel debt, according to the Irish Times. This morning the court system in Dublin, Ireland ordered that the 600-passenger cruise ship be detained under the 1952 International Maritime Convention. “The convention is an international treaty which authorizes the seizure of vessels […]

Carnival Celebrates ‘National Popsicle Day’ with St. Jude Children’s Hospital

August 26 was National Popsicle Day and Carnival helped celebrate it in a big way – with the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. Carnival provided cherry popsicles and popsicle-shaped balloons to 500 children at the hospital. All of the names of Carnival’s Facebook fans who “liked” the company’s post about the National […]

Evidence Proves Princess Cruises Did Not Fail to Rescue Adrift Fishermen

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Princess Cruises just released this press release about an event that happened earlier this summer where they were accused of sailing by a stranded fishing vessel. I’m posting the press release here because I don’t know enough facts on the story. Princess Cruises has released recently discovered video footage of a rescue at sea of […]

Carnival Elation Stays at Sea, to Sail Friday from Mobile

(UPDATE 9:45 PM) Per Carnival, officials in New Orleans will open the Mississippi River on Friday morning. Carnival Elation will sail from the port of New Orleans on Friday evening. Embarkation is scheduled from 6p to 9pm in New Orleans. Though Isaac has downgraded from a Hurricane to a Tropical Storm, the Port of New […]

Norwegian Launches Three-Day Hawaii Bonus Event

Norwegian Cruise Line launched a special Hawaii sale today through September 1, for guests who book any seven-day Hawaiian sailing. During this sale guests will receive $100 on board credit per stateroom in any category booked. The 2,138-guest Pride of America is the only U.S. based cruise ship that sails year-round from Hawaii. Departing from […]

Carnival Goes Full Steam Ahead with Chair Hogs and Booze Package

(UPDATED 10:00AM) Per Carnival, the deck-chair policy is rolling out right now on a gradual basis and fleet-wide by mid-September. Remember earlier this month we told you that Carnival was testing the deck chair hog policy? Well it must be working because John Heald announced on his Facebook that it’ll be rolled out fleet-wide. Heald […]

Don’t Pay Extra For Your Alaska Cruise

With rapidly rising airline taxes, more and more travelers are starting to discover the wonders of cruising. There’s no cramped leg room, there’s no restless kid behind you kicking your seat, and there’s no questionable airplane food. Best of all, Alaska cruises are actually great value for money – if you do it right, of […]

Royal Caribbean Expands Private Destination Labadee

Over the summer Royal Caribbean expanded their private beach offerings for passengers calling at their private-beach in Labadee, Haiti. Royal Caribbean CEO, Adam Goldstein, recently announced on his blog that they increased the number of beach cabanas from twenty to forty, including one wheelchair accessible cabana. Also added was Dragon Splash (pictured right), a 300’ […]