2012 Alaska Cruise Season Done

As the Holland America ms Oosterdam sailed out of Juneau last week, it marked the close of the 2012 Alaska cruise season. According to a west coast publication, the port received 920,000 cruise passengers this season, very close to the pre-season estimate of 930,000. A recent study showed that the average passenger spent $200, bringing total […]

Upcoming Norwegian Getaway to Sail Miami 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that the upcoming 4,000-guest Norwegian Getaway will be delivered January 2014, months earlier the expected. It was also announced that she’ll sail from PortMiami year-round on seven-night Eastern Caribbean itineraries, starting February 1, 2014. “We are pleased that Meyer Werft will deliver this incredible vessel three months earlier than scheduled,” […]

Taking An Aruba Cruise

By Nancy Schretter Situated in the southern Caribbean, Aruba is known for its crystal clear blue-green waters and white sandy beaches. The island’s picturesque capital, Orangestad, is a colorful and charming place for sightseeing and shopping. Vacationers will find vendor stalls as well as stores selling international luxury items including jewelry, perfume, crystal and more. Cruises […]

Norwegian Celebrates National Cruise Vacation Month

Norwegian Cruise Line is kicking off National Cruise Vacation Month by launching a “Let’s Cruise” sale going on through Saturday, October 13. Guests that book during the sales can receive up to $250 on-board credit, reduced deposits and a $300 coupon book, depending on the length of the sailing. In conjunction with  CLIA, National Cruise […]

Oceania Cruises Loyalty Program Gets Upgrade

Oceania Cruises loyalty program is getting a makeover and will soon start for guests as soon as they take their first sailing.  Under the new Blue membership program guests will get advanced itineraries, 10 percent discount on merch, cocktail reception and membership pins. Oceania has also added complimentary air deviation fee waivers as well as […]