Royal Navy Aids In Cruise Ship Rescue

Last week the MV Fram, a Norway-based cruise ship belonging to Hurtigruten risked becoming trapped in thick ice off the coast of Antarctica but was guided to safety by the Royal Navy in a two¬hour operation. Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector broke through the densely packed ice which had surrounded the MV Fram, blocking her […]

Shore Excursion Company Viator Teams Up with CruiseCompete

  CruiseCompete, the premier online cruise marketplace, has selected Viator, Inc. as its exclusive partner to provide its users with access to shore excursions in ports around the world. Through an integrated connection with Viator’s dedicated shore excursion website, CruiseCompete is able to provide its users with seamless access to a vast selection of unique and popular […]

Passenger Review: Sheraton Nassau Day Pass

The following is a listener review of Sheraton, Nassau from a recent sailing aboard Carnival Fascination out of Jacksonville, Florida. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been to Nassau more times than I can count. There’s only so many times you can go to the Atlantis, so during my recent trip I chose to […]

Sale: Carnival Offers Reduced Deposits and Other Free Stuff

I posted the news earlier this week (you can read it here) but I wanted to remind you that Carnival’s “Vacation Awsome-nation” promotion has officially started, running today, Sunday January 27th to Sunday, February 3rd. Included in the promotion is a chance to raid Carnival’s prize closet to get complimentary upgrades, onboard credits, shore excursions […]

American Cruise Lines Revamps Loyalty Program

American Cruise Lines, operator of the newest riverboats and small cruise ships in the United States, is pleased to announce the introduction of a renewed loyalty program, featuring new premium benefits for members. The Eagle Society is the line’s way of recognizing and rewarding returning guests by providing a more personalized and enhanced cruise experience. […]

German Cruise Ship AIDAstella Floated Out

Early on Friday,  shipbuilder Meyer Werft’s latest new build, German cruise liner AIDAstella left the covered building dock I. The docking procedure started at 7:30a and around 10:00a AIDAstella was shifted into the Yard’s harbor where several tests will be carried out. In the following days at the outfitting pier the last working activities, tests […]

Azamara Returns to Europe for 2013

Azamara Club Cruises announced last week that both ships will ply European waters though November 2013. The two vessels, Azamara Journey and Azamara Quest will be calling at familiar favorites such as Monte-Carlo, Ibiza and Santorini, as well as some of the less-trodden gems such as Sochi, Russia, host to the 2014-Winter Olympics; Cassis, France; […]