New Western Caribbean Cruise Port for Holland America

Banana Coast has signed Holland America Line as the first cruise line to schedule regular calls at the first mainland Honduras cruise port at Trujillo. Holland America Line’s 1,260-passenger Ryndam is slated to call at Banana Coast 11 times between 2014 and 2015 on its western Caribbean itineraries. The ship’s Nov. 19, 2014, call is Banana […]

Small Ship Cruising Remains Strong in States

One of the newest upcoming river ships to hit the United States waterways, Pearl Mist, announced her 2014 schedule last week, kicking off June 2014. The 210-passenger ship will operate various 7-, 10- and 11-night Great Lakes, St. Lawrence Seaway, Canadian Maritimes and New England cruises. The inaugural cruise departs June 28, 2014 and is […]

Hamburg, Germany: Cruise Port Celebrates Over Weekend

For four days, more than 500 seafaring vessels, among them tall sailing boats, traditional ships, and majestic cruise liners, presented a varied program on Hamburg’s waterfront, at the annual port anniversary. Highlights included the opening and closing ship parades and the “Tugboat Ballet” on Saturday, during which tugboats “waltzed with each other” on the water […]

Boston Cruise Season in Full Swing

With the recent sailing of Norwegian Dawn, the Massachusetts Port Authority launched the 2013 cruise season at Cruiseport Boston’s Black Falcon Terminal in South Boston. New this year, Massport is offering travelers free wireless Internet access at the cruise terminal to meet traveler’s expectations to be mobile enabled.  More than 80 percent of vacation travelers […]

Second Carnival Cruise Ship Heads to Australia

Carnival Cruise Lines will deploy a second ship in Australia to operate a seasonal program beginning September 24, 2014.  Carnival Legend will be based in Sydney and will operate eight to 12 days cruises visiting Pacific destinations including New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Carnival Legend will join sister ship Carnival Spirit, which is based in Australia […]

Norwegian Breakaway Trip Report: Getting to New York City

Our day started at 3:30 am, waking up for our 6am flight. Leaving out of Jacksonville it is pretty simple but with all the TSA delays and such — arriving at 90 minutes before your flight isn’t a bad idea. We flew Jet Blue for this trip (one free bag). We boarded the flight, wheels […]