Regal Princess Completes Sea Trials

It’s almost time for Princess Cruises’ upcoming Regal Princess to make her grand debut. Regal Princess passed another major milestone as she completed her sea trials and it now in final preparations for the May 20 sailing. The new cruise ship set out to sea from her construction dock at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, […]

Cruise Ship Tipping Explained

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I was on a cruise last fall and sitting with a family in the main dining room. They asked me what they should do about tipping because their travel agent told them to save money, go to the guest services desk and have the tips removed. My mouth dropped when they told me that, because […]

Carnival Sunshine Gets Grand Inaugural Departure

  Carnival Sunshine got a grand departure as she left Port Canaveral on Saturday afternoon on her inaugural voyage from Florida. Previously known as Carnival Destiny, the ship underwent a $155 million renovation to add more staterooms and guest enhancements. Owned by Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines, the ship is being based year-round from the east Central […]

9 Ways to Act Like a Local in Port

No one wants to look like a tourist. Or act like one (most of the time anyway). We’ve gotten together 9 tips to help you look like the pro traveler you are and blend right in with the locals in port. Be careful though, if you follow our list, fellow travelers may start asking you […]