Carnival Corp. Approved for US to Cuba Cruises

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Carnival Corporation has some good news for travelers anticipating cruises to Cuba aboard their Fathom cruise line.  The island nation has approved Fathom to sail there from the United States beginning on May 1. This marks the first time in 50 years that a cruise ship has been granted travel from the US to Cuba.  Following US authorization in […]

MoneyBack Offers Refund to Passengers Shopping in Mexico

Mexico’s leading tax return company, MoneyBack, offers an 8.9% refund on personal shopping expenses to 98% of cruise passengers.  The company has over ten offices in all major Mexican cruise ports, including Cozumel, Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, and more. The end of 2014 marked a record year for Mexican ports with a 24% […]

Cruise Ship Rescues 18 Cubans

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18 Cuban migrants were picked up by the Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas cruise ship west of Marco Island, Florida. The migrants were reportedly suffering from severe dehydration and claimed they left Cuba 22 days ago where nine of the migrants perished at sea during the journey, according to the USCG. “Our deepest condolences to the families of the […]

‘Genie’ Butler to Cater to the Royal Suite Class

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Every cruiser’s dream has finally come true – at least those that can afford a Royal Suite Class stateroom.  A “genie” butler will be available for guests to cater to their every need and wish. The personal assistant-like butlers will help guests create personalized cruising experiences based on their style and preferences.  From planning a […]

Ocean Princess Sold to Oceania Cruises

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When Ocean Princess leaves Princess Cruises this spring, she’ll be transferred to Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings’ Oceania Cruises. According to Carnival’s 2015 annual report, Carnival Corporation sold the 672-guest Ocean Princess for $66-million dollars in late 2014. How do you finance a cruise ship? The $66 million dollars is financed through Carnival Corp. with semi-annual payments through November […]

Carnival’s Reduced Deposit Sale Returns

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Carnival Cruise Line is teaming up with Wheel of Fortune this week to celebrate 20 years of their slots on the ships – and with that comes the return of their reduced deposit sale. Plus, $25-$50 onboard credit options and more. Guests can pick from six different Cruise Now or Cruise Later deals – every deal […]