Carnival Triumph Arrives in New Orleans

Carnival Triumph arrived in New Orleans today, and to celebrate its arrival, Carnival and the Port of New Orleans held a charity party.  There were representatives from four local music organizations, competing for $35,000 in donations to music charities. Shamarr Allen, a trumpeter and vocalist, competed on behalf of the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Jazz Camp; […]

How To Find Your Cruise Price Drop

If you book your cruise far enough in advance, you may notice the price will rise and fall a dozen times before you set sail. That’s why it’s important to monitor your cruise fare. A feature from will alert you if the price of your sailing rises or falls more than 1%, and it doesn’t […]

2016 Alaska Cruise Season Underway

Port Vancouver’s 2016 Alaska cruising season kicked off today with the arrival of Star Princess at Canada Place.  Vancouver expects about 830,000 passengers on 228 calls, an increase over last year’s passenger volume.  This year is the 30th anniversary for Canada Place, and the CEO at Port Metro Vancouver, Robin Silvester, said “Our award-winning cruise facilities […]

Carnival Victory Scores Perfect Health Inspection

Carnival Victory received a perfect health score of 100 during a recent inspection late last month.  Her most recent perfect score before that was in December of 2014. To earn a 100, cruise ships must receive perfect marks on all 44 items on the United States Public Health’s checklist.  The inspections are unannounced and take […]

Aerial Photos of Koningsdam Released

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Holland America’s ms Koningsdam‘s official debut is just around the corner, and we’ve got a first look at some new aerial shots of the beautiful ship. The ship’s Premiere Voyage will be on April 8, from Rome. She holds 2,650 guests. And is 99,500 gross tons. Koningsdam‘s official naming ceremony will be May 20 in Rotterdam, […]

Carnival Debuts Video Series with Carrie Underwood

Carnival Cruise Line, in partnership with Carrie Underwood, released the first episode of a new video series featuring meet-and-greets with the country superstar and military families.  The families are being recognized through the Honor. Family. Fun. initiative that the cruise line is doing to benefit Operation Homefront. In the first video, Underwood surprises the Vaughn […]