5 Things You Need to Know about Fathom

First things first: Know going in that this ain’t your grandma’s cruise. When Carnival announced their plans to explore the realm of “social impact travel,” many didn’t know what that meant, let alone what to expect… and that includes me. “Why,” I wondered, “would someone pay nearly double the price of your typical Caribbean cruise… […]

Carnival Vista Countdown, Day 5: WaterWorks

Just five more days until cruisers embark on Carnival Vista for her May 1 sailing and we’ve covered almost the whole ship. Now lets talk the water park, or as Carnival calls it, WaterWorks. This will be the biggest water park in the Carnival fleet. What will we see? 455′ long slide called the Kalidoscope […]

Why Cruisers are Hating on the New York Times


A lot of cruise lovers were thrilled when they saw a big, splashy picture of the Norwegian Escape on the front page of the New York Times’ business section… and then they read the accompanying article. At that point, many scoffed, some nodded in agreement, but few were left without an opinion. Because what followed was […]

Fathom’s Inaugural Dominican Republic Voyage

Carnival Corporation’s newest brand, Fathom, returned from a successful inaugural voyage on Sunday.  Their first destination ever was the Dominican Republic, and hundreds of guests joined the cruise line for the impactful weeklong journey. Fathom chose the Dominican Republic as their first impact destination because of the great beauty and great needs of the country. […]

Carnival’s $49 Reduced Deposit is Back

If you’re looking to book a cruise between July 2016 through April 2018, you may want to put a deposit down before April 30. Between now and the end of the month, if you book a sailing you’ll pay a deposit as low as $49 per person and your fare is are eligible for price […]