Costa Expands Their Perks Program

Beginning this month, Costa Cruises has expanded their perks and amenities program for guests traveling in a suite.  Perks include complimentary meals at Club Restaurant, unlimited drinks, and special access to private activities and events. The cruise line’s Club Restaurants are now reserved for suite guests, where they can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner – […]

The Best & Worst of 2016…So Far!

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Hard as it is to believe, we’re already halfway through 2016! So far, this year has seen a wide array of incredible news come out of the cruising industry, including a whole slew of new builds! We thought that before plunging headlong into the rest of the year, we’d stop to reflect on some of […]

Love Boat Star Gets Own Day in California

Gavin MacLeod, perhaps most well-known for his role in the television series The Love Boat, has been a Global Ambassador for Princess Cruises for 30 years.  On July 6, the cruise line and the City of Santa Clarita in California is holding a special ceremony for the esteemed actor’s ambassador anniversary. MacLeod played Captain Merrill Stubing on […]

Holland America Salutes Those Who Serve

Through Holland America’s expanded partnership with the Seattle Mariners, the cruise line is now the presenting sponsor of the “Salute to Those Who Serve” on-field recognition program of members of the military.  For the past six years, Holland America and the Mariners have been partnered in corporate sponsorship, and community outreach programs. Holland America K’s […]

More Carnival Ships Start Staggered Embarkation

Guests sailing from Charleston or Baltimore will soon be taking part in Carnival’s staggered check-in program. Carnival first started this process back in 2015 to deter 1000s of cruise guests arriving at once to the cruise terminal. Staggered Check-in Under the staggered check-in process, guests will pick a time to board the ship when they’re checking […]

Fathom Begins New Cuba Programming

The social impact cruise line Fathom has announced additional onboard activities for guests sailing to Cuba.  In addition, the cruise line has also partnered with a local design store, Clandestina, for authentic Cuban-made merchandise in the onboard shop. Fathom’s new onboard programming for Cuba sailings includes: Getting to Know Cuba / Intro to Havana This […]