Anthem of the Seas Visits Maine

Portland, Maine’s largest cruise ship of the season stopped by on Sunday.  Anthem of the Seas docked there, sending its thousands of guests into the streets for a day of fun in the sunny city. Unsurprisingly, the massive vessel dominated the harbor, and obscured most of the city’s waterfront when viewed from the Casco Bay […]

$30M in Cocaine Found on Cruise Ship

Nearly 200 pounds of cocaine was seized Sunday by Australian police, who arrested three Canadian citizens traveling aboard Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess when it arrived in Sydney. “It’s not the sort of operation where you just turn up to a cruise ship, wander on, and happen to come across 95 kilograms of cocaine,’ said Australian Border […]

Carnival Adds Staggered Boarding to More Ports

Carnival is adding more cities to its already-growing list of cruise ports that require staggered embarkation. Starting in October 2016, the following ports will add staggered check-in: Long Beach (Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Imagination, and Carnival Miracle) Mobile (Carnival Fantasy) Fort Lauderdale (Carnival Conquest) What is Staggered Embarkation? Under the staggered check-in process, guests will pick a […]

Norwegian Donates to Belize Red Cross

Hurricane Earl took quite a toll on Belize, and Norwegian Cruise Line heard their cry for help. The cruise line responded to the country’s plea for assistance and donated BZ$100,000 to help the Belize Red Cross in their relief efforts a few weeks ago. Senior VP of Destination & Strategic Planning for Norwegian, Colin Murphy, […]

5 Ways to Deal with Bad Weather

There are a lot of things about your cruise that you can control, but weather, sadly, is not one of them. So no matter when or where you sail, there’s a decent chance that you’re going to run into some bad weather. And given that we are smack-dab in the heart of hurricane season, it’s […]