Cruise Line Charged $40m for Illegal Dumping

Princess Cruises’ announced today that they had “reached a plea agreement with the Department of Justice” regarding illegal bilge-water dumping incidents that date back to 2013. The cruise line faces the largest ever criminal penalty involving deliberate vessel pollution, according to the DOJ. As for the settlement, Princess will pay over $40 million in fines […]

Episode: Norwegian Breakaway 2016 Review + Cruise News

[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Norwegian Breakaway Review + Cruise News” artist=”Cruise Radio” social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ]We get a comprehensive review of Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway from Richard Simms today. Richard just returned from a seven-night Florida/Bahamas cruise aboard Breakaway out of New York City. He leaves no stone unturned while discussing the massive vessel. Sherry has […]

Coming Soon: Updated MSC Cruises’ Miami Terminal

MSC Cruises and PortMiami have broken ground this week, celebrating the beginning of construction for the renovation project of cruise Terminal F at PortMiami.  The project will not only rejuvenate and update the existing terminal, but will also expand the terminal to house both MSC Divina and their upcoming ship MSC Seaside.   The groundbreaking of the renovation […]

Royal Caribbean Makes Guinness Book of World Records

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Royal Caribbean has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records with its unique North Star attraction aboard the cruise line’s Quantum-class ships. The North Star is a one-of-a-kind and intimate experience that takes guests on an exhilarating journey high above the sea. This glass observation capsule gently rises more than 300 feet in the […]

Princess Cruises Honored With Four Awards

Princess Cruises has won four honors from Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2016.  The awards represent the 16th year that the line’s been recognized in an itinerary category, and the 9th year that Princess took top honors for onboard shopping boutiques.  Winners were determined by thousands of readers and online fans of Porthole, who […]

Celebrity Debuts Gilt Pop-Up Shops

Celebrity Cruises has partnered with for the debut of Gilt at Sea, the line’s first onboard pop-up shop experience. The innovative online shopping destination’s president Jonathan Greller said “Gilt is constantly seeking new and inventive ways to bring the best brands and best values in fashion to our customers, wherever they are – now […]