Norwegian Holdings Receives Cuba Approval

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has announced they’ve received approval from the Cuban government to operate cruises there aboard all three of their cruise line brands: Norwegian, Oceania, and Regent Seven Seas. The company’s first cruise to Cuba will be aboard Oceania’s Marina out of Miami on March 7, 2017.  Itineraries will feature calls in Havana, including many […]

Royal Caribbean Approved for Cuba

Royal Caribbean has made the announcement we’ve all been expecting: the Cuban government has granted approval for cruises to begin sailing to Cuba. “Our guests have expressed real interest in having the opportunity to experience Cuba, and we look forward to bringing them there,” chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Richard Fain said. “Our discussions […]

5 Reasons to Visit Carnival’s Alchemy Bar

As one of Carnival’s best and most popular watering holes, Alchemy Bar is on its own playing field when it comes to the cruising bar scene. Here are 5 reasons you should check it out when you get the chance. 1. Crafted Cocktails Alchemy Bar is unique in that it is Carnival’s one dedicated cocktail […]

Jewel of the Seas Live Blog – Day 3: St. Kitts

It’s day 3 and we’re off to the races! We booked an excursion for today so we didn’t waste any time getting ready to go. The excursion we booked was a catamaran ride over to the sister island of Nevis with some lunch and beach time. We had to be off the ship and in […]

5 Areas Where Cruise Lines Could Improve

We’ve long said that if we’re on a ship, we’re happy. There are, however, a few areas where we think the industry as a whole could stand to make some improvements. Now, we’re not talking big stuff like suggesting that for every 20 times we cruise, they give us a free trip. (Although how awesome […]