Koningsdam Makes Inaugural Call in Curaçao

Holland America’s newest cruise ship Koningsdam made her inaugural call in Curaçao on December 10. There was a brief ceremony onboard, where the captain and crew were welcomed by the Minister of Economic Development Mr. Eugene Rhuggenaath on behalf of the Government of Curaçao, along with representatives of the Curaçao Ports Authority and the Curaçao Tourist Board. […]

Cruise Line Gives Christmas Gifts in Caribbean

Dozens of excited primary school children in St. Kitts received early Christmas presents from Santa Claus, who arrived on Celebrity Eclipse and handed out gifts on December 7. The event was sponsored by the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association, which provided the presents.  At each port, Santa and his elves will hand out gifts provided by the association. […]

How to Give the Gift of Travel this Christmas

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Deciding what to give your loved ones for Christmas is not always an easy task.  Finding something they would like, something useful, and something you can afford can be a tricky recipe to pull together.  One gift that is perfect for anyone who likes to travel – is the gift of travel itself. Studies are […]

Port of Tampa Enthusiastic About Cuba Sailings

On the heels of the news that Royal Caribbean International has been granted approval to offer cruises to Cuba, Port Tampa Bay is pleased that Royal Caribbean International will offer cruises to Cuba on a newly announced service from Tampa beginning April 30, 2017.  The recently revitalized Empress of the Seas will homeport in Tampa […]

Carnival Says Arrive On-Time or Eat Upstairs

For many people, one of the best things about assigned-seat dining is getting to meet new people with whom, over the course of a cruise, you can bond. Often, these tablemates can wind up becoming lifelong friends. However, if there’s a downside to this type of arrangement, it would be those situations where you spend […]