Ship Tour: Norwegian Breakaway

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Recently I had a chance to spend the day aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Breakaway in New York City. The ship, launched in May 2013, is operating year-round Caribbean, Bahamas, and Bermuda cruises from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. Key highlights: Built in 2013 146,600 gross tons 3,693 guest capacity 1,657 crew onboard 1,068 feet long […]

Carnival to Port Canaveral Security: Lighten Up!


They say that good intentions pave the road to… well. But for one Florida couple, the good intentions of the Port Canaveral security team very nearly led to a vacation disaster. According to the Arizona Republic, Henry Echevarria and his wife, Lisa, were preparing to board the Carnival Liberty for a cruise out of Port […]

Cruise Line Letting Cruisers Bid on Upgrades

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Over the past few months, message boards have been buzzing with some Norwegian Cruise Line passengers saying they had been offered an opportunity to bid on an upgrade. Not all passengers received the email, and it was unclear exactly what was going on… until this week. After several months of testing, Norwegian will roll out […]