Bad Weather Delays Gulf Coast Cruises

The recent spate of bad weather off the Gulf Coast created a good news/bad news scenario… and which side of that equation you fell on depends entirely on whether you were on a ship or waiting to board one. Those already at sea gained an extra day when the ships had to sail at a reduced […]

Disney Cruise Line Extends ‘Marvel Day at Sea’

Disney Cruise Line has announced they’re extending their Marvel Day at Sea aboard Disney Magic to 2018.  Eight special sailings from Miami from January to April will feature the themed day, following the premiere of the event on seven sailings from New York City in fall 2017. Marvel Day at Sea combines the thrills of the Marvel […]

Where Will Carnival Horizon Cruise From?

It feels like we’ve been waiting forever, but Carnival Cruise Line has big news on the Carnival Horizon… and that news is literally on the horizon. This morning on his Facebook page, Carnival’s head cruise director, John Heald, revealed that he would have news on the new ship “and where she will be sailing from and […]

Royal Caribbean Now Offering Scuba Certification

Royal Caribbean is now the only cruise line out there with onboard Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Five Star Dive Centers, where guests can become certified scuba divers as part of their cruise vacation. Program Details Royal Caribbean’s partnership with PADI offers a range of programs; from a 30-minute Try Dive program ($29) for […]

Carnival Offers $50 Deposits Through 2019 Sailings

If you’re planning on sailing Carnival Cruise Line and sitting on the fence with making your booking, you may want to book within the next week. For the rest of the month, Carnival has reduced deposits starting at $50 per person – on sailings through April 30, 2019. Deposit Amounts 2-9 day sailings: $50 per […]

Can I Cruise Without a Passport?


Can you cruise without a passport? The short answer is that yes, technically you can – in certain cases. This is why cruises are so popular among so many travelers: they offer a means to travel internationally without enduring the hassle and expense that it takes to acquire a passport. Between taking passport photos (which […]