Trip Report: Carnival Vista Cruise Preview

It’s time to cruise aboard Carnival Vista from Miami. Normally, I like to fly to whatever city I’ll be sailing out of a day in advance. I always recommend doing this so that if you happen to have any kind of travel snafu, it doesn’t cause you to miss the ship. But because of scheduling, […]

How Royal Caribbean Plans to Change Cruising

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To most people, a company’s quarterly report is the stuff naps are made of. But if you spend enough time digging into a cruise line’s financial report, you can almost always find some interesting tidbits. So what did we glean from Royal Caribbean’s first-quarter earnings call? To quote Richard Fain, the line’s chairman and CEO, […]

Carnival Breeze Gets New Venues

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Carnival Cruise Line’s ship Carnival Breeze has emerged from dry dock with two new food and drink venues: Guy Fieri’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse and the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar. The dry dock took place in Freeport, Bahamas and took two weeks.  Now, the 3,690-guest ship resumes its year-round schedule of 7-day cruises from Galveston, Texas. […]

Bonus Episode: State of the Current Cruise Industry 2017

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[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Cruise Radio” artist=”State of the Cruise Industry ” social_linkedin=”true” social_email=”true” ] On this week’s bonus episode, we sit down and have a conversation with former cruise line executive, Art Sbarsky. I first met Art on Norwegian Epic back in 2010, and we’ve seen each other all around the world since. Since retiring from […]

7 Neighborhoods of Harmony of the Seas

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-class ships are known for their themed neighborhoods, and Harmony of the Seas is no different. Aboard you will find not only old favorites, but also new exciting thrills and venues in each neighborhood. Here’s an overview of the 7 neighborhoods that make up Harmony of the Seas, and some of the top […]