Best New Ship For 2017 Revealed

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One of our favorite things about the end of the year? The plethora of Best & Worst lists which are released. This week, the folks at Cruise Critic unveiled their 2017 Editors’ Picks Awards, with a virtual armada of ships from a variety of cruise lines being recognized in categories ranging from Best Suites to […]

Andrea Bocelli to Join Christening Ceremony for MSC Cruises Ship

MSC Cruises has announced the lineup for the launch and Naming Ceremony of MSC Seaside, which will be held on December 21 in PortMiami. As part of the traditional ceremony, MSC Cruises will welcome special guests, entertainment, global media, partners, and Miami authorities for the event. Headlining entertainment will include international superstar Ricky Martin and world-famous tenor […]

Nieuw Statendam Touches Water During Coin Ceremony

In anticipation of the upcoming float-out of ms Nieuw Statendam, Holland America held the ship’s coin ceremony on December 6 at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. During the ceremony, a Dutch guider was welded to the forward mast of the ship, followed by speeches and a blessing by the shipyard chaplain. The Dutch Guilder brings sentiment and […]

California Ghost Ship Revealed to be Infamous S.S. Monte Carlo

The wreckage of the mysterious ghost ship that was discovered off the coast of California last year has been identified as a notorious 1930s floating “pleasure palace.” An episode of The Science Channel documentary “What on Earth” detailed the long investigation conducted by a team of researchers who wanted to identify the wreck after noticing […]

5 Reasons to Book Your Next Cruise Onboard

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Any time you’re on a cruise having the time of your life, the first thought that comes to mind is “Okay, so when can I do this again?” Maybe you’ve even gone home after your cruise and immediately received those emails to “sail with us again.” But a lot of cruisers don’t know about (or […]

Carnival Vista Trip Report Day 6: Aruba

Over the years, I’ve gone on a lot of cruises and done a lot of shore excursions. So when I say that today’s excursion was one of the coolest I’ve ever experienced, trust me… that’s really saying something. But before we get there, let’s back up a bit, because from the moment Carnival Vista arrived […]