Carnival Sending Largest Ship Yet to Australia

Carnival Cruise Line officially announced on Tuesday that they will be sending another ship to Sydney, Australia, in December 2019: Carnival Splendor. At 113,000 tons with a carrying capacity of 3,006 passengers, Splendor will be the newest and largest of Carnival’s ships to sail there year-round. Carnival President Christine Duffy confirmed the news while in […]

Nieuw Statendam European Itineraries Revealed

Following her inaugural season island-hopping in the Caribbean, Holland America’s upcoming new ship Nieuw Statendam will cross the Atlantic in April 2019 and spend the summer and fall in northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea. The Pinnacle class ship will homeport in Amsterdam for the summer, and in September will head to warmer waters in the Mediterranean […]

Survey Says a Vacation Tops List for Valentine’s Day Desires

In honor of what could arguably be Princess Cruises’ favorite holiday, the line partnered with Wakefield Research to find what the ideal Valentine’s Day gifts are. One thousand adults were surveyed to find out their ideal gifts and activities for the day of love. 26 percent of participants wanted a vacation, half the number (13 […]

Holland America Ship Earns Perfect Health Score

Holland America’s Zuiderdam recently earned a perfect score of 100 during a routine United States Public Health inspection. The score follows sister ship Eurodam‘s December 2017 score of 100, continuing its six-year run of perfect scores. Zuiderdam‘s unannounced inspection was held on January 27, during a turnaround in Port Everglades at the beginning of an 11-day cruise. CDC […]

Trip Report: Carnival Magic in Cozumel

This morning I had every intention of waking up early to finish shooting videos of Carnival Magic‘s different decks, but the snooze button got the better of me. We can blame the Super Bowl – and the after-parties on board – for that one.  By the time I even thought about waking up, we were docking […]