Norwegian Gem Trip Report, Day 2: Eating, Meeting and Greeting

There’s something about being on a cruise ship that brings out my inner sloth. Despite taking two naps yesterday and going to sleep around 10 p.m., I had absolutely no desire to wake up this morning. My intentions to join the cruise staff for a mile walk were done in by the wonderful knowledge that […]

Port of Tampa Breaks Weekend Cruise Record

Port Tampa Bay saw a record number of cruise ship passengers during two recent weekends. 19,876 guests arrived and departed ships the weekend of February 3 and 4, breaking the previous record. Then last weekend, February 17 and 18, there was a total of 22,960 passengers, breaking the record again. The previous record for cruise […]

MSC Cruises Reveals 2019/2020 Winter Schedule

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MSC Cruises has revealed the schedule for the October 2019 to March 2020 winter season. With 17 ships and a large array of destinations around the world, the line has an itinerary for every guest looking for a winter cruise getaway. Mediterranean With bookings opening on March 5, 2018, MSC Grandiosa is one of two ships that […]

Carnival Paradise to Receive Guy’s Burger Joint, New Waterpark

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Carnival Paradise is currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar, month-long refurbishment in Freeport, Bahamas. It will receive a water park, new cabins, and some of Carnival’s most popular dining venues. Following the renovation, the ship will resume its year-round schedule of four to eight-day cruises from Tampa on March 26, 2018. New Food/Drink Offerings At last, Carnival Paradise will be […]

Carnival Updates Cruisers On San Juan

For a while now, cruise lines have — in conjunction with the islands impacted by last year’s hurricanes — been working hard to let potential visitors know that the Caribbean is back in business. But of course, both the cruise lines and the islands have a literal investment in their ability to convince tourists to […]