St. Maarten Ends 2018 With Record-Breaking Cruise Day

St. Maarten

Last year, St. Maarten was one of the ports hit hard by Hurricane Irma, and earlier this year, the cruise industry united to tell cruisers that the Caribbean was recovering well. It seems that the message was heard loud and clear, as St. Maarten’s port ended 2018 with its busiest day of the year. How […]

Dear Cruise Ship Crew Members: We’re Sorry

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For many cruisers, the crewmembers of the ships we sail become familiar faces. There’s the bartender who always treats us right, and the waiter who brings us that extra order of escargot because he knows how much we love it. We stay connected via social media, bring them little gifts to brighten their days, and […]

Carnival Captain and Crew Recognized for Brave Hurricane Rescue

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Captain Gaetano Gigliotti of the Carnival Elation, along with his crew, has been recognized with the Exceptional Bravery at Sea Certificate of Commendation from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) for rescuing a stranded mariner from the dangers of last year’s category five hurricane, Hurricane Irma.   “Every year,” said Fred Kenney, representing the International Maritime Organization, […]

Cruise Podcast: Carnival Valor Review 2018 + News A review of Carnival Valor. Valor is a Conquest-class ship from Carnival Cruise Line and currently (2018) sails from Galveston, TX. In 2019, she will reposition to New Orleans. This review covers a four-night cruise to Cozumel. We get a detailed review of the ship, dining, staterooms, and Nachi Cocom in Cozumel. We answer […]