Carnival Panorama Starts 38-Day Journey to North America

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Carnival Panorama has left Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Italy and is now bound for her new homeport of Long Beach, California. During her month-long journey, the ship will make technical stops in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands; Montevideo, Uruguay; pass through the Strait of Magellan; Santiago, Chile; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; and then finally arriving […]

Cruise Ship Suite Has $200,000 Mattress

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Passengers who book the upcoming Regent Suite on the Seven Seas Splendor will be sleeping on one expensive mattress. The $200,000 Hästens Vividus custom handmade mattress is filled with horsetail hair, cushioning flax, slow-growing pine, superior wool and long-fiber cotton. Bed linens made from batiste makò cotton and 100 percent virgin white down from Alaskan […]

Trip Report: Carnival Vista Back in Galveston – Embarkation Day

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Carnival Vista was taken out of service in early July for what was scheduled to be three weeks in order to replace bearings on the propulsion system. But when the maintenance was finished earlier than anticipated and the ship was put back into service four days early, they hastily arranged a last-minute sailing, and I […]

7 Reasons We’re Excited About Norwegian Encore

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This week, Norwegian Cruise Line took possession of the newest ship to join their fleet, the Norwegian Encore. And while we’re pretty much always stoked about new ships, we’re particularly excited to get aboard Encore and poke around. Why? Because even some of the things which have been featured on previous Norwegian ships have been […]

PortMiami Will Soon Have a Train Station

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The Miami-Dade County Commission has approved ratification of the agreement for Brightline, soon to be Virgin Trains, to build a station at PortMiami by 2020.  The Virgin Trains PortMiami station will be a U.S. transit first as the only intercity rail system in the U.S. connecting an international airport (Orlando International Airport), directly to a […]