Trip Report: Carnival Panorama – Fun Day at Sea

Today was our first day at sea aboard Carnival Panorama as we trek toward Ensenada, Mexico. Something I didn’t realize until I turned the in-cabin television to the channel on which they show a map and the ship’s progress is just how short a trip it really is from Long Beach to Ensenada. In order […]

Spotted: Gingerbread Christmas Villages on Norwegian Sky

Sailing last week on Norwegian Sky we got to see the culinary team building gingerbread houses throughout the ship. Some of the main gingerbread villages are located in the main atrium on deck five, the entrance to both the Palace and Crossing main dining rooms, Garden Cafe. The villages started in late November and were […]

2020 Vision: The State of the Cruise Industry

In 2020, 32 million passengers are expected to step aboard a cruise ship, a 40% increase over the 19.1 million passengers who cruised in 2010, according to the Cruise Line Industry Association’s 2020 State of the Cruise Industry Outlook. Of those 32 million passengers, nearly half, or 14.24 million, are expected to originate from North […]