Cruise Ship Beached At Turkish Scrapyard [VIDEO]

The 1987-built, 650-guest Astor has reached its final resting place at a Turkish scrapyard, joining three Carnival ships and two former Royal Caribbean vessels being dismantled there as the cruise industry continues to shed older, less-efficient hardware.  The 20,704-ton Astor was run ashore at the Aliaga Ship Recycling Facility after being sold at auction to […]

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Plan to Get The World Sailing Again

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Norwegian Cruise Line has launched the first major cruising ad campaign since the industry shut down in March. It’s also being billed as the first “truly global” ad blitz in the company’s 53-year history. Under the theme “Break Free” and using the popular Queen song “I Want To Break Free” as the soundtrack, the campaign […]

Carnival Captain Shares Journey Back To Cruise Ship [PHOTOS]

With what can be viewed as a promising signal, Carnival Cruise Line officer Captain Vittorio and several crew members have been signed back onto Carnival Spirit and are now awaiting orders as to what is next. Last week, the captain shared this with Facebook followers: “Going back to Carnival Spirit during this unprecedented time is definitely […]

MSC Receives Japan’s Approval to Cruise, Adjusts Ship Itinerary

MSC Cruises is officially the first international cruise line that operates in Japan that has received approval to cruise from the country. The line has also adjusted its current Mediterranean itinerary for MSC Grandiosa. Japan’s Stamp of Approval MSC has achieved a health and safety certification from Japan’s official maritime classification society ClassNK. Certification on the […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Updates ‘Peace of Mind’ Policy

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Norwegian Cruise Line announced on Monday that they would be extending its Peace of Mind policy, as well as an extension of the final payment schedule. Peace of Mind Update The Peace of Mind policy will be extended to include existing and new reservations made by December 31, 2020, for any voyage from January 1, […]

9 Cruise Line Ticket Contract Surprises

When checking in for their cruise, most passengers breeze right past the cruise contract — often known as the Ticket Contract or Contract of Carriage — without bothering to read it. Yes, it’s a dozen pages of legalese written by lawyers for the sole purpose of protecting the cruise line in almost every possible scenario, […]

The 7 Best Lines For a Family Reunion Cruise

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Cruises are a superb vacation value and provide an ideal setting for family reunions. Family groups can explore amazing destinations and choose activities and amenities for every member of the family, all in a relaxing and fun travel environment. Highly inclusive vacation packages, flexible daily itineraries, and a wide variety of dining choices make family […]