MENU: Rudi’s Seagrill on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

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The debut of Carnival’s Mardi Gras also saw the debut of several new dining venues for the cruise line, including Shaquille O’Neal’s Big Chicken and Emeril Lagasse’s Emeril’s Bistro 1396. Another new restaurant that debuted on Mardi Gras is Rudi’s Seagrill by Chef Rudi Sodamin. Sodamin has already been a fixture in the Carnival Corporation company, serving as the […]

Carnival Joins Royal Caribbean in Mandating Unvaccinated Insurance

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Carnival Cruise Line has joined Royal Caribbean in requiring medical insurance for unvaccinated adults departing from Florida ports. Effective July 31, unvaccinated Carnival guests embarking from Sunshine State homeports will need to purchase a minimum of $10,000/person in medical expense coverage and $30,000/person in emergency medical evacuation coverage, without COVID-19 exclusions. The policy must name […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Announces Teachers Who Won ‘Giving Joy’ Contest

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Back in May, Norwegian Cruise Line launched a contest to show its appreciation for teachers from the United States and Canada who gave students their all throughout the global health crisis. From May 4 to June 3, fans could nominate their favorite certified or accredited teachers for the “Norwegian’s Giving Joy” contest. Today, the cruise line […]

New Expedition Cruise Ship Departs Shipyard, Heads For Iceland

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Crystal Cruises’ ship Crystal Endeavor officially departed the MV Werften shipyard in Germany on Saturday, and is en route to Iceland for her inaugural cruise season. The vessel is the line’s first Polar Class 6 expedition yacht, designed to handle cold, icy waters in the Arctic and Antarctic regions. A pier-side sail away celebration was held at […]

Carnival Horizon Trip Report, Days 5 & 6: A Double-Dose of Half Moon Cay

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Private islands tend to be very popular with cruise passengers, and Half Moon Cay is no exception. I know several people who couldn’t care less where else the ship stops as long as it is going to be visiting Half Moon Cay. While I won’t go that far, I will admit it’s a destination I […]