Former Carnival Cruise Ship Now Sails With Chinese Line

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The former Carnival Fascination is getting new life as the first oceangoing ship for Chinese river cruise specialist Century Cruises. Now known as Century Harmony, the former Fascination was floated out at a Finnish shipyard in 1994 as the fourth of eight vessels making up Carnival Cruise Line’s Fantasy-class. The 70,637-gross registered ton ship has […]

Viking Celebrates Float Out of Second Expedition Ship

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Viking has announced that its second expedition ship, Viking Polaris, has been floated out at the shipyard. A float out is a major construction milestone for a new vessel, and marks the first time it touches water. It also represents a ship moving into its final stage of construction. Polaris’ sister ship, Viking Octantis, was floated out in December and […]

Two Big Changes to Guy Fieri Restaurants on Mardi Gras

Carnival Horizon Return Trip Report

Carnival Cruise Line’s Brand Ambassador John Heald has announced that Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse will be complimentary on Mardi Gras, and Guy’s Burger Joint will be open for breakfast for the first time. Heald has been running around the line’s newest and largest ship for the majority of the week, sharing photos […]

MENU: Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

Carnival Horizon

Carnival’s ship Mardi Gras is the cruise line’s third ship to feature a Guy’s Pig & Anchor Smokehouse | Brewhouse restaurant, following Carnival Horizon and Panorama.  The venue on this ship, though, is a bit different. Instead of being a for-fee specialty restaurant, Mardi Gras’ Pig & Anchor is complimentary and features a smaller menu than previously seen on the other ships. […]

Cruise News Today — July 28, 2021 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Resumes Alaska Cruises Alaska cruises are officially underway for Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival Miracle departed Seattle on Tuesday afternoon for a seven-night cruise that will call in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway. The voyage will also include a day of scenic cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord. Carnival Miracle is the line’s fourth ship to resume […]

Carnival Horizon, A Journey In Photos Day 2: Seas The Day

Carnival Horizon photo trip report

Editor’s Note: While the following was written during the Carnival Horizon sailing which set sail on July 18, it took a while to go through the hundreds of photos I took and figure out which ones to use for this different style of trip report. I have to admit that with having been on three cruises […]

Princess Cruises Celebrates 20 Years of Shore Power in Juneau

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Princess Cruises made history when it introduced its shore power program in partnership with the City and Borough of Juneau and Alaska Electric Light and Power Company in 2001. Now, the cruise line is celebrating 20 years of shore power at the port, where ships arrive at the Franklin Dock and continue to plug into […]