Mardi Gras Trip Report, Day 4: Puerto Rico or Bust!

Mardi Gras Trip Report storm clouds

This morning we sailed into San Juan, Puerto Rico, officially becoming the first cruise ship to visit the port in 16 months. Needless to say, this was a pretty big deal, especially given that during normal times, the city might easily see six ships visiting in a day. Did I mention that we arrived really early? Or […]

MENU: RedFrog Tiki Bar on Carnival’s Mardi Gras

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If you’ve sailed Carnival Cruise Line before, chances are you’re familiar with the RedFrog Rum Bar located on the lido deck. On the line’s newest ship Mardi Gras, the RedFrog Rum Bar has been reimagined and expanded to create the two-story RedFrog Tiki Bar, which is also on the lido deck poolside. The venue serves tiki cocktails, […]

Want to Live in a Boat on Land? This House is For You.

zillow boat house

This is a bit of a fun one. We happened upon a post on Facebook about this house that’s for sale, and we couldn’t resist writing it up to share the glory with our readers. In the sleepy little lakeside city of Au Gres, Michigan lies a house fit for a wanna-be sailor that doesn’t want […]

Mardi Gras Makes Inaugural Call at Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

mardi gras inaugural call to amber cove

As Carnival Cruise Line’s new ship Mardi Gras continues her maiden Caribbean itinerary, today she docked in the Dominican Republic destination of Amber Cove. This is the second port on the seven-night voyage; yesterday the ship arrived in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and on Friday she is scheduled to call in Nassau, Bahamas. On the pier, passengers […]

Carnival Cruise Line to Require Indoor Masking, Testing For All Passengers

Carnival Horizon photo trip report

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that as of August 7, all cruise passengers — regardless of vaccination status — will be required to wear masks in most indoor areas while on board. In addition, beginning August 14, all guests — again, regardless of vaccination status — will be required to show proof of a negative […]

Royal Caribbean Posts Another Big Loss, But Sees Better Days Ahead

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As Royal Caribbean Group chairman and CEO Richard Fain put it, the company endured another “painful financial result” in the second quarter of 2021. But the cruise executive says better days are on the way. “We’re thrilled to be back on the water at accelerated speed in the U.S. and elsewhere. After 16 months of […]