First Look: Silversea Cruises’ Luxury Ship Silver Moon

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Ever have a sense of appealing familiarity about a place but then discover fantastic new things about it? That’s precisely how I felt in late July walking onto the gangway and entering the new 596-passenger Silver Moon, Silversea’s newest ultra-luxury ship, docked in Piraeus, Greece. It certainly has much of the look and feel of […]

Crystal Expedition Ship Set to Make U.S. Debut in October, Line Details Florida Protocols

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Crystal Expedition Cruises has announced a nine-night Caribbean itinerary for its new expedition yacht Crystal Endeavor, set to sail from Miami in October. The voyage will feature calls in harbors that are typically only accessible to private yachts and sailboats, and will be a unique opportunity for American travelers to embark from a close-to-home port and sail […]

Jamaica Welcomes Back First Cruise Ship in 17 Months

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Jamaica is officially back to cruising business. The island nation has welcomed its first cruise ship visit since the industry shutdown in March 2020. Carnival Cruise Line’s ship Carnival Sunrise had the honor of being the first cruise ship back in 17 months as she arrived in Ocho Rios on Monday. The vessel’s leadership team joined local […]

Construction Begins on Royal Caribbean’s New Terminal in Galveston

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In another vote of confidence for the recovery of the cruise industry, the Port of Galveston hosted a groundbreaking ceremony over the weekend to mark the start of construction on Royal Caribbean International’s new $125 million cruise terminal. Terminal 3 will be the future home of Allure of the Seas, which will offer seven-night western […]

Carnival Cruise Line’s Unique Problem: Bacon Shortages

Because the industry can’t catch a break, Carnival Cruise Line this week announced that it is facing a bacon shortage and is taking unusual measures in order to deal with it. “Don’t Worry, It’s Going to Be Back” Perhaps more than any other food, bacon tends to be a topic of debate amongst cruisers. In […]