Cruise Lines Need to Stop Playing the Daily Gratuities Game

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Over the past several days, Norwegian Cruise Line raised its daily service charge, and Carnival Cruise Line announced that it will be raising its daily gratuities in May. As always, there were many who complained about the change, breaking out the tried-and-true accusation that they’re being “nickel-and-dimed.” Others said that, given how long crew members […]

Carnival Sensation Arrives at the Scrapyard in Turkey [VIDEO]

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Carnival Cruise Line’s Fantasy-class ship Carnival Sensation arrived at her final destination this week, as she was beached at the scrapyard in Aliaga, Turkey on Tuesday. Earlier this year, Carnival announced that the vessel would not be resuming passenger service after the pandemic shutdown as planned, and instead Sensation was sold to the scrapyard for […]

Former Crystal Ship to Sail in the Galápagos Islands For Lindblad Expeditions

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The former Crystal Esprit is currently in the process of being transformed into the latest addition to Lindblad Expedition’s fleet — National Geographic Islander II. Carrying just 48 guests, the all-suite ship will make her inaugural voyage in the Galápagos Islands on August 18, 2022. She will sail there year-round. The vessel’s top-to-bottom renovation will include […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals Industry’s First Crypto NFT Collection

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Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that it is sailing into the Metaverse with the launch of the cruise industry’s first collection of NFTs. If you don’t know what NFT stands for, it’s “non-fungible token,” — a type of digital art that’s part of the Ethereum cryptocurrency blockchain. The cruise line will be opening for auction […]

Cruise News Today — April 6, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Keel Laid For First Icon-Class Ship Royal Caribbean has laid the keel for its first Icon-class ship, Icon of the Seas. A ceremony took place at Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, where a 3,000 ton crane lifted a steel block into place on top of coins representing both the shipyard and line. The coins are […]

Celebrity Cruises Takes Delivery of Third Edge-Class Ship

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Today Celebrity Cruises took delivery of its third Edge-class ship Celebrity Beyond at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The delivery ceremony, held onboard, was attended by Celebrity Cruises president Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, Royal Caribbean Group president and CEO Jason Liberty, and the ship’s captain, Kate McCue. The occasion was particularly special as it […]