Trip Report: Planning My Wonder of the Seas Cruise

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About a week before our cruise, my travel partner started visiting the online weather sites for the ports we would visit on our cruise, so that he could fine tune his selection of cruise apparel. How hot was it going to be? Should we take an umbrella? Shall we leave the heavy coats and snow […]

Norwegian Cruise Line Brings Back Testing For Some Passengers

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For the first time in a while, Norwegian Cruise Line has made an update to its COVID-19 health and safety protocols. In a letter to booked guests and travel advisors, the line said that “as a result of growing concerns regarding COVID-19 in China, and recently implemented travel restrictions by several countries including the United […]

How to Get to Trunk Bay in St. John From a Cruise Ship

Trunk Bay overlook

If your cruise ship docks in St. Thomas and you want to experience something a little different that doesn’t require you to purchase a ship excursion, consider visiting Trunk Bay on the nearby island of St. John. I first visited the beautiful beach in 2014 while sailing Carnival Liberty and was so blown away, so […]

Starlink Satellite Internet Added to Another Cruise Line

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Small-ship, U.S.-based cruise line American Cruise Lines has announced that SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet has been added to its fleet of riverboats and small ships. The new internet service is a major upgrade, ensuring more reliable connectivity and faster upload speeds nearly everywhere the company’s small ships are cruising throughout the country. This includes Alaska, […]

Holland America Line Cruise Ships by Size [2023]

View of some of Holland America ships by size

It can be difficult to keep track of all of Holland America’s current ships, mainly because the cruise line dates all the way back to 1873. At the time of publishing, Holland America has 11 vessels in its fleet, ranging in size from 61,000 to nearly 100,000 gross tons. In this article, we’ve organized all […]

Cruise News Today — January 4, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Raising Daily Gratuities & Internet Package Prices Carnival is the latest cruise line to announce a hike in daily gratuities. Starting April 1st, standard cabins will pay $16 per person, per day, up from $14.50. Suites will pay $18, up from $16.50. Both are a 10 percent increase, half of Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest […]