Norwegian’s New Reservations System Could Turn Off First Time Cruisers and Others

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Over the next few weeks, Norwegian Cruise Line will be rolling out a new plan which allows guests to make show reservations in advance of their sailing. But in doing so, they’re also replacing a major element of the “freestyle cruising,” which they invented and still use as a major selling point. In addition, they’re […]

Landslide Mitigation at Alaska Cruise Port to Be Completed By April

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Following a number of rockslides at the port area in Skagway last year, work has been progressing on mitigation efforts to curb the landslides and keep the port, employees, and cruise passengers safe. According to Skagway News, the town’s mayor Andrew Cremata is looking forward to a busy tourist season. “Anyone who knows me will […]

Passport Processing Times Are Up, So Don’t Wait to Apply

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Passport processing times are up, so if you’ve been meaning to apply for one, don’t delay. During the pandemic, many people let their passports expire and weren’t concerned about renewing because, well, no one was really doing much travel — especially internationally. That was also the reason there weren’t many people applying for new passports. Revenge […]

Carnival Cruise Ship Resumes Service Following Dry Dock

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Following a routine dry dock, Carnival Cruise Line’s ship Carnival Elation is back in service from Jacksonville, Florida. The vessel spent two weeks in dry dock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, undergoing routine maintenance and updates which included inspections, technical replacements and upgrades, small updates to cabins and public spaces, and hotel upkeep. […]

Another Cruise Line Adds Starlink Satellite Internet to Its Global Fleet

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Windstar Cruises has announced that it is adding Starlink Maritime satellite internet to most of its global fleet by mid-2023. The cruise line launched the new high-speed wifi technology on Star Pride during a recent voyage in the Caribbean. Star Legend will offer the service this spring, followed by Wind Surf, Wind Star, and Star […]

Cruise News Today — February 13, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Elation Resumes Cruises After Dry Dock Carnival Elation has returned to service after a two week dry dock. The ship received a fresh coat of paint with a new red, white, and blue livery. Elation also received some general maintenance and interior refresh. During the previous dry dock in 2020, Elation received Bonsai Sushi […]