Carnival’s CHEERS! Drink Package: Everything You Should Know

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Is Carnival’s drink package worth it? That might be the most commonly asked question among first-time cruisers aboard Carnival Cruise Line. While what inevitably follows is a discussion of the “break-even point” (which is generally agreed to be around five or six alcoholic beverages a day), that conversation doesn’t provide a full picture of what […]

How to Avoid Getting Seasick on a Cruise Ship

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How to avoid getting seasick is a question as old as cruises themselves. If you look up the word “seasickness” online, it will say: a sickness resulting from the pitching and rolling of a ship or boat in water, especially at sea. If you want to get all Web MD, it’s your brain adjusting to […]

Updated: Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Cancels Next Voyage


Four days past-cancellation, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Radiance of the Seas is still docked in Seward, Alaska, due to engine problems. Update: Royal Caribbean Blog reports that the next sailing of Radiance of the Seas, set to take place on September 8, is now canceled. You can find the letter to Radiance of the […]

Crystal Symphony Restarts Service with Multi-Million Dollar Facelift

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The cruise ship Crystal Symphony re-entered service after changing management and extensive renovations. On September 1, Crystal Symphony left Athens and traveled to Istanbul for its inaugural voyage. Crystal Symphony is Back  Built-in 1995, the vessel underwent multi-million dollar renovations, resulting in more spacious amenities and accommodations, a wide selection of specialty dining restaurants, and […]

Norwegian Sky Sails from Port of Baltimore for First Time

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Following an announcement that Norwegian Cruise Line will begin homeporting in Baltimore this month, the Norwegian Sky left the Port of Baltimore on September 1 for a 10-day Canada and New England Cruise. When the Norwegian Sun joins her, it will be the first time two NCL ships will be homeporting from Maryland’s largest cruise […]