Carnival Sends Fourth Cruise Ship to Texas in 2025

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Carnival Cruise Line continues to strengthen its offerings in Galveston, Texas, by adding Carnival Legend to the list of vessels that will homeport at the island city by the fall of 2025 until early 2026. Joining Carnival Dream, Carnival Breeze, and Carnival Jubilee in the Lonestar State, the Spirit-class cruise ship will sail Western Caribbean […]

Carnival Makes Changes at Half Moon Cay in 2023, Cruisers Hot

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Carnival Cruise Line has announced changes at Half Moon Cay, leaving some cruisers hot under the collar. The line announced that air conditioning units will no longer be available at Half Moon Cay’s beach villa and beach cabana rentals beginning October 1 this year. At first, no reason was given, but we learned why a […]

Holland America’s New Seafood Program, Fresh off the Boat


Holland America Line’s new initiative promises to sustainably source and serve fresh fish from various ports worldwide. It also named renowned Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto as its Fresh Fish Ambassador. As part of the Global Fresh Fish Program, the Carnival Corporation subsidiary will elevate its seafood dining menu with 80 types of fresh fish from […]

Alaska Port Seeks Cruise Passenger Limit in 2024

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The number of cruise passengers flooding the small town of Sitka, Alaska, has left a group of residents clamoring that a cruise passenger limit be imposed. This past summer, cruise ships transported around 560,000 visitors to Sitka, breaking last year’s record and doubling the number of passengers from previous years. Resident Larry Edwards is spearheading […]

NYC Lawmakers Set Sail on a Shore Power Fantasy

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A new bill may prevent cruise ships from docking in New York City unless they switch off their engines and use shore power. However, two issues remain. Not all cruise terminals in the area have the ability to provide shoreside power, and it is unclear where funding for the demands will come from despite proposed […]

Carnival Vegan Menu Expands Fleetwide by December 2023

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There’s a new Carnival vegan menu. Carnival Cruise Line announced they are adding their new vegan menu to two more ships, Carnival Freedom and Carnival Horizon. The plan is to introduce them to their cruise ships in phases until it’s available across the fleet by the end of 2023. Featuring dishes like Hawaiian salmon poke, […]

Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas Successfully Floats Out [PHOTOS]

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Royal Caribbean’s Utopia of the Seas successfully floated out for the first time at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France. The milestone brought it closer to its Florida debut in July 2024, when it will begin offering relatively shorter sailings from Port Canaveral to the Bahamas. Utopia of the Seas Construction Since construction […]

Royal’s Antigua Beach Club on Course for 2024 Start


After Royal Caribbean’s 2019 announcement that the cruise line would build a new Antigua Beach Club, local Tourism Minister Charles Fernandez said they would finalize plans with the cruise line by the end of 2023. He added that the latest addition to the East Caribbean’s shoreline will cost more than the initial $100 million budget. […]

2 Cruisers Stuck in Mexico without Passport, Insurance

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Two Tampa-based passengers are stuck in Mexico without a passport or medical insurance and require care after becoming victims of a hit-and-run accident. Even though one requires surgery, the couple was discharged by the private hospital because they have no insurance. Natalia Ortega and her partner, Ashley, left the Port of Tampa on September 11 […]

Family Feud Live Is Coming to 12 More Carnival Ships

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The enduring and popular game show Family Feud will be introduced to 12 additional Carnival Cruise Line vessels by the fall of 2024. Family Feud Live is Carnival’s version of the beloved TV series. It quickly became a passenger favorite since offering it on Mardi Gras in 2021 and Carnival Celebration in 2022 following a […]