11 Pros and Cons of Using a Travel Agent

Have you been researching a sailing and wondering where to begin the cruise booking process? A travel agent may be an excellent place to start. You can go online or call the cruise line and speak to a representative, but a travel agent may be the best stepping-off point. I have been using my travel […]

Cruise News Today – May 31, 2023 [VIDEO]

Travel is Back The demand for cruises has surged after a long period of shutdowns, largely due to pent-up demand from eager travelers and high airfare prices to international destinations.  Many travelers are now choosing cruises as their next adventure, and the demand for river cruises, in particular, is high.  Despite concerns about a recession […]

Cruise News Today – May 30, 2023 [VIDEO]

Cruise Guest Goes Overboard A guest went into the ocean after leaning over a railing on Carnival Magic.  The man was reported missing by his travel companion, and an initial review of security footage went into the water earlier Monday morning.  In a statement, “He was reported missing by his companion late Monday afternoon and […]

Cruise News Today – May 29, 2023 [VIDEO]

New Bahamas Port Opens The new cruise port in Nassau is officially open with positive feedback from cruise passengers.  Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis  the grand opening on Friday as a significant step to transforming the capital. He said the move highlighted the importance of Downtown in the economy, history, and culture.  The new facility […]

Cruise News Today — May 26, 2023 [VIDEO]

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New Icon of the Seas Dining Details Announced We now know a little bit more about the dining on Royal Caribbean’s upcoming Icon of the Seas. The Icon-class ship will have over 20 culinary experiences. Among these are the AquaDome Market — the line’s first-ever food hall, the Empire Supper Club, and a walk-up sushi window […]

Cruise Podcast: 20-Day Transatlantic Review + Cruise News

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On this episode of Cruise Radio, we discuss Doug’s recent 20-day voyage aboard Holland America’s ms Rotterdam. He goes over what to do during sea days, entertainment around the ship, dining, and how the internet was throughout the journey. He also shares his experience when the ship sailed over the exact spot where the Titanic […]

Cruise News Today — May 22, 2023 [VIDEO]

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Norovirus Outbreaks on Cruise Ships The CDC has investigated 13 instances of gastrointestinal outbreaks on cruise ship since January. The latest is Holland America’s voyage on Nieuw Amsterdam that wrapped up yesterday morning. Norovirus is characterized by symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and stomach cramping and is spread by people not washing their hands. […]

U.S. Veteran Embarks on Cruise to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Lieutenant Colonel James H. Harvey III, a decorated figure among the Tuskegee Airmen, was greeted with a warm welcome when he boarded Discovery Princess in Seattle. But this was no ordinary cruise. In fact, a once-in-a-lifetime sailing to celebrate his 100th birthday. As a retired officer of the United States Army Air Corps and Air […]

Cruise News Today — May 18, 2023 [VIDEO]

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PortMiami Records Busiest Cruise Passenger Day Ever PortMiami achieved a significant milestone this spring by marking its busiest passenger day. On April 9th, the Florida port welcomed 67,594 cruise passengers, setting a new record for the highest number of travelers passing through its terminals in a single day. Ships at PortMiami that day included Oasis […]

Alaska Cruise Planning: What You Need to Know

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Let’s talk about planning and booking an Alaska cruise. When most first-timers think about visiting Alaska, considered one of the best destinations in the world, they picture the ship heading to tropical ports, where they can sip margaritas on a beach. But sooner or later, most seasoned travelers turn their eyes toward an Alaskan cruise […]

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