Another Cruise Line Drops Popular E-Muster Drill

Despite the popularity of the e-muster drills, which every major cruise line put into place as part of their enhanced COVID protocols, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings has decided that it will be going back to the old way of doing things. The company announced that beginning immediately, it will be reinstating synchronized muster drills on […]

Cruise Podcast: Serenade of the Seas Alaska Review

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On this week’s episode of Cruise Radio, we get a review of an Alaska cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Dan from also drops by to answer questions about airline delays and cancellations. Richard Simms Has Cruise News: Listen to Cruise Radio Support Our Underwriter, offers […]

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

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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 […]

Carnival Cruise Line Hikes Daily Gratuities, Internet Prices

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On the heels of Norwegian Cruise Line increasing its daily gratuities by 20 percent, Carnival Cruise Line is the latest cruise operator to institute a hike. In a letter to booked guests, Carnival revealed it would be increasing both the daily gratuities and internet prices. The letter from Carnival’s Sr. Vice President of Guest Operations […]

When is the Best Time to Book a Cruise?

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There is no best time to book a cruise, as it can depend on a variety of factors such as your preferred destination, budget, your preferred cabin location, and personal schedule.  However, there are a few general guidelines you can follow to make sure you’re getting the best deal and cabin location when booking your […]

Do Cruise Ships Have Jails?

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Do cruise ships have jails? It’s a question that a least one crew member is asked on every sailing. The short answer is yes. Cruise ships are a popular vacation option for people looking to relax and have fun while exploring new destinations. While the vast majority of passengers have a great time on their […]

Cruise News Today — December 9, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Virgin Voyages Takes Delivery of Resilient Lady Sir Richard Branson’s cruise line Virgin Voyages has officially taken delivery of its third vessel, Resilient Lady. Built in Fincantieri’s shipyard in Italy, the 110,000 gross ton Resilient Lady marks the brand’s third completed vessel in the span of two years.  Resilient Lady is scheduled to embark on her maiden voyage around […]

Coast Guard Rescues Man Overboard from Carnival Cruise Ship

The U.S. Coast Guard has located a cruise passenger following a man overboard alert issued by Carnival Valor early Thursday afternoon. The ship was sailing in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday evening when the guest first went missing. A statement issued by Carnival said that the guest left the bar around 11 p.m. to […]

Cruise News Today — November 25, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Guest Who Went Overboard From Carnival Valor Rescued Call it a Thanksgiving miracle. A guest that went into the Gulf of Mexico from Carnival Valor on Wednesday evening was found in stable condition by the U.S. Coast Guard yesterday afternoon around 2:30 pm local time. A statement from Carnival said the guest was last seen […]

Cruise News Today — November 21, 2022 [VIDEO]

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Carnival Celebration Christened in Miami Following officially opening the refreshed Terminal F at PortMiami by cutting a ribbon with dignitaries, Carnival Celebration was christened in Miami last night by godmother Cassidy Gifford. After the blessing and the bottle breaking against the ship’s hull, a surprise throwback performance of “If You Could See Me Now” was […]