Why Carnival Cruise Line Ditching Libraries Matters More Than You Think It Does


Carnival Cruise Line’s Brand Ambassador, John Heald, recently confirmed on his Facebook page that future new builds would not feature a library moving forward. While this news generated thousands of responses, there was a distinct divide amongst them, and with good reason. Why Carnival Cruise Ship Libraries Are No More Why would Carnival be moving […]

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 […]

Cruising During Hurricane Season: What You Need To Know

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Cruising during hurricane season can be risky but also cheaper and less crowded. It’s important to take precautions for a safe and enjoyable trip. Cruising during hurricane season requires careful consideration of geographical factors. Since areas like the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico are more prone to hurricanes, it’s important to research your destination […]

Carnival Cruise Line Exec Blasts Rumor As “100 Percent False”

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Carnival cruise gratuities. It’s one of the most controversial cruise-related topics on the internet. From how much one should give to who gets them, cruise ship tipping is a subject that comes up almost every day, and it generates a slew of rumors. So many that Carnival Cruise Line Brand Ambassador John Heald felt compelled […]

New Norwegian Ship Will Sail Inaugural Cruise Without Signature Show

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With the debut of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship rapidly approaching, the company has announced that there will be at least one big change to the onboard entertainment offered. Norwegian Viva Entertainment Change In a letter to travel partners and guests booked aboard the inaugural sailing of Norwegian Viva, the line revealed that “Beetlejuice: The […]

Carnival Pride Engine Issue Impacts Current and Next Sailing

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(Updated 11:45 a.m. E.T.) — A guest sailing on Carnival Pride reached out to Cruise Radio and said guest services are handling the issue professionally, and the company has chartered six planes to get guests back to London. Original Story Guests expecting to embark on Carnival Pride’s July 21 sailing have been told their trip […]

Hot Tip: Why You Should Avoid Flying to Your Cruise’s Embarkation Port

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If you’re looking to book a cruise in the coming months, particularly over the summer, it might be best to check out a local port first without jumping on a plane. And while that’s not possible for everybody, those who can avoid airports for the time being might be incredibly glad they did. Why flying […]

Carnival Backtracks on Decision, Restores Loyalty Perk

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In an unexpected move, it looks as if Carnival Cruise Line will soon be bringing the popular VIFP Diamond Lunch. The line initially announced that the lunch would be replaced with a cocktail party, but passenger backlash caused execs to rethink the decision. Check Out The VIFP Diamond Lunch Menu The news came, as it […]

Hallmark and Norwegian Team Up For The Ultimate Christmas Cruise

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If you’re a fan of cruising and holiday movies with a guaranteed happy ending, we have got the ultimate vacation for you: The first-ever Hallmark cruise, sailing out of Miami this November on board the Norwegian Gem. What To Expect On the Hallmark Cruise While there’s not likely to be snow during the sailing, it’ll […]

Comprehensive Guide to Carnival Venezia Cabins and Suites


With over two dozen categories of Carnival Venezia cabins, one of the most important decisions you will make when booking is what kind of stateroom you’ll want. While different people look for different things, the good news is that this ship has something for every taste and budget. How To Choose A Carnival Venezia Cabin […]