Cruise Lines Warn Smokers About Another Place They Can’t Light Up

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Talk to any cruisers who smoke, and they’ll complain about the fact that they are — in their eyes — treated like second-class citizens while on ships. Now comes word that some smoking cruisers will be facing a new ban: Mexico has enacted a new regulation that bans the smoking of tobacco products in public […]

Carnival Celebration Trip Report, Day 4: Mayan Ruins & The Chef’s Table

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Today was our second of three ports during this western Caribbean cruise: Costa Maya, Mexico. Like yesterday, I purchased an excursion through Carnival for Costa Maya to Zona Arqueológica de Chacchoben, or the Chacchoben Archaeological Area. Our very comfortable, air-conditioned tour bus departed the port around 8:30 am for the approximately hour-long drive to the […]

Carnival Celebration Trip Report, Day 3: Hello Cozumel!

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Today was the first port on our Carnival Celebration cruise — Cozumel, Mexico. I got up and headed up to the lido deck for my first BlueIguana Cantina burrito of the cruise — the poolside venue’s breakfast burritos are my favorite breakfast on Carnival, and rank high for me among any cruise ship breakfast option. This is […]

Newest Celebrity Edge-Class Ship Floated Out at the Shipyard

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Celebrity Cruises’ fourth Edge-class ship, Celebrity Ascent, officially touched water for the first time as she was floated out of the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in France on Saturday morning. A ship’s float-out marks the completion of its hull and exterior superstructure, and marks the start of the next phase of construction. Celebrity Ascent will […]

Nassau Cruise Port CEO Says Bahamas Has ‘Failed Miserably’

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The cruise port of Nassau, Bahamas, has openly admitted that they are falling short in cruise passenger expectations and is now looking to improve. Nassau Port CEO Speaks Out During a panel at the Bahamas Business Outlook, Nassau Cruise Port CEO Mike Maura Jr. said that the Bahamas has failed to provide value and experiences […]

Carnival Celebration Trip Report, Day 1: Let the Fun Begin!

Today in Miami I boarded Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Celebration, for a seven-night cruise to Cozumel, Costa Maya, and Roatán. To share my experiences throughout the voyage, I’ll be posting regular trip reports about my time both on the ship and in port. Embarkation went much quicker than I thought it would, because […]

Cruise Line Expanding Casinos on Five Ships

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Holland America Line will be expanding the casino space on its Pinnacle and Signature class ships to include over 140 of the newest and most popular slot and video poker machines in the gaming industry. The increased casino space on Rotterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Koningsdam, Eurodam, and Nieuw Amsterdam adds more traditional slots, progressive jackpots, and […]

Cruise News Recap | Week of January 15, 2023

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1. Within the past month, Nassau broke its one-day cruise visitor record three times. 2. Norwegian Cruise Line has laid off a number of its entertainment staff members and is cutting some of its most expensive production shows, including Kinky Boots on Norwegian Encore. 3. Carnival Corporation is adding Starlink satellite internet to its global […]

Cruise News Today — January 20, 2023 [VIDEO]

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MSC Seascape Experiencing Engine Issue Guests sailing the brand-new MSC Seascape are getting an unexpected refund over technical issues. Earlier this week, the ship started experiencing propulsion problems over a software update which impacted the maximum cruising speed. The issue caused the ship to arrive late into Grand Cayman on Thursday, and the vessel is […]