Cruise Line Cancels Galveston Sailing

Cruise lines are shuffling their ships around due to the historic flooding conditions around Houston and Galveston. Royal Caribbean International confirmed via Twitter that the August 27 sailing on Liberty of the Seas is cancelled completely. Three of Carnival Cruise Line’s ships – Carnival Valor, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Breeze – remain offshore in the […]

TripInsurance.com Expands Coverage, Passing Savings Down

Online comparison site TripInsurance.com, which enables consumers to purchase travel insurance direct from leading carriers and save up to 40% or more, today announced that the Cincinnati-based American Modern Insurance Group has joined its team of nationally known travel insurance underwriters. American Modern currently offers three Compass Series policies available only through TripInsurance.com, all delivering […]

Carnival Sunshine Resumes Service, Plenty To Do

Carnival Sunshine – which recently underwent a groundbreaking $155 million renovation that added a host of new features and facilities – arrived today in Barcelona, Spain, following its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice, Italy. The unprecedented transformation added all of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 dining, bar and entertainment features, along with a host of […]

New Western Caribbean Cruise Port for Holland America

  Banana Coast has signed Holland America Line as the first cruise line to schedule regular calls at the first mainland Honduras cruise port at Trujillo. Holland America Line’s 1,260-passenger Ryndam is slated to call at Banana Coast 11 times between 2014 and 2015 on its western Caribbean itineraries. The ship’s Nov. 19, 2014, call is […]

Carnival Renews New Orleans for Three Years

The Port of New Orleans recently announced that Carnival Cruise Lines renewed a three-year berthing agreement with the port. The renewal will keep the line in the port through 2016, and also includes the option of two one-year extensions. “Carnival Cruise Lines currently carries 340,000 passengers annually from the Port of New Orleans, which consistently […]

A Guide to Planning a European Cruise

Recently, I sat down to plan a cruise to Europe this summer. After staring at the computer for a few minutes, the first thing that came to mind was to check out kayak.com and see what airfare looked like. Well, small problem – there are a lot of airports in Europe and lots of possible […]

Sale: Royal Caribbean Offering Up To $400 OBC

Royal Caribbean is offering up to a $400 on board credit for Europe, Caribbean, Bermuda and trans-Atlantic sailings booked through February 15, 2013, for six night sailings or longer. Vacationers can enjoy onboard credit up to $200 per stateroom when they book a 2013 Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean or trans-Atlantic cruise and request one of the […]

Upcoming Norwegian Getaway to Sail Miami 2014

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that the upcoming 4,000-guest Norwegian Getaway will be delivered January 2014, months earlier the expected. It was also announced that she’ll sail from PortMiami year-round on seven-night Eastern Caribbean itineraries, starting February 1, 2014. “We are pleased that Meyer Werft will deliver this incredible vessel three months earlier than scheduled,” […]

Taking An Aruba Cruise

By Nancy Schretter Situated in the southern Caribbean, Aruba is known for its crystal clear blue-green waters and white sandy beaches. The island’s picturesque capital, Orangestad, is a colorful and charming place for sightseeing and shopping. Vacationers will find vendor stalls as well as stores selling international luxury items including jewelry, perfume, crystal and more. Cruises […]

Celebrity Cruises Starts Online Sweepstakes, Free Cruise Vacation

Today Celebrity Cruises announced the “Celebrity Reflection Launch to Luxury Game and Sweepstakes,” an online contest that lets travel agents and vacationers learned about the upcoming 3,046-guest Celebrity Reflection. The game, which takes place September 24 through October 26, allows the players to earn points answering trivia questions. The game is played in stages and […]