Carnival Cruise Line’s Radiance Shines On Her Special Night

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Everything old was literally new again as Carnival Cruise Line welcomed Carnival Radiance — formerly the Carnival Victory — to the fleet Sunday evening with a special naming ceremony in Long Beach, California. The festivities featured a face very familiar to cruisers… and his mom, who just happens to be the ship’s new Godmother. What […]

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 […]

Carnival Triumph Returns to Service Thursday

The Miami Herald reports that the Carnival Triumph is returning to service from Galveston, TX on Thursday after $115 million in repairs and upgrades following the February fire that left it powerless in the Gulf of Mexico. After several dramatic days adrift at sea in February, the ship was towed to Mobile, Alabama where it […]

Barge Explosion on Mobile River Injures 3

Three people were hurt last night as a barge transporting thousands of gallons of fuel burst into flames on the east side of the Mobile River, this according to a local Alabama newspaper. The barge explosion could not be extinguished and was left to burn itself out. Local businesses and operations in the area were […]

Carnival Cruise Voluntarily Pays Back Federal Government

Carnival Cruise Lines is in fact voluntarily making payments to the Department of Treasury for aid rendered for the recent Carnival Triumph, and Carnival Splendor from November 2010. In a statement on their website, the cruise line said, “Carnival Corporation is in the process of voluntarily submitting payment to the U.S. Treasury Department to reimburse […]

Carnival Dream Dry Dock a Success

After 13 days of dry dock, the 3,652-guest Carnival Dream is back in service with a slew of Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements – from ice cold drinks, comedy to treats – it’s all there. Here’s what new hardware was added: RedFrog Rum Bar – Lido bar with Caribbean beers and rums Blue Iguana Tequila Bar […]

Carnival Dream Enters Drydock, Fun Ship 2.0

Carnival Dream entered a Bahamas drydock over the weekend to undergo a massive renovation, part of Carnival’s $500-million enhancement program coined Fun Ship 2.0. While in the two week drydock Carnival Dream will undergo two new bars – RedFrog Rum Bar and Blue Iguana Tequila Bar – along with merchandise store Cherry on Top. The […]

Video: Hurricane Season Stresses Travel Insurance

Video Script — Travel Insurance Call it what you will but cruising during hurricane season is never a dull moment. Just ask the thousands of passengers who sailed out of South Florida this past week during Tropical Storm Isaac. Passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas turned a week-long vacation into a forced nine […]

Cruise liner godmother passes at age 61

The godmother of Carnival Cruise Lines 2,974-guest Carnival Glory, Dr. Sally Ride, passed away today at the age of 61, of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Sally Ride had many accomplishments to her name, with the most memorable in 1983, being the first American woman in outer space.  She was an accomplished author, professor and children’s advocate […]

Carnival Breeze officially belongs to Carnival Cruise Line

In an official maritime ceremony held today at Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy, Carnival Cruise Lines officially took ownership of the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze. “Carnival Breeze represents the continued evolution of our product, offering a huge array of branded experiences for our guests and inviting public spaces each with its own personality and character, all […]