Question Answered: Travel Insurance and Hurricanes

This email came in last weekend from a passenger who was sailing aboard Carnival Legend when the ship was diverted from its original port of Tampa to Port Canaveral, Florida because of Tropical Storm Isaac.  We turned the question over to CEO Dan Skilken of TripInsurance.com for the final answer. I wasn’t going to post […]

Florida Ports to Re-Open Monday, New Orleans Prepares for Isaac

(UPDATE 2:00pm) It’ll be business as usual today as three Florida cruise ports are scheduled to re-open after being shut down over the weekend. Port Miami, Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) and Tampa all were closed by the Coast Guard over the weekend as Tropical Storm Isaac made its way over Key West and into the Gulf […]

Carnival says arrive early, Republican National Convention in Tampa

If you are driving or flying into Tampa, Florida this weekend to catch Carnival Legend (8/26) or Carnival Paradise (8/25 or 8/30), local authorities are advising to give yourself extra time because of delays and temporary road closures with the Republican National Convention (RNC). A map indicating road closures is available at www.tampagov.net/rnc. Cruise ship […]

Earth, Wind, and BOOM!

  Yesterday afternoon Royal Caribbeans “Enchantment of the Seas,” and Carnival Cruise Lines “Legend,” had a not-so pleasant afternoon. The 88,500-ton, 2,124-passenger Lengend and the 80,700-ton, 2,252-passenger Enchantment were in Cozumel, Mexico preparing to get underway to the next port of call (Belize) when a strong gust of wind (40 knots)  pushed the Carnival Legend into […]

First Time Cruiser: Carnival Legend, Tampa, Florida

Well I wish it was me writing this from the Carnival Legend, but im not.  I am sitting in my office however, my friend and his girlfriend are sitting on the lido deck and teasing me with pictures from their iPhones. This will be a seven day western caribbean cruise leaving from Tampa, FL with an itinerary of,  Fun Day At […]