How to Choose an Alaskan Cruise

Un-Cruise Adventure

Last year I took my first Alaskan cruise. At first I thought an Alaska cruise seemed basic – I pick my port, we see glaciers, and go home. Boy was I wrong! There are a few factors you need to take into consideration when planning and booking an Alaskan cruise. It’s not as simple as […]

Coast Guard Airlifts Crew Member

Last night a crew member was airlifted off Carnival Miracle, 290 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. A 39-year old crew member was complaining of abdominal pains and the ship phoned in for medevac service at approx 6:30pm. Air crews from Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C, launched a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter […]

Carnival Miracle Hosts Students in Grand Turk

The 2,124-guest Carnival Miracle recently hosted a group of students from the Junior Park Warden program (photo right) during a stop in Grand Turk, promoting Carnival’s commitment to environmental awareness. Over a dozen students were given a behind-the-scenes glance at the ships environmental and technical spaces — complete with a visit to the engine room, […]

Carnival raises steakhouse surcharge

Carnival Cruise Line is raising the price at their specialty steakhouses this summer, up from $30 per person to $35. The increase went into effect June 3, but for guests sailing in June and July, Carnival is honoring the $30 surcharge. In a statement from Carnival, “The increase was necessitated as a result of higher […]

Carnival Cruise ship rolls into NYC with added ‘Fun Ship 2.0’ enhancements

Carnival Miracle sailed into New York harbor today with some first-time ‘Fun Ship 2.0′ enhancements: The Taste Bar, Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez, and Punchliner Comedy Brunch. Details on enhancements: The Taste Bar is Carnival’s newest casual dining option and is expected to be rolled out fleetwide by summer 2013. Guests can enjoy […]

Carnival Miracle begins cruise season from New York City today

The 2,124-passenger Carnival Miracle begins service from New York City today, giving guests a chance to check out the Big Apple before embarking on an eight-night voyage. Carnival Miracle is offering three unique eight-night itineraries on a rotating basis: Eastern Caribbean departures to San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. Bahamas departures with their private […]