Royal Caribbean Gives Short Sailing Options from Florida

By: Sarah Phillips Need a break from work or weather woes? Royal Caribbean announced the perfect solution this week. Royal Caribbean will have five revitalized ships offering three-, four- and five-day sailings from four Florida ports for a quick getaway. From Miami, Majesty of the Seas will continue to offer year round three- and four- […]

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 […]

Five Resources to Research Shore Excursions

You’ve done it. You’ve booked a cruise; the countdown is officially on — now it’s time to plan your excursions – without breaking the bank. It can be done with the right research. If you’ve sailed before then you know that cruise ship shore excursions can add up. The cruise lines are in the business […]

Puerta Maya Cruise Center in Cozumel Revamps Website

Visitors to Cozumel can now have their finger on the pulse of  the what’s-going-on before they even arrive. The website for the Puerta Maya Cruise Center in Cozumel was recently revamped to show more videos, images and a look at the most popular Caribbean city. The site also includes an up-to-the-minute weather report, lists of […]

Popular Tortuga Rum Cakes expands to Falmouth, Jamaica

The popular Tortuga Rum Cake chain has now expanded to Falmouth, Jamaica. Last week Tortuga International Holdings opened a 395-square foot store in the recently-built Falmouth cruise port, as reported by the Jamaica Observer. The Falmouth location offers rum cakes, Caribbean sauces, famous Blue Mountain Coffee, and other souvenirs. With over 600,000 cruise passengers a […]

Details on 2013 Cruise with Paula Deen announced

The queen of southern cooking herself is taking it to the high-seas this winter for the 2013 Cruise with Paula Deen. This seven-night cruise out of Galveston, Texas will take place on Royal Caribbean’s 3,114-guest Mariner of the Seas on Jan. 27, visiting Roatan, Honduras; Belize City, Belize; and Cozumel, Mexico. On the theme cruise […]

Cruise Line Reveals Future Sailings

Royal Caribbean International announced this week  the opening of  Florida and Gulf Winter Caribbean sailings for sale on Allure, Oasis, Freedom, Independence, Navigator and Serenade of the Seas. Please click on the links below for each ship’s full deployment details: Allure of the Seas- Together with her sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, she holds […]

Costa Atlantica: Cozumel + local fare

We arrived into Cozumel around 7:30 this morning and docked with the starboard side to the pier, meaning my view was looking to the mainland of Mexico (you can get there by a ferry). We’re in port until 7p so we have a good 10-hours to explore. Disembarkation in Cozumel was quick with two gangways […]