Cruise Line Ban on Casino Smoking — Temporary or Here To Stay?

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Several major cruise lines have announced bans on cigarette smoking in their casinos, leaving some to wonder if this temporary measure might become permanent. What’s Behind The Smoking Ban? Over the past few days, several companies — including Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean — have announced that they are […]

Viking Ocean Cruises Debuts New Cruise Ships

Until last night we knew very little about Viking River Cruises navigating into the waters of ocean cruising. We knew they were dabbling in the market of ocean cruising but it was very vague. At an event in Los Angeles, Viking River Cruises announced their new line Viking Ocean Cruises, the first ocean-going line in […]

11 Cruise Tips Before Sail Away

By: Sarah Phillips You’ve finally made it onboard your cruise and its vacation time!  Want to make your vacation even better? Take some time before you sail away to check everything out, get acquainted and get your bearings; this is going to be your new home for at least the new few days after all. […]

Oceania Cruises Loyalty Program Gets Upgrade

Oceania Cruises loyalty program is getting a makeover and will soon start for guests as soon as they take their first sailing.  Under the new Blue membership program guests will get advanced itineraries, 10 percent discount on merch, cocktail reception and membership pins. Oceania has also added complimentary air deviation fee waivers as well as […]

Best Things to Do in Sitka, Alaska

Located in southeast Alaska, the small town of Sitka is mostly known for its wildlife, stunning views and tribal culture. With a population under 10,000, there are many opportunities to get out and explore Sitka when visiting. While doing excursions with the cruise line are always a great way to do an organized tour, sometimes […]

Video: Carnival’s ‘My Awesome Bar Program’

Carnival’s “My Awesome Bar Program” Script INTRO How many drinks did you have last time you cruised? Or better yet – how high was your bill? If all goes well, Carnival Cruise Lines could be joining the ranks of other cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises,  that offer all-you-can-drink alcohol packages, eliminating those […]

Holland America announces ‘Dream Cruise’ and enhanced Roll Call

Holland America has launched a social media ‘Dream Cruise’ contest on Facebook running now through October 31, 2012, awarding one guest to win a seven-night cruise for two. Entering the contest is easy. Like the  Facebook page and tell them your dream destination. “There’s no doubt that Facebook has become an essential way for us […]

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Release Earnings

Regent Seven Seas Cruises released their second quarter earnings today, ending June 30, 2012. The line brought in a record breaking $131.5 million, same quarter for 2011 was $122.8 million. Fuel expense, net of settled fuel hedges, was $10.4 million compared to $8.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. “We are pleased with our […]

Coast Guard Day Brings Donation by Industry Charity

The charity funded by Cruise Line International Association (CLIA)  member cruise lines, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, announced a $5,000 donation to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance over the weekend to commemorate Coast Guard Day . “The cruise industry today thanks and honors the thousands of men and women that make up the U.S. Coast Guard for […]

7 Money Saving Cruise Tips

Let’s face it, everyone that goes on a cruise vacation doesn’t want to get nickel and dimed to death. Throughout my last cruise, I was thinking of ways to save money, and it worked. My sign and sail account was next to nothing on disembarkation morning! Here’s some money saving cruise tips: 1. Look for […]