CEO of CLIA Announces Cruise Industry Blog

The start of August was the start of even more engagement for CLIA (Cruise Line International Association), the largest global cruise line organization, as the CEO launched a Twitter account and a CEO blog. “With such a dynamic, changing industry, CLIA is committed to keeping our members and vacationers informed on every platform possible. I look […]

Celebrity Cruises Names New CEO

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. today announced that Michael Bayley has been promoted to President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, replacing Dan Hanrahan, whose departure was recently announced.  Bayley will report directly to Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.   Bayley has been with Royal Caribbean for over 30 years, most recently […]

Azamazement Started Before We Even Reached The Ship

To get an idea of just how badly things can go wrong just before embarkation, I give you the example of our spent United Airlines flight from Orlando through Newark to Edinburgh, Scotland.  Man, what a mess. It was no fault of Azamara Club Cruises that maintenance issues combined with a rare form of stupidity […]

Cruise Line Spa Company Shows Big Growth in 2012

Steiner Leisure’s revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 increased 17.3% to $197.5 million from $168.4 million during the comparable quarter in 2011. Net income for the second quarter was $14.1 million compared with $13.2 million for the same quarter in 2011. Steiner Leisure owns and operates the spa facilities onboard 153 ships, […]

5 Safety Tips For Your Next Cruise Getaway

Cruising is one of the safest ways to travel. From young children still glued to their mothers’ hip to retirees spending their golden years sipping margaritas under the Caribbean stars, the safety initiates on modern cruise ships are in place to keep everyone protected. However, if a cruise ship is best described as a floating […]

Sea Voyager Expeditions set to launch on Aug 31 with refurbished vessel

As newcomer Sea Voyager Expeditions gears up for its launch on Aug. 31 – when it begins taking guests to explore the remote waters, beaches, jungles and cities of  Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama – one of the most exciting parts of the company’s story is tied to its vessel, the M/V Sea Voyager. […]

Carnival Glory earns perfect health marks in Canada

Carnival Cruise Lines 2,974-guest Carnival Glory recently received 100-percent markings on a recent Canadian health inspection in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The unannounced inspections are required for any cruise line calling into a Canadian cruise port. Like the USPH (United States Public Health) inspections, this too consist of inspecting a broad range of shipboard sanitation areas, […]

Cruise line cellular company boasts successful service with Carnival Breeze

  MTN Satellite Communications (MTN), the global provider of communications, connectivity and content services to remote locations around the world and Wireless Maritime Services (WMS), the world leader in cellular service to the cruise line and ferry industry,today announced unprecedented services to Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, Carnival Breeze, during her first month in service. Carnival […]

New Expedition Cruise Line to highlight Panama

Newcomer Sea Voyager Expeditions sets itself apart from other cruise lines and adventure-tour operators by offering its guests a year-round array of experiential itineraries through which they can explore four of the world’s most wildlife-rich countries – Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panamá. The company, which will officially launch its first cruise on Aug. 31, […]

Celebrity Cruises updates their Celebrity Xplorer smartphone app

Good news for you smartphone app junkies, Celebrity Cruises just updated their free Celebrity Xplorer app to version 2.0. Those interested in a Celebrity Cruise vacation can now view current fares, place a vacation on hold, or even complete your booking. Also added to the update are destinations, more stateroom and ship details, and photos […]