River cruise line claims to be “World’s First Truly All-Inclusive”

Scenic Cruises has launched their 2013 Europe River Cruising portfolio, announcing the world’s first truly all-inclusive luxury river cruising experience.  Scenic Cruises continues to set the benchmark for river cruising with ground-breaking new features, exclusive new experiences, unlimited complimentary beverages and private butler service for every guest. 2013 – New On Board  Unlimited complimentary beverages (top-shelf […]

Charleston cruise port lawsuit finally headed to court

A lawsuit filed against Carnival Cruise Line by the environmentalists in Charleston, SC, will finally see its day in court, this reported by a local NBC affiliate, WSAV. Next week the first hearing is set in front of a circuit judge to see where the case stands and what action is needed. The environmentalist don’t […]

Princess Cruises announces winners of “1,000 Memories at Sea” photo contest

After sorting through the more than 57,000 cruise vacation photos that were submitted to the Princess Cruises “1,000 Memories at Sea” photo contest, judges have chosen an image of the soaring columns of Ephesus submitted by Christine Svircev of Illinois as the grand prize winner. The winning photo depicts the grandeur of the ruins of […]

Cruise line receives environmental award

Holland America Line was the recipient of the 2012 Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Environmental Protection Award from the U.S. Coast Guard in recognition of the line’s environmental leadership and for successfully achieving several environmental objectives established by the company that exceed standard regulation. The William M. Benkert Award is the premier marine environmental protection […]

Royal Caribbean wins consecutive Power of Partnership Award

At Vacation.com’s 14th Annual National Conference and Trade Show, held aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas, the cruise line was recognized with its seventh consecutive Power of Partnership Award in the Contemporary Cruise Line category from the largest travel services marketing organization in North America. “Royal Caribbean is proud to receive this honor […]

What is a ‘Pilot’ Boat?

This may sound random, (it pretty much is) but I was at dinner the other night and someone asked me: “What is that orange pilot boat thing?” (exact words). Having grown up on the water my whole life and family members that have been in the merchant marines for generations, I can’t help but chuckle when I […]

First Time Sailing?

So on Friday morning, I embark on Royal Caribbean’s vessel, Monarch of the Seas. The Monarch is currently positioned in Cape Canaveral, Florida’s “space port,” less than two hours from Jacksonville, Florida. The three night cruise will take us to Nassau and Coo-coo Cay, Bahamas. Arriving home Monday morning. The vessel was put into service […]

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