Cruise Line Cancels Galveston Sailing

Cruise lines are shuffling their ships around due to the historic flooding conditions around Houston and Galveston. Royal Caribbean International confirmed via Twitter that the August 27 sailing on Liberty of the Seas is cancelled completely. Three of Carnival Cruise Line’s ships – Carnival Valor, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Breeze – remain offshore in the […]

Norwegian Celebrates National Cruise Vacation Month

Norwegian Cruise Line is kicking off National Cruise Vacation Month by launching a “Let’s Cruise” sale going on through Saturday, October 13. Guests that book during the sales can receive up to $250 on-board credit, reduced deposits and a $300 coupon book, depending on the length of the sailing. In conjunction with  CLIA, National Cruise […]

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 […]

Silversea Cruises Silver Cloud to Undergo Refurb

Luxury cruise ship company Silversea Cruises announced a refurbishment for their 296-guest vessel Silver Cloud. The goal during this stem to stern refurbishment is to renovate the ship’s interior and exterior. Look for: New public spaces New look for suites Upgraded outdoor spaces Reconditioning teaks decks Maintenance on mechanical and propulsion units Dining enhancements to […]

Carnival Announces Cruise Check-In Service at Miami Airport

Great news for Carnival Cruise Line passengers flying into MIA and cruising out of Miami or Port Everglades. Passengers who are flying into MIA can now check-in for their cruise at Concourses “D” or “H” on the day of their sailing, this first reported by Travel Pulse. The airport check-in counters are open from 8am […]

Categories Change for Costa Cruises Staterooms

So long to the days of endless stateroom categories on Costa ships. Beginning in December 2012 Costa will have four categories for staterooms – Classic, Premium, Samsara and Suites – offering price points and amenities at every level. “By reducing our cabin categories down to four, we’re hoping to eliminate a lot of the frustration […]

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 […]

Norwegian Launches Alaska Bonus Days

Norwegian announced Alaska Bonus Days happening today through September 15, allowing guests to get $100 on board credit per stateroom on Alaska sailings. Norwegian Pearl and Norwegian Jewel both sail seasonally in Alaska from Seattle, in 2013 Norwegian Sun will also sail seven-night cruises roundtrip from Vancouver. Fares for these 2013 Alaska sailings start at […]

Carnival Dream Enters Drydock, Fun Ship 2.0

Carnival Dream entered a Bahamas drydock over the weekend to undergo a massive renovation, part of Carnival’s $500-million enhancement program coined Fun Ship 2.0. While in the two week drydock Carnival Dream will undergo two new bars – RedFrog Rum Bar and Blue Iguana Tequila Bar – along with merchandise store Cherry on Top. The […]

Norwegian Launches Spanish Version of Website

With over 35 million USA residents speaking Spanish, it’s no wonder Norwegian Cruise Line recently launched a Spanish version of NCL.com. The Spanish site features the same functionality as the US version, including ship and destination content, booking engine and on-line check-in for sailings. The cruise line partnered with MotionPoint Corporation, a company that specializes […]