Norwegian announces option to purchase Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement to exercise its option to purchase Norwegian Sky.  The transaction is expected to close shortly. The Company currently operates Norwegian Sky under a Bareboat Charter with a purchase option from Ample Avenue, an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Genting Hong Kong Limited, a 50% […]

Reasons To Cruise: To Honor A Family Member

In a timely post to its Inspired to Cruise blog, Princess Cruises has a new story featuring a woman who cruised to honor her father who had recently passed away. In the story, “A Cruise in Honor of My Dad,” Carol Fiol of Lake Worth, Florida, tells how over the years her family kept talking […]

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 […]

The life of a celebrity at sea includes suite amenities

Chances are if you’ve sailed on Celebrity Cruises you’re accustomed to “Celebrity Life,” but how much do you know about “Suite Life?” Celebrity announced that they’re enhancing their suites to make it a little more, well, sweeter. What’s being added? Celebrity eXhaleTM bedding program, with premium mattresses, 100% Egyptian cotton linens, and plush duvets and […]

Cruise safety training school earns select status

Maritime Professional Training (MPT) is the largest private maritime training school in the United States. Training over 5,000 Coast Guard members, shipboard firefighters, chief engineers, cabin stewards, waiters and captains of cruise ships, Maritime Professional Training (MPT) in Florida is a facility that attracts seafarers from around the world. All the conditions that can lead […]

Carnival Dream Video

On December 3, Matt Basford and Doug Parker did a walk through of Carnival Cruise Lines’ “Carnival Dream.”  This was the very first embarkation day from Port Canaveral, Florida.  Enjoy the video.


Jacksonville, Fla. (December 15, 2009) – Cruise enthusiasts can now get advice, tips, ship reviews and trends on the first ever FM radio cruise show, “Cruise Radio.” Cruise Radio launches Sunday morning, January 3, 2010 and will air 7:30-8:00 am on Sunny 94.1 WSOS, St. Augustine, Florida. On-air personality Doug Parker has created the first […]

Road Trip — Orlando, FLA

Well if you are getting off the ship in Port Canaveral, Florida and want to stay in Orlando for a day or two you must check out Universal Studio’s and Islands of Adventure. From kids to adults, these parks offer a little bit of everything for everyone: roller coasters, 3D rides, water rides, shows, and […]

Destination Orlando

A year ago I got a pair of passes to Orlando’s, Universal Studios. Today, I took the afternoon off and am heading down there for some fun in the Orlando sun. When I get back I ll give you the full report… you never know, you may want to hit Universal up before you fly […]

Want to do a World Cruise….

I have always wanted to do a world cruise… this seems like its a good time to do it too …. super cheap. Check out this article I came across on . Holland America Line’s flagship ms Amsterdam will usher in 2010 with a 128-day round-trip Los Angeles, Grand Holiday-and-World Voyage featuring 13 overnight […]