Budget: Getting from JFK Airport into New York City

Recently we took a trip on Norwegian Breakaway, which departed from Pier 88 at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal. To get to and from JFK airport and into the city in a taxi is a flat rate of $52 plus any tolls and MTA fees. That can add up once you include the tip. You may […]

Spa and Fitness Area Revealed for Norwegian Breakaway

More details were revealed today about the upcoming 4,000-guest Norwegian Breakaway’s spa and fitness facility that will span over 23,000 square feet. Offering 22 treatment rooms over 50 services, Norwegian Breakaway’s tranquil two-level Mandara Spa and thermal suite will offer guests the perfect respite and will feature the first-ever salt room at sea. A full […]

Godmothers of Norwegian Breakaway Announced

Yes, you read that correctly. Norwegian Cruise Line announced today in New York City that the famous Rockettes will christen the upcoming 4,000-guest Norwegian Breakaway on May 8, 2013. “Norwegian Breakaway is being designed as New York’s ship and we want everyone to know that this is the “must-sail” cruise ship from New York in […]

High Winds Cause Norwegian Star to Break Free

Strong winds are to blame as the 2,348-guest Norwegian Star broke free from its moorings at the west end of Bermuda on Friday, making contact with Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, this first reported by Cruise Critic. A Norwegian spokesperson said, “At approximately 1:30pm ET today, a high wind squall caused Norwegian Star’s aft […]

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 […]

Another Norwegian Freestyle Dash sale

Norwegian Cruise Line launched another one of their popular “Freestyle Dash” sales until Friday, August 24, 2012 on a variety of sailings around the globe. Norwegian Freestyle Dash fares include Hawaii sailings on Pride of America for $1,199, European itineraries for $549, sailings out of NYC for $429 and the popular three or four-night sailings […]

Carnival Showcases Fun Ship 2.0 Offerings in Big Easy

Over the weekend journalists joined Carnival Cruise Lines as they showcased new concoctions and tasty treats offered on Fun Ship 2.0. Held aboard Carnival Elation at the Julia Street Cruise Terminal in New Orleans, popular Fun Ship 2.0 venues — The Alchemy Bar, RedFrog Pub, BlueIguana Tequila Bar and RedFrog Rum Bar – were created […]

Five Tips to Finding Affordable Hotels

Everyone is looking to save some extra money when it comes to planning their vacation by booking an affordable hotel. If you’re cruising out of a major port like Miami, Boston, or New York City, chances are the room cost will put a hurting on your wallet,..unless you know where you’re looking. But on the […]

Carnival Miracle Hosts Students in Grand Turk

The 2,124-guest Carnival Miracle recently hosted a group of students from the Junior Park Warden program (photo right) during a stop in Grand Turk, promoting Carnival’s commitment to environmental awareness. Over a dozen students were given a behind-the-scenes glance at the ships environmental and technical spaces — complete with a visit to the engine room, […]

See-through shower a big hit for Celebrity Cruises

After revealing in April that the “Reflection Suite” on Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection will feature an all-glass shower extending out over the edge of the ship, the modern luxury brand has received so much interest that it has released renderings of the intriguing space. Nestled in the highly desirable corner location of the ship’s 14th […]