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Anthem Of the Seas Cancels Cruise After Encounter with Storm

Feb 07 2016 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International said that the Anthem of the Seas will return to Cape Liberty, N.J., following a severe storm off the Carolina cost, rather than completing a seven-day Florida and Bahamas itinerary. Four passengers were injured and there...

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River Cruises Attracting Guests of All Ages

Feb 04 2016 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Articles

(Thanks to shows like "Downton Abbey" and the attraction of those PBS Viking cruise commercials, cruises on Europe's rivers have never been more popular. Read more, courtesy of Jason Leppert @ Travel Pulse). River cruising is booming, and its not all...

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Norwegian's New Cancellation Policy Tougher Than Most

Jan 12 2016 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line's sweeping reform of its cancellation policies effective Jan. 1 will make them tougher than other brands in the contemporary segment.   In one example, guests who book a seven-day or longer cruise must now make final pay...

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Opening of NCL's Harvest Caye Resort Port in Belize Now Delayed

Jan 12 2016 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that Harvest Caye, the cruise line's new resort-style port of call in Belize, will now open in November 2016.   Plans for the new development were announced back in August 2013, when Norwegian Cru...

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World's largest [upcoming] ship to have Monster Slide

Dec 25 2015 12:20 PM | Jason in Royal Caribbean

What's it like to plunge 10 stories while watching the wake of the largest cruise ship in the world?   That's the experience in store for guests on the world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, due in June from Royal Caribbean Internationa...

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Carnival switching to cage-free eggs for cruise ship meals

Dec 25 2015 12:15 PM | Jason in Carnival Cruise Line

Carnival Corp. announced this week that it will begin using only cage-free eggs on all of its ships.   The transition, which should be final by 2025, is the result of a partnership between the cruise ship operator and the Humane Society of the Uni...

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Windstar Cruise Ship Runs Aground Off Panama

Dec 25 2015 12:15 PM | Jason in Other Cruise Lines

Windstar Cruises' 200-passenger boutique cruise ship Star Pride ran aground off of Isla de Coiba, Panama during anchoring maneuvers.    The company said that all guests and crew are safe, but there is hull damage and the vessel is unable to s...

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Confessions of a Cruise Security Officer

Dec 25 2015 12:15 PM | Jason in Articles

A cruise is a vacation full of fun and frivolity under the sun. But if you step out of line (and we’re not talking the conga line), you’ll have to deal with cruise ship security officers. They’re often a courteous and helpful bunch, b...

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New Orleans Exploring New Cruise Terminal Concept

Dec 25 2015 12:05 PM | Jason in Port News

NEW ORLEANS - The state bond commission has approved the final portion of the financing for the new Poland Avenue cruise ship terminal in New Orleans. If all goes as planned, the Port of New Orleans could begin construction of the new facility, early n...

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Boy Drowns Aboard Royal Caribbean Ship

Dec 25 2015 12:05 PM | Jason in Royal Caribbean

An eight-year-old boy has drowned in a swimming pool onboard a Royal Caribbean cruise liner, the Liberty of the Seas.  He was given CPR for more than an hour by the cruise ship's medical team but they were unable to revive him.  Royal Caribbe...

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