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For Less Than a Dollar a Day, You Can Give Your Cruise Ship Crew a Raise

May 19 2015 08:35 PM | Jason in Articles

Cruise lines are increasing their daily tip charge, offering a modest boost to some of the industry’s lowest-paid workers, as U.S. fast-food, retail, and airport workers push for raises of their own.   Two of the three largest cruise lines a...

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Disney Cruise Line to launch from New York

May 18 2015 07:00 PM | Jason in Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line will be returning to New York next year, launching cruises from the city for the first time since 2012.   "We're returning to the Big Apple in 2016 for sailings for both the Bahamas and Canada!" blogged Disney spokesman Jonathan...

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NCL Dawn runs aground in Bermuda

May 18 2015 07:00 PM | Jason in Norwegian Cruise Line

A cruise ship carrying more than 2,000 passengers ran aground late Tuesday in Bermuda after losing power.   Norwegian Cruise Line's 12-year-old Norwegian Dawn had just pulled out of Bermuda's King's Wharf when the incident occurred. The ship was r...

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Viking Cruises Christens Its First Ocean Ship, Viking Star

May 17 2015 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Other Cruise Lines

River cruise giant Viking's move into ocean cruising officially kicked off Sunday in Bergen, Norway with the christening of its first ocean ship, the Viking Star.   Bergen mayor Trude Drevland served as godmother for the 930-passenger vessel in an...

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Royal Caribbean orders fourth Quantum-class cruise ship

May 10 2015 07:00 PM | Jason in Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. entered an agreement to order its fourth Quantum-class ship, which is set for delivery in 2019, the cruise company announced Thursday.   The Miami-based firm said German ship building company Meyer Werft will construct...

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RCI & Celebrity Cancel Calls to Puerto Vallarta Due to Increased Violence

May 11 2015 02:37 PM | sunluva7 in Port News

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises have canceled calls this week in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, citing violence in the resort city.   Royal Caribbean's 2,501-passenger Jewel of the Seas will skip a stop at Puerto Vallarta scheduled for Tuesday, wh...

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Royal Caribbean to Introduce Suite Class in 2016

May 04 2015 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean International is working on a Suite Class package of amenities and will roll it out sometime in 2016, President Michael Bayley said.   Speaking aboard Quantum of the Seas at Vacation.com's annual conference last week, Bayley said t...

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12 Pre-Trip Tasks Essential for a Smooth Journey

Apr 22 2015 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Articles

In the excitement of getting ready to depart for vacation, it's easy to overlook trip-related responsibilities that should be completed before leaving the house. Some of these chores make travel easier, and some are absolutely necessary. Don't leave ho...

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Norwegian Sky to Go All-Inclusive

Apr 22 2015 07:00 PM | sunluva7 in Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that beginning January 2016 all guests sailing aboard Norwegian Sky from Miami will enjoy an even more all-inclusive cruise experience with dining, entertainment and now free unlimited beer, wine and premium spirits...

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Royal Caribbean CEO: Stop expecting last-minute discounts

Apr 19 2015 07:00 PM | Jason in Royal Caribbean

Is fire-sale pricing on cruise ships going the way of the midnight buffet?   On Monday, the head of Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises said his company had adopted a policy in March to do away with last-minute booking discounts on cruises longer...

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