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Another Royal Caribbean Ship Gets Multi-Million Dollar Makeover

Royal Caribbean just announced that it will spend upwards of $165 million to refurbish 10-year old Oasis of the Seas. It's hard to believe this ship is nearly 10 years old.  Read more... The post Another Royal Caribbean Ship Gets Multi-Million Dollar Makeover appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Royal Caribbean, Cruise News, Oasis of the Seas


Premium Cruise Line Adds EZpay Payment Plan

You may be able to budget for that bucket list world cruise, after all.  Holland America's new EZpay payments plan may make it possible.  Did I mention it's interest-free? Read more... The post Premium Cruise Line Adds EZpay Payment Plan appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Holland America, EZpay


Carnival Sunrise Cruises from Norfolk Begin Inaugural Season

Carnival Sunrise cruises from Norfolk debuted last week from Decker Half Moon Cruise Center. This follows an extensive $200 million renovation that added a variety of food, beverage and entertainment innovations as well as stateroom upgrades, Carnival Sunrise inaugural season will offer four- to 14-day voyages to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, the Panama Canal, New […] Read more... The post Carnival Sunrise Cruises from Norfolk Begin Inaugural Season appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Norfolk, Cruise News, Carnival Sunrise, Decker Half Moon Cruise Center, Caribbean Bermuda Bahamas, Panama Canal New


State-of-the-Art Small Ship to Cruise Alaska in 2021

I’m not the only one heading north to Alaska lately.  Victory Cruise Lines has released new design details on their upcoming new ship Ocean Victory.  Under construction and set to launch in May 2021, the 200-passenger ship is designed for cruising Alaska. The ship will be equipped with 20 zodiacs and dozens of kayaks.  Guests […] Read more... The post State-of-the-Art Small Ship to Cruise Alaska in 2021 appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Victory Cruise Lines


Another Cruise Line About to Increase Daily Gratuities

It was bound to happen.  Following in the footsteps of Carnival, Holland America and Norwegian, Princess Cruises daily gratuities are about to increase. New Princess gratuities charges Beginning on May 1 and beyond, every passenger will see a $1 per day increase in their automatic gratuities, beginning on all cruises that depart on May 1 […] Read more... The post Another Cruise Line About to Increase Daily Gratuities appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Carnival Holland America, Cruise Line Gratuities


Norwegian Joy Inaugural Cruise Preview from Vancouver

Following a $50 million-plus makeover, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Joy arrived into Vancouver on Thursday, April 25, 2019. With her gleaming lotus blossom bow, the inaugural cruises mark the ship’s North American debut. Norwegian Joy was launched in 2017 and built specifically for the Asian cruise market.  The second in the Breakaway-Plus class and now […] Read more... The post Norwegian Joy Inaugural Cruise Preview from Vancouver appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Vancouver, Cruise News, Joy, Norwegian Joy


New Two-Night Bahamas Cruise Deals

Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has released a new batch of promotions for their two-night cruises to Grand Bahama Island. Bahamas Paradise is the only cruise line that offers a daily, two-night Bahamas cruise from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island.  They’ve just brought back two popular cruise deals; Kids Sail Free and […] Read more... The post New Two-Night Bahamas Cruise Deals appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Bahamas, Cruise News, Port of Palm Beach, Grand Bahama Island, Grand Bahama Island Bahamas Paradise


Virgin Voyages Partners with Sustainable Specialty Coffee Brand

By Sherry Laskin When Virgin Voyages launches Scarlet Lady in 2020, you won’t find any single-use plastic items on board. This includes straws, bottled water, condiment packets, shopping bags, food packaging, stirrers, and take-away coffee and tea cups.  They are all banned. Next up for sustainability and responsibility…coffee. Sustainable Coffee Partnership On Earth Day, Virgin […] Read more... The post Virgin Voyages Partners with Sustainable Specialty Coffee Brand appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, All-inclusive Beverages, Virgin Voyages Partners, Sustainable Specialty Coffee Brand, Sherry Laskin When Virgin Voyages


Quark Expeditions Expands Sustainability Strategy in Polar Regions

By Sherry Laskin On time for Earth Day, Quark Expeditions reveals details on its environmental strategy program, “Polar Promise.”  If you’re not familiar with Quark Expeditions, they are the leader in polar exploration.  With seven small expedition ships and ice-breakers in its fleet, the expedition ships are built for superior navigation in ice-packed polar waters. […] Read more... The post Quark Expeditions Expands Sustainability Strategy in Polar Regions appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Sherry Laskin


Holland America Adds More Ships for Canada Cruises in 2020

Banking on the growing popularity of Canada and New England cruises, Holland America will have three ships cruising to Canada next summer. Holland America Ships From A to Z Along with Zaandam and Zuiderdam, Amsterdam will also offer summer cruises to Canada.  In 2020, Holland America ships will offer more than 40 cruises to Canada […] Read more... The post Holland America Adds More Ships for Canada Cruises in 2020 appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Canada Cruises


Norwegian Sun Returns to Port Canaveral!

Norwegian Sun once again returns to homeport at Port Canaveral and continues Cuba cruises, too! Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sun… The post Norwegian Sun Returns to Port Canaveral! appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Cruise News


Viking River Ship Collides with Oil Tanker

Less than a week after making headlines when Viking Sun lost power off the coast of Norway, there’s another Viking… The post Viking River Ship Collides with Oil Tanker appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Norway, Cruise News, Viking Sun


Holland America Adds New Craft Cocktail Menu

You won’t find a Flor de Jerez cocktail in my mother’s 70-year old handwritten cocktail recipe book.  As the trend… The post Holland America Adds New Craft Cocktail Menu appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Holland America Adds New Craft Cocktail Menu, Flor de Jerez


Virgin Voyages Adds Record Shop and Karaoke Room

I remember when Virgin Records started in 1972.  Now, Virgin Voyages is carrying on Sir Richard’s long-time affinity to music. … The post Virgin Voyages Adds Record Shop and Karaoke Room appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Richard, Cruise News, Virgin Records, Virgin Voyages, Virgin Voyages Adds Record Shop


Viking Sky Cruise Ship Reaches Nearest Port – All Safe

Luxury cruise ship Viking Sky slowly limped into the port of Molde on Sunday, the closest port on the west… The post Viking Sky Cruise Ship Reaches Nearest Port – All Safe appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Molde, Viking Sky


Port Canaveral, Carnival Cruise Line Break Ground for New Terminal

It was “Go for Launch” today at Port Canaveral.  Carnival Cruise Line and Port Canaveral broke ground for the construction… The post Port Canaveral, Carnival Cruise Line Break Ground for New Terminal appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Carnival, Cruise News


Vantage Cruise Lines Builds First Ocean Cruise Ship

Vantage Cruise Lines recently announced their plans to build their first ocean cruise ship.   If the name isn’t familiar to… The post Vantage Cruise Lines Builds First Ocean Cruise Ship appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Vantage, Vantage Cruise Lines


Norwegian Cruise Line Raises Gratuities

Yes, it’s happening again.  Norwegian Cruise Lines just announced it will raise daily gratuities this spring.  It may seem like… The post Norwegian Cruise Line Raises Gratuities appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Norwegian Cruise Line


Carnival Reveals Mardi Gras Innovative Stateroom Design

New ship, new designs, right? That’s what Carnival is doing with Mardi Gras.  From how the ship is powered to… The post Carnival Reveals Mardi Gras Innovative Stateroom Design appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Carnival, Cruise News, Carnival Cruise Lines


Hurtigruten Cruise Ship Being Transformed into Expedition Ship

Okay, so it’s a funny-sounding name.  Spanning 126-years of maritime history, Hurtigruten is serious when it comes to new ships,… The post Hurtigruten Cruise Ship Being Transformed into Expedition Ship appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Hurtigruten, Cruise News


Carnival Cancels Cruise Visits to Antigua

If you’ve been getting excited about your upcoming Carnival cruise that included a visit to the southern Caribbean island of… The post Carnival Cancels Cruise Visits to Antigua appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Caribbean, Cruise News, Antigua


Viking Cruises Sweeps Cruise Critic Awards Again

I wasn’t surprised when I learned that once again Viking Cruises took top honors in the 9th Annual Cruise Critic Cruisers’… The post Viking Cruises Sweeps Cruise Critic Awards Again appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Viking Cruises, Cruise News


Emeril Lagasse Restaurant to Open on Carnival Mardi Gras

Carnival Cruise Line just announced that award-winning celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse will open his first-ever restaurant onboard Carnival’s newest ship,… The post Emeril Lagasse Restaurant to Open on Carnival Mardi Gras appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Carnival, Cruise News, Carnival Cruise Line, Emeril Lagasse


Cruise Line Tests Charging a Fee for Second Entrée

According to a news article on Cruise Critic, Holland America is testing the addition of a $10 fee if you order… The post Cruise Line Tests Charging a Fee for Second Entrée appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Holland America


‘Golden Girls’ Cruise Sails to the Caribbean in 2020

If you were a fan of the Golden Girls during the 1980s – 90s, this might be the cruise for… The post ‘Golden Girls’ Cruise Sails to the Caribbean in 2020 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Caribbean, Cruise News


Norwegian Joy Entertainment Cuts Footloose with New Production Show

Norwegian Cruise Line is known for bringing rousing Broadway musicals to the high seas.  The Norwegian Joy entertainment productions will be no… The post Norwegian Joy Entertainment Cuts Footloose with New Production Show appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Broadway, Cruise News, Norwegian Cruise Line


Avalon Waterways Adds Another Suite Ship for 2020

Avalon Waterways is on the move. The luxury river cruise company will launch their new Avalon Envision in Europe this April.  And in 2020, Avalon… The post Avalon Waterways Adds Another Suite Ship for 2020 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Cruise News, Avalon Waterways, Avalon Envision


Hurtigruten to Build a Third Hybrid Expedition Ship

Hurtigruten, the world’s largest expedition cruise company, has signed a memorandum of understanding for the construction of their third hybrid powered expedition cruise ship. The… The post Hurtigruten to Build a Third Hybrid Expedition Ship appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Hurtigruten, Cruise News


Viking Welcomes Sixth Ocean Ship into the Fleet

A major milestone was reached earlier this week when Viking Ocean Cruises took delivery of its new Viking Jupiter, the sixth ocean ship for Viking Oceans. … The post Viking Welcomes Sixth Ocean Ship into the Fleet appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Cruise News, Viking Ocean, Viking Ocean Cruises


Royal Caribbean Steel Cutting Ceremony for Next Ship

Late last week, Royal Caribbean held a traditional steel cutting ceremony for their new Quantum Ultra-Class ship, named Odyssey of the Seas. With over 5,600… The post Royal Caribbean Steel Cutting Ceremony for Next Ship appeared first on Cruise Maven.
Tags: Travel, Royal Caribbean, Cruise News, Royal Caribbean Steel