Another Carnival Ship Will Get a Total Makeover

Carnival Victory refurbishment is great news, especially for food-lovers. In case you missed it, Carnival is in the midst of an eight-year, $2 billion fleet-wide…

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Creative Director Appointed for the NEW Cunard Ship

Creative Director Appointed for the NEW Cunard Ship

Yes, Cunard fans, they’re building a fourth ship. In case you missed the memo, Cunard will build a new ship, its fourth ship … View Post
American Cruise Lines New Ships and New Itineraries

American Cruise Lines New Ships and New Itineraries

Itineraries that stretch from coast to coast, north to south. American Cruise Lines has their 2019-2020 schedule of cruises all planned.  The cruise line’… View Post
Viking Cruises Voted Best River Cruise Line

Viking Cruises Voted Best River Cruise Line

Viking Cruises once again took first place as Best River Cruise Line, by Condé Nast Traveler and their magazine’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards.  For … View Post
Carnival CHEERS! All-Inclusive Beverage Program Explained

Carnival CHEERS! All-Inclusive Beverage Program Explained

What’s CHEERS? Carnival CHEERS! all-inclusive beverage program is available for guests over 21 years who prefer to pay a flat daily rate for unlimited … View Post
New River Ship Launches for Mississippi River Cruises

New River Ship Launches for Mississippi River Cruises

American Cruise Lines introduces American Song to the Mississippi American Song, nicknamed a “modern riverboat” by American Cruise Lines, set out on its inaugural … View Post
Royal Caribbean To Add Three Ships to Its Ultra-Luxury Brand

Royal Caribbean To Add Three Ships to Its Ultra-Luxury Brand

Royal Caribbean plans to grow its newest acquisition In case you missed the announcement last June, Royal Caribbean is now the primary shareholder in … View Post
One More Cruise Line Raises Daily Gratuities

One More Cruise Line Raises Daily Gratuities

Holland America Line daily gratuities will increase to $14.50 per person per day for inside, ocean view and balcony stateroom.  Those guests lucky enough to&… View Post
Your Cruise Maven Newsletter is Back

Your Cruise Maven Newsletter is Back

Where I’ve been…and why so long between newsletters With John Sebastian’s “Welcome Back Kotter” song in my head, I’m excited … View Post
Cruise to Canada and Pour on the Maple Syrup

Cruise to Canada and Pour on the Maple Syrup

Amber Ambrosia With winter’s ebb and spring’s impending warmth, stately old maple trees begin their annual ritual. All across eastern Canada, when … View Post
Viking River Cruise Grand European from Budapest to Amsterdam

Viking River Cruise Grand European from Budapest to Amsterdam

Viking Lif Grand European river cruise begins in Budapest Most people fly into Budapest.  Not me. One transatlantic crossing, four hotels, four countries and … View Post