Norwegian Jade Europe Cruises to Menora Spain

Norwegian Cruise Line Offers Priority Access On All Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line now offers their new Priority Access pay-for-perks program available fleet-wide.  After a summer of testing Priority Access on two ships, Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Sky and getting positive feedback, the cruise line decided to make it available on all of their ships. Priority Access must be purchased before your cruise begins.  Similar […] Read more…

Queen Mary 2 at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

10 Best Tips For Your First Transatlantic Cruise

“It’s not really the middle of nowhere.”  That’s what I find myself saying whenever someone declares, “I’d never go on a transatlantic cruise.”   A transatlantic crossing is an entirely different cruise. I have to admit, while not exactly in the middle of nowhere, there isn’t a whole lot of activity going on, except maybe […] Read more…

First steel being cut for new Cunard ship.

Luxury Cruise Line Begins Construction on 249th Ship

Luxury cruise line Cunard celebrated the start of construction on the line’s 249th ship with a steel cutting ceremony at Fincantieri’s Castellammare di Stabia Shipyard in Italy. What happens to the first piece of cut steel The first piece of steel cut will be used as a sculpture displayed on the new ship for guests […] Read more…

Ketchikan Alaska Welcome Sign

Ketchikan Locals Unsure About New Mega-Dock

If you’ve ever been on an Alaska cruise, chances are you’ve been to tiny Ketchikan.  And you know only too well how crowded the port area can get when four or more huge cruise ships are docked for the day.  Well, there may be a new dock on the way. What to know about the […] Read more…

Grand Princess cruises to Sitka Alaska

Princess Cruises Sends More Ships to Alaska in 2020

Princess Cruises just announced its Alaska cruise-only and cruisetour itineraries for 2020.  Both options will go on sale starting November 15.   It looks to be a near-record season for Princess Cruises in Alaska.  Next year, Princess will send a total of eight ships to cruise Alaska.  Among these eight ships, there will be 11 […] Read more…

Princess Cruises Dedicates New Totem Pole to Ketchikan

In celebration of Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary of Alaska cruises, the cruise line commissioned and dedicated a special totem pole to the city of Ketchikan.   Princess Cruises Commemorates Golden Anniversary in Alaska It’s nice to know when a cruise line give back to the communities that their ships visit.  In this case, to thank […] Read more…

Norwegian Encore on Ems River

Norwegian Encore Squeezes Through the Winding Ems River

Norwegian Encore has successfully completed an always-tricky maneuver when it departed the shipyard in Germany and carefully sailed down the narrow Ems River, towards the North Sea. This transit to the sea is also a training cruise for new crew members.  It gives them a chance to get acquainted and learn about Norwegian Encore before […] Read more…

Half Moon Cay Horses in the Ocean

Latest Cruise News for Oct 2, 2019

  Carnival Has Two Big Projects in the Plans Carnival and the Bahamian government have filed an agreement to permit Carnival to begin work on two new projects.  Carnival plans to develop a new cruise port destination as well as dig in for some major improvements to Little San Salvador, home of Holland America’s Half […] Read more…

Cologne Christmas Markets Heinzel

Christmas Markets River Cruise Photos with AmaWaterways

I really had no interest in trying a Christmas Markets river cruise in Europe.  In my mind, every market would be overrun with aggressive shoppers, cheapskate lookers, sloppy drunks and of course, tourists.  But I had to go just to experience it and hopefully prove myself wrong.  And I did. How I ended up on […] Read more…

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