Cruise News

Here you’ll find breaking cruise news and the latest news updates on cruise lines, cruise ships and even their private islands.  Also, cruise news about new cruise ships and refurbishments, too.

Alaskan Dream Cruises Adds New Remote Ports for 2020

Alaska Dream Cruises has announced their 2020 itineraries for their newest 12-passenger ship, Kruzof Explorer.  This petit yet rugged expedition ship will offer cruises to some of Southeast Alaska’s rarely visited ports. In total, Alaskan Dream Cruises had added six of these remote ports to the Kruzof Explorer’s 2020 itineraries.  These ports are the communities […] Read more…

Holland America Copper River Salmon Delivery

Holland America Well-Stocked with Alaska King Salmon

The first running of Alaska’s Copper River King Salmon marks the beginning of salmon season in The Last Frontier.  And Holland America has ’em. Alaska’s first run of Copper River King Salmon is a really big deal Jetted from Alaska to Seattle, the season’s first batch of Copper River king salmon recently arrived into the […] Read more…

Norwegian Cruise Line cruise.

Cruise News Round-Up – Week Ending June 14, 2019

While I’ve been away cruising Alaska and checking out the state’s Interior, here’s what you might have missed  in last week’s cruise news.  From a devastatingly sad event for one family to a good conclusion for seven others, plus cruise ship refurbishment news and Summer Olympics cruise updates. Woman deemed lost at sea after going […] Read more…

Carnival Sunrise cruises from Norfolk

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…

Victory Cruise Lines Ocean Victory

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…

Princess daily gratuities will increase aboard Golden Princess, too.

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…

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…

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…

Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady coffee bar

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…

Quark Expeditions with Penguins on South Georgia Island

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…

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