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.

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…

Holland America Zuiderdam at Sea

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…

Holland America Announces the Name of Their New Ship

It’s official!  At an event aboard Holland America Statendam, the cruise line’s president Orlando Ashford, announced the name of their new ship.  It’s Ryndam! In a nod to its long line of historic ships, Holland America Line announced that its next Pinnacle Class ship will be called Ryndam. The new ship is due to launch […] Read more…

Viking River Ship Collides with Oil Tanker

Less than a week after making headlines when Viking Sky lost power off the coast of Norway, there’s another Viking incident. Shortly after midnight on Monday morning, Viking Idun collided with an 18 million-pound petroleum tanker.  Both vessels were cruising along the calm Scheldt estuary in northern Holland when the accident happened. Viking Idun, a […] Read more…

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 for new and renewed craft cocktails flourishes, Holland America is keeping ahead of the pack. Dale DeGroff, also known as King Cocktail, is a member of Holland America’s food and beverage Culinary Council.Holland America Line […] Read more…

Virgin Voyages The Groupie Karoke

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 with the music world.  The new Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady will be outfitted with Voyage Vinyl, an updated version of an old-fashioned record shop.  Seriously. Virgin Voyages just announced that they’re keeping the music going strong by […] Read more…

Viking Sky and tugboats arrive in Molde, Norway

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 coast of Norway.  It was a harrowing and terrifying day and night for all aboard when the cruise ship’s engines failed during a storm in the often-turbulent Norwegian Sea. When none of the engines could […] Read more…

Vantage Ocean Explorer

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 you, Vantage Cruise Lines has been operating Europe river cruises with their own river ships since 1999. With their first small ocean cruise ship, it’s an exciting time for Vantage.  Named Ocean Explorer, the new ship […] Read more…

Norwegian Breakaway in New York Harbor

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 Norwegian raised its daily gratuities not too long ago.  Oh wait!  They did. You know the pattern.  When one cruise line raises their daily gratuity, all the others seem to do the same.  Carnival, Holland […] Read more…

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