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.

Carnival Mardi Gras Balcony Stateroom

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 where you’ll sleep, innovation is the buzz word for this cutting-edge, contemporary new ship. Part of the innovative design strategy is to create a space that feels more open.  The staterooms will seem more spacious […] Read more…

Hurtigruten MS Finnmarken expedition ship Finnmarken in a Norwegian Fjord

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, protecting the environment and now, expedition cruising. The MS Finnmarken, built in 2002 and carrying only 919 passengers will be reintroduced as a premium expedition cruise ship. When the MS Finnmarken emerges from Hurtigruten’s most […] Read more…

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 Antigua, take a breath.  Carnival Cruise Line just announced that it has canceled port calls to Antigua beginning this November. The reasoning behind the cancellations remains to be determined.  Two weeks ago, Antigua Prime Minister […] Read more…

Holland America Eurodam lamb chop entree

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 a second entree in the Main Dining Room. If you’ve ever taken a cruise, I’m sure you’ve noticed that some people at your dining table order a second or even a third entree.  It’s common […] Read more…

Regent World Cruise Map

Regent Seven Seas World Cruise for 2021

Regent Seven Seas Cruises has announced the itinerary for their world cruise in 2021 and it’s a doozy.  Along the route, the ship, Seven Seas Mariner, will visit 56 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-designated world heritage sites across the globe. Guests will have a chance to spend time in iconic cities such […] Read more…

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’ Choice Awards.  Compiled from actual cruisers’ reviews on Cruise Critic, Viking received 11 First Place awards. The First Place category went to four of Viking’s 930-passenger ships:  Viking Star, Viking Sky, Viking Sun and Viking […] Read more…

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, Mardi Gras.  It’s all so New Orleans. Named Emeril’s Bistro 1396, the restaurant will be located in Mardi Gras French Quarter, one of six themed zones on the ship. But the French Quarter will be […] Read more…

Norwegian Joy

Norwegian Joy Entertainment Cuts Footloose with New Production Show

Norwegian Cruise Line is known for bringing rousing Broadway musicals to the high seas.  And the new Norwegian Joy entertainment productions will be no exception. Following a $50 million refurbishment and an Alaska debut, the award-winning musical, “Footloose” will be part of the live entertainment lineup beginning in May 2019. Norwegian Joy Live Entertainment Footloose tells the […] Read more…

Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas in Miami

“New” Navigator of the Seas Offers Cruises from Miami

Royal Caribbean‘s Navigator of the Seas, fresh from a $115 million “amplification” is now cruising from her year-round home at PortMiami.  The refurbishment of this 3,386-passenger ship includes the addition of some really clever or downright thrilling cruise ship “firsts”. Until May, Navigator of the Seas will set out on five- to nine-day Caribbean cruises.  Then beginning […] Read more…

Alaskan Dream Cruises Transforms a “Deadliest Catch” Boat into Expedition Boat

Once a rough and tumble Bering Sea crab fishing boat, Alaskan Dream Cruises has breathed new life into this now elegant 12-passenger vessel.  Kruzof Explorer becomes the sixth ship in Alaskan Dream Cruises‘ fleet.  If you’ve ever watched the dramatic reality TV show, “Deadliest Catch”, the silhouette of this ship might look familiar. If an Alaska […] Read more…

Regent Mariner Luxury Cruise

Regent Seven Seas Adds Vero Still and Sparkling Water

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will offer guests Vero Still and Sparkling water on all of its ship beginning Spring 2019. Vero is the gold-standard on-premise water purification system used in luxury hotels, resorts and Michelin starred restaurants.  It uses a proprietary five-stage Nano-Filtration process to reduce impurities, chemicals and imperfections. Regent calculates that the transition […] Read more…

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