Category: Cruise News

Good news for cruisers: Ships’ on-board Internet service is improving and prices are falling »

Many cruise lines offer Internet cafés where charges accumulate by the minute. These Wi-Fi hubs are available on major lines, including Princess Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line, that offer a variety of other packages as well.

Meet the Man Who Has Taken 950 Cruises and Spent Over 6,000 Days At Sea »

Ever dream about living on a cruise ship? Mario Salcedo, also known as “Super Mario”, has taken 950 cruises over the past 20 years and spends all but two weeks a year at sea.

How Megaships Are Driving A Wave Of Meetings At Sea »

“There are still misconceptions. There are still a lot of people who haven’t cruised or cruised for decades, and it’s the only one they remember. Education on how the ships have changed is a big point.” Freed agrees, “The old perception is you are sticking me in the main theatre.”

Three Moves to Watch in Luxury Cruises »

Infused with a bigger bankroll following its $550 million purchase by Genting Hong Kong last year, Crystal Cruises whipped up widespread agent interest with its February announcement about possibly resurrecting America’s classic liner, the SS United States, launched in 1952. Crystal signed an exclusive purchase option agreement with the SS United States Conservancy to possibly bring the ship into compliance with the latest standards and return the vessel to service as an 800-passenger luxury liner. The once proud ship still holds the coveted Blue Riband as the fastest passenger liner in regular service to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

How To Enjoy Your International Flight »

By Chris Owen What to expect on that flight from the United States to someplace across the pond for your first European cruise vacation. That’s really the focus of this post; to address the concerns of those who have not flown internationally, choosing the safe and convenient Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska or other close-by areas of […]

And cruising’s ‘Luxury Leader’ for 2016 is… »

If you’re like most cruisers, you spend time talking cruising with others who love taking to the rivers and the oceans. Here’s something you might be able to stump them with, as a “Did you know?”

A Luxury Cruise Renaissance Begins »

A luxury cruise renaissance is on its way as Crystal Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line and Silversea Cruises all expand their operations from now into 2018 and beyond.

Cruise Ships Offer Easy Ways to Add Fun to Business Meetings »

“It has so many options for different demographics,” said Adam Noyes, chief restaurant operations officer for Checkers and Rally’s restaurants, who’s helped plan and host 18 cruises to reward the brands’ top performers. “It’s a good solution for folks that want high activity or low activity. They can create their own experience.”

Celebrity Cruises 101: How Each Class Stacks Up »

The future is in the hands of the forthcoming EDGE-class of ships. Little is yet known about this pair of vessels other than that they will be 117,000 tons and carry 2,900 guests, sizing them in between the Millennium- and Solstice-class to accommodate, “small ship itineraries with large ship amenities,” according to Celebrity. The ships will be built at STX France and be delivered in the fall of 2018 and early 2020.

See What It Will Be Like to Travel on Seven Seas Explorer, a $10,000 per Night Cruise Ship »

The extravagant interiors of the 750-passenger ship are currently being readied for a big debut by three firms: ICRAVE, RTKL, and Tillberg Design. The design is filled with luxury materials, from mahogany and crystal to cashmere and Murano handblown glass.