Tropical Storm Bonnie forces cruise ships near Florida to alter itineraries

By Gene Sloan, USA TODAY The National Hurricane Center’s forecast track for Tropical Storm Bonnie as of 8 am EDT on Friday, July 23, 2010. The newly formed Tropical Storm Bonnie already is causing some disruptions for cruise ships sailing around Florida and the Bahamas. Carnival says the Baltimore-based Carnival Pride is skipping a port call scheduled for today in … Read more

Who’s Responsible for Warning Cruise Travelers About Dangers in Port?

Monday’s tragic shooting death of a young Carnival Victory passenger on an independent tour of St. Thomas, we’ve heard — on Cruise Critic’s Facebook page, on the message boards and via our U.K. blog — many times: “I never knew St. Thomas had a crime problem.” St. Thomas has long struggled with crime, much in the same way big cities … Read more

Norwegian Cruise Line Says Its New Floating City Never Sleeps

Aboard the Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, travelers can take a tropical cruise where they can really chill out. NY1’s Valarie D’Elia filed the following report. From the Blue Man Group, to Blue Ice to singing the blues, there’s plenty to do aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, the 4,000-plus-passenger Epic. The ship was just christened in New York … Read more

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Celebrity Cruises to launch first roundtrip voyages out of Istanbul

By Gene Sloan, USA TODAY The Celebrity Constellation, operated by Celebrity Cruises. Courtesy Celebrity Cruises   Celebrity Cruises has announced plans for roundtrip voyages out of Istanbul — a first for the line. The fast-growing company says it will offer three 12-night sailings from the Turkish city in the fall of 2011 on the 2,034-passenger Celebrity Constellation. The new “Greek … Read more