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  • David with the catch of the day in Sitka
    A vacation at a cruise port of call can be lots of fun
    Sitka, Alaska, a small fishing city with a world renowned fine arts camp during the Summer, makes a great place to vacation when not cruising. We did so this Summer and during that time my daughter attended the fine arts camp there, my wife worked...
  • Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
    Cruise the Atlantic, play at Keystone, visit Paris and Rome
    This week’s deals include transatlantic cruises, great room rates in Keystone, and 15 days in Europe visiting Paris, Rome, Florence, and London.It’s the time when the cruise lines start filling their repositioning cruises between the U...
  • people making pizza
    Upmarket line Oceania Cruises creates culinary land tours
    Cruise vacations no longer are just about lounging poolside and enjoying ocean views. In recent years, cuisine has taken center stage on many cruise lines that offer celebrity chef-inspired menus and dining venues, and shoreside excursions that...
  • ship in port
    Italian line Costa Cruises orders two mega-ships, each carrying 6,600 guests
    More mega-sized cruise ships are on the way. Italian line Costa Cruises ordered two 6,600-guest ships, for delivery in 2019 and 2020, powered by liquefied natural gas, a cleaner-burning fuel that significantly reduces exhaust emissions at sea and...
  • Mississippi River
    Mississippi paddlewheeler, the America, to launch cruises in 2016
    American Cruise Lines revealed the name of its new Mississippi paddlewheeler now under construction at Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Md. It will be called the America.It's an American built, American flagged and American crewed vessel...
  • wake behind boat
    Another cruise line, Pearl Seas, creates voyages to Cuba
    Another cruise line has its sights set on Cuba. Pearl Seas Cruises says it plans to offer a series of seven- to 10-night cultural voyages to the emerging destination in the spring of 2016.Aboard the Pearl Mist, a new 210-passenger luxury ship, the...
  • Cruise guests
    First steel is cut for Silversea's new luxury cruise ship
    Ultra-luxury line Silversea Cruises has been keeping details about its new ship, Silver Muse, close to the vest since it announced the project some weeks ago, but a few tidbits of information were revealed today. The 40,000 gross-registered-ton...
  • Thames River
    New cruise port on the Thames moves closer to reality
    A plan to build a cruise terminal and dock on London's Thames River, in Greenwich, is finally nearing reality several years after it was initially proposed. The new London City Cruise Port recently received the go-ahead from the Greenwich...
  • Eurodam cruise ship cabin
    Carnival Corp cruise ships to modify cabins, policies for disabled guests
    Dozens of cruise ships owned by Carnival Corporation brands Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises will be modified to provide improved access for passengers with disabilities under a settlement with the U.S. Justice...
  • Curtis Stone
    Chef Curtis Stone signs on with Princess Cruises
    Author and TV personality Chef Curtis Stone will soon be creating new dining experiences for Princess Cruises' guests. The cruise line announced an exclusive partnership with Stone that will serve up “Crafted By Chris” menu items...
  • Barcelona city view
    New cruise terminal in the works for Barcelona
    Big plans are afoot in Barcelona. Carnival Corp., the parent company of such popular cruise lines as Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America and Princess, is making a $33 million investment to build and operate a new cruise terminal at the port of...
  • Sea Cloud
    Historic windjammer Sea Cloud marks a milestone in 2016
    Cruisers these days are almost constantly bombarded with announcements about new mega-cruise ships with cabins for thousands, big water parks and thrill rides, giant movie screens and Broadway-style entertainment. But one 64-passenger luxury...
  • passengers at muster station
    Fire aboard Freedom of the Seas cruise ship injures one
    Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean International's 3,600-guest Freedom of the Seas donned life jackets and reported to their muster stations after a fire broke out in a mechanical area of the ship while it was docking in Falmouth, Jamaica. No...
  • Cruise ship catches fire, but quickly snuffed out by security system and fire officials
    Cruise ship catches fire: Royal Caribbean ship fire billows smoke, since put out
    A cruise ship caught fire this week in Jamaica, but the flames were fortunately put out swiftly. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship did not suffer any major damage; however, one crewmember did reportedly need emergency treatment for a first-degree...
  • Lisbon
    Oceania plans 'Around the World in 180 Days' cruise in 2017
    Start saving up. Oceania Cruises' 684-guest Insignia will embark on a 180-day around the world cruise on Jan. 6, 2017, visiting 36 countries and 98 port of calls on six continents. It's the longest world cruise in the industry and fares...
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