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  • Florida Queen Mary
    10 ways to make the most of your day in port
    Is your cruise ship docking for just a day? That’s plenty of time to fall in love with a port if you make the most of your time.Most cruise lines offer partial- and full-day shore excursions, but many can set you back hundreds of dollars....
  • K-9 patrol dogs effective at cruise ship searches
    K-9 dogs effective at catching cruise ship passengers and crew drug smuggling
    Thinking about taking a Bahama, Caribbean, or Gulf of Mexico cruise and bringing illegal drugs along? Think again.Cruise ships may appear to be an easy way to smuggle, but the authorities have been getting wise to this growing potential. According...
  • Disney Wonder has an impeccable record
    What to do on a cruise if the ship experiences an outbreak of illness
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported this week that Grandeur of the Seas, a cruise ship in the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line fleet reported 198 passengers, or 10.16%, of the 1948 on board reported being ill during their...
  • Houston Texans center Chris Myer with kids on cruise ship
    Houston Texan center Chris Myer welcomes Boys & Girls Club kids to cruise ship
    Twenty boys from the Boys & Girls Club were treated to the first-ever Jr. Training Camp@Sea this weekend on board the Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess. The NFL Houston Texans own two-time Pro Bowl center Chris Myer was on board to meet...
  • Odyssey Cruise
    Cruising for Valentine's Day ideas?
    It’s Valentine’s Day, and I was just looking into the idea of taking a cruise around Boston Harbor with my loved one. So I was going to start this story with some lyrics about sailing, but the ones that came to my mind were all a bit...
  • Visit Cuba!
    Armchair Travelers: Cruise to Cuba!
    We as Americans have been restricted from visiting Cuba for tourism except for certain categories of travelers. As restrictions change, we can be armchair travelers to Cuba’s cruise attractions through Canadian writer Barbara Ramsay Orr....
  • Austin Adventures offers President Trips
    Take a President Trip with Austin Adventures
    The perks of using a travel company for a small group guided vacation is building friendships with your travel partners. Austin Adventures travel company’s president and wife are bringing a group dynamic that promises to be far from routine....
  • Explore the wonders of Egypt with Insight
    Experience the wonders of Egypt with Insight
    Insight Vacations® returned to Egypt this month with a trip to the land of the Nile, to experience the 10-day "Wonders of Egypt" including visits to Giza, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings.I had the great privilege of being able to...
  • Luxury Cruising on Seadream
    10 Reasons to Book This Dream Luxury Cruise - Part 2
    Reason #3 - Overnight Stays in Famous Ports: The average cruise experience is; arriving in a port-o-call in the morning and quickly departing late in the afternoon. However, aboard SeaDream, the majority of their itineraries include an overnight...
  • 8 trends for travel for 2015
    8 trends for travel for 2015
    Consumers are constantly telling CruiseCompete what they are experiencing and what they would like to see from the cruise industry. With this information, and their expert knowledge of the industry, the cruise specialists at CruiseCompete, (who...
  • Cruising in bad weather
    Boarding a cruise ship on a rainy cold day, like today in Houston or Galveston
    Today, the weather for those in Port of Houston and Port of Galveston is anything but ideal. As such I thought a short guide on how to make the process go smoothly would be useful. I know if some of these tips were available the first couple times...
  • El Batel
    El Batel Convention Center in Murcia to host world cruise forum
    El Batel Convention Centre, designed by the Madrid-based firm Selgascano, in Cartagena, Spain will host the Seatrade Winter Cruising Forum. The annual event brings together ports, tourism authorities and other cruise industry professionals to...
  • Train - Norwegian
    Sail Across the Sun Festival with Train on Norwegian Pearl
    As if you needed another reason to set sail with Norwegian, Sail Across the Sun: Music, Food & Wine Festival hosted by Train is back for 2015! Gather your friends and make plans now to enjoy a long weekend getaway aboard Norwegian Pearl...
  • Rascal Flatts
    Party like a rockstar with Carnival LIVE Concert Series
    At the beginning of 2014 Carnival Cruise Line decided to “rock the boat” a little when it debuted its Carnival LIVE Concert Series. With performances by STYX, Foreigner, Chicago, REO Speedwagon, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride, Gavin...
  • Christmas aboard a cruise ship
    The best December cruises
    A December cruise is an ideal way to spend the holidays with your family or friends. Cruise ships are fully decorated with lights, and holiday-themed music fills the air. Many cruise lines offer special holiday rates for the month of December. The...