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  • Iceland's Blue Lagoon
    Luxury cruise follows Erik the Red's route to Greenland, Iceland
    In 2016 a new cruise from luxury travel firmAbercrombie & Kent will retrace the routes taken by the Vikings as they made their way across the Atlantic, toward North America. It's the Iceland & Greenland: In the Wake of the Vikings...
  • Fun in Fort Lauderdale
    Making a splash in Fort Lauderdale
    Water, water everywhere. Fort Lauderdale is all about getting on the water and making a splash—literally.First, there’s the beach. Imagine seven miles of bright white sand stretching along the blue Atlantic. Fort Lauderdale Beach is...
  • Dreamworks Lion King
    Free WiFi, Dreamworks headed to Majesty of the Seas cruise ship
    Royal Caribbean International's 2,350-passenger Majesty of the Seas will offer free WiFi to all passengers when it begins sailing from Port Canaveral, Fla., next summer. The ship also is getting a big makeover before it starts sailing from the...
  • Adonia cruise ship
    New Carnival brand 'fathom' gets U.S. nod for Cuba cruises
    Carnival Corp., the owner of popular cruise lines such as Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America and Princess Cruises, has received approvals from the U.S. treasury and commerce departments to operate its newest brand, fathom, in Cuba. The mega...
  • Celebrity pool deck
    Celebrity Cruises rolls out 'bundled pricing' policy
    Celebrity Cruises, a premium line with 10 ships, has changed how it prices its cruises in a way that allows passengers to customize their trips by bundling certain perks into the base cruise fare. Starting this week the line's Go Big, Go...
  • Maasdam resumes cruise after technical issues delay Boston departure
    HAL’s Maasdam resumes cruise after technical issues delay Boston departure
    The Holland America Line (HAL) ship Maasdam departed Boston this afternoon, less than 24 hours after a technical malfunction kept her anchored in the harbor overnight. According to a statement from HAL emailed to the Boston Cruise Examiner this...
  • Queen Mary 2
    Cunard's QE2 recreates Britannia's first ocean crossing
    Cunard's flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 sounded its ship’s whistle at 2 p.m. in Liverpool on July 4 to signify the time exactly 175 years ago that Cunard’s first ship, the Britannia, left the city’s Coburg Dock and...
  • Danube River, Budapest
    Luxury river line Scenic unveils new journey on the Danube
    The Danube is in demand. Scenic, an all-inclusive luxury river cruise line, is adding an eight-day Iconic Danube cruise to its roster of voyages in 2016. The cruise leaves from Passau, and visits Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, and Vienna,...
  • MSC Opera
    MSC Cruises will homeport a ship in Cuba later this year
    It looks like Italian cruise line MSC Cruises will become the first major cruise line to homeport a ship in Cuba. The company announced July 3 that its 2,120-passenger MSC Opera will be based in Havana starting in December, and sail 16 Caribbean...
  • Oceania ship in Italy
    Oceania Cruises dangles freebie amenities for 2016 voyages
    Oceania Cruises, an upper-premium cruise line, launched a promotion called OLife Advantage, an early booking incentive program aimed at getting cruisers to plop down a deposit soon on a 2016 vacation. Guests who book a balcony stateroom category...
  • Uniworld cruise ship butler
    A butler for every suite on Uniworld's Europe-based cruise ships
    Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection next year will expand its in-suite butler service to all ships in its European fleet. Trained under the tutelage of Zita Langenstein of England’s Ivor Spencer Butler School, Uniworld says its butlers...
  • Silversea Cruises Silver Muse
    Silversea Cruises orders a new luxury ship
    Ultra-luxury line Silversea Cruises has ordered a new, 596-guest ship from the Italian shipyard Fincantieri, to be launched in spring 2017. The Silver Muse, according to the line, “will redefine ultra-luxury ocean travel, enhancing the small...
  • Hurtigruten ship
    New expedition ship for adventure cruise line Hurtigruten
    Norway-based expedition cruise line Hurtigruten acquired a new ship. It's temporarily named MS Norway Explorer, and was built in Portugal in 2009 at the Viana do Castelo shipyard. The 320-passenger vessel is now making its way to Scandinavia...
  • Celestyal Cruise passengers will overnight in Istanbul after collision
    Former cruise ship Leeward in collision with tanker, compensation announced
    All passengers and crew are safe after the cruise ship Celestyal Crystal collided with the oil tanker STI PIMLICO off the coast of Gelibolu, Turkey in the early hours of Saturday, June 27. According to a trade announcement from Celestyal Cruises,...
  • Cruise ship with horses
    Holland America readies eight ships for Caribbean cruising
    Summer's just started but travelers who like to plan ahead can get a jump on fall and winter getaways aboard Holland America Line, which will deploy eight ships on Caribbean cruises starting in October. Cruises up to 21 days are offered from...
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