Norwegian Joy Could Finally Shake Cruise Line Rep: “They Charge For Everything”

Currently under construction, Norwegian Joy from Norwegian Cruise Line follows Princess Cruises with their first purpose-built ship customized for China.   The 3,850- passenger ship will include a variety of features aimed to please the Asian market.  Topping the list on the Breakaway Plus class cruise ship?  Culinary options, twenty eight in Read More …

Norwegians Buy Two Cruise Lines For $3 Billion: Now Forget That

Skipping over the extensive legalese, Norwegian Cruise Line has entered an agreement to buy Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises for a bit over $3 billion.  By purchasing parent company Prestige Cruises International, Inc, Norwegian will gain a total of 8 ships (7 in the water, one on the way) Read More …

Cuba Cruise Reality Highlights Industrywide Destination Focus

Blazing the trail for Americans to visit Cuba, Carnival Corporation’s Fathom brand opened the door, defining impact travel in the process.  This summer, Cuba cruises will be in full swing on a number of cruise lines ranging from budget to ultra luxury. That’s great news for cruise travelers who like Read More …

Universal Cruise Features: Ships Seen In Port

Over the years, we have examined many aspects of cruise travel in one way or another.  The thought behind that effort: There is a cruise line, ship and itinerary that is a good match for every traveler. Frankly, there are very few exceptions to that rule. Mismatches usually occur when there is disparity between traveler expectations and Read More …

Cuba Cruise Options Expand In Surprising New Ways

American travelers commonly begin their cruise history with a sailing to the Bahamas or the Caribbean.  If they like what they experience, they come back for more, often sailing to the same places multiple times.  Cruise lines keep that interest level high by creating new destinations designed to offer something new.  A number of Read More …