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Here Are The Major Cruise Lines That Have Recently Increased Gratuity Fees

A series of several major cruise lines have recently made the decision to increase their gratuities fees over the past few months, making cruises even more expensive for travelers. The cruise industry in particular suffered greatly throughout the pandemic, with the CDC all but making it impossible for cruises to take place in the United …

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These 9-Day River Cruises in the U.S. Are Under $1000

The word cruise often paints a picture of vast ocean ships surrounded by endless blue ocean, all-inclusive dining, and endless onboard activities. Often, these cruises come with a hefty price tag. But did you know you can take an extended river cruise in the U.S., with similar amenities and perks, without ever leaving the country? …

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33 Things To Do on a Cruise Port Day in Mazatlán

Let me be the first to say WELCOME to Mazatlán! It’s so fantastic that your cruise is going to stop here, because Mazatlán really does live up to its nickname of being the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’. Funny enough, Mazatlán is still relatively unknown to many travellers, which makes it more of an authentic and …

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Carnival Adds 3 Ships To Fleet And Now Sails From All U.S. Homeports As Demand Grows

Cruise fans have been dealt some good news this week, following the announcements that Carnival Cruise Line have not only added three more mega ships to their already impressive fleet, but they have also finally resumed their operations from all of their active homeports in the United States. The announcement means that the cruise industry …

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Celebrity Cruises Unveils Lowest Fare of the Year

Summer is just around the corner and people are yearning to go on their long-awaited vacation after 2 years of Covid-related travel restrictions. With demand for travel at an all-time high, comes increasing costs for vacations. From high airfares, car rentals, hotels, and gas, it can feel almost impossible to find a good deal on …

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CDC Removes All Travel Advisories For Cruises

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has removed all of its previous travel advisories for cruise ship travel. The landmark change, which will see the Travel Health Notice that has been applied to cruise travel for several months removed completely, is bound to be a boost to the beleaguered cruise industry, which has …

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Royal Caribbean Launches Hotel Booking Platform With Reduced Room Rates

The cruise industry giants Royal Caribbean have launched a new hotel booking platform for passengers to take advantage of when booking their cruises. Powered by the travel comparison website Priceline, the new engine will make cruise travel even simpler for cruise goers in the future – just in time for what looks set to be …

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CDC Lowers Health Risk Advisory For Cruise Ships

The CDC has lowered the health risk advisory for travel on cruise ships. The cruise industry has suffered a turbulent time throughout the pandemic, at one point having virtually all cruise operations suspended. However, even when cruises were allowed to resume once more, the CDC still recommended against travelers taking cruises – despite cruise ships …

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New Mega Cruise Ship Terminal Set To Become The Biggest In The U.S.

The construction of a new mega cruise terminal began last week in Miami, Florida – with it set to become the biggest in the U.S. once complete. The new cruise terminal is being built in a city that is commonly known as the ‘Cruise Capital of the World’ – Miami, Florida – at the world-renowned …

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New Cruise Line Offering Luxury Sailings In 2023

Brand New Luxury Cruise Operator, Explora Journeys, Enters The Industry In 2023 Explora Journeys—a new luxury cruise line by MSC, has released its itineraries for 2023 and 2024 as the cruise line launches worldwide. Their maiden vessel will visit 132 ports in 40 nations in its first year alone—including unique destinations such as Greece, Saint …

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Cruise Lines Forced To Adapt Itineraries Due To Ukraine Invasion

Several of the world’s leading names in the cruise industry have been forced to adapt their upcoming cruise itineraries over the next few months due to the ongoing situation developing in Russia and the Ukraine. St. Petersburg has long since been a popular, much loved port for cruise ships on their sailings through Europe and …

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Carnival Cruise Line Removes Mask Mandate For All Travelers

Carnival Cruise Lines will join its competitors from March 1 by ending the mask mandate on all cruise lines. This comes after the CDC eased its warnings for cruise ships late on Friday. The mask mandate removal comes after Disney World, Royal Caribbean Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NCLH.N) removed their mask mandate.  …

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