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The Best Cruise Lines For Families In 2021

Many American families are planning and looking forward to their next cruise vacation. The best family cruises in the market today offer an environment where family members of all ages can have fun. Besides the wonderful family time, your kids will get the opportunity to play with others, while the adults get to enjoy themselves …

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First Major Cruise Line Will Restart Sailings From The U.S. In June

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has given the green light to Celebrity Cruises to restart sailing from Fort Lauderdale starting on June 26. After 15 months of suspended cruises, the Celebrity Edge will be the first large ship to restart operations. “For the past 15 months our conversations with friends and loved …

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U.S. Cruises May Return in July, But With These Major Changes

Eager cruisers are getting excited about the latest modification to the Conditional Sail Order by the CDC, which could see the safe return to cruising from U.S. ports as early as July. However, the good news comes with a few caveats and unexpected changes that hopeful cruisers need to be aware of before they start …

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Alaska Joins Florida in Lawsuit Against CDC to Resume Cruising

The Governor of Alaska, Mike Dunleavy, has announced they will be joining Florida in a lawsuit against the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to resume cruising in U.S. waters. The cruise industry plays a significant role in Alaska’s economy. Dunleavy said that Alaska has lost $3 billion due to the 2020 cruise …

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CDC Releases New Guidelines for Cruise Operations in the U.S.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its next phase of its ‘Framework for Conditional Sailing Order’ on Friday, an important step to get cruise ships sailing in U.S. waters again. This is the second phase of the ‘Conditional Sailing Order’ (CSO), which was introduced at the end of October 2020 to …

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Royal Caribbean’s First Cruise Halted After Confirmed Case Onboard

Breaking News Update: The passenger who tested positive onboard the ship has now tested negative twice in a Singapore hospital.  Original Story Now Continues… It just wasn’t meant to be. The very first Royal Caribbean cruise to resume operations since the global shutdown of cruising back in March has been halted due to a confirmed …

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MSC Leads the Cruise Industry After Successful Relaunch

MSC has just resumed operations on its 2nd cruise ship, the MSC Magnifica, showing the cruise industry how it’s done. Today, the Magnifica returned to the seas with a brand-spanking new 10-day Eastern and Western Mediterranean itinerary. The Magnifica left Genoa port early morning of October 19th and will make stops in Livorno, Messina, Athens, …

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30 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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New Cruise Ships 2020 – Every Ship Launching This Year

Over the last couple years cruising has made a huge resurgence onto the global travel market, and of course cruise lines have taken note! They’ve been coming out with new ships left, right and centre, which has been a dream come true for frequent cruisers.  What’s even better – because of all the competition and …

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Mazatlán Cruise Ship Schedule for 2020

Mazatlán, a city on Mexico’s pacific coast, is quickly becoming the next cruise port destination hotspot. The stunning colonial city keeps growing year after year with more cruise lines adding it to their itineraries. And I can see why- Mazatlán is a phenomenal city with lots to offer a day-tripping cruise tourist. But is Mazatlán …

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Do You Have To Pay Gratuities on a Cruise?

I can’t think of a more controversial cruise topic to write about. Automatic cruise ship gratuities… and the act of removing them.This is an extremely hot topic that has cruise line forums exploding with heated debates and arguments over the different opinions about tipping. It’s very divided. Both sides are equally passionate about defending their …

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