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Port Tampa Bay sees record cruise passenger weekends

The Tampa Bay Business Journal is reporting that, “Port Tampa Bay saw a record number of cruise ship passengers in two recent weekends. The port said 19,876 passengers arrived and departed ships the weekend of Feb. 3 and 4, breaking the previous record. Then, last weekend, Feb. 17 and 18, there …

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Carnival Fascination is back and better than ever!

When the Carnival Fascination was homeported in Jacksonville, my wife and I took the opportunity to sail on her many times. We live less than fifteen minutes from the port and do not take for granted that we have a cruise ship in our backyard. We sailed on the Fascination …

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Update on the brawl on the Carnival Legend

I’ve sailed on over 25 cruises and never experienced anything like this “cruise from hell.” Can you imagine a whole family getting kicked off of a cruise ship due to fighting? Click on the link below from the Daily Mail for the details. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5402887/Cruise-hell-passengers-blame-large-Italian-family.html

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Cruise gone Wild!

The Sydney Morning Herald and other news outlets are reporting on a very disturbing incident on the Carnival Legend. “A violent brawl has broken out on a Carnival Cruise Lines ship bound for Melbourne, forcing the vessel to dock early on the NSW South Coast. As many as 30 people have …

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Photographer finds a sea of despair in cruise life

SouthFlorida.com has an article about a Ft. Lauderdale photographer who took pictures of cruise passengers on their balconies. According to the article: “These pictures only show the start of the journey, and everyone looks worried and anxious. They’re full of expectations,” Trotsky says. “People express themselves differently when they don’t …

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Reports of Tainted alcohol in Mexico reaches State Department

ABC News is reporting, “The State Department warned American citizens traveling to Mexico last year to be conscious of “allegations that consumption of tainted or substandard alcohol has resulted in illness or blacking out.” You may recall recent news stories chronicling problems in Mexico with tainted alcohol harming cruise passengers. …

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Drinking on a cruise may break the bank.

I just read an article from CBS News saying that excessive drinking on a cruise is very costly. Ya think? I’m not a big drinker, but I know people who buy the Cheers package on Carnival and carefully calculate how much they need to drink to break even. I also …

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Nevis. The secret jewel of the Caribbean

I just read a great article about Nevis on CNN.com. I’ve been to St. Kitts but didn’t make it to Nevis. Click on the link below to see the full story. http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/nevis-vacation-caribbean-secret/?iid=ob_travel_core_homepage

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Puerto Rico suffers power outage

CBS News is reporting that an explosion at an electric substation has caused a huge power outage which includes parts of San Juan. Click on the link below for the full story. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fire-explosion-puerto-rico-power-substation-today-2018-02-11/

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