Passport Fee increasing on April 2

If you’re like me, you don’t check the expiration date of your passport until a few days before your cruise. The $10.00 increase doesn’t apply for renewals, but if you’re applying for a new passport, save $10 by moving fast! Click on the link below for all the details! http://abc13.com/3023468/?sf181141873=1

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Army deserter arrested after boarding cruise ship in New Orleans

As you may know, I’m a U.S. Navy veteran. During my time in the Navy, I knew of a couple of guys who deserted. The Military Times has a story about a deserter who tried to board the Carnival Triumph! #Busted Click on the link below for the story. https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/02/02/army-deserter-arrested-after-boarding-cruise-ship-in-new-orleans/

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Record number of cruise ships failed health inspections

The NY Post has an article about cruise ships failing mandatory health inspections. 2018 has already brought one more failing ship! For those of us who loves to cruise, we can only hope that cruise lines clean up their act! Click on the link below for the article. https://nypost.com/2018/01/29/record-number-of-cruise-ships-failed-health-inspections/

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See sanitation scores for 7 cruise ships based in or coming to New Orleans

NOLA.com has a great story about cruise ship sanitation results for New Orleans based cruise ships. If you’ve been tuned to Cruise Radio, Doug just interviewed an official that conducts these important inspections. To listen, click below: https://cruiseradio.net/cruise-podcast-interview-with-cruise-ship-health-inspector/ Click below for the NOLA.com story: http://www.nola.com/travel/index.ssf/2018/02/cruise_ship_health_violations.html  

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Galveston cruise business continues to grow.

Cruise Industry News is reporting, “For the Port of Galveston, the major news for 2018 is the continued expansion of cruise products and related services available, according to Interim Port Director Peter Simons. Carnival Cruise Line is moving the Carnival Vista to Galveston later in the year replacing the Breeze. …

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Coast Guard rescues 2 women from same cruise ship

Speaking as a U.S. Navy veteran, I’ve always appreciated the hard working professionals of the Coast Guard! You see them every time a cruise ship enters or leaves a U.S. port protecting the ship from private watercraft and terrorists. You’ve got to love their weaponary! ABC News is reporting, “Within …

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New record for New Orleans cruise port

NOLA.com is reporting, “A record 1.15 million people boarded cruises through the Port of New Orleans in 2017. Port officials expect demand to grow as the city adds more ships and cruise lines, including a new Royal Caribbean itinerary in December 2018.” It’s great to see that some cities are …

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Alaska cruise tourism surpasses 2016 numbers

Travel Weekly is reporting that, “Alaska’s tourism industry continues to set records, according to the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA), with 1.06 million cruise guests visiting in 2017 and some 1.13 million passengers expected this year. That follows a record-breaking 2016, when more than 1.8 million out-of-state travelers explored Alaska …

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