Carnival Cruise offers Virginia teen a luxurious trip in exchange for his Snapchat handle

You’ve probably heard by now that a 15 year old teenager from Virginia “traded” his SnapChat handle “carnivalcruise” for a cruise on the brand new Carnival Horizon. This super fan deserves it! Check out the full story from FoxNews by clicking on the link below: http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/03/28/carnival-cruise-offers-virginia-teen-luxurious-trip-in-exchange-for-his-snapchat-handle.html      

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Gay wedding ban sparks cruise boycott call

The BBC is reporting, “Carnival Corporation, the cruise firm that owns P&O and Cunard, is facing a boycott from LGBT travellers after halting gay weddings on some ships. The company was forced to stop allowing same-sex unions on its ships that are registered in Bermuda. The British Overseas Territory legalised …

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CoCoCay getting major improvements

TheRealDeal.com has a great story about updates to Royal Caribbean’s private island CoCoCay. “A perfect day on CocoCay costs Royal Caribbean International $200 million to build. The private island in the Bahamas has been owned by the cruise liner for more than three decades, however a major overhaul is now …

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Norwegian Cruise Line raises prices for gratuities

Many of my friends ask me why I don’t actively sell NCL cruises. I sailed on the Pearl twice, and found that the cruise line nickel and dimes guests over and over and over again. NCL just announced a price increase for gratuities. I hope that the other cruise lines …

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A Cruise Ship Passenger Guide to Taiwan

Taiwan News is reporting, “After a 9-year break, the Tainan City Government announced earlier this week that cruise ships are once again going to be docking in the historic Port of Anping this year. Two large cruise liners are scheduled to arrive in March and May this year and the …

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Unplugging during your cruise vacation

While news reports detail how internet speeds are increasing on cruise ships, Sir Richard Branson seems to have a better idea. In the CNBC article below, the title is, “Billionaire Richard Branson says this is the key to happiness and success.” That key is to unplug and to get in …

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Cruise tourism agreement reached between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece.

Egypttoday.com is reporting, “Egypt, Cyprus and Greece have reached an agreement on cruise tourism on Friday, announced Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Rania al-Mashat in a statement. In a meeting held on the sidelines of the IT travel trade fair in Berlin, Mashat and her Cypriot and Greek counterparts, Yiorgos Lakkotrypis …

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St. Maarten returning to normal (pictures)

My wife and I have cruised to St. Maarten several times and it’s probably our favorite Caribbean port of call. We love the beaches, and I love watching the planes fly very low on approach to the Princess Juliana International Airport. Check out the link below from The Huffington Post and …

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