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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Azamara Quest arrives in San Diego after 24 people sickened

Another ship has experienced the dreaded norovirus outbreak. FoxNews.com is reporting that 24 people came down with the gastrointestinal virus on the Azamara Quest. Click on the link below for the details and be sure to wash your hands!!!   http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/02/09/royal-caribbean-cruise-arrives-in-san-diego-after-24-people-sickened-with-gastrointestinal-virus.html

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How to avoid the single cruise supplement

The LA Times has a great story about the single cruise supplement and how to avoid it. I can understand that cruise lines count each and every penny. They know that two people in a cabin spend more than just one person. Alcohol, specialty restaurants, shore excursions, the casino and …

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Reporter learns behind the scenes info on cruising

I just read an article from Fortune.com about a reporter getting insider info on cruise secrets. For those of us who cruise frequently, this story is eye opening and informative. Click on the link below for the story. http://fortune.com/2018/02/01/royal-caribbean-cruises-what-to-know/  

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