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Archive for December, 2010

Cruise Ships Going “Green”?

Are the cruise lines finally going green? One might think so when they sail on two of this year’s newest ships, NCL’s Norwegian Epic and Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. Perhaps these two cruise lines have gone “Green” with envy at each other, as they try to “Wow” customers with entertainment. Each of these […]

“Kuki” Predictions For The Cruise Industry in 2011

The cruise industry witnessed a multitude of changes in 2010, but alas it was just the beginning.   Here’s a look at what you can expect to see happen in the industry in 2011 – by Julian Assange.   – In an effort to reduce food costs main dining rooms will be desingated clothing optional.   -The “who could […]

Carnival Splendor Fire: Troubling Revelations

By David Beers – Editor CruiseReviews: Shortly after the Carnival Splendor fire and subsequent journey back to port under tugboat power I wrote this article which praised the crew, the actions of the ship’s Captain, and the calm and steady presence of Senior Cruise Director John Heald.  However, new information indicates the actions of the […]

TSA – A Love Story

My day began just as hundreds of days before it, and like hundreds of days after it, but “that” day proved to be one of those most intimate, and breathtaking exchanges that occur perhaps once-in-a-life-time, in a momentary encounter with another human being (unless you happen to be a frequent flyer).   Thinking back, I […]

Oceania Marina is Ready for You

By Paul Motter The newest ship from Oceania, Marina, is close to completion at the Fincantieri Sestri Ponente ship yard in Genoa, Italy. She will debut in Barcelona next January 22 – and I can’t remember a new small ship with as many new features I am dying to see. Marina has much larger staterooms […]

A Sea Change In Family Cruising

In just the last few months a sea change has occurred in family cruising. The cruise lines have always been very aware of the family cruise market. Almost every cruise line has had children’s programs, with areas devoted to keeping “the kids” entertained, employing kids counselors and programming to interest and challenge them, and at […]

Disney – A Variety of New Destinations

The introduction of new vessels from Disney frees up the older Magic and Wonder for more diverse itineraries. As Disney is preparing for the introduction of its first new cruise ship since 1999 – Disney Dream will set sail next month out of Port Canaveral, they are also gearing up for a diversity of cruises […]

Clellia II in Drake’s Passage

Every time we see an incident such as the Clellia II losing an engine in a horrible storm in Drake’s Passage we hear the comments like “you’d never get me on a cruise ship.” I just want to point out that in my article about the two Polar Regions online I do warn people that […]

Holiday Cruises – Heaven Or Humbug?

The most expensive cruises of the year are during Christmas, New Years, and the occasional cruise that covers both holidays. Demand for these cruises is high because families often find that a convenient time to get away; some people’s workplaces are closed for some days surrounding the holiday, and kids are free to travel because […]

Goodbye to Philadelphia Cruises

  I am from the West Coast. I grew up in Phoenix and spent my entire life up to 40 between Phoenix and Los Angeles. Then I was lucky enough to call New York City my home for my the 1990s, and that was a highlight of my life. There is a distinct difference between […]