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Archive for March, 2012

More Harassing the Cruise industry

Carnival Triumph was seized by order of a federal magistrate on Saturday citing a lawsuit filed by the family of Siglinde Stumpf, a German tourist who died aboard the Costa Concordia in January when the ship ran aground in Italy. The order was signed by U.S. Magistrate Judge John Froeschner of Galveston who wrote “The [...]

Royal Princess Mediterranean/Transatlantic Combo With CruiseMates

In 2013 Princess Cruise Line will debut it’s newest cruise ship; Royal Princess. At 141,000 gross tons, and capable of carrying 3800 passengers, she will in fact be the 3rd ship to carry the name Royal Princess. The MV Artania carried the name proudly from 1984-2005. Then the MV Adonia carried the name from 2007-2011, [...]

A Sea-side Resort At Sea

At least in terms of “Caribbean cruising”, the main stream contemporary cruise lines have always felt their #1 competition came from sea-side all inclusive land based resorts. The most definitive advantage that cruise ships continue to have over land based resorts is they float, and move people from port to port. Passengers on cruise ships travel, [...]

Time To End Sexism In The Cruise Industry

You’ll have to forgive the sensationalistic headline. I don’t really believe that sexism is rampant throughout the cruise industry. But…I do think the value of the feminine side of cruising is extensively overblown.  Cruise ships are commonly referred to as “she”, yet there is no good reason for doing so; other than that’s the way it [...]

Things I Bet You Don’t Know About Cruising

With literally hundreds of media outlets covering the cruise industry with almost microscopic coverage, there are very few secrets about the industry that are unexposed. However, in this article I will present some facts about the industry that I have no doubt you’ll never see anywhere else. For example, did you know that prior to a [...]