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Norwegian Cruise Line Announces “Cruise Like A Norwegian” Advertising Campaign

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that it is unveiling a new brand platform and integrated national advertising campaign – “Cruise Like a Norwegian” – that embraces and celebrates the community of diverse vacationers who embody the passion, freedom and flexibility inherent in a Norwegian Cruise Line Freestyle Cruising® vacation. Cruising like a “Norwegian” is for […]

Cruise Buyers Get the Shaft

 About 2 years ago there was a revolution in the cruise industry and somehow, amazingly to me, it went by almost unnoticed — and certainly as contentious as I thought it should be — uncontested. Suddenly most of the cruise lines put policies in place that prevented travel agents from advertising prices different than those […]

Cruising and Election Season

Hello CruiseMates… This is your editor, Paul. I just want to welcome you to our cruise blog and get right to posting. Times are tough right now, economically, and many of you may not be cruising as much as you used to. I am curious how dutracted from your favorite vacation you are right now? […]

Politics and Cruising

Regardless of which side of the fence you are on, I decided to take a look at which candidates have initiated more legislation for what I would consider positive changes for the cruise industry. here is what I found… Politics and Cruising by Paul Motter We went to Alaska on August 13 and asked locals […]


It appears I’ve hung around CruiseMates long enough that they’re showing faith in me by giving me my very own space to Blog, unedited. We’ll see if they live to regret it… of if you do. In the coming weeks and months I’ll be trying to share my views, opinons, and my own slant on […]

Welcome to CruiseMates Blog

This is by Paul Motter, Cruisemates’ Editor Hello fellow cruisers.. Our first post in this new blog was written on September 11, 2008. In today’s newsletter we reviewed the shock to the nation after the tragedy, and also told the not-so-well-known story of what the cruise industry endured that day. Here is the post: September […]