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Interporting? How Convenient?

Sometimes the timing of certain decisions in the cruise industry really surprises me. Just as we are beginning to recover from the Concordia accident, which we learned happened largely as a result of a practice called interporting, we hear new announcements from the cruise industry that certain lines plan to increase the number of cruises [...]

Mobile Shocked by Carnival

Mobile, Alabama, was completely taken by surprise by the yesterday’s announcement by Carnival Cruise Line that it is pulling its only cruise ship in Mobile from the city and relocating it in Port Canaveral, Florida. City officials said they had no warning of the change, which will take place on October 22, 2011. Mobile is [...]

Cruise Lines Venturing Back to Mexico

Carnival just announced its intention to reinstate cruises to Mexico based on the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, which is no longer recommending against non-essential travel to Mexico. The umbrella marketing group, CLIA, (Cruise Lines Industry Association) for the North American cruise industry also released a statement today (May 15, 2009) clarifying [...]

Why People Love Carnival

I just returned from the John Heald Blogger’s cruise chock-a-block full of Carnival Cruise Lines lovers. This is to be expected since hundreds of the people on board were fans of the erudite Carnival ambassador, cruise director John Heald. Heald waxes on daily shipboard life at his www.johnhealdsblog.com blog site. Hence the name “Blogger’s Cruise.” [...]

Columbus Day Cruise Updates

Happy Columbus Day! It makes sense for cruisers to celebrate Columbus day as he must be the most famous sailor in history. I don’t think there has ever been a first-time cruiser who didn’t wonder what ol’ Cristoforo Colombo was thinking as he looked at the horizon of sea water surrounding his three ships by 360-degrees. I have [...]

Cruising Discounts Update

This last week brought us some of the deepest discounts for cruises we have ever seen – as low as $30/day per person. We took note of these deep discounts in our CruiseMates Newsletter which mentions a 12-day $399 cruise on NCL’s Norwegian Jewel sailing out of New York City October 28 on a voyage [...]

Cruise Sales for Carnival, NCL and Royal Caribbean

The truth is, the cruise industry always experiences a doldrums every summer that precedes a Presidential election. This year it’s even more of a distraction because it is such an interesting race.  So. what happens now? We get Cruise Sales – and they are out there now! The current hot one from NCL is the “Pity the [...]

Oasis of the Seas? Kuki is ALL WET!

Kuki knocking Oasis of the Seas?  It isn’t how big you make them, it is how you make them big. Calling it a “Really Huge Sucker” is not way to refer to what will the the ship that changes the prardigm of cruising forever!  Oasis has about the same passenger/space ratio as Queen Mary 2, and [...]