Disney Dream Floats Out

On October 31, 2010 By

Disney Dream floats out from the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. Photo courtesy of Disney Cruise Line Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream is another step closer to cruising reality. The 1,115-foot long vessel was eased out of the construction shed at Germany’s Meyer Werft shipyard in […]

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The sea has always been a cause for superstition among sailors.  The Vikings – widely regarded as brutal and efficient men – were terrified of the fog.  Other sailors were fearful of bodies of water like South America’s Drake Passage – and rightly so.  Shifting weather conditions and heavy seas could quickly overtake the earliest […]

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Since tomorrow is Halloween, we’ve moved our regular Sunday “Port Profile” feature up a day to make way for some suitably scary tales tomorrow.  

 Skagway, Alaska’s main street. Photo © Aaron Saunders

Nestled at the end of Lynn Canal – which itself is the deepest fjord in North […]

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Seattle’s Pier 91 – also known as Smith Cove – as seen from the deck of Holland America’s Rotterdam. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders

Seattle’s KING 5 News has discovered that police and military divers have discovered World War II-era ammunition underneath the new Smith Cove Cruise […]

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The northernmost coast of  Iceland. Photo © Aaron Saunders

Our Photo of the Week for this last week of October showcases the rugged and unique landscape of northern Iceland. Taken shortly after leaving Akureyri, Iceland - a mere 100 kilometers from the Arctic Circle – the landscape […]

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NCL’s next-generation Freestyle-cruising ships, due in 2013 and 2014. Photo-illustration courtesy of NCL.

Norwegian Cruise Line finally announced this week what had been rumored for months: they are indeed planning to build two new ships, due out in 2013 and 2014. The as-yet unnamed ships will be […]

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A Look Back at P&O

On October 25, 2010 By

<p><p><p><p><p><p><p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p></p></p></p></p></p></p>I Am A Passenger – Click to Watch Courtesy of British Pathé / P&O

The year is 1961: the Peninsular Oriental & Steam Navigation Company has just completed its purchase of the remaining assets of the Orient Line, paving the way for P&O Cruises as we know it […]

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It’s almost November, and in the world of cruising that means one thing: only a month remains until the launch of Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, sister ship to the gargantuan Oasis of the Seas which was launched last December.

It also signals the start of near-endless media coverage about the ship, her […]

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 A monument near the cliff divers and Zona Dorada in Mazatlan, Mexico. Photo © Aaron Saunders

A staple of the seven-day Mexican Riviera run, Mazatlan, Mexico is conveniently situated north of Puerto Vallarta, and across the water from nearby Cabo San Lucas.  Unlike its resort-laden counterparts, however, Mazatlan […]

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Celebrity Century’s October 13th sailing ground to a halt after divers discovered damage to the rudders. Photo courtesy of Celebrity Cruises In the wake of widespread criticism over their handling of a rudder malfunction that left Celebrity Century unable to continue a 12-night Mediterranean voyage just days […]

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