According to an article published on the Travel Market Report website, Jan Swartz, Executive Vice President – Marketing & Sales for Cunard and Princess, states that cruise lines wouldn’t have to spend so much time engaging in direct marketing practices like printed flyers and targeted emails if travel agents spent more time […]

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“Cruise Ship Alley” – Independence of the Seas and Grandeur of the Seas docked in Cozumel, Mexico. Photo © Aaron Saunders There’s no shortage of things to see and do in Cozumel, Mexico.  Located just a short ferry ride away from Playa del Carmen and the […]

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Disney’s fourth ship: Disney Fantasy. Illustration courtesy of Disney Cruise Line It’s official: starting today, passengers can officially book space on Disney Cruise Line‘s newest forthcoming addition: the 128,000 GRT Disney Fantasy
Setting sail on April 7, 2012, Disney Fantasy will spend her maiden […]

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Silversea’s Silver Spirit at sea. Photo courtesy of Silversea.

If you’ve ever taken a cruise by yourself, chances are you are all too familiar with the dreaded “single supplement.”  For the uninitiated, a single supplement is an additional fare charged to solo cruisers who want to occupy a […]

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The saga of the Celebrity Century continues to play out on message boards like CruiseCritic. 

After being told their cruise was over just two days after departing due to (incredibly) – two broken rudders – it seems passengers have all gone separate ways.  Some have flown back home, while others have turned an […]

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Looking towards the Tampa Convention Centre in early morning. Photo © Aaron Saunders

When most people think of taking a Caribbean cruise, the assumption is that they’ll be sailing out of Fort Lauderdale or Miami, Florida’s leading home ports.  But another city in the Sunshine State offers a […]

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Mariner of the Seas at anchor in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Photo © 2010 Aaron Saunders If you’re looking to experience the Mexican Riviera aboard Mariner of the Seas – or any Royal Caribbean ship, for that matter – the clock is ticking. As of January […]

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USA Today is reporting that Celebrity Century has suffered some sort of rudder damage that will necessitate a drydock.  As such, the current Mediterranean sailing – which only departed two days ago – is now cancelled.

Divers reportedly discovered the problem while the ship was docked in Villefranche, near Nice, France.  What led divers […]

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The sun rises over Los Arcos in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Photo © Aaron Saunders While we’re hard at work preparing articles for the weekend, we thought it would be timely to share one of our favorite shots of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.   Famous for its beautiful sunsets […]

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As travelers look to explore new horizons, destinations like Europe, South America, and Asia are seeing massive growth in terms of cruise ship deployment.  Cruise lines are looking to deploy their fleet in the most profitable regions, and those areas are increasingly in locations formerly thought of as “exotic”, but quickly leading the new wave […]

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