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Princess Cruises unveils host of new ports for 2019 schedule
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Princess Cruises unveils host of new ports for 2019 schedule

Princess Cruises has announced 12 maiden ports of call for this year, complementing the 380 destinations the line currently sails to across all seven continents. For British guests there is the opportunity to make an inaugural visit to Rockland, Maine, directly from the UK via a 24-night Canada & New England voyage sailing roundtrip from… Keep Reading

New Orleans: Prime Family Cruise Destination
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New Orleans: Prime Family Cruise Destination

New Orleans welcomed the largest cruise ship ever to sail from the port when the Norwegian Breakaway arrived in November to homeport through early April. The sister ship, the Getaway, will take over this coming fall. Thus, New Orleans offers seasonal deployment by Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean, while Carnival sails two ships year-round.… Keep Reading

Richard Branson's new kids-free Virgin Voyages on sale
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Richard Branson’s new kids-free Virgin Voyages on sale

As Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise venture, Virgin Voyages, steams along toward its planned 2020 debut, the company this week started taking bookings for its initial sailings, and also unveiled some additional attractions for its customers. Virgin Voyages’ first ship is the 2,770-passenger Scarlet Lady (footnote: When Branson controlled Virgin Atlantic Airways, he also named… Keep Reading

Private cruise islands: drawing ethical lines in the sand?
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Private cruise islands: drawing ethical lines in the sand?

There are concerns over the kind of impact the ports have on the local ecosystems. This year , several of the cruise operators pledged to invest millions into enhancing private island resorts. On the side of Grand Bahama, which is the site envisioned, there are five ecosystems which stand to be significantly destroyed. There are… Keep Reading

Galveston Flooding Strands Carnival Cruise Passengers
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Galveston Flooding Strands Carnival Cruise Passengers

Massive rain caused flooding in Galveston, Texas, on Labor Day, and passengers coming to and from their Carnival Cruise ship found themselves in the middle of the water. On Monday, parts of Galveston experienced four to six inches of rain as early morning storms moved along the Gulf Coast, according to KTRK . Businesses put… Keep Reading

Disney Cruise Line Adjusts Final Payment and Cancellation Policies
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Disney Cruise Line Adjusts Final Payment and Cancellation Policies

Disney Magic (Photo: Disney Cruise Line) (1:50 p.m. EDT) — Beginning September 11, 2018, Disney Cruise Line will institute new deadlines for booked cruises — requiring earlier final payments and cancellation notices for cruisers staying in non-suite and non-Concierge cabins. The final payment for cruises of one to five nights will be due 90 days… Keep Reading

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