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Holland America Line's Newest Cruise Ship Completes Sea Trials
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Holland America Line’s Newest Cruise Ship Completes Sea Trials

Nieuw Statendam (Photo: Holland America Line) (3:57 p.m. EDT) — The second cruise ship in Holland America Line’s Pinnacle Class, Nieuw Statendam returned to the Fincantieri Shipyard in Marghera, Italy on August 22 after successfully completing its sea trials. Sea trials are a routine testing phase in which a cruise ship sails on open water… Keep Reading

Last call for two classic Princess cruise ships
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Last call for two classic Princess cruise ships

Princess Cruises is transferring Star Princess and her sister, Golden Princess to P&O Australia beginning in 2020. Fans of Princess Cruises two earliest megaships, Golden Princess and Star Princess, might want to book another cruise onboard them soon: both ships will leave the Princess fleet in the next few years. The line recently revealed that… Keep Reading

How Hurricane Lane Will Impact Hawaii Cruises
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How Hurricane Lane Will Impact Hawaii Cruises

Thanks to Hurricane Lane, some cruisers will be staying at sea a bit longer than they had originally anticipated… and others will find their own cruise delayed and itinerary altered. Norwegian Cruise Ship Stays At Sea photo: Norwegian According to a spokesperson from Norwegian Cruise Line, their ship, Pride of America , has changed its… Keep Reading

Holland America Line Unveils Special Guest Line-Up for O Magazine Cruise
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Holland America Line Unveils Special Guest Line-Up for O Magazine Cruise

When Holland America Line’s O, The Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise sets sail for the Caribbean Oct. 28, 2018, aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, guests are in for an inspiring week with some of the magazine’s editors and world’s leading visionaries. Senior Editor Molly Simms and Beauty Director Brian Underwood from O, The Oprah Magazine… Keep Reading

Cruise lines defend service charges following P&O move
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Cruise lines defend service charges following P&O move

P&O Cruises has received wide praise for its move to scrap its daily discretionary service charge as other cruise lines defended the practice. P&O Aurora “This is great news” and “about time” were among the positive responses on TTG’s Facebook page to P&O’s announcement, with one commenter on the TTG website stating: “Let’s hope some… Keep Reading

After the Hurricanes: Recovery and Rebirth in the Caribbean
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After the Hurricanes: Recovery and Rebirth in the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a region familiar with hurricane season’s stormy weather. But the devastating Category-5 hurricanes of September 2017 dealt an unprecedented blow to a number of islands and in turn, to the cruise industry. The close proximity of Hurricanes Irma and Maria — both hit within two weeks — and their far-reaching impact have… Keep Reading

Emotional Support Animals No Longer Allowed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships
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Emotional Support Animals No Longer Allowed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships

Royal Caribbean cruise ship (Photo: Cruise Critic) (6:15 p.m. EDT) — Royal Caribbean has updated its policy on emotional support animals. Emotional support animals — defined as those whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support — are no longer allowed onboard its ships; emotional support animals do not qualify as service animals… Keep Reading

Cruise Ship Cancels Port Stop Due to Technical Issue
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Cruise Ship Cancels Port Stop Due to Technical Issue

A Carnival cruise ship has cancelled a port stop in the Caribbean due to a technical issue that limits the ship’s ability to safely maneuver during the docking process. Carnival Cruise Line ’s newest cruise ship, Carnival Horizon, cancelled their scheduled port stop in Amber Cove, Dominican Republic today. Guests sailing onboard the ship received… Keep Reading

6 Cruise Lines Offering Free Drink Packages on Cruises
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6 Cruise Lines Offering Free Drink Packages on Cruises

A number of cruise lines are currently offering free drink packages right now when you book a cruise on one of their cruise ships. If you’re looking to save money on your next cruise, here are the six cruise lines that are offering free beverage packages for a limited time on their cruises. Princess Cruises… Keep Reading

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