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Arnold Donald Hosts Travel Industry Media In Conference Call, Discusses Carnival Corporation In 2013 & 2014

Today, Arnold Donald, the recently appointed CEO of Carnival Corporation, hosted a number of the travel industry’s leading media outlets including Travel Weekly, The Miami Herald, Cruise Critic, and Cruise Currents among others. The...

Cruise Currents Wins Multiple Awards In 2013

2013 was a very formative and important year for Cruise Currents. After making the final transition to the Cruise Currents brand in December 2012, this past year was the first full year writing under...

Lawsuit, CNN Accuse Carnival Of Ignoring Safety Concerns Aboard Carnival Triumph, Carnival Refutes Claims With Exclusive Documents

Earlier this week, passengers from the Carnival Triumph’s February 2013 sailing that lost power after suffering a small engine room fire filed a lawsuit against Carnival, claiming the cruise line knew of the dangers...

2 Royal Caribbean Ships Sail With Missing Lifeboats

Earlier yesterday, multiple sources began to report that Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas had apparently sailed from Nassau, Bahamas with one less lifeboat. Today, sources are reporting on a similar incident that occurred...

Costa Acquires Former Grand Mistral, To Be Renamed & Redeployed

Costa Cruises has acquired the former Grand Mistral of the Iberocruceros fleet. The newly acquired ship will be renamed Costa neoRomantica and will enter service with Costa in late November. According to Costa, the...

Norwegians Act Fast Deal

Norwegian Cruise Line is launching its popular DASH sale on all sailings of three days or longer, fleet-wide. Guests who book a Norwegian cruise vacation from Tuesday, September 17 through Friday, September 20, 2013,...

Cruise3Sixty: Meeting Christine Duffy

On my final day of Cruise3Sixty, I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting one of the biggest names in cruising. Christine Duffy, the CEO of CLIA. Shortly after arriving in Vancouver Airport,...

Fire Reported Aboard Grandeur of the Seas – Updates

May 28, 2013 5:30 pm: Grandeur of the Seas guests are currently in the process of being transported to the Port of Baltimore. The first of many coaches have arrived at the port, as...

Costa Cruises Celebrates 65 Years This Sunday

Costa Cruises will celebrate its 65th anniversary Sunday, March 31, 2013, which is 65 years to the day since the ship Anna C departed on its inaugural cruise from Genoa, Italy, to Buenos Aires, Argentina....

Weekly Cruise Poll: Week of March 24, 2013

Here is this week’s cruise poll question: When booking a cruise, what is your primary factor of choosing your cruise? Last week’s results: Question: Where do you prefer your stateroom to be located? Winner: Midship...

Holland America Launches “4 Corners Of The World” Sweepstakes

To celebrate its upcoming 140th anniversary April 18, 2013, Holland America Line is launching a sweepstakes on Facebook that will award four fans a cruise for two on any Holland America Line sailing of...

Carnival Cancels Various Triumph & Sunshine Sailings To Enhance Onboard Safety

In the wake of recent shipboard incidents, Carnival has decided to cancel sailings onboard two ships in order to enhance their onboard safety systems. The ships receiving the new safety upgrades include the Carnival Triumph, which lost power...