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5 Reasons To Cruise Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Cruising tends to evoke images of sandy Caribbean beaches, catamarans, and ziplining through a lush rainforest. For many who haven’t cruised before, a Caribbean or Bahamas cruise may seem like the pinnacle of cruise vacations....

Terror Shouldn’t Stop Us From Traveling

While not exactly focused on cruising, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss a topic I hear a lot about lately: traveling with the threat of terrorism. The recent terror attacks in Egypt,...

#MikeAtSea: Exploring Underground Istanbul With Viking Cruises

Yesterday evening, a group of Vikings became explorers. During our first night docked in Istanbul, I took part in the Underground Cistern excursion offered by Viking Cruises. The excursion was to take our group...

Carnival Corporation Launches Joint Venture For Chinese Cruise Brand

Earlier today in London, Carnival Corporation announced a joint venture with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Investment Corporation (CIC) to launch a dedicated cruise line for the Chinese cruise market. The three companies...

Carnival To Begin China Sailings In 2017, 2 Ships Committed

Carnival Cruise Line has announced that beginning in 2017, the “Fun Ships” will be coming to China. Beginning in spring 2017, Carnival will homeport one ship in China, offering a variety of year-round itineraries for...

Princess Cruises Announces Name For Third Royal Class Ship

Princess Cruises has announced their third Royal Class ship, set to be begin sailing from China in 2017, will be named Majestic Princess. In addition, the new ship will also carry 盛世公主号 (Shèng Shì Gōng Zhǔ...

Ovation of the Seas To Debut In China

欢迎 鼓掌 的 该 海域 or, “Welcome Ovation of the Seas,” is the phrase Chinese cruisers will soon be shouting. Royal Caribbean continues their rapid expansion in the Chinese market, today announcing the deployment of the upcoming Ovation of...

Voyager of the Seas To Sail Seasonally From Hong Kong

Royal Caribbean is continuing their build up in the Asian cruise market with a new seasonal departure port for the 2015 cruise season. Between the months of June and October 2015, Royal Caribbean’s Voyager...

Mariner of the Seas Arrives In Singapore For Asia Deployment

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas has made her inaugural call in her new homeport, Singapore, this past weekend. She arrived in Singapore after a 11 night repositioning cruise from Dubai, which departed over...

Costa Cruises Will Sail First World Voyage From Asia

Costa Cruises will offer the first-ever round-trip world cruise from China in 2014. Departing Shanghai March 22, Costa Atlantica will sail an 83-day journey that spans five continents and three oceans, and calls at...

Costa Positions Costa Atlantica In Asia

With Costa Atlantica’s first call at Singapore today, Costa Cruises doubled its fleet capacity in Asia and marked the opening of Carnival Asia’s new offices. The 85,700-ton, 2,680-passenger Costa Atlantica will operate alongside the...

Holland America Line Deploys 2 Ships To Asia for 2013-14 Season

Holland America Line will position ms Volendam and ms Rotterdam in Asia for the 2013-14 season, increasing capacity and adding more robust itineraries in the popular region. New expanded Singapore sailings make it easier to sail round-trip from...