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Carnival Expands “Carnival Journeys” With 13 More Extended Sailings

Carnival Cruise Line is building on the tremendous success of its Carnival Journeys program by adding 13 additional itineraries through 2019. The Carnival Journeys sailings are a curated collection of extended, unique itineraries with a focus...

Itinerary Spotlight: Viking’s Cities Of Antiquity & The Holy Land

As a history geek, adventurer, and a Catholic – Viking’s new Cities Of Antiquity & The Holy Land itinerary is at the top of my cruise bucket list. And with Viking Cruises to boot? I’m...

What It’s Like: Sailing On A Viking River Longship

My entire cruise career has seen me sailing on cruise ships of all sizes. From the largest ships at sea to the classics that are tiny by today’s standards, so I was intrigued and...

The Crew Of The Viking Lif: A Passion For What They Do

I always find myself saying, “This ship’s crew is incredible.” For those who know me, I’m a pretty positive person, so it really isn’t a shock that even a slightly above average crew would elicit...

#MikeAtSea Preview: Making A Difference With Fathom

Since Fathom was officially unveiled last year, I’ve been curious to discover what will set this cruise experience apart from all the others. After 22 cruises, to some extent, the experience has become a little...

Seabourn Celebrates Construction Milestone For Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore, the latest ship for luxury line Seabourn, touched water for the first time today, marking an important milestone in the construction of the new ship. Marnie Tihany, the director of business development...

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: First Impressions of Viking Star

Today, I embarked Viking Ocean’s new Viking Star in Istanbul, Turkey. I’ll be sailing aboard her for the next 10 days, calling in Turkey, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, and disembarking in Venice, Italy. Viking Star...

Pitbull To Be Godfather To Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Cruise Line has selected Pitbull, a true Miami icon to serve as the Godfather of its latest Miami based ship, the Norwegian Escape. Pitbull, also known as Armando Christian Perez, will serve as the...

CLIA Celebrates National Plan A Cruise Month By Raffling Off 31 Cruises

National Plan A Cruise Month begins on October 1st in a big way. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the cruise’s industry’s trade association, is asking cruisers to share their Cruise Smile for a chance to...

6 Cities That Should Be Cruise Ship Home Ports

When I find myself looking through cruise itineraries, most ships depart from the typical ports: Miami, Port Everglades, Port Canaveral, or New York City/Bayonne. Occasionally, I find a few itineraries departing from smaller or...

Preparing For A Cruise During Hurricane Season

Summer – it’s the season of sun graphics wearing sunglasses, Floridians retreating to air conditioned rooms, and families heading out to sea for a deserved cruise vacation. Unfortunately, summer also brings warmer waters and...