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Disney Cruise Line Announces New Ports & Destinations For 2018

Disney Cruise Line is adding a number of new ports and itineraries to their summer lineup for 2018, while also doubling up on their ever-popular Castaway Cay and returning to the Last Frontier. Barcelona, Rome,...

ms Koningsdam Joins The Holland America Line Fleet

Holland America Line has accepted delivery of its first Pinnacle Class ship, ms Koningsdam, during a traditional handing over ceremony at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Italy. The new ship was officially delivered to Holland America...

4 Reasons To Cruise The Mediterranean

While the Caribbean remains the most cruised region of the world, the Mediterranean is close behind, offering a unique cruise experience to travelers each year. Whether you’re planning your first Mediterranean cruise or looking...

Viking Ocean Cruises Looks to 2017

It’s not too early to begin thinking about 2017 cruises if you’re thinking about Viking Ocean Cruises. The 2017 program, now open for booking, includes sailings on Viking’s itineraries in the Mediterranean, Western Europe,...

PortFolio: Positano, Italy (Naples)

This picturesque town could easily be found gracing the cover of any travel magazine. Located just an hour away from the busy port of Naples, only a few cruisers know of this incredible little...

Raising of Costa Concordia Commences & Live Video Link

Around approximately 6:00 am local time on the island of Giglio,  the final steps to remove the Costa Concordia from the shallow shores of the Italian island commenced. Over two years following the sinking of...

Venetian Court Temporarily Suspends Restrictions & Bans On Large Cruise Ships

Today, a regional Venetian court ordered a temporary suspension on the canal restrictions for cruise ships with a tonnage over 40,000 GRT and the upcoming ban on cruise ships with a tonnage over 96,000...

Update On The Venice Cruise Ship Ban

Back in November the City of Venice, Italy announced that they would ban all large passenger ships from the cities canals. Effective this coming November, any ship over 96,000gt would not be allowed in...

Costa Diadema Floats Out From Marghera Shipyard

Earlier today, Costa’s newest ship and future flagship, the Costa Diadema, was floated out at Fincantieri’s Marghera Shipyard. The floating out ceremony is a major milestone in the Costa Diadema’s construction, marking the first...

MSC Divina Sets Sail For Miami

Earlier today, the MSC Divina set sail from Venice, Italy on an 18 night crossing towards Miami, Florida, where she will become the first Fantasia ship to home port in North America as well...

Disney Magic Hosts First Call Ceremony In Venice

The Disney Magic arrives today in Venice, Italy where Captain Robert Olmer and shipboard officers are hosting local port officials and community leaders onboard for a traditional maritime plaque exchange ceremony. This event symbolizes...

Windstar Announces New Itineraries For Star Pride

Windstar Cruises, a leader in yacht-style cruising, announces the debut of its new all-suite yacht, Star Pride, and the 2014 Pride Voyage Collection. The new voyages open for sale today, and feature four new itineraries exclusive to...