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Bermuda Votes To Allow Gambling While In Port

Earlier this week, the government of Bermuda voted to allow cruise ships to keep their casino’s open while docked at the island nation. The Cruise Ship (Casino) Act 2013 was passed by Bermuda’s Parliament...

Where Can I Smoke Onboard? A Guide To Industry Policies

As the cruise industry begins to update its smoking policies in the interest of their guests, it is sometimes hard to follow which cruise line still allows smoking in certain areas and which does...

Royal Caribbean Bans Smoking On Balconies

Following a recent surge in smoking bans across many other cruise lines, Royal Caribbean is the latest cruise line to ban smoking from all balconies. Effective January 1, 2014, Royal Caribbean will ban all...

Crystal Cruises To Eliminate Indoor Smoking (Mostly)

A big step against public smoking has been taken by a small-ship cruise line. Crystal Cruises announced yesterday that beginning in 2014, smoking will be banned from all bars, restaurants, staterooms, and all other public...

Cunard Cruisers Don’t Agree With New Dress Code

As you may have seen earlier this week, Cunard recently updated their dress code to make their atmosphere a bit more relaxed. This update will now allow only for 3 formal nights a cruise...

Cruise Industry Forms Global Trade Association

Nine cruise industry associations today announced they have agreed to operate under a common organization with a unified structure to serve as the voice and advocacy leader of the global cruise industry.  The associations are… Cruise...

CruizeCast Episode 68: Greek Isles/Italy Trip Reflections and Cruise News

This week Kaleigh and James recap their recent vacation with surprises, disappointments, and favorite moments.  Cruise news features tons of new ship announcements, a review of the new Celebrity Reflection, and a policy change...

Royal Caribbean Reverses “Carry On” Wine Ban

Earlier today, Royal Caribbean announced a reversal in its policy banning carry on wine. Royal Caribbean has had their old policy of banning carry on wine in place for a number years, but now after growing demand,...