Showing posts from June, 2016

Did You Read The Latest Review on Carnival Cruises' Carnival Sunshine?

On June 21st, 2016, I had the pleasure of visiting Carnival Cruises' Carnival Sunshine on her inaugural arrival in New York City. The Carnival Sunshine will spend the Summer and Fall sailing from New York to New England, Canada, the Bahamas, the Eastern Caribbean and more. To see interior and exterior photos of the fully renovated Carnival Sunshine as well as read our review click here -> Carnival Sunshine Review.
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Did You Ever Wonder What Happened to Home Lines Atlantic?

Ever wonder what happened to the popular Atlantic (1982) of Home Lines fame? The Atlantic was build for the ever popular Home Lines to sail from New York to Bermuda in the spring, summer and fall and the Caribbean in the winter. The ship is modest in size, at 33,000 tons - about 25% the size of the mega-ships today. Home Lines was a very popular cruise line which operated great ships like the Homeric, Oceanic, Italia and Doric.

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S/S United States Has the Interest of Crystal Cruises.

As you know, Crystal Cruises has announced that they are interested in potentially acquiring the S/S United States for further cruise service. At this time, Crystal Cruises is funding the layup fees (berthing and security costs) associated with retaining the liner at her Philadelphia berth.

The one time great transatlantic liner was the fastest liner afloat and still holds the record today. Competition from airlines and high wages for her crew made her operation uneconomical and in 1969 she was withdrawn from service. The S/S United States was laid up in originally  in Norfolk, Va and later Philadelphia (after all of her interiors had been gutted in Turkey including the removal of vast amounts of asbestos). The intent was to return the ship to the US and have her restored to the Grand Liner she once was.

More details are expected to be released, as the Crystal Cruises team of Naval Architects and designer look at the current state of the ship and determine the feasibility of restoring…

Norwegian Cruise Line Offers Unique Norwegian Breakaway Sailing in Winter 2018 and Florida and Bahamas in Fall / Winter 2017.

Guests who wish to cruise to the Caribbean from the Big Apple can set sail on board Norwegian Breakaway, the ship that brings the best of NYC to sea, to either the Bahamas and Florida or the Southern, Eastern and – new for 2018 – Western Caribbean in Fall and Winter 2017/2018. Norwegian Breakaway will sail seven-day Bahamas & Florida cruises from New York from October 1, 2017 to April 29, 2018 with calls in Port Canaveral, Norwegian’s private Bahamian island destination Great Stirrup Cay that’s currently undergoing a multi-million dollar enhancement, and Nassau. For those guests looking for a more relaxing, longer getaway from New York’s chilly winters, they can cruise to the Southern Caribbean on one of Norwegian Breakaway’s two 14-day Southern Caribbean itineraries on January 5 and February 2, 2018 that explore the heart of the Caribbean in the US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Dominica and more, or sail away on a sun-drenched 12-day Eastern…

Royal Caribbean Reportedly in Discussions with Bahamas Authorities to Build Pier at Coco Cay.

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line is reportedly in discussions with the Bahamas Authority to build a pier at their private island - Coco Cay.

 The new pier would allow ships to dock directly at the island and passengers would no longer be required to tender into the port. Calls to the island are occasionally cancelled due to rough seas and a pier would greatly reduce the number of cancellations, since passengers.

The new pier is expected to be large enough to handle Royal Caribbean's largest ship including the Oasis class ships which carry over 7,500+ passengers and crew.

 Coco Cay is a port visited on Florida Bahamas cruises departing from New York/Cape Liberty as well as many Royal Caribbean itineraries from Florida and Baltimore.

Once approvals are obtained, the pier ie expecteed to take 12 months to complete and cost over $47 Million dollars.


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Queen Mary 2 to Receive New Staterooms as Part of Refit.

Currently undergoing a refits at the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, Cunard's Queen Mary 2 is having 35 staterooms added to her top deck. The initial frames to mount the structures to the deck have been hoisted aboard the Queen. In addition to these staterooms 15 single cabins will be added.

For the 13 year old ship, this major upgrade will add new dining establishments, existing lounges and staterooms will be totally upgraded. Our canine friends are not to be left out of this major refit - 12 additional kennels are being added. Queen Mary 2 is expected to return to service on June 23, 2016, arriving at Southampton on that day and later that evening departing on an transatlantic crossing to New York.


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Royal Caribbean Cancels 2017 Rhapsody of the Seas Program From Cape Liberty - Adds Fall Sailing on Vision of the Seas

The recently announced sale of the Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas to Thomson Cruises has resulted in the shuffle of Royal Caribbean's cruises ships Including the cancellation of the Rhapsody of the Seas Summer 2017 program from New York / Cape Liberty, New Jersey. In the Fall of 2017, the Vision of the Seas will operate a New England, Canada program from Cape Liberty following her European program. Details are listed below in the Royal Caribbean's Press Release.

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, RCL) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell Royal Caribbean International’s Legend of the Seas to Thomson Cruises.  Legend will depart the 25-ship fleet in March of 2017, and immediately transition to its new owner.
In order to continue offering our guests the best possible vacation experience, the current deployment of Rhapsody of the Seas and Vision of the Seas will be adjusted. This will require the cancellation of some …

Learn More About Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway.

5/23/2016 - Follow the link below to to read a review of the Norwegian Breakaway. The Norwegian Breakaway is currently sailing from New York on Sundays to Kings Wharf, Bermuda.

In the fall and winter, the Norwegian Breakaway will sail to Florida and the Bahamas including a stop at Norwegian Cruise Line's private island (Great Stirrup Cay). In addition, the Norwegian Breakaway will offer cruises to the Eastern Caribbean during the colder months.

The Norwegian Breakaway has a rock climbing wall, high beam walk and walking the plank, as well as an extensive on board water-park with slides and fountains. There are numerous restaurants and entertainment venues as well.

To learn more about the Norwegian Breakaway, read the review - Norwegian Breakaway Review - Sneak Peek on

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