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We aren't always the first to cruise news, and we don't strive to cover every story.  Our effort is however to bring you objective information along with our take on why the story is important (or not).

From Trash to Treasure, Virgin Voyages Lets You Navigate Your Cruise with Wristbands Made from Recovered Plastic

Virgin Voyages "The Band"Virgin Voyages sets sail with passengers for the first time in less than two months, and they're sharing a little bit more about how you'll get things done on-board: with marine plastic.  While it's no surprise that this paradigm-breaking brand will use technology to enhance guest experiences, there are a few interesting new twists with "The Band"... read more

Celebrity Millennium Adding Pacific Northwest and Alaska Sailings in April

Celebrity Millennium Adds AK and PNW SailingsRecently, Celebrity announced in an abundance of caution related to coronavirus, they'd be canceling all remaining Celebrity Millennium sailings in Asia for this season.  This means they've added several five night Pacific Northwest and eleven night Alaska sailings, offering amazing opportunities to sail on a newly Revolutionized ship at great rates.  How great?  In some cases, we're talking about suites for under $152 pp/pn...

Cruise Lines International Association Puts Out New Statement on Coronavirus

CLIA Coronavirus StatementCruise Line International Association (CLIA), is a nearly 50 year old organization, which is the world's largest cruise trade industry associated.  All major cruise lines are members, along with countless other businesses and professionals.  They've just released a new statement about the industry's efforts in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.  You can read their statement below, and our thoughts at the bottom of the post... read more

Norwegian and Other Lines Denying Boarding to Recent Travelers to China and Those in Hong Kong with Fever

Coronavirus Screening for Cruise PassengersMultiple cruise lines are now denying boarding to guests who have been to mainland China (and in some cases Hong Kong) in the past 14 days.  Affected parties are being offered 100% future cruise credit by the lines.  Additionally, some lines are putting heath screening procedures in place at some ports.  **This post has and will continue to be updated as cruise lines release statements** read more

Traveling? Be Aware of Coronavirus, But Focus on Influenza

In the past week, a coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China has rightfully got the attention of many.  Certain diseases are prone to rapid infection rates, and in a world where people can traverse the globe in a day, this warrants attention.  Still, as we often say, context is important, and while the story could change quickly, as of writing this (Jan 25th, 2020), we're personally much more concerned with travelers being infected with influenza.  There is some good news though.  Let's go over that, including general tips to stay disease free. read more

First 8 Sailings of Carnival Mardi Gras Cancelled - Carnival's Newest Ship Delayed

Carnival Mardi Gras Delayed

Carnival Mardi Gras is a much anticipated ship.  Not only will she be the largest ships Carnival has ever built, but she'll have some impressive new features and concepts - some new to Carnival, and others new to the cruising world.  Those hoping to enjoy one of her earliest sailings however, will be disappointed to learn that her first eight sailings have been canceled... read more