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Carnival Cruise Line to Debut the First-Ever Roller Coaster at Sea

Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line With features like go-karts, waterslides, bumper cars, and skydiving simulators, cruise ships are already considered to be theme parks at sea — and now, Carnival Cruise Line is taking that notion literally. The company recently announced that it will be unveiling the first-ever roller coaster at sea on a…

Titanic II Will Set Sail on the Same Route as the Original Ship

Photo courtesy of Blue Star Line Titanic II is set to make its debut — and no, we’re not referring to a sequel of the 1997 blockbuster starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. A fully-functioning replica of the famous ship — complete with a luxe pool, first-class dining, and even a Turkish bath — is…

6 Continents, 30 Countries: Is This the Ultimate Bucket-List Cruise?

Photo courtesy of Regent Seven Seas Cruises If you happen to find yourself with tens of thousands of extra dollars, plus over a hundred vacation days to spare, then we have some great news for you. Regent Seven Seas recently announced an epic, six-continent, 30-country, 117-night sailing that will depart on January 5, 2021 from…

Carnival to Develop New Dubai Cruise Terminal in 2020

Mark your calendars: In an effort to grow maritime tourism in Dubai, Carnival is partnering with Meraas holding company to develop a new cruise terminal by October 2020. The new development, which will be in Dubai Harbour, is slated to have two cruise buildings that can accommodate three vessels and up to 13,200 passengers. Plans…

8 Months, 6 Continents: The World’s Longest Cruise Will Set Sail Next Summer

Viking Sun Ultimate World Cruise Map/Courtesy of Viking Viking Sun, a 465-stateroom vessel that accommodates 930 guests, is offering travelers the chance to check off more from their bucket list during one cruise than most people do in a lifetime. We’ll let the numbers speak for themselves: The epic odyssey is slated to circumnavigate the…

6 Port Scams to Avoid on Your Next Cruise

Tender Boat on Carnival Liberty/Oyster Though there are no hard statistics on how many cruise ship passengers get scammed at ports every year (the majority of victims don’t report the crimes due to time, embarrassment, and the pure inconvenience of filling out a police report abroad), it’s safe to say that cruisers are at a…

The First-Ever Topless-Optional Cruise Will Set Sail

If you’re someone who books a cruise to let your hair down — whether that means partying with a cocktail or several, hitting the nightclubs, throwing your hands up in the air as you zip down a waterslide, or even seeking out a romantic fling a la “The Love Boat” — then we come bearing…

Venice Bans Cruise Ships From Its City Center

For years, Venetians have petitioned and protested mass tourism in their city. Authorities have banned new hotels from opening in the historic center, limited the number of kebab and other fast-food outlets to preserve the city’s character, and even toyed with the idea of placing a daily cap on the number of tourists allowed to…

Richard Branson Introduces an Adult-Only Cruise Line, Virgin Voyages

Courtesy of Virgin Voyages He’s tackled airplanes, trains, music, cell phones, and even outer space, but business magnate Sir Richard Branson hasn’t hit the high seas — until now. At a celebration at the Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, where the first ship has had its keel laid, Branson teased his new cruise line, Virgin…

What You Need to Know About Your Post-Hurricane Cruise

Adventure of the Seas/Oyster Late September’s hurricanes Irma and Maria had an unprecedented effect on the cruise industry, resulting in more than 100 canceled, delayed, or rerouted cruises and 44 ports-of-call impacted. While some islands in the Caribbean were left relatively unscathed (St. Kitts and Antigua, for example), others, notably St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and…