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Princess Cruises Fined $40 Million for Illegally Dumping in the Ocean
CBS News / Cruise Travel

Princess Cruises Fined $40 Million for Illegally Dumping in the Ocean

Princess Cruises will pay a 40 million dollar fine for illegally and intentionally polluting the ocean. Federal attorneys say the plea agreement is the result of the largest criminal prosecution… Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Rules Change for Smoking on Cruise Ships

For many years, smokers who couldn’t light up in airplanes or hotels had at least one last point of refuge—cruise ships. And that freedom didn’t just apply to the passengers,… Read More…

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Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What Happens When Cruises are Rerouted?

When you book a cruise, you generally look at the brochures or the catalogs to study your itinerary and the various ports you’re scheduled to visit. But it doesn’t necessarily… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise
Cruise Travel / Hurricane Season / Travel Insurance / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How to Prepare in Case a Hurricane Affects Your Cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise? How much do local weather conditions and the time of year influence your decision? What should you know before booking that cruise, especially during the… Read More…

How One Cruise Ship is Navigating the Northwest Passage
CBS News / Cruise Travel

How One Cruise Ship is Navigating the Northwest Passage

In 1903, one explorer tried to navigate the difficult Northwest Passage—from Seward, Alaska all the way to the East Coast. It took him three years to do so. This week,… Read More…

A Conversation with Gianni Onorato of MSC Cruises
Cruise Travel / Travel Industry Conversations

A Conversation with Gianni Onorato of MSC Cruises

We continue our series of special, extended conversations—interviews with the CEOs of the world’s major cruise lines. This week, Peter Greenberg has a conversation with Gianni Onorato, CEO of MSC… Read More…

How an 88-Year-Old Woman Made a Cruise Ship Her Home
CBS News / Cruise Travel

How an 88-Year-Old Woman Made a Cruise Ship Her Home

This year, an estimated 24 million people are expected to take a cruise. Part of the popularity of cruising is that you don’t have to unpack and pack, and cooking,… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Over-the-Top Bathrooms on Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Luxe Lavs

Luxe Lavs: Over-the-Top Bathrooms on Cruise Ships

Summer is all about the ocean. Whether sitting by the beach or sailing the seas, it’s common for people to flock to the shores—or cruise ships. This month, Luxe Lavs… Read More…

Travel Tip: What the Cruise Industry Boom Means for You
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: What the Cruise Industry Boom Means for You

The cruise ship industry is exploding. Virtually every shipyard in the world is now operating at 100 percent capacity. There’s also a new record: 56 cruise ships of every size… Read More…

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships
Cruise Travel / Culinary Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Kitchens at Large Resorts and on Cruise Ships

The next time you go to a big resort or sail on a large cruise ship, you might be initially interested to hear about all the signature restaurants: Italian, French,… Read More…

A Conversation with Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio of Silversea Cruises
Cruise Travel / Travel Industry Conversations

A Conversation with Manfredi Lefebvre d’Ovidio of Silversea Cruises

The global cruise industry is exploding. Right now, virtually every shipyard in the world is operating at capacity—more than 56 cruise ships of every size and pedigree are under construction…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green
Cruise Travel / Eco Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green

Many of today’s cruise ships are more or less small cities, feeding thousands of people a day. They potentially have a huge environmental impact. With some ships averaging nearly 8,000… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Do Travelers Actually Feel About Cruising?
Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: How Do Travelers Actually Feel About Cruising?

This year, a staggering 1.2 billion people will cross an international border. But how many of them will take a cruise? Only about 24 million—a mere fraction of that total…. Read More…

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Apps & Technology / Cruise Travel / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Paying to Access WiFi on Cruise Ships

Let’s be honest. For most of us, we don’t change our lifestyle when we change our location. If we’re Type A in New York, we’re just as likely to be… Read More…