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Nov 13, 2016 Sail-Aways - Koningsdam Interior & Sail-away Pics

This past weekend we were lucky enough to see five ships sail out of Port Everglades.  This gorgeous day was made all the more special as it was the first day Holland America Line's newest ship, MS Koningsdam sailed out of Port Everglades on a regularly scheduled sailing (she just came off a sailing in South Florida, but it was a short welcome itinerary).  Reader Brett Goolsby just got off the Koningsdam and was nice enough to share some pics of this beautiful vessel.  We're definitely looking forward to checking her out soon.  

Take a look below for the stats on the ships we watched sail out, this weekend's video, and then the gallery, including the shots from our friend Brett!

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Sunday's Sail-Aways - Six Ships Leaving Port Everglades

It was a fun weekend with yesterday's Harmony sail-away party and today we enjoyed some great sail-aways.  After a long, hot Summer, many ships have left their Mediterranean and Alaskan routes, returning home to South Florida.  This means that instead of sweating for hours to see a ship or two, we enjoyed a six ship sail-away and chatted with many of you on Periscope.  Take a look below as we offer up pictures, video, and stats from the Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Holland America ships that we watched sail by today.  Also, because you're dying to know, you get to find out what I ate for dinner afterward.

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Royal Caribbean's Harmony of The Seas Sail-Away Party In Ft Lauderdale - Pics & Video

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of The Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, sailed out of her new home port of Port Everglades today and Royal Caribbean invited everyone to Dr Von D Mizell Eula Johnson State Park to see her off.  Check out our description, pictures, and videos below.  Catch us live next time by downloading Periscope and following @CruiseHabit.

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Norwegian Escape's Manhattan Dining Room - Every space should be this beautiful.

Last week Norwegian was kind enough to invite us for the day on their newest ship, Norwegian Escape.  Today, as we continue to share our thoughts on this ship, I wanted to share with you a space that left me wondering why every room on a ship isn't this gorgeous - The Manhattan Dining Room.

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The Three Sisters - Harmony, Allure, and Oasis of The Seas, World's Larges Cruise Ships Meet Just Outside Ft Lauderdale - Video Links & More

If Google or Facebook has ever noticed you type the word "cruise", you're likely already aware of today's festivities just miles from Port Everglades. As such, we'll keep this short and offer some links to videos and other articles.

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Port Everglades, First Cruise Port To Support Mobile Passport Control App - Time saver or just hype? Update: Now in Port Miami

If you've disembarked a large cruise ship in Port Everglades you know that they've got that process down to a science.  You also know that this doesn't mean it's a quick process getting 6,300 passengers through customs.  Today's announcement that Port Everglades will be the first cruise port in which US and Canadian citizens can utilize the Mobile Passport Control app promises to change that - but will it work?

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Another AmEx Offer - Get $100 back off $500+ on a Carnival, Princess, Holland America, or Seabourn cruise

American Express cardholders who enjoy cruising have had a few great opportunities to save lately and today the credit card giant has announced another, putting $100 back in your pocket if you're planning on booking a Carnival, Princess, Holland America Line, or Seabourn cruise.


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