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Cruise Captains Know Best - What are their favorite European ports and best tips?

Advice for your next cruise can come from many places - even a first timer who hasn't yet embarked can discover information that can help guide us.  Experience does count for quite a bit though, and few have more experience cruising than cruise ship captains.  What are their favorite European ports?  What tips do they have to share with other travelers? Read more about Cruise Captains Know Best - What are their favorite European ports and best tips?

We're tracking cruise modifications and cancellations on our Hurricane Status Board page

We've been fielding a ton of questions about cancellations and changes relating to Hurricane Irma.

Safety is paramount, but that doesn't mean that you're not wondering your vacation's fate if you're booking in the coming days.  First head over to the Hurricane Status Board where we're trying to keep track of changes.  There we've also got a link to our article explaining how cruise lines safely hand hurricane season.  If you still have questions, feel free to reach out on Twitter or Facebook, and stay safe.

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Cruise Ship Photographers - Picture Perfect or an Unsightly Blur?

embarking on the MS Sunward IIGreat memories are made on cruises.  Whether a family get-together, a honeymoon, or just a trip with friends – we all like to have photos to help preserve these memories, and most of us carry a camera around all the time (in our phones of course).  Does that leave a place for shipboard photographers or are they just an interruption at dinner and embarkation?  Let’s dig into the pros and cons of this offering and learn a bit more about it… Read more about Cruise Ship Photographers - Picture Perfect or an Unsightly Blur?

How to Watch Sail-Aways Out of PortMiami - South Pointe Park

carnival ship from south beachMost weekends we do a live interactive broadcast from just outside of Port Everglades at Dr V D Mizel - Eula Johnson State Park.  Occasionally however we head South to see some different ships and different scenery.  If you want to watch ships as they leave PortMiami, it's not hard to get to South Pointe Park in South Beach, but watch the below video so know know exactly where to go and avoid what is sometimes a stressful parking situation... Read more about How to Watch Sail-Aways Out of PortMiami - South Pointe Park

Married or Divorced? What to Do If the Name on Your Cruise Reservation Doesn't Match the Name on Your Passport

Planning a cruise can be fun, but the ultimate goal is to sail, relax, and enjoy.  Because part of your cruise planning will require some documentation, let's look at what you need to do in order to ensure you're able to sail if the name on your passport, birth certificate, or other documents does not match the name on your reservation... Read more about Married or Divorced? What to Do If the Name on Your Cruise Reservation Doesn't Match the Name on Your Passport

Norwegian Bliss Details Revealed Including Laser Tag & Largest Competitive Racetrack at Sea

Norwegian Bliss from aboveThis week Norwegian Cruise Lines unveiled more details about their upcoming 16th ship, the Norwegian Bliss.  The Breakaway Plus class vessel will feature several superlatives, including the largest competitive racetrack at sea and open-air laser tag.  Let’s dive into some of the new and unique features that will be gracing the seas around Alaska and the Caribbean, and as always, wrap it up with our take… Read more about Norwegian Bliss Details Revealed Including Laser Tag & Largest Competitive Racetrack at Sea

Celebrity Appoints First Female Sea Captain to Sail Galapagos

Celebrity Cruise lines announced this week that Captain Nathaly Albán will command the exclusive Celebrity Xploration through the archipelago of the Galapagos.  This marks the first time in cruise history that a woman will navigate the region as captain and continues the history-making promotion of qualified women to senior officer roles in the cruise industry, including appointments by lines such as Cunard and sister-company Royal Caribbean International... Read more about Celebrity Appoints First Female Sea Captain to Sail Galapagos