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Free this October? There are some cruises going for less than $35 per day.

Cruise Deals We recommend booking your cruise as far out as possible to get the best price (and ensure you’ll get the cruise you want).  If you are flexible however, and you don’t have your heart set on a specific sailing, you can sometimes find some wild deals.  This is one of those times.  Read more about Free this October? There are some cruises going for less than $35 per day.

We're Sailing the Newly-Enhanced Mariner of the Seas - Follow Along!

Mariner of the SeasThis week CruiseHabit Ric is sailing on Mariner of the Seas and you can follow along, read about his adventures, and even ask him questions.  Mariner has received a ton of attention lately after undergoing loads of improvements that make her a real stand-out experience in the Royal Caribbean Fleet.  Just head over to his posts on the Royal Caribbean Blog message boards to find out more and be sure to ask him to bring something nice back for Billy!  Or just wish him a great cruise - whatever. Read more about We're Sailing the Newly-Enhanced Mariner of the Seas - Follow Along!

Oceania Cruises Announces $100m Overhaul of R-Class Ships - First Step in the OceaniaNEXT Initiative

New Stateroom Design for Oceania's R-Class Ships

Oceania Cruises announced that they're going to be doing significant work to "re-inspire" four of the line's six vessels in a $100 million project that is just the first project in an initiative they're calling OceaniaNEXT.  The project will mean that the 684 guest R-Class ships, Insignia, Nautica, Regatta, and Sirena, will each have 342 suites and staterooms redesigned with a whole new look, custom furnishings, a refreshed color pallette of soft sea and sky tones, lush carpets, and more.  Further, they'll introduce... Read more about Oceania Cruises Announces $100m Overhaul of R-Class Ships - First Step in the OceaniaNEXT Initiative

Virgin Voyages Names First Ship, Aims to Keep Sailors & the Environment Healthy

Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Voyages is sure to be an interesting cruise line when they start sailing in 2020.  The adult-only line focusing on unique experiences and a different take on cruising revealed more about what guests can soon expect, including how they'll help keep "sailors" (their term for guests) and the environment healthy.  They also took this opportunity to name their first vessel.   Read more about Virgin Voyages Names First Ship, Aims to Keep Sailors & the Environment Healthy

While We Were Away

Frequent visitors may have noticed that we spent a bit of time away this past month, and we wanted to share why, as well as briefly mention some of the things we missed that we look forward on circling back on. The past month has been full of change for us.  We moved our home, the CruiseHabit Shop headquarters (yet still shipped all orders within days!), started a new career, took a cruise on MSC, a line completely new to us, and took an unrelated land trip.  Life happens, and this time it happened with timing that just didn't let us keep you and the rest of the internet as up to date on the cruise world as we'd have liked.  In fact, there was some cruise news that we wanted to cover while we were still sailing on MSC Seaside - too much multi-tasking for this cruiser to endure for sure... Read more about While We Were Away