Packing has become pretty automatic for us, but as we prepare for a sailing on Independence of the Seas we figured we should slow down and take a look at just how we pack for a short Caribbean cruise... read more
Starting Thursday I'll be Periscoping, Tweeting, Instagraming, Facebooking, and Zlerping (I made that last one up) from Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas. Importantly, I'll also be live-blogging, sharing a daily summary in words and pictures, on RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com. One of my favorite sites on the interwho, RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com has a plethora of information on all things Royal Caribbean as well as helpful and friendly message boards - but starting today, they also have the sometimes-incoherent ramblings of yours truly.
Today in Saint Nazaire, France, Celebrity cut the first piece of steel for the 2,900 passenger Celebrity Edge, the first of the new Edge class of ships, to begin sailing in the fall of 2018.
Since we're sailing on Royal Caribbean's Independence of The Seas during Thanksgiving this year, it seems like it's a great time to kick off the season of giving with some contests. To start with we're giving away something you truly cannot buy.
Cunard's World Cruises have long been famous experiences. Guests on these sailings get a number of perks, including commemorative luggage tags. Two lucky winners of this giveaway will receive one luggage tag from the 1992 QE2 World Cruise, "Grand Expeditions" and one luggage tag from the 1997 Royal Viking Sun World Cruise, "Journey To The Wonders of The World".
Follow the steps below to enter and take the opportunity to let us know what you'd like to see on CruiseHabit.com! read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?