It’s not just the newest ships at sea that glimmer and host a great time but keeping the entire fleet fresh is the goal of every cruise line. Often lines will spruce up entire classes of ships, adding the latest features and venues. Carnival however has announced a drydock that represents the final phase of a $2 billion eight-year project, and this phase involves a real transformation. Let’s look at some of the new features and venues still to come, how this all relates to pizza, and then get Billy’s take on how this positions Carnival compared to their competitors... Read more about Carnival Nears Completion of $2B Fleet Enhancement, Changes Ship Names, Marries Pizza & Tech
What do you enjoy while cruising? Sipping a fruity drink, exploring new places, getting a tattoo? The latter will soon be possible when Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady sets sail… Read more about Virgin Voyages Gives Sailors (Cruisers) Another Way to Remember Their Sailing - With Tattoos at Sea!
The cruise experience is inextricably tied to dining, but what is specialty dining? This concept may not be as new as you think, so we dive into what exactly specialty dining is, where it started, and we look at the types of experiences available now, plus some in the near future.
Some Royal Caribbean ships feature PADI dive shops. On those ships, the cruise line gives passengers the opportunity to see if scuba diving is for them under the watch of a certified diving instructor. On my Mariner of the Seas cruise, I tried my hand (and lungs) at scuba... Read more about Activity Spotlight: Try Dive
If you're visiting South Florida for your upcoming cruise you should probably know about red tide. This algae can cause health issues and sometimes closes beaches - but doesn't mean you can't enjoy your pre or post-cruise stay. In the past several weeks there has been an occurrence of red tide, first on the Florida's west coast, and now on the east coast. We'll review the basic information, especially as it pertains to those about to cruise. Read more about What Cruisers Need to Know About Red Tide
Several years ago I went out to Ft Lauderdale beach and used Periscope to share images of cruise ships leaving port. This became popular, and as I answered people's cruise questions and shared my knowledge and experience of cruising, I kept being asked what my website was - I didn't have one. Eventually I got the hint and started CruiseHabit.com. Over the past years many readers and friends asked me if I had a podcast - I didn't. Today however I'm pleased to announce... Read more about A New Way to Talk Ship: The CruiseHabit Podcast
A lot of attention is paid the biggest ships with the most outrageous features - and for good reason. We discuss what megaships are, why they're so appealing to some people, and talk about how they fit into the bigger picture of the world of cruising.
Our July sailing on MSC Seaside was interesting for many reasons - one of them being that MSC is still new to the North American market, and the sailings they offer have had very mixed reviews. Recently we sat down with Doug Parker of Cruise Radio to talk about our Seaside cruise on episode 502 of the Cruise Radio podcast. Read more about Listen to Our Review of MSC Seaside on Cruise Radio
You can take cruises all over the world, sometimes sailing for a week just to arrive at your destination. There are some cruise destinations however for which those leaving from Florida don't have to travel very far. On this episode we discuss excursions, sites, tours, and dining in The Conch Republic, The Southernmost Point: Key West.
Whenever a cruise line introduces a new class of ships, it’s easy to forget about the great ships they already have. Last year, during the fanfare of the Edge class announcements, Celebrity Cruise Lines unveiled Celebrity Revolution. Now the scale of this $500 million fleet upgrade program has become more clear, and we're even more excited. Partnering with over 500 architects, designers, and engineers, the goal of Celebrity Revolution is to bring the entire Celebrity fleet to the Edge. Read more about Celebrity Updates Entire Fleet with Inspirations from the Edge - Celebrity Revolution Begins