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New Dining & Drinking Venues Announced for Carnival Mardi Gras Plus More on the Lido and Summer Landing Zones

Red Frog Tiki Bar on Carnival Mardi Gras

Guests lucky enough to enjoy the yet-released Carnival Mardi Gras can look forward to some new food and beverage options, some of them not found on any other Carnival ship.  We've been excitedly watching as more information comes out about this new build, and these announcements have us all the more eager to try out what seems to be a totally new concept from Carnival... Read more about New Dining & Drinking Venues Announced for Carnival Mardi Gras Plus More on the Lido and Summer Landing Zones

Virgin Voyages Mega Rockstar Suites Video Tour - They're What You Want, What You Really Really Want - Expanded Offerings!

Former Spice Girl Geri Horner Rocking Out in a Mega RockStar Suite on Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady

When Virgin Voyages sets sail next year, there will be many different types of rooms Sailors can enjoy, but a select few will be in Mega RockStar Suites, and now, they have a seal of approval from Geri Horner, of the famed group, The Spice Girls.  It's not just some cheeky photos of the pop-star is putting out though - we've got new information about some of the amenities afforded to suite guests on Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady and even a tour of the luxe accommodations! Read more about Virgin Voyages Mega Rockstar Suites Video Tour - They're What You Want, What You Really Really Want - Expanded Offerings!

Seven Things You Should Know About Travel Insurance - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 18

Seven Things You Should Know About Travel InsuranceUsually when we think of planning for a cruise, the thoughts are about fun, relaxation, and getting away from it all. Things happen though, and travel insurance can help take the sting out of unfortunate circumstance - but only if you understand it, and buy the right type of policy for your needs.  We've discussed trip insurance before at CruiseHabit.com, but with hurricane season just beginning, we thoughts we'd cover the seven things you should know about travel insurance.

 

Virgin Voyages Appoints First Female Canadian Captain, Replaces Cuba Calls, and Reveals Seven-Night Itineraries to Puerto Rico

Captain Wendy Williams, Master, Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady

Today in Toronto, Virgin Voyages announced the historic appointment of Captain Wendy Williams, and revealed new itineraries for the 2020 inaugural cruise season, replacing previously scheduled calls to Cuba. Included in their reveal were some newly announced seven night sailings... Read more about Virgin Voyages Appoints First Female Canadian Captain, Replaces Cuba Calls, and Reveals Seven-Night Itineraries to Puerto Rico

Celebrity Equinox: Revolutionized - First Solstice Class Ship Transformed

Celebrity Equinox Showing Off Her New Livery

Last week we watched live as Celebrity Equinox sailed out of Port Everglades with her new livery, but there is much more to see than just a new hull color.  Equinox is the first Solstice class ship to complete Celebrity Revolution, the line's $500 million fleet revitalization project.  She's got new venues, decor, entertainment, technology, and much more - which we'll be sharing in person soon! Read more about Celebrity Equinox: Revolutionized - First Solstice Class Ship Transformed

Changes to US Regulations on Cuba Travel Impact Cruising - What We Know So Far *With Updates*

Cruising to Cuba?On June 4 2019, the US released details of changes to various regulations that look to impact cruises to Cuba from the United States, and how US citizens can travel to the island nation in general.  While we prefer to wait to share information until things are more clear, we've received many questions about this and will share what we know, when we know it... Read more about Changes to US Regulations on Cuba Travel Impact Cruising - What We Know So Far *With Updates*

Carnival's Brand Ambassador Pens Open Letter to Guests About Recent Changes & Environmental Efforts

Carnival Brand Ambassador John Heald's Letter on Recent ChangesCarnival is a force to be reckoned with in the cruise industry, with many passionate fans.  Like any brand with a loyal following, changes can cause waves - sometimes because people don't like the changes, other times because people fear what else is changing next.  Today, Carnival Cruises' Senior Cruise Director and Brand Ambassador John Heald published a letter about a number of recent changes, explaining the importance the company places on the environment.  The full letter... Read more about Carnival's Brand Ambassador Pens Open Letter to Guests About Recent Changes & Environmental Efforts