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Virgin Voyages Reveals Additional Details: No passengers and no children.

 

The Mermaid Adorning Virgin Voyages 1st Ship

The Fincantieri's Sestri Ponente ship yard in Genoa, Italy today hosted Virgin Voyages Founder Sir Richard Branson and CEO Tom McAlpin accompanied by the singing of Boy George.  The event served as both the keel-laying ceremony for Virgin Voyages' first 110,000 gross ton ship and a party to announce additional details around the highly-anticipated cruise line. 

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The Difference Between Stateroom Types, Categories & Guarantees: Demystifying the Stateroom Selection

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When booking a cruise you'll inevitably have to decide what type of cabin (aka stateroom) you want.  What's the difference between an inside and an ocean view?  What are all these numbers? G1, B13? Are we playing bingo or going on vacation?  It can be confusing, but it's important to really understand the differences, at least conceptually, so that you not only book the right room for you, but recognize value and see through some promotional gimmicks.  We'll look at the differences between stateroom types and categories and explain other things you'll run into, like guarantee rooms. Read more about The Difference Between Stateroom Types, Categories & Guarantees: Demystifying the Stateroom Selection

The Speed of Light & The Challenge of Delivering Broadband Internet at Sea

In a world where we're constantly connected, those new to cruising are frequently shocked to find out about the high cost and sometimes poor speed of cruise ship internet connections.  We've written before about staying in touch at sea, as well as various lines' efforts to better connection speeds and prices on-board cruise ships.  What we haven't discussed is why it's so tricky.  We'll try to keep things relatively simple, but be ready to get nerdy as we examine why the speed of light isn't fast enough when it comes to WiFi on the high seas.

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Celebrity Now Offering Legal Same-Sex Marriages at Sea - Why aren't all lines?

Today, Celebrity Cruises announced that their captains are now able to perform same-sex marriages at sea.  This is great news - but why isn't everyone doing it?  It has to do with flags...sort of.  Let's learn a little but about about today's announcement and dig into why we don't see it happening across all cruise lines... Read more about Celebrity Now Offering Legal Same-Sex Marriages at Sea - Why aren't all lines?

Cruise Accessory Giveaway - Get geared up with over $50 in accessories for your next cruise!

The Summer has come to a close and that means many ships are repositioning back to their home ports in South Florida.  While we're happy we get to stalk watch more ships as they sail out this also means we get to ramp up our own cruise schedule, with at least three cruises on three different lines!  To make sure we can share the latest in cruise news, opinion pieces, and tales of our latest sailings with as many folks as possible, we thought we'd chum the waters with a giveaway (we're nothing if not honest).

Up for grabs are some items you can find in the CruiseHabit Shop, as well as a few items you can't find anywhere else!  Read more about Cruise Accessory Giveaway - Get geared up with over $50 in accessories for your next cruise!

Celebrity Cruises Announces $400 Million Fleet Modernisation - "Celebrity Revolution"

As excitement builds for Celebrity's newest ship (and class), Celebirty Edge, the line, a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has announced big plans for it's Millennium and Solstice class ships.  

“Celebrity Cruises has always been recognized as an innovative, trend-setting brand, and the Celebrity Revolution is just another instance in which we keep raising the bar in modern luxury travel,” says Celebrity Cruises President and CEO Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, who arrives in Sydney on Tuesday for her first ever visit down under. 

“This is the largest investment the brand has ever made to modernize our fleet, and... Read more about Celebrity Cruises Announces $400 Million Fleet Modernisation - "Celebrity Revolution"

Hurricanes, New Builds, Onboard Photographers, Faster Internet, and More! - Looking Back in this September Summary

It's been a wild September, and while we're still catching up, we thought we'd look back on what we covered this month at CruiseHabit.com. In addition to everything below, we sailed with RoyalCaribbeanBlog.com on Harmony of the Seas.  Checkout the live blogs from that sailing at HarmonyoftheSeas.live!  Also check out... Read more about Hurricanes, New Builds, Onboard Photographers, Faster Internet, and More! - Looking Back in this September Summary