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We aren't always the first to cruise news, and we don't strive to cover every story.  Our effort is however to bring you objective information along with our take on why the story is important (or not).

Virgin Voyages Shows Off Smart-Phone App that Delivers Champagne - Plus, a New Lounge, Tea Service, and the First Glimpse of Drink Prices

Shake for Champagne on Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages doesn't start sailing until 2020, but that's given the brand plenty of time to tease us with details of this innovative new line.  It's no surprise that guests will have access to a smartphone app to compliment their onboard experience, but Virgin of course announced it in an interesting way.  Check out the details they shared with us below, including details on a new Champagne and caviar bar, tea service, and more.  Be sure to read Billy's Take at the bottom to learn what we found by reading between the lines... read more

CEO Andy Stuart Leaving NCL, Harry Sommer Up Next

NCLS' Andy Stuart and Harry SommerIn the corporate world change is inevitable, especially in cruise industry, which has seen incredible growth over the past several decades.  Despite that, for 31 years, Andy Stuart has showed up to work at Norwegian Cruise Lines, for the past three and a half years, as CEO of the third largest cruise line in the world. It was announced this week however, that over the coming months, Stuart would be leaving NCL, and Harry Sommer, another NCL veteran, will be taking his place in the C-suite... read more

2019 Hurricane Cruise Status Board

Below find changes and/or cancellations to sailings related to 2019 Atlantic hurricanes as well as current port statuses.  We'll make an effort to keep this current, but if you learn something we don't yet have posted please leave a comment below and let us know so we can keep things current. read more

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