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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 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

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

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

One Cruise Line is Working Hard to Get the Attention of... South Dakotans?

A Letter to South Dakota - From a Cruise LineA new cruise line has been taking bookings from across the United States, but can't seem to convince people in one particular state to book: South Dakota.  Folks in South Dakota seem to have the time to vacation, as the average full-time employee in South Dakota uses only 26% of their vacation days to travel. In fact, about 73% of South Dakotans have left over days each year!  That's why this line has a special deal (and message) just for The Mount Rushmore State... read more