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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).

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of The Seas Sail-Away Party In Ft Lauderdale - Pics & Video

Royal Caribbean's Harmony of The Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, sailed out of her new home port of Port Everglades today and Royal Caribbean invited everyone to Dr Von D Mizell Eula Johnson State Park to see her off.  Check out our description, pictures, and videos below.  Catch us live next time by downloading Periscope and following @CruiseHabit.

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The Three Sisters - Harmony, Allure, and Oasis of The Seas, World's Larges Cruise Ships Meet Just Outside Ft Lauderdale - Video Links & More

If Google or Facebook has ever noticed you type the word "cruise", you're likely already aware of today's festivities just miles from Port Everglades. As such, we'll keep this short and offer some links to videos and other articles.

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Port Everglades, First Cruise Port To Support Mobile Passport Control App - Time saver or just hype? Update: Now in Port Miami

If you've disembarked a large cruise ship in Port Everglades you know that they've got that process down to a science.  You also know that this doesn't mean it's a quick process getting 6,300 passengers through customs.  Today's announcement that Port Everglades will be the first cruise port in which US and Canadian citizens can utilize the Mobile Passport Control app promises to change that - but will it work?

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Virgin Cruises Is Now Virgin Voyages, Orders Three Ships, "A mission to change cruising, for good."

Virgin Cruises, started by business magnate and philanthropist Richard Branson, promised today in Miami to deliver "innovation and experiences" and that the company will now be known as Virgin Voyages, having placed an order with Fincantieri for three new vessels.  

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NCL's Newly Announced Alaskan Build, Norwegian Bliss: Will it help bring families to the Last Frontier or crowd the beauty?

Traditionally, the beautiful and peaceful ports in Alaska have been served by ships smaller than those which frequent the Caribbean, but Norwegian Cruise Line has revealed plans to change that in 2018 with the new 167,800 gross ton Norwegian Bliss, and an overhaul to Pier 66 in Seattle.

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Cruise Lines Ban Use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Samsung's challenges with the Galaxy Note 7 are well known by now, and the effects of this issue are now being felt on the high-seas.  The flagship device was recalled after a number of units spontaneously caught fire (contrary to the misuse of the word, they're not exploding).  Many cruise lines now aren't allowing passengers to power on their devices while on board, and things may not be getting much better.

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NPR/PBS Loving Cruisers Rejoice - America's Test Kitchen & Holland America Line Cook Up Something Special

This week Holland America Line (HAL) announced it'd be turning the heat up on it's culinary programming via a new partnership with National Public Radio's (NPR) program, "America's Test Kitchen".  The long running television and radio show filmed in Boston, MA has a team that tests and tweaks recipes to perfection, in a more scientific take on traditional cooking shows.  They also try out various kitchen gadgets, appliances, and more.

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