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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).

What Cruisers Need to Know About Red Tide

Red tide sign at Spanish River Park

If you're visiting South Florida for your upcoming cruise you should probably know about red tide.  This algae can cause health issues and sometimes closes beaches - but doesn't mean you can't enjoy your pre or post-cruise stay.  In the past several weeks there has been an occurrence of red tide, first on the Florida's west coast, and now on the east coast.  We'll review the basic information, especially as it pertains to those about to cruise. read more

A New Way to Talk Ship: The CruiseHabit Podcast

Ric & Billy of the CruiseHabit Podcast

Several years ago I went out to Ft Lauderdale beach and used Periscope to share images of cruise ships leaving port.  This became popular, and as I answered people's cruise questions and shared my knowledge and experience of cruising, I kept being asked what my website was - I didn't have one.  Eventually I got the hint and started CruiseHabit.com.  Over the past years many readers and friends asked me if I had a podcast - I didn't.  Today however I'm pleased to announce... read more

Celebrity Updates Entire Fleet with Inspirations from the Edge - Celebrity Revolution Begins

The Retreat Sundeck

Whenever a cruise line introduces a new class of ships, it’s easy to forget about the great ships they already have.  Last year, during the fanfare of the Edge class announcements, Celebrity Cruise Lines unveiled Celebrity Revolution.  Now the scale of this $500 million fleet upgrade program has become more clear, and we're even more excited. Partnering with over 500 architects, designers, and engineers, the goal of Celebrity Revolution is to bring the entire Celebrity fleet to the Edge. read more

2018 Hurricane Cruise Status Board

Below find changes and/or cancellations to sailings related to 2018 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

Oceania Cruises Announces $100m Overhaul of R-Class Ships - First Step in the OceaniaNEXT Initiative

New Stateroom Design for Oceania's R-Class Ships

Oceania Cruises announced that they're going to be doing significant work to "re-inspire" four of the line's six vessels in a $100 million project that is just the first project in an initiative they're calling OceaniaNEXT.  The project will mean that the 684 guest R-Class ships, Insignia, Nautica, Regatta, and Sirena, will each have 342 suites and staterooms redesigned with a whole new look, custom furnishings, a refreshed color pallette of soft sea and sky tones, lush carpets, and more.  Further, they'll introduce... read more

Virgin Voyages Names First Ship, Aims to Keep Sailors & the Environment Healthy

Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Voyages is sure to be an interesting cruise line when they start sailing in 2020.  The adult-only line focusing on unique experiences and a different take on cruising revealed more about what guests can soon expect, including how they'll help keep "sailors" (their term for guests) and the environment healthy.  They also took this opportunity to name their first vessel.   read more