Carnival Corp. Orders Nine New Ships to be Built

800px-Carnival_Sensation_docked_in_Freeport_HarbourThe world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Corp., has recently announced plans to order nine new ships for delivery over a four-year period from 2019 to 2022. However, the company did not specify which of its nine brands would use the vessels; other details were also absent, including the cost of the ships, their size or the timeline for their delivery. The company only said that the new ships are expected to serve the North American, European and Chinese markets. Continue reading

Florida Couple Takes 100 Cruises on Same Carnival Ship

800px-Carnival_Sensation_docked_at_Nassau_1Some people don’t want to go back to the place they have already visited because there is so much to see in the world and so little time. Others visit the place they like most more than once. What about going back 100 times?

 There is a couple in Central Florida that seems to take the brand loyalty to a whole new level. Last Sunday, Bernard and Janice Caffary took their 100th cruise aboard the Carnival Sensation, departing from Port Canaveral. Continue reading

Harmony of the Seas to be the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Section_of_Anthem_of_the_SeasHarmony of the Seas will be the biggest cruise ship ever built and the third in the line’s Oasis class ship, announced Royal Caribbean last Wednesday. The ship which is currently under construction at the STX shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, will span 16 decks and it will carry 5,479 passengers, surpassing its sister ships Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. Continue reading

Widow sells home to live full-time on luxury cruise ship

800px-Crystal_Serenity_02Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old widow from Florida, sold her five-bedroom home on 10 acres in the area of Fort Lauderdale and became a permanent luxury cruise ship resident for only $164,000 a year, according to Florida Today.

The widow used to love cruising with her husband and she promised him she would keep on the tradition. After her husband passed away, she took her daughter’s advice, decided to be on the move and to see the world while living in the lap of luxury. Continue reading

Florida’s scariest Halloween cruise: 960 passengers evacuated

800px-Kristina_Katarina_lifeboats_2A Halloween cruise turned into a real nightmare-on-sea when the Bahamas Celebration, shortly after leaving Grand Bahamas Island and heading back to Port of Palm Beach, Florida, hit an unidentified object at around 9 p.m. Friday, and the passengers had to be evacuated.

More than 960 passengers were planning to attend the costume contest and the zombie ball on Halloween night. Continue reading