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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

Jonathan L ·
Another reason not to cruise with NCL
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

GarryRF ·
Looks like I'm back to Vodka in a Listerine Mouthwash Bottle then. 1 drop of green and 2 drops of blue food colouring.
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

DrFumblefinger ·
You're a crafty fellow, GarryRF! Resourceful and sly -- features we like about you.
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The Empire Strikes Back: Carnival's new super-ship

PHeymont ·
Carnival may be the biggest operator in the cruise world (Carnival, Holland-America, Cunard, Costa and more) but it's had an image problem in the past few years, and rival Princess and Norwegian have been giving them a real run.   Now Carnival's...
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Tunis attack spurs both cancellations and support

PHeymont ·
In the wake of the terrorist attack at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia, in which 20 tourists were killed, two trends have emerged.   MSC Cruises (most of the victims were passengers on the MSC Splendida) and Costa (a division of Carnival) have...
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New Princess ship to be based in Shanghai

PHeymont ·
Air travel is not the only place that rapidly-growing Chinese tourism is shaking up markets. Princess cruises, which began sailing cruises from Chinese ports last year, is so impressed with the market potential that it's announced its newest ship will...
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Cruise lines drop Puerta Vallarta over violence

PHeymont ·
Recent street fights between armed drug gangs and Mexican police and troops in Puerta Vallarta have cancelled several cruise's port calls, and curtailed others.   Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, Disney's Wonder and Celebrity's Infinity have...
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Couple takes 100th cruise -- on the same ship!

DrFumblefinger ·
It's every business' dream!  Customers who like your product or service so much they keep coming back again and again and again -- 100 times to be exact!   Bernard and Janice Caffary from Florida are about to leave on their 100th cruise with...
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Carnival Celebrations in Trinidad & Tobago

MAD Travel Diaries ·
Carnival is an annual celebration of life found in many countries around the world. It first originated as a pagan festival in ancient Egypt which was subsequently celebrated by the Greeks and then the Romans. Carnival was later adopted by the Roman...
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Concordia Sinking: Captain's trial raises question of company's responsibility

PHeymont ·
When the Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Tuscany three years ago last month, blame quickly fell on the ship's captain who was accused of causing the disaster by recklessness and compounding it by abandoning the ship while others waited for...
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Carnival for Kids, Catania

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger's visit to Sicily coincided with the celebration of Carnival. This group of children were into the celebration in a major way!
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Carnival of Cultures lights up Berlin this weekend

PHeymont ·
Berlin's Karneval der Kulturen (Carnival of Cultures) kicks off for four days this weekend, with a parade, interactive workshops, and music, art and food of all kinds—all in celebration of diversity and openness. It's been celebrated since the...
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Carnival launches 'fathom' new 'voluntourism' brand

PHeymont ·
Volunteers work on water filtration system parts (Photo: Carnival Corp)   Carnival, mothership of nine different cruise line brands, is launching another, with a twist: Instead of high-end entertainment and gambling, the line—named...
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Mobile, Alabama's Mayor Says Deal Close in Bringing Back Carnival Cruise Lines

Travel Rob ·
Mobile's Mayor, Sandy Stimpson, announced the city is in the final stages in bringing Carnival Cruise Lines back to Mobile. The Mayor says all particulars will be revealed by the end of the month when the contract is finalized and then it will be up...
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West Indian Parade in Brooklyn to draw 2 million

PHeymont ·
  Paraders pass the Brooklyn Museum           Photo: Fordmadoxfraud / Wikimedia   Brooklyn's annual Labor Day West Indian parade is New York's biggest parade, and possibly the largest single Carnival celebration in...
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Another cruise line sets sail for Cuba...it hopes

PHeymont ·
Oceania's Riviera is one of the line's 684-passenger R-class ships   Norwegian Cruise Lines' Oceania Cruises brand, like Carnival's Fathom, has plans to join the growing interest in travel to Cuba from the U.S., but it's taking a radically...
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'Cruise to Nowhere' must now go 'somewhere'

PHeymont ·
New plans needed: Carnival Vista would have gone nowhere from New York in 2017.   Photo: Carnival New rules issued by the U.S. mean the end of "cruises to nowhere"—ocean voyages by cruise ships that leave U.S. territorial waters for a day...
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Carnival orders 9 new ships, including world's 4 largest

PHeymont ·
The world's-largest ship title just got a new winner. Carnival has just ordered nine new ships, and four of them, at 180,000 tons and 6,600 passengers, will be the world's largest. That beats Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class ships that hold up to 6,450....
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Carnival's WiFi gets faster, sort-of-cheaper

PHeymont ·
Carnival Cruise Line, which has recently tried out faster internet with lower package prices on three of its ships—and gotten good marks for it from passengers—is adding it to nine more ships, and plans to include the majority of its fleet...
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Next for Cuba: Carnival to offer volunteer cruises

PHeymont ·
Cuban sunset, soon to be seen from Carnival's volunteer cruises   Carnival's Fathom cruise line will offer "voluntourism" cruises to Cuba starting next spring, it announced today. Although the itineraries haven't yet been fully developed, and the...
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Carnival takes BIG plunge into China cruise market

PHeymont ·
Carnival Cruises is taking a giant step into the Chinese cruise market, creating a new (as yet unnamed) brand and signing contracts to build a number of new ships for it at Chinese shipyards. To get the line started while ships are built, Carnival...
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It's Official, Carnival Fantasy to Sail Out of Mobile, Alabama

Travel Rob ·
Mobile Alabama's Mayor, Sandy Stimpson, announced earlier that the city was close to signing a deal to bring back Carnival Cruise Lines To Mobile. Now, it's official and the Carnival Fantasy will be sailing out of Mobile starting in the fall of...
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Cruise line updates: Win some, lose some

PHeymont ·
Cruise lines have announced some changes in plans and prices recently; two big ones are a trend to higher daily gratuity charges on board, and a move to more flexibility in choosing flights as part of cruise packages. Princess Cruises is raising daily...
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Fathom's Cuba cruises prove popular; more added

PHeymont ·
Demand for the only Cuba cruises from the U.S. so far is high, and Fathom is changing some cruises from Dominican Republic to Cuba instead.
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Carnival will build ships in China for new brand

PHeymont ·
Carnival is betting big on the growing Chinese cruise market, in a joint venture with Chinese companies.
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Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

PHeymont ·
Another cruise line adds rules against passengers bringing their own drinks on board, whether water, juice or booze.
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Afloat with a Brewery

DrFumblefinger ·
Custom ales are commonly served aboard ships, but Carnival is creating the world's first floating brewery aboard its newest ship, the VISTA.
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Swiss offer Fasnacht carnival as UNESCO heritage

PHeymont ·
Basel's annual pre-Lent carnival, yodeling and a wine festival have all been nominated by Switzerland as UNESCO intangible cultural heritages.
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Carnival might delay first USA cruise to Cuba in over 50 years

Travel Rob ·
Carnival announced they will delay May's launch to Cuba and subsequent sailings there until Cuba lifts rule that bars Cuba-born Americans from the trips.
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Update: Cuba clears way for Fathom cruise

PHeymont ·
Cuba has given permission for Cuban-born Americans to sail on Carnival's Fathom cruises to Cuba; the first trip is back on schedule for May 1st.
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Carnival launches half a new cruise ship

PHeymont ·
Carnival's newest ship is being built in two widely-separated Italian shipyards. The front, launched yesterday, is on the way to meet its mate.
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No smooth sailing yet for U.S.-to-Cuba cruises

PHeymont ·
Delays in Cuba's government licensing process are putting U.S.-to-Cuba cruise plans on hold, but operators hope to get going soon.
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Carnival accepting reservations to Cuba for May

Travel Rob ·
Carnival is taking reservations to Cuba for May before getting Cuba permits.
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It's official, Carnival is going to Cuba in May.

Travel Rob ·
Carnival gets official permission from Cuba to sail to three cities.
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Venice Carnival kicks off with "Flight of the Angel"

Travel Rob ·
Venice kicks off Carnival on Sunday in front of thousands.
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Re: Cruise lines drop Puerta Vallarta over violence

GarryRF ·
I was in Puerta Vallarta in June last year. Not the friendliest place I've been to. It was a busy working city. Not the sanctuary of paradise I was expecting. Very disappointed. So many arrogant people. I was moved twice from room to room in 2 weeks. Each time the Staff at "Secrets" said it was for building repairs. Each time a Wedding Party with 4 adjoining rooms moved in. The Hotel told my tour operator it was my own fault for asking to be moved.
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