Feedback Friday: Become a Ship-Tracking Pro

July 12, 2013 | By | No Comments

You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Every other Friday we will bring you a piece of reader feedback and our response. Have a question about cruising? Notice an error on our site? Want to just drop a comment for our consideration? Submit your own feedback by e-mailing, and maybe we’ll select your submission for our next Feedback Blog.
 This Week’s Feedback:
“Hi – would you please let me know when the [Holland America] Maasdam will be returning to Charlottetown, PEI.  The ship arrived & left today & is due back next week on the return trip to Boston.  I would like to know what day is is coming back & how long it will stay in port.”


Our Response:
To find out exactly where a cruise ship will be on any given day, is our go-to resource. Offering an updated list that includes storm deviation alerts, CruiseCal is invaluable for tracking where your favorite ship will be docked next, when cruise-happy family and friends are at sea, or what ship will be docked at your local port and for how long.
To use all of the site’s features, a subscription costs $3 a month, which you can cancel at any time. Or if you click “Itinerary Lookup” from the top bar, you can select the ship’s name and sail date, and still get info.
Other free ship look-up services include Cruise TT and
By using these sites, we told our reader that the Holland America ship in question — Maasdam — would return to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island on June 18, from exactly 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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