As Cruise Critic reported last week, a Carnival Destiny passenger jumped overboard October 21 into waters off the Florida coast. While rescue is rare when it comes to man-overboard incidents, Destiny’s crew coordinated an effort that led to the 29-year-old woman being brought back onboard alive, where she received treatment before being left in Key [...]
When strong winds hit Bermuda‘s King’s Wharf on September 14, techie bystanders wasted no time in whipping out their video cameras. The foul weather caused Norwegian Star to break from its moorings and collide with Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, docked nearby. A passenger aboard Explorer of the Seas filmed as Star slowly drifted [...]
Drink too much of the free cruise coffee and you may end up doing something imbecilic. Like disembarking without your passport. Fortunately, neither fate will ever befall two two lucky winners.
Blame Isaac for scattering Caribbean-based cruise ships, upending tightly coordinated shipping schedules and deluging popular ports. But apparently, none of this should come as a surprise. According to a recent blog on Weather.com, over the past 11 years, those ornery “I” storms have been among the most destructive of the Atlantic hurricanes. Seven “I” names [...]
If you’re desperate for a cruise fix, try our 10-step guide to turning your home into a ship. Too many steps? Slurping a frozen drink from a parrot’s head works, too. Carnival sent us a sampling of its whimsical Drink of the Day souvenir glasses, available for a fee onboard it ships … but free [...]
Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final of Celebrity’s stylish Solstice-class sisters, saw daylight for the first time on Sunday in Papenburg, Germany. With the coaxing of a pair of tugs, the 126,000-ton, 3,030-passenger ship was transferred from its indoor dock at the Meyer Werft shipyard to its nearby al fresco fitting-out pier. This YouTube video, [...]
In a post on Monday, we asked you to caption a photo of Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head smooching on the stairs aboard Carnival Breeze. We’ve received about 70 submissions, and we’ve painstakingly narrowed the choices down to three. Now we need your help to pick the winner. Vote for your favorite on Facebook or [...]« go back — keep looking »