As Seen on TV: Cruise Ship Singer Carly Waddell on The Bachelor

Norwegians get roses….or at least one of them has been. Carly Waddell, a former cruise ship singer on Norwegian Jade, is a contestant on The Bachelor this season. So far the 29-year-old Texas blonde has made it through four rounds, with the goal of winning the heart of hunky farmer Chris Soules. In her official […]

Live from… Regal Princess: Reliving “Love Boat” Memories

Saturday nights followed a specific routine back in 1981.  Too young for a real job, too young to date, I spent most weekend nights babysitting at the Andersons’ house, earning pocket money so I could buy the oh-so-trendy designer jeans my parents refused to purchase. Once the kids went to bed, I, like many other […]

Norwegian Jade Crashes Clooney Wedding

Talk about your photobombs. During the hubbub last weekend on Venice’s canals for the George Clooney-Amul Alamuddin nuptials, Norwegian Jade sailed into the picture, its wild hull art clearly visible as the ship loomed above the water taxis ferrying wedding guests. @CruiseNorwegian, the official account for Norwegian Cruise Line, tweeted the photo out on Monday, […]

The Envelope, Please: Cruise Lines for Oscar Nominees

Celebrities cruise: As godmothers, special guests, or part of theme cruises. And sometimes they do it… just for fun. Hollywood’s most famous couple, ‘Brangelina’ were rumored to consider marriage onboard the Queen of England’s favorite ship, Hebridean Princess. Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has sailed as a guest onboard multiple cruise lines including Disney‘s TCM’s Classic […]

Video: Street Runners Take On Cruise Ship

They’re back – and they’re better than ever. The 3RUN team which wowed the world last year – running and jumping all over Thomson Dream – have been brought back to show off the ship’s new home port of Jamaica. And this time they’ve teamed up with one of the few people who can give […]

Romance Tips from Love Boat Captain Gavin MacLeod

It’s natural that Gavin MacLeod, the legendary captain of “The Love Boat,” the now-classic television series filmed abroad and around Princess Cruises’ ships, has become cruising’s official expert on love at sea. That role, not to mention his long-term relationship with Princess Cruises as its romance spokesman, ties him indelibly to heart-shaped matters. On a recent trip to Sydney, where […]

Did Seasickness Sink Super Bowl Sunday?

Did excessive time spent on a cruise ship sink the Broncos on Super Bowl Sunday? Let’s play Monday morning quarterback. Denver used Cornucopia Majesty, a 1,200-passenger sightseeing vessel that’s the largest party boat in the Northeast, as its media headquarters in the days leading up to the football game. The 210-foot-long ship, which is normally docked […]

Cruise Lines Get Game: What Sports Pros Would You Like to See Onboard?

Expect cruising logos, contests and sponsorships to appear within major league venues and during halftime shows as more lines continue to sign deals with professional sports teams. Among the partnerships announced recently: Celebrity Cruises and the New York Rangers, along with Carnival Cruise Lines and the New Orleans Saints. Norwegian Cruise Line has entered into […]

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