The debate surrounding Carnival’s drag prohibition–no, acceptance(!) has been fierce. But from a mess of wigs, eyeliner and blood pressure spikes, an interesting question emerged: When a cruise line agrees to host an affinity group — fans of music, cats, vampires, werewolves, drag queens, liberalism, conservatism, cephalopods, John Heald — what responsibility does it have [...]
NCL revealed last week that a third Breakaway-class ship will debut, in fall 2015. It’s currently called Breakaway Plus in reference to its added girth — the 163,000-ton, 4,200-passenger ship will be some 11 percent larger than its 146,600-ton, 4,000-passenger half-sisters, Norwegian Breakaway (2013) and Norwegian Getaway (2014).
NCL‘s striking hull designs — featuring jewels, flowers, a radiating sun — have become something of a calling card. But none of the line’s previous liveries could have prepared us for Norwegian Breakaway, whose Peter Max-designed paint work was officially unveiled Tuesday.
Lately, it seems Carnival just can’t get anything right — at least as far as many Carnival loyalists are concerned. First, cruisers were disappointed with the new VIFP (Very Important Fun Person) past-passenger program. And then, just when the furor was starting to die down, there was yesterday’s announcement: The line will begin testing an [...]
It’s official. The season for commemorating the centenary of the most famous foundered ship in history is here. While there have been occasional blips on the radar screen — like the auction of these artifacts, for instance — we haven’t noticed any iceberg-sized anticipation … until now, that is.
Editor’s note: The Kate Gosselin cruise has been canceled as it failed to sell enough cabins. Booked passengers will receive a 100 percent refund. Roughly a year after her reality television show “Kate Plus 8″ was canceled, Kate Gosselin will set sail aboard Allure of the Seas on a weeklong Caribbean fan cruise in August. [...]
“I care what my kids hear, and I don’t want them hearing f-words,” Jim Roscovius commented on our Facebook page, regarding a recent blog post on Carnival Liberty’s hits and misses. (One of the misses was on-deck f-bombing by a D.J. who played unedited music while small children were nearby.) The decent number of responses [...]
“I have always wondered how common courtesy goes out the window when it comes to elevator etiquette,” begins a missive to the Sea-Mail inbox from Ria Maratheftis. “If I am waiting for an elevator & a few people come along & press the button, then why do they think they should be the first ones [...]« go back — keep looking »