Caribbean Princess Update

Caribbean Princess experienced a problem with the port propulsion motor which necessitated the ship returning to San Juan yesterday to evaluate the situation. After further review by technical experts, we have confirmed the full extent of the damage to the motor. We now know the time and work required to make the repairs and we… [Continue Reading]

Update on Crown Princess

The increased incidence of gastrointestinal illness that occurred during the previous cruise of Crown Princess has reappeared on the current voyage which departed Saturday, February 4, despite rigorous sanitization measures.
In consultation with the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), who has informed us that there are widespread outbreaks of Norovirus occurring in the US, it… [Continue Reading]

Carnival Cruise Lines Cancels Additional Voyages of Carnival Splendor as Repairs Continue

Carnival Cruise Lines has cancelled additional departures of the Carnival Splendor including the January 16, 23, 30 and February 6 and 13, 2011 voyages to allow for additional repair time following an engine room fire aboard the vessel in November. The ship is now scheduled to re-enter service February 20, 2011.
As repairs have progressed… [Continue Reading]

Holland America Line’s Cancellation Plan Allows Guests to Cancel for Any Reason

Seattle, WA, Sept. 13, 2010 — Holland America Line guests who purchase the line’s Cancellation Protection Plan (CPP) can cancel their cruise or CruiseTour for any reason and receive a refund of up to 90 percent of the cruise fare paid.
Holland America Line now also permits CPP coverage to be added any time after booking,… [Continue Reading]

Carnival Introduces Weather and Job Loss Protection Under Cruise Vacation Protection Plan

MIAMI (July 15, 2009) – Carnival Cruise Lines has enhanced its Cruise Vacation Protection Plan (VPP) to include severe weather watch/warning protection, as well as job loss protection. The enhanced features apply to plan purchases made July 15, 2009 and after.
The severe weather watch/warning protection provides reimbursement in the event the National Oceanic and Atmospheric… [Continue Reading]