Cellular At Sea: Know Your Rates Before You Go

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While you might want to keep in touch with family, friends and business associates while on your cruise, it is important to know what you’ll pay for that access before you cruise.
I cam across a blog post from a man stating that his his teen daughter’s roaming cell phone bill during the cruise was over… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises’ Costa Fascinosa to Be Delivered May 5 at Venice, Italy


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (April 24, 2012) — Costa Fascinosa, Costa Cruises’ new flagship,
will be officially delivered to the cruise line at the Venice Passenger Terminal May 5.
The 114,500-ton, 3,800-guest cruise ship was built at Fincantieri’s Marghera yard.
Costa Fascinosa has successfully completed sea trials, passing a series of running
tests on its systems, machinery and engines, and will… [Continue Reading]

A Royal Caribbean Backstage Pass: Guests Get an Exclusive Look at Cruise Ship Operations


Norovirus Vaccine Promising


My Mother-In-Law boarded the Ryndam Sunday in Tampa after it has suffered two previous cruises with a Norovirus outbreak.   The ship is following anti epidemic procedures  including a complete cleaning before new passengers can board, no salt and pepper shakers, and no self serve in the buffet area. I gave her the standard advice about… [Continue Reading]

Costa Cruises Receives Three Notable Awards in One Week


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2011) — Costa Cruises received three
special awards in one week — testimony to the growing worldwide
popularity and recognition enjoyed by the Costa brand. The first two
awards focused on the line’s commitment to environmental protection,
which always has been one of Costa Cruises’ distinguishing features, while
the third is related to the German market.
Costa… [Continue Reading]