Jazz Hands And West Coast Hits Amplify Crystal’s Thanksgiving Tune

OS ANGELES, August 7, 2012 – More than a dozen jazz musicians will provide a rhythmic soundtrack for Crystal Cruises’ American Thanksgiving-time voyage up the stunning West Coast of North America.  The convenient one-week/Sunday-to-Sunday round-trip cruise from Los Angeles departs November 18 and features complimentary live performances by internationally-acclaimed jazz pianists, vocalists, bassists, drummers, horn… [Continue Reading]

CARNIVAL INSPIRATION LAUNCHES YEAR-ROUND THREE- AND FOUR-DAY CRUISES FROM LONG BEACH, CALIF.

The 2,052-passenger Carnival Inspiration will launch year-round short cruises from Long Beach, Calif., this afternoon when it departs on a sold-out four-day voyage to Catalina Island and Ensenada.
Carnival Inspiration provides an exciting new choice on this popular itinerary which encompasses three-day cruises departing Fridays to Ensenada and four-day cruises departing Mondays to Ensenada and Catalina… [Continue Reading]

No More “Technical Stops” in Ensenada for Hawaiian Cruisers?

When we took our cruise to Hawaii two years ago out of San Diego, we made a technical stop at 11pm in Ensenada in order to fulfill the requirement that a cruise vessel make a stop in a foreign port. This law is some times referred to as the Jones Act but… [Continue Reading]