November 29, 2015

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Legendary singer Gladys Knight will perform on several Carnival ships while they are docked in St. Thomas Feb. 1-3.

Carnival brings great lineup of stars onboard

Carnival Cruise Line has announced its initial 2016 Carnival LIVE lineup with popular acts Journey, Trace Adkins, Gladys Knight, and KC & The Sunshine Band entertaining guests on 11 different ships next year. Bringing the best in live music to the … Read More...

The Signature class Eurodam achieves another perfect score by US health officers. The ship, launched in 2008, is 86,000 tons and carries 2100 passengers.

HAL continues to score high on ship inspections

Holland America Line’s ms Eurodam earned its ninth consecutive perfect score of 100 on a recent routine United States Public Health inspection conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is the first time in the … Read More...

Royal Caribbean's 154,000 ton Liberty of Seas will be sailing out of Galveston replacing Navigator of the Seas.

Largest cruise ship ever to sail from Texas

Royal Caribbean’s, Liberty of the Seas arrived today at the Port of Galveston. The Freedom class ship replaced Navigator of the Seas year-round sailings from Galveston offering Texas vacationers roundtrip seven-night Western Caribbean itineraries … Read More...

Cruise writer Anne Vipond along with William Kelly received an SATW award in the travel guidebook catagory.

Ocean Cruise Guides receives travel writing award

Vancouver writers Anne Vipond and William Kelly have won an award at the prestigious 2015 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition for their guidebook Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage, published by Ocean Cruise Guides. This year’s winners … Read More...

HAL ships will carry BBC Earth entertainment starting in spring 2016.

BBC Earth and Holland America Line partner for passengers

Holland America Line is partnering with award-winning BBC Earth to bring world-class fun and factual entertainment onboard its fleet of premium ships. Through the innovative and breathtaking programming that is a signature of BBC Earth, guests will … Read More...

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