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Alaska cruise tourism surpasses 2016 numbers

Travel Weekly is reporting that, “Alaska’s tourism industry continues to set records, according to the Alaska Travel Industry Association (ATIA), with 1.06 million cruise guests visiting in 2017 and some 1.13 million passengers expected this year. That follows a record-breaking 2016, when more than 1.8 million out-of-state travelers explored Alaska …

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Getting the best wi-fi at sea

The Seattle Times published article from my friend Jason Leppert from Travel Pulse regarding the race to improve wi-fi at sea. How many times have you been on a cruise only to discover dial-up is faster than the ship’s internet connection! Click on the link below for the story and …

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St Lucia will welcome more cruise ships

The St. Kitts Nevis Observer is reporting that more cruise ships will be visiting St Lucia. “A recently commissioned berth expansion project at Pointe Seraphine has given St Lucia the ability to welcome multiple quantum class vessels, with capacity of approximately 5,000 passengers per port call.” according to the article. …

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Cruise passengers left at the dock and looking for a refund

The Boston Globe is reporting that a couple was prevented from boarding the Norwegian Star because they packed their passports in their checked luggage! We all know that thousands of pieces are luggage are taken by porters curbside! You usually don’t see the luggage until after the ship sails. While …

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Cartoon Network reveals family friendly cruise ship

Courtesy of Carnival Network Wave Cnn.com is reporting that the new Cartoon Network Wave will embark on its maiden voyage from Singapore in late 2018. It seeks to draw inspiration from popular shows to create a kid-oriented experience at sea. I’m certain that families will enjoy the experience, but for those …

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‘Storm Chasers’ Star Joel Taylor Dead At 38

y100.iheart.com is reporting that Storm Chasers star Joel Taylor had died at the age of 38. He was onboard the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas when he passed away. Click on the link below for the full story.   https://y100.iheart.com/content/2018-01-24-storm-chasers-star-joel-taylor-dead-at-38/

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