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MSC Opera crashes into pier

Right out of the movie, “Speed 2”, the MSC Opera seemed to be out of control as she crashed into a pier and a small tourist ship in Venice. The DailyStar.co.uk is reporting, “The MSC Opera blasted its horn while it ploughed into the dock, but four people have been …

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Virgin Voyages reaches out to South Dakota

Breaking News from Virgin Voyages: “Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady, the new adult-by-design cruise ship setting sail in 2020, has already booked voyages with sailors from all over the United States… except South Dakota.   The average full-time employee in South Dakota uses only 26% of their vacation days to travel. …

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Cruising With The King Itinerary

Looking for a great cruise vacation while enjoying an Elvis tribute experience? Keep in mind that this isn’t a charter cruise. The Elvis Tribute experience is an extra feature. Check out this amazing itinerary on the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas! For all the details and booking info, click …

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Virgin Voyages’ sends a special Mother’s Day message

You would never think that a cruise line would send a message to mom’s, but Virgin Voyages did just that! What’s even better, it’s from the kids! FoxNews and other media outlets are sharing that Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages truly embraces an adults-only cruise without kids! The ad basically …

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The Cruise Genius on WJXT in Jacksonville

It’s always a thrill when local tv stations ask me to comment on air about cruise events, give cruise tips, or share special cruise deals. I’ve recently rebranded myself as The Cruise Genius and appeared on WJXT Channel 4 in Jacksonville on Sunday, May 5th. ScottLara1961 just didn’t reflect my …

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The most annoying things cruise passengers do

We’ve all read stories about what frustrates cruise passengers. Deck chair hogs, unaccompanied kids running wild, and loud, drunk, unruly cruisers. Here’s an interesting story from BusinessInsider.com that discusses the annoying things that cruise passengers do from the cruise worker perspective! While I’ve never worked on a cruise ship, (I …

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Top 3 cruise mistakes to avoid

Approximately 10% of Americans have cruised. It’s imperative that those of us who are cruise pros share our experiences so that others don’t repeat our mistakes! Here are my top 3 cruise mistakes that I know my friends have experienced and I wanted to share them with you. Travel Insurance …

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Cruising with the King update

Alert! I’ve received word that balconies and suites have been sold out on Cruising With the King! Other cabins are still available, but they are selling out quick! Click on the link below and book today! http://www.cruisingwiththeking.com  

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3 reasons not to remove your cruise tips

If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you’ve seen the long line at guest services the last night of the cruise. Many guests have printed out the 10 pages of their onboard account ready to show the guest services agent! In some cases, the passenger will just say, “remove the …

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