Norwegian Cruise Line raises prices for gratuities

Many of my friends ask me why I don’t actively sell NCL cruises. I sailed on the Pearl twice, and found that the cruise line nickel and dimes guests over and over and over again. NCL just announced a price increase for gratuities. I hope that the other cruise lines …

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A Cruise Ship Passenger Guide to Taiwan

Taiwan News is reporting, “After a 9-year break, the Tainan City Government announced earlier this week that cruise ships are once again going to be docking in the historic Port of Anping this year. Two large cruise liners are scheduled to arrive in March and May this year and the …

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Unplugging during your cruise vacation

While news reports detail how internet speeds are increasing on cruise ships, Sir Richard Branson seems to have a better idea. In the CNBC article below, the title is, “Billionaire Richard Branson says this is the key to happiness and success.” That key is to unplug and to get in …

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Cruise tourism agreement reached between Egypt, Cyprus and Greece.

Egypttoday.com is reporting, “Egypt, Cyprus and Greece have reached an agreement on cruise tourism on Friday, announced Egypt’s Minister of Tourism Rania al-Mashat in a statement. In a meeting held on the sidelines of the IT travel trade fair in Berlin, Mashat and her Cypriot and Greek counterparts, Yiorgos Lakkotrypis …

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St. Maarten returning to normal (pictures)

My wife and I have cruised to St. Maarten several times and it’s probably our favorite Caribbean port of call. We love the beaches, and I love watching the planes fly very low on approach to the Princess Juliana International Airport. Check out the link below from The Huffington Post and …

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Ritz-Carlton improving the cruise experience.

My family always enjoys staying at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island which is only 45 minutes from our home in Jacksonville, Fl. The level of service is second to none. The food is amazing, but certainly not cheap. Fortune.com is reporting on the upcoming Ritz-Carlton cruise experience. Click on the link …

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The number one cruise question I’m asked.

I really enjoy my job as a travel agent and being the go to cruise resource on Jacksonville television. With over 600,000 views on YouTube and over 4000 followers on Twitter, the number one question I’m asked by fans, family and coworkers is, “What’s your favorite cruise line and ship?” …

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How Carnival Dominates the $38 Billion Cruise Industry

If you’re like me, you enjoy stories about the stock market. You also probably regret not buying Carnival stock back in the day! Check out this great story from The Motley Fool about Carnival. I’m sure glad that Ted Arison created the cruise industry. https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/02/25/how-carnival-dominates-the-38-billion-cruise-indus.aspx

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