Norwegian and Royal Caribbean Approved for Cruises to Cuba

Plenty of airlines now offer service to Cuba, and soon you’ll have a few more options if you’re looking to reach the destination by boat as well: Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and Royal Caribbean Cruises have been approved for voyages to the island. The Cuban government approved all three of Norwegian’s lines (Norwegian Cruise Line,…

Carnival Cruise Line Fined $40 Million for Dumping Feces Into the Ocean

Carnival Corp. which owns a variety of cruise lines like Carnival and Princess, has been fined $40 million after reaching a settlement with the Department of Justice for illegally dumping human waste from its cruise ships into the ocean. Carnival Corp. pleaded guilty to seven felony charges for intentionally polluting the ocean. The company had been…

Check Out This Titanic Replica Being Built in China

You’ll soon be able to step foot on the Titanic — well, at least a replica of the doomed ship. Oh, and it’ll be located in a river in a landlocked Chinese province. This week, Chinese workers began building a life-size replica of the RMS Titanic, which began construction in 1909 and sunk in 1912. The replica…

The Swankiest Staterooms at Sea: Where to Stay on the World’s Largest Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean recently released its newest ship, Harmony of the Seas, which at 1,188 feet long and 226,963 gross tons, is now the largest cruise ship in the world. While it boasts incredible features like 18 decks, 20 dining experiences and enough shows and water slides to keep kids of all ages entertained, this ship also…

Save Big on Flights, Hotels and Cruises in November Using Amex Offers

Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time and generally targeted deals for American Express cardholders. If you’ve ever looked through the list of Amex Offers, you know how overwhelming it can be. Digging through all of the discounts and other mediocre deals to find the ones actually worth considering is a daunting task. We’ll continue to post separately…

Save Big on Flights, Hotels and Cruises in October Using Amex Offers

Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time and generally targeted deals for American Express cardholders. If you’ve ever looked through the list of Amex Offers, you know how overwhelming it can be. Digging through all of the discounts and other mediocre deals to find the ones actually worth considering is a daunting task. We’ll continue to post separately…

Save Big on Flights, Hotels and Cruises Using Amex Offers

Amex Offers are opt-in, limited-time and generally targeted deals for American Express cardholders. Among the many mediocre and decent offers, there are some compelling travel deals that we don’t want you to miss. In this new series, I’ll be rounding up the best travel-related Amex Offers each month. If you’ve ever looked through the list of Amex Offers,…

Watch a Carnival Cruise Ship Create Mini-Tsunami That Destroys Marina

An Italian marina was destroyed after a Carnival cruise ship came too close to the docks and created a mini-tsunami, causing hundreds of thousands — if not millions — of dollars in damage. The 134,000-ton ship was leaving the Sicilian port of Messina last Sunday when its propellers created waves so powerful that pontoons were ripped from…

FYI: Residential Cruise Ships Are a Thing

Most of us seem to know one or two people who spend what seems like half their lives aboard a cruise ship. Every time you turn around, they’re just getting back from an Antarctic adventure, are talking excitedly about their upcoming cruise of the Mediterranean or are posting black tie-clad selfies from a captain’s dinner…