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'The Love Boat' 2.0? New TV Comedy May Call a Cruise Ship Home

December 18, 2014 at 3:11 PM | by | Comments (0)

Cruise fans could soon have a new favorite TV show.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, showrunners Matt Williams and David McFadzean are working on a cruise ship comedy, called Port of Miami, for NBC.

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Travel Contest Roundup: 6 Ways to Win a Free Cruise

October 3, 2014 at 9:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

We realize travel budgets may be limited, but it’s free to dream. This is where contests come into the picture, and there's always the chance that you could be the big winner—just don't forget to tell us if you are!

Here are six cruise contests to enter right now:

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The Era of the Megaship is Hardly Over

July 24, 2014 at 10:16 AM | by | Comments (0)

Good news for those looking to take a cruise on as big a ship as possible, as there will soon be two new vessels from which to choose thanks to those over at Norwegian Cruise Line.

The company has plans to add a pair of new ships to their fleet, and each should have room for around 4,200 passengers. Meyer Werft shipyard over in Germany are in charge of putting all the pieces together and, when it’s all said and done and christened, these big bad boats will cost just over $2 billion.

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Royal Caribbean Heads Towards Land with New 'TourTrek' Venture

July 10, 2014 at 9:57 AM | by | Comments (0)

Royal Caribbean is taking their business out of the water and onto the land, as they’re working on starting up some kind of tour company spinoff.

At this point details are limited, but they did confirm things on a recent blog post; however, we’re wondering if that was only because Travel Weekly kind of beat them to sharing the news.

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Happy Pride Month! Book a Trip with These Gay-Friendly Travel Websites

June 12, 2014 at 10:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's already nearly mid-June and thus well into the season for donning some rainbow hues and head out in the the "wild pink yonder" to Gay Pride festivals all over the country. Even if the parades, floats, and glitter are not your thing, it's important to recognize that now is also the time travel companies market extra hard for your dollar.

Sure, it's simple to book a regular flight, train trip, or even cruise without having to proclaim your sexuality, but it's good to have options.

Here's your one-stop reference for websites of airlines, trains, and cruise lines specifically dedicated for the gay traveler:

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The Top Five Stupid Travel Stunts of 2010...So Far

July 29, 2010 at 9:36 AM | by | Comments (0)

The year is more than half over, which means we're more than halfway done with 2010 travel stories. Since things slow down over the summer, we figured this was a perfect time to pause and reflect on just how insane this year has been. And by insane, we mean stupid.

We wanted to avoid things that were stupid in the "that obviously won't work" kind of way and instead turn to the mind-boggling, inexplicable, "what could they have been thinking" sort of stupidity. And, thanks to the nature of the travel industry and airport security, there was more than enough to go around.

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Three Cruise Lines for Solo Travelers

July 12, 2010 at 12:31 PM | by | Comments (0)

Silversea wants all the single ladies to put their hands up on deck.

You've heard of flying solo, but now singles have the option to cruise solo. Not that they didn't have the opportunity to do so before, but single travelers typically have to pay 150 to 200 percent more than globetrotting duos. Luckily, cruise lines are stopping their discriminatory practice of singling out singles and making it much more affordable for someone to hit the seas all by him or herself.

Check out three cruise lines that are helping out all the single ladies and lads.

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How are Cruise Ships and Hotels Handling the BP Oil Spill?

June 17, 2010 at 3:50 PM | by | Comment (1)

It's hard to tell what effect the oil spill is actually having on beach tourism. Part of the problem is that Florida tourism officials blow things out of proportion too soon. Another problem is that government officials are inclined to bluster in general, like the New Jersey politicians who demanded to know what their environmental chief was doing to prepare for the oil slick (answer: not much).

But the real issue is that nobody knows how the worst environmental disaster in the history of the United States is going to play out. One of the things about being the worst ever is that we don't really have any basis for comparison. The slick could very well reach the Bahamas in the near future. And when you're talking about the Bahamas and tourism, the immediate issue becomes the Caribbean's billion-dollar cruise industry.

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How To Cruise Around The World

February 25, 2010 at 9:40 AM | by | Comments (0)

There’s plenty of potential aggravation and claustrophobia to be had with a trip around the world by plane or bus, but taking a ship around the globe should allow for a little more room to stretch out. People have been sailing to exotic locations for centuries, and even if you think you’re too cool to cruise—it’s still a solid option. It will take quite some time to complete your travel, which is a good thing, but just start saving those vacation days at the office. So if you’re looking for permission to come aboard, here are some of our ideas on how to do it.

Ideas on How to Cruise Around the World, after the jump!

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Cruise Ships Woo Long-Snubbed Solo Travelers

January 29, 2010 at 9:05 AM | by | Comments (0)

Cruise ships are making it easier and cheaper for members of the lonely-hearts club to hit the seas.

The cruise industry is notorious for discriminating against single travelers, piling on surcharges for those cruising alone and giving better deals to duos. Margie Jordan of the American Society of Travel Agents told Reuters that solo globetrotters have to pay 150 to 200 percent more than those traveling in pairs.

But cruise ships are seeing an untapped market in solo cruisers and are jumping on it. In July, Norwegian Cruise Line will launch the Epic, a ship with studios designed for one occupant and there's no single supplement included. Stays in the specially designed staterooms are now for available for purchase.

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Cruise Ships Continue To Party 60 Miles Away From Haiti Mass Graves

Where: Labadee, Haiti
January 20, 2010 at 8:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

It's probably that by now, in addition to all of the coverage of the horrible earthquake and its aftermath in Haiti, that you've also heard about how cruise ships are continuing to stop at their "private" beaches in Haiti, effectively swatting aside human suffering and need for the power of the almighty dollar and a shipload of vacationers demanding the destinations promised.

Years ago, we were on one of the ships that stops in Haiti and yet our boat suddenly skipped it on account of "political instabliity." We didn't get to party on the beach in Labadee, but we did have an extra day at sea. Why couldn't the cruise line do that in this case, with more than just political instability at hand, but an estimated 200,000 deaths and widespread human crisis?

Excuses, excuses...after the jump!

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Enough With People Jumping Off Cruise Ships Already!

December 12, 2009 at 3:05 PM | by | Comment (1)

In the latest tale of people jumping off cruise ships, an assistant purser on Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas apparently hated his job so much that he couldn't wait until he was back on land to quit, hopping overboard as the ship steamed from Key West to Miami. Fortunately for everybody involved, he was rescued two hours later while treading water off Miami's Cutler Bay, but you've got to wonder what would bring somebody to do such a thing.

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