It’s Official! Mardi Gras Gets Her Funnel

Mardi Gras has even more to celebrate as she was recently equipped with Carnival Cruise Line’s iconic winged funnel – a veritable cherry on top of the line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship!

The funnel was installed at the Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland in advance of this week’s “float out” when Mardi Gras moves to another location to complete its interior and exterior outfitting, including the installation of BOLT, the first roller coaster at sea, the first seagoing restaurant . . .  READ MORE

Be Sure To Plan With These Tips

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Be Sure To Plan With These Tips

If you find the idea of travel daunting, focus on a destination that interests you, and gather information that focuses on that place specifically. There are so many places to see, that one can get lost in the sea of information. Once you decide on a target destination, limit your research and lower your stress.

After you drop off your items in your hotel room, step back outside. To prepare for an emergency, count the number of doors between . . .  READ MORE

Take The Edge Off With These Travel Tips

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Take The Edge Off With These Travel Tips

Everything about life just seems to always keep getting more and more complicated. This also includes things that should help you relax, like traveling. It really does not have to be that way. The following article will present a few ideas that will help make traveling a lot easier for you.

If you need to cancel your ticket, it is proper to cancel it within twenty-four hours of purchase in order to avoid any extra fees. Otherwise, you . . .  READ MORE

Bon Voyage to Two Grand Voyages

Amsterdam and Voldndam recently set sail on their 2020 Grand Voyages. Embarking guests’ enthusiasm matched the warm, sunny, skies over Ft. Lauderdale as they boarded Amsterdam for her 2020 Grand World Voyage. The excitement continued the next day for Volendam’s 2020 Grand South America Voyage departure. The pier was festively decorated, setting the tone for the 128-day Grand World Voyage and the 77-day Grand South America Voyage.

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Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford and I . . .  READ MORE

Wave Journey Cruise Diary: Zodiac Tours in the South Pacific

Viv and Jill, editors and co-founders of, currently are guests on board Maasdam for an epic journey throughout the South Pacific and Australia/New Zealand regions. During their time on board, they’ll be showcasing their incredible experiences both on board and ashore. Come aboard and see what it’s like to cruise on Maasdam.

Maasdam is the smallest . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation Support Australia Relief

Carnival Corporation & plc announced that the corporation’s philanthropic arm, Carnival Foundation, and five of its global cruise line brands together with the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have collectively pledged over US$ 1.25 million to support disaster recovery efforts from raging bushfires causing widespread devastation throughout Australia.

The pledge includes US$ 1 million from the family foundation of Carnival Corporation’s Chairman Micky Arison and his . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Valor to Offer Two Trans-Atlantic Crossings in 2021

Carnival Valor will operate a pair of 15-day trans-Atlantic crossings next year – one departing Jan. 25, 2021, from New Orleans to Barcelona and another departing Feb. 26, 2021 from Barcelona to New Orleans.

The Jan. 25 departure includes day-long stops at Bermuda, Funchal (Madeira) Portugal, and Malaga and Valencia, Spain before arriving in Barcelona on Feb. 9, 2021.

Following its arrival in Barcelona, Carnival Valor will undergo a 17-day dry dock details of which will be announced in the coming . . .  READ MORE

Have The Trip Of A Lifetime Using These Tips

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Have The Trip Of A Lifetime Using These Tips

Leisure travel is a wonderful experience that everyone should have in their lifetime. Even business travel can be made enjoyable. There are some aspects of travel that can detract from your enjoyment. Following the advice in this article may help you get the most out of any trip that you may need or want to take.

It is important that you always try to plan your trips as far ahead of time as possible. Booking between January and March . . .  READ MORE

Disney Parks Moms Panel Welcomes 14 New Members and Launches New Curated Content Hub

Start planning your Disney vacation with advice and tips from 42 panelists who have “been there, done that” to help you create magic for your next Disney trip

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Jan. 8, 2020) – Today, 14 new members joined the Disney Parks Moms Panel, an online forum where guests find personalized tips and insights on Disney vacations from real guests. These thoughtfully selected panelists provide tried-and-true advice to people planning their dream trips or quick getaways to Disney destinations.

Chosen from thousands of applicants from around the world, the newest members of the Disney Parks Moms Panel will join 28 returning moms, dads, grandparents . . .  READ MORE

Carnival Cruise Line Earns Six Cruise Hive Awards, Including Best Cruise Line for Second Consecutive Year and Best New Cruise Ship for Carnival Panorama

Carnival Cruise Line dominated the sixth annual Cruise Hive Cruise Ship Awards earning top honors in six categories – more than any other cruise line – including Best Cruise Line for the second consecutive year.

Additional honors included Best Cruise Ship Feature (SkyRide) for the fourth year in a row, Best New Cruise Ship (Carnival Panorama), Best Ship Refurbishment (Carnival Sunrise), Most Anticipated New Cruise Ship (Mardi Gras), and Best Cruise Ship Dining Venue (Guy’s Burger Joint).

Cruise . . .  READ MORE