All posts by Amy Andrews

Havana, Cuba

Trump Administration Stops Tourism to Cuba, Leaving Cruise Passengers at Sea

A little more than two years after President Obama approved limited American tourism to Cuba, cruise ships departing from U.S. ports are no longer permitted to make Havana a port of call. On Tuesday, June 4, President Trump imposed a travel ban on American visits to the Caribbean island, leaving some cruise ship passengers in the lurch. Meanwhile, cruise ship companies scrambled to arrange alternate stops or revise itineraries so as not to violate the ban. Read more [...]

Carnival Cruises in Hot Water Over Violating Probation by Continued Polluting – Top Execs Due in Court on Monday

The U.S. Department of Justice just slapped a $20 million fine on Carnival Cruise Lines for not abiding by the terms of its probation for environmental violations. Three years ago, the company was in trouble because its subsidiary, Princess Cruises, was caught illegally dumping contaminated waste at sea and then covering it up by falsifying records. Read more [...]
Person in a wheelchair being pushed along the beach

Cruise News Roundup: Stormy Weather, Wheelchair-accessible Cruises, Martha Stewart, and More

This newest roundup of cruise news you can use spotlights cruise lines that are recognized for their wheelchair-accessible ships, ways that Juneau, AK, is dealing with cruise ship smog, and more. Read more [...]
Toast glasses at a party

5 Reasons to Host Your Bachelorette Party on a Cruise Ship

Bachelorette parties might be big business but hosting one on a cruise ship can deliver the most heartfelt and intimate experience for a group of girlfriends that any bride could ask for. Here are five reasons why hosting your bachelorette party on a cruise ship makes good sense. Read more [...]
Old San Juan coast

Port of Call Profile: Old San Juan

Right in our own backyard, cruise ship visitors have access to Old San Juan, one of the first settled places in the New World, and an area that today still tempts travelers with sunny skies, historic landmarks, friendly people, and delicious food. Read more [...]

Cruise News Roundup: Rescue at Sea, Arts and Crafts, Retirement Cruises, and More

Welcome to a cruise news roundup, a quick overview of some of the more interesting people, programs, and events being talked about in the world of cruising. Read more [...]