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Carnival Corporation Issues 2015 Sustainability Report, Continues Strong Commitment to Environment and Safety

MIAMI, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, today released its 2015 sustainability report detailing the  progress made in 2015 against its 2020 sustainability performance goals. The report's details show...
Smoking In a Seabourn Balcony Cabin Will Now Cost You $250 Per Day

by Gabe Zaldivar of travelpulse.com If you absolutely must light up a cigarette in your balcony cabin aboard a Seabourn ship, it will now cost you $250 a day to do so. As Cruise Critic’s Erica Silverstein reports, the line has actually widened its ban on smoking, which now includes the balconies on...
The world's most dangerous cruise ports

By Hristina Byrnes of foxnews.com Cruise passengers are just like other tourists-- with the exception of their arrival style. Hiding on a humungous ships as it sails into port on publicly available schedules is impossible. Large groups of people, completely unfamiliar with the area, are on the ground in a...
How to Choose the Best Cabin on a Cruise Ship

by Linda Garrison of cruises.about.com Planning a cruise vacation involves many decisions. One of the most difficult is how to choose the best cabin type and location for your budget and lifestyle interests. When looking at cruise ship layouts and decks either online or in brochures, those planning a...
The Importance of a Cruise Vessel's Passenger Space Ratio

by Jason Leppert of travelpulse.com Here’s something you might not know: the listed gross tonnage of a cruise ship is not a measure of weight but rather of size. So, when Royal Caribbean International’s new Harmony of the Seas is considered the world’s largest cruise ship by way of...
This Is the Best Time to Buy a Flight

by Janeen Christoff of travelpulse.com The best time to buy a flight is coming up. August 23 is the date when flights are said to drop by 15 to 23 percent, according to an article on Fox News. “Go ahead and start shopping now, just make sure your travel itinerary begins...
Survey: 6% of Americans have canceled vacations for fear of terror

By Jamie Biesiada of travelweekly.com Six percent of American travelers said they have canceled vacation plans due to fear of further violence following incidents abroad, according to Allianz Global Assistance’s Vacation Confidence Index released Monday. According to Allianz, recent attacks — including those in Turkey, Brussels, Israel and France — have caused...
How the Specter of Terrorism is Changing European Travel

by Lisa Iannucci of travelpulse.com Edward Garafolo had been daydreaming about a trip to Italy this coming fall to finally fulfill his dream of seeing Roma, his favorite soccer team, play in Stadio Olimpico. It’s an especially important time to visit because it’s the last season that Italy’s soccer...
Amazon Discovery

by Sarah Feldberg of travelweekly.com Following an early morning robbery aboard the Amazon Discovery on July 14, Delfin Amazon Cruises has implemented improved security measures on all of its vessels. Prior to the robbery, the Discovery had cruised with 24-hour unarmed guards and a spotlighting system for surveillance....
Cruise Lines Alter Itineraries in Wake of Nice Attack

by Jason Leppert of travelpulse.com Following the devastating truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice, France on Bastille Day, Cruise Critic is reporting that lines featuring the French Riviera city along the Cote d’Azur are modifying their plans. Corporately, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is halting shore excursions in Nice...