Oceania Cruises Reports Record Booking Day

Oceania Cruises Reports Record Booking Day

Destination-focused operator Oceania Cruises reported the largest booking day in the line’s history on April 17, the date bookings opened for its winter season voyages in 2020 through2021. The record day represented a 20 percent increase in bookings over the previous winter…

Royal Caribbean Celebrates 50 Years of At-Sea Firsts

Royal Caribbean Celebrates 50 Years of At-Sea Firsts

Believe it or not, Royal Caribbean is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. With the cruise giant set to debut its highly anticipated Perfect Day at CocoCay private island destination in the Bahamas this year, it’s worth taking a look back at…

Rent a Car for Your Summer Road Trip

Rent a Car for Your Summer Road Trip

Nearly 100 million people are planning family vacations this year and, this summer, AAA has found that two-thirds of leisure travelers (64 percent) plan to take vacations as the weather warms and the kids are out of school. The great American road…

Amtrak Increasing Weekend Acela Express Service

Amtrak Increasing Weekend Acela Express Service

Looking to travel this summer? Amtrak announced it would be adding have more high-speed rail options along the Northeast Corridor between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C. Amtrak will be adding another round-trip journey every Saturday on the Acela Express service beginning…

Carnival enthusiastic Family Feud will deliver on fun

Carnival enthusiastic Family Feud will deliver on fun

MIAMI BEACH — Carnival Cruise Line’s decision to add “Family Feud Live” to its entertainment lineup on the Mardi Gras is the latest in a series of TV game shows and competitions repurposed for Carnival Corp. brands. The show, based on the…

Rocky Mountaineer Expands Capacity With New Luxury Rail Cars

Rocky Mountaineer Expands Capacity With New Luxury Rail Cars

WHY IT RATES: Travel agents and advisors selling rail travel should consider Rocky Mountaineer and the train cars being added to its service.—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer. Rocky Mountaineer announced today that seven newly built GoldLeaf Service rail cars will be…

River lines struggling to sell season

River lines struggling to sell season

As Europe opens the 2019 river cruise season with a host of new ships, many lines find themselves scurrying to fill prime season inventory with special deals. From two-for-one offers to free air and free upgrades, specials are still circulating for sailings…

Alaska Official Questions Cruise Ship Inspector Program

Alaska Official Questions Cruise Ship Inspector Program

Alaska legislators are considering whether to end the state’s onboard cruise ship inspectors program. Officials in the administration of Mike Dunleavy, Alaska’s governor, have said publicly the Ocean Rangers may be superfluous considering cruise ship monitoring mechanisms currently in place. Conversely, program…