Halloween Dinner Cruise

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Cruise Ship Formal Nights

For many passengers, the cruise ship formal night is an elegant highlight of the voyage. On formal nights, the true splendor of the sea glitters along with the polished shoes, gleaming jewelry, and fabulous gowns of fellow cruisers, and the evening’s dining and entertainment are exemplary even above other nights. To truly enjoy the best of cruise ship formal night, however, it is vital that vacationers be prepared for the event. more

Cruise Ship Employment

Do you see yourself as the adventurous type—not someone who wants to sit in a cubicle all day, but a person who wants to get out, see the world, meet people, and experience new sights and sounds? It's people like you who are perfectly suited to work on a cruise ship or perform one of the other cruise line industry jobs!
The cruise ship industry is one of the fastest growing job sectors in the world. It is experiencing its best years ever and there has never been a better time to look for a job in the cruise line industry. Since 2000, major cruise lines have introduced 74 new cruise ships and ten new cruise ships in 2007 alone. Going forward it is predicted that five to ten new luxury liners will be built every year, and with that growth there has been an equally impressive boom in the number of available jobs. While many of these opportunities are aboard luxury liners, you can also find employment on smaller vessels that include everything from eco-tour ships to the Amazon, steamboats that recall the grandeur of 19th-century America, and romantic sailing yachts cruising the Maine shoreline.
A wide array of jobs is awaiting you aboard any of these cruise ships. And many entry-level jobs are available, too, ranging from deckhands, ship officers, and maintenance crew to hotel staff, gift shop staff, entertainers, tour guides, food and beverage workers (bartenders, waiters, cocktail servers, etc.), naturalists, and recreation and fitness directors. You're sure to find something that will suit your skills and interests.

Mickey Moose, Anyone?

You might see just that in 2010 because Disney Cruise Line is investigating the possibility of cruising Alaska. Disney Cruise Line has applied for a 10-year permit (valid from 2010 to 2019) to visit Glacier Bay, one of the most popular destinations for scenic cruising on Alaska itineraries. Current regulations restrict the number of vessels that can visit this national park, as well as the number of days lines can have ships there throughout the season. Disney's application for a permit is a clear sign that the line is considering offering Alaska cruises. A spokeswoman for Disney Cruise Line confirms that Alaska cruises are in consideration, but says that the cruise line is always evaluating new itinerary possibilities. Indeed, Disney -- known for its Bahamas and Caribbean itineraries -- has tried out several new cruising regions over the past few years. Disney Magic tried out the Mediterranean in 2007 and the Mexican Riviera in 2005 and 2008. Next year, the ship will add two new Eastern Caribbean itineraries -- one featuring Tortola and the other St. Croix, both new ports for the cruise line. Might Disney send Magic to Alaska in 2010? Or is it seeking options for its new, larger ships, which will debut in 2011 and 2012? Right now it's anyone's guess.

Planning Your Honeymoon Cruise

Most newlywed couples start off their new life together by going on a honeymoon trip. Going on a honeymoon trip gives the newly married couple a chance to spend time alone together in a more romantic setting... more

Cruising From New York

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Over one million people sailed from New York’s three ports (Manhattan, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty, Bayonne, NJ) in 2007, according to the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and that number is expected to increase in 2008.
Since 9/11, the number of ships and passengers increased to the point that additional berthing facilities were opened in Red Hook, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey. Today every major cruise line has several ships that home port in New York for extended seasons of voyages ranging from a one-day party cruise to a 100+-day circumnavigation of the globe.
Four cruise lines (Cunard Line, Holland America, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line) have year-round service from New York. Itineraries range from one-day party cruises to a 99-day full circumnavigation of the globe. Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 continues the tradition of regularly scheduled transatlantic service between New York and Southampton

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Cruising Tips For People With Special Needs

Ok, you've heard what a great vacation a cruise can be,but, because you have special needs you are worried that it may not the right vacation for you. Well the truth is that every year an increasing number of people with special needs discover how much fun a cruise vacation can be... more

Gustav Fades

To A Tropical Storm