Pearl Mist sailing marks Port Everglades’ return to Cuba cruising

Pearl Seas Cruises’ Pearl Mist left Port Everglades on Jan. 17 bound for Cuba, the first ship in recent memory to depart on that itinerary from the Fort Lauderdale port. “It’s a big deal for us,” port spokeswoman Ellen Kennedy said. The 10-day voyage will touch seven ports in Cuba, and spend two days inContinue reading “Pearl Mist sailing marks Port Everglades’ return to Cuba cruising”

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The rise of coastal cruising

By Tom Stieghorst for Travel Weekly Cruising in the coastal waters of North America is starting to gain attention as more companies enter the market and introduce new ships to the long overlooked niche. Small, domestic ships are plying the bays, sounds and islands in New England, Chesapeake Bay, Puget Sound and the Canadian Maritimes and dockingContinue reading “The rise of coastal cruising”

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Cruise lines have mixed success on sanitation inspections in 2014

The cruise industry had fewer ships in 2014 that received “not satisfactory” grades after inspection by the U.S Centers for Disease Control, but also fewer that scored a perfect 100. Twelve vessels failed to grade out at 85, the minimum score needed to achieve a satisfactory rating, during inspections conducted in 2014. Most were smaller, olderContinue reading “Cruise lines have mixed success on sanitation inspections in 2014”

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