The Cruise Aficioandos Podcast and VLOG: Labadee, Haiti.

The Cruise Aficionados Podcast, all VLOG style!  Visit Labadee, Haiti and get a peak at one of the best beach days in cruising!

Exhaust Scrubbers to Mien Schiff 7 and 8.

TUI cruises, part of Royal Caribbean’s extended family of cruise lines, is installing exhaust scrubbers produced by the Valmet.  "We are proud to continue the supply of our technology to the TUIC fleet. Our scrubber system will ensure for the ships a modern, reliable exhaust gas cleaning system," said, Anssi Mäkelä of Valmet.  The scrubbers will be installed in the Mein Schiff 7 and 8 which are being builtl in the Meyer Turku yards in Finland. 

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Carville and Matalin take to the sea.

Carville and Matalin take to the sea.

James the “Ragin’ Cajun,” Carville and Mary Matalin, two of the brightest political operatives of the last twenty years will take the seas aboard Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 this summer.  With the days before the major American political party conventions the married couple will present “Perspectives on the Modern Presidency” and a questions and answer session afterward.

Anthem of the Seas Weathers Huge Storm.

Damage on the Anthem of the Seas. *Credit @Flatgreg

 *BREAKING NEWS UPDATED* Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas encountered heavy seas and wind-gusts up to 74 mph this past Sunday.  Waves resulted in upturned furniture and cosmetic damage about the ship. Passengers were restricted to their staterooms during the storm which did NOT interrupt viewing of the Superbowl. She has returning to Bayonne with the rest of the cruise now canceled.  More details tongiht and on the Royal Caribbean Fan blog  *Twitter Picture courtesy of @Flatgreg.

Tobago Becomes a Turn Around Point for Cruises.

Less than a year after hosting a major industry conference, the island of Tobago is expecting substantial growth in the number of cruise passengers.

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