Post Hurricane Update – Caribbean Port Status

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Open vs Closed Caribbean Ports 2017 has not been kind to the Caribbean. Several cruise ports were severely damaged from Hurricane Irma and Maria. For some, their potential “re-opening” date is still unknown. Others Caribbean destinations were more fortunate and Continue reading Post Hurricane Update – Caribbean Port Status

Skagway Excursions | Top 3 Most Booked Cruise Tours

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Top Skagway Excursions More than 10,000 cruise port excursions have been booked through our Ship Mate app and we’d like to think we’ve learned a thing or two. By analyzing our booking data, we’re able to provide you with the most popular Skagway Continue reading Skagway Excursions | Top 3 Most Booked Cruise Tours

14 Cruise Accessories for Ridiculously Hardcore Cruisers

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Power Cruiser Necessities There are varying levels of cruise fans out there on this big, beautiful, water-covered planet (71% covered in fact – wikipedia’d the ship out of that).  From first time cruisers to this woman who has over 200 Continue reading 14 Cruise Accessories for Ridiculously Hardcore Cruisers

Cruise Ship Roller Coaster Announced – Carnival Behemoth!

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Carnival New Construction Plans Leaked – 44-Loop Roller Coaster! It’s a race to come up with the newest, most exciting on-board attractions. Recently, Royal Caribbean launched their Quantum class, boasting Skydiving, Robot Bartenders, Bumper Cars and more as part of Continue reading Cruise Ship Roller Coaster Announced – Carnival Behemoth!

Carnival Ships by Age – Oldest to Newest [infograph]

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Carnival Cruise Ships by Year Built & Dry Docked Do you want the newest carnival ship, or do you prefer one with a few hundred thousand miles under its hull? There’s something to be said about the bells and whistles that Continue reading Carnival Ships by Age – Oldest to Newest [infograph]

Norwegian Ships by Size – Biggest to Smallest Ships [Infographic]

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Below you’ll find all Norwegian Ships by Size, from the smallest that they offer to NCL’s biggest ship. Here at Ship Mate, we see cruise-goers ranging from one end of the spectrum to the other. Many of you like an intimate Continue reading Norwegian Ships by Size – Biggest to Smallest Ships [Infographic]

Carnival Vista Destroys Marina in its Wake [Video]

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The Carnival Vista is the newest addition to the fleet and is already getting into trouble. Often the youngest sibling goes a little crazy, but not to this extent. The Vista destroyed a large part of this marina in Sicily Continue reading Carnival Vista Destroys Marina in its Wake [Video]

What to Pack for a Cruise – 26 Packing Tips & Hacks

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What to Pack for a Cruise 26 Cruise Packing Hacks List We’re often asked what to pack for a cruise and completely understand why it’s a very sought after topic.  Cruise packing happens once every few years for the majority Continue reading What to Pack for a Cruise – 26 Packing Tips & Hacks