Carnival will once again cruise from New Orleans, beginning October 26. To welcome cruisers back to the Louisiana port, Carnival is offering fares from $279. The Fantasy will sail four- and five-night cruises to Mexico....read more»

Carnival wants to shake things up for its guests. So it's switching the itineraries of the Carnival Legend and Carnival Miracle. The swap will take place in spring 2007....read more»

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has declared that October is the best month to book a cruise. The organization plans to help travelers who want to shop for cruises next month with its "World's Largest Cruise Night" on October 19....read more»

A past guest has brought a class-action lawsuit against Holland America for deceiving passengers on the line's Alaska cruises. According to the complaint, Holland America does not notify guests of kickbacks, and it levies official fines but keeps the money....read more»

Problem: Single cruisers pay more and have a harder time than guests traveling in groups. Solution: SoloCruiser, a new travel agency, sells cruises with low or no single supplement, offers a roommate-finding service, and hosts escorted cruises for solo travelers....read more»

On a hot sunny day at sea, adults and kids both head to the pool deck for a little splashing around. Carnival and Disney understand the need for water play, and that's why both lines are enhancing their onboard water-based activities....read more»

Do potential cruisers understand what "freestyle cruising" means? Norwegian Cruise Line will debut a new brand identity, with emphasis on its nontraditional, relaxed attitude, on October 2. Until then, here's a primer on NCL's cruising style....read more»

Royal Caribbean is a cruise line dedicated to adventure. In keeping with this philosophy, it is sending the Rhapsody of the Seas—complete with rock-climbing wall—to Asia for the first time in 2007....read more»

Celebrity Cruises has switched the departure port for the Mercury's 2007 Alaska sailings from Seattle to Vancouver. The line will give booked guests ship credit and reimburse them for fees incurred from flight adjustments....read more»

Apparently size does matter. Norwegian Cruise Line has placed an order for three new mega-ships with shipbuilder Aker Yards. Each ship will carry 4,200 passengers, and 100 percent of the outside cabins will have balconies. The new ships will debut between 2009 and 2011....read more»

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