A cruise ship's casino is often one of the busiest public rooms onboard. If you're luckier than most or enjoy the thrill of competition, you might be interested in Carnival's "Wild Winners" slot and blackjack tournaments taking place on 19 cruises this year....read more»

Cruise lines tend to keep mum when they break environmental laws. Given two recent events, I wonder if cruise lines prefer to shell out cash when they get caught breaking the rules rather than follow them more strictly in the first place....read more»

Bargain hunters with flexible schedules take note: Several cruise lines have discounted winter Caribbean sailings when these warm-weather getaways should already be sold out....read more»

Rats, foiled again! Royal Caribbean thought it was making headlines when it announced earlier this month that all its ships would be trans fat free by the end of the year. But, Crystal Cruises one-upped the mainstream line by revealing that its ships are trans fat free as of right now....read more»

If your inner pirate can't take the snow and is longing to feel Caribbean sun on his back, today's your lucky day. Windjammer Barefoot Cruises is running a 24-hour sale on January and February cruises. To get away soon, you'll need to book quickly....read more»

I've seen many bits of interesting cruise news lately. Top stories include Disney Cruise Line's 2008 return to the West Coast, Princess' plan to reduce its air emissions in Los Angeles, John Cleese's film festival on Silversea, and more details about the MSC Orchestra....read more»

Today's guest correspondents are Kristen Labrencis and Brent McCartney from Vernon, Connecticut, who recently sailed on Carnival's Elation. Their five-night cruise stopped at Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Nassau....read more»

Like proud parents, cruise lines tend to brag about each milestone in the life of a new ship. Costa announced plans for its baby naming, Cunard's Queen Victoria learned to float, and the Emerald Princess sailed for the first time....read more»

JetBlue and Kayak.com have recently jumped into the cruise market. JetBlue now allows customers to book cruises via its website, and Kayak.com recently added a cruise metasearch to its search engine....read more»

Celebrity has decided to name its third Solstice-class ship the Celebrity Eclipse. The ship will carry 2,850 guests and have large standard staterooms, as well as more outside cabins and more balconies than Celebrity's current ships....read more»

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