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More than 10,000,000 people take a cruise each year. About 80% will do it in North American waters.

Ports of call

There are over 2000 ports of call around our planet that cruise ships can visit. 175 more words

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Competition raises the bar for cruise cocktails

By Tom Stieghorst

Tastes coming to a bar on a cruise ship near you: cucumber, elderflower and ginger.

Those were some of the ingredients in drinks that made it to the finals of the ninth annual Bacardi Cruise Competition, a contest for bartenders on cruise lines and ferries. 313 more words

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10 Ways to Beat Post-Cruise Depression 

If the sudden absence of pillow chocolates, umbrella drinks and endless horizons leaves you hollow, you might have Post-Cruise Funk (PCF), an affliction that’s affected nearly 100 percent of cruisers, according to a well-cited study I just invented. 1,044 more words

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Baby Aboard: Ins & Outs Of Cruising With A Baby

Family members come in many shapes and sizes. Some are may big, others are small, while still more are 30 inches tall and can’t go for more than a couple hours before rousing you from sound slumber with ear-piercing (yet lovable) crying. 420 more words

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KHOU 11 and Carnival Cruise Lines announce "Battle of the High School Marching Bands" competition in Houston

This contest is under reconstruction. Please check back for updated information.

In the meantime, please direct any questions regarding the contest to bands@khou.com.


Last Minute Deal Alert: 8 Day Southern Caribbean on the Carnival Sunshine!

Ready for this?  Amazing last minute deal on an 8 day Southern Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Sunshine out of Port Canaveral on October 4th, 2014: 108 more words

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Carnival Cruise Lines Partners With the Tom Joyner Foundation for the 2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage

MIAMI, Sept. 2, 2014 — Carnival Cruise Lines is partnering once again with the Tom Joyner Foundation to offer the 2015 Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage cruise.  349 more words