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Posts by Jane Wooldridge

I’ve Heard Repositioning Cruises Are a Great Value—But Are They Worth It?
These seasonal cruises, when ships relocate from one part of the world to sail in another, can offer as much as 70 percent off the price of regular voyage... Read More
Beyond the Buffet: New Cruise Food
Shipboard cuisine is going beyond the buffet. Crystal Serenity—fresh from a $17 million makeover—is bringing foods of the world (Alsatian tarte; lamb dum... Read More
Three New Ways to Cruise the Mediterranean
  Three buzz-worthy new cruises from Oceania, Celebrity, and Princess are plying the Mediterranean. But which one is right for you? Read on for the ... Read More
4 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on a Cruise Ship
Make Your Own Movie Judd Apatow and George Lucas attended USC—why not you? On Crystal Cruises, take an iPad iMovie video course with USC film professors.... Read More
Norwegian Cruise Line's New York-Inspired Ship
Comparing Norwegian Cruise Line’s latest ship, the New York–inspired Breakaway, with its muse. Norwegian Breakaway Population: 4,000 passengers.Lady Lib... Read More
Best New River Cruise Itineraries
  As river cruising continues to gain steam, Jane Wooldridge shares the best new itineraries for every sort of traveler. For the History Buff: Ta... Read More
A Big Wave of News from Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean is going overboard with a skydiving experience, bumper cars, and Ferris Wheel-like capsule ride aboard its new ship, Quantum of the Seas, ... Read More
Cruise Conference Update: European River Cruises
  If you've tried to book a river cruise this summer in Europe, you know that it's close to Mission Impossible. But representatives of A-ROSA Cruise... Read More
Cruise Conference Update: New Destinations for Azamara Club
Azamara Club Cruises took advantage of the cruise industry's annual Miami conference to show off its recently refurbished Azamara Quest. Like sister ship ... Read More
Three More Carnival Ships in Trouble
File this under the Department of Not Again: Carnival Cruise Lines has had problems with not one but three of its ships in the last week alone—this just a m... Read More
Cruise Conference Update: A Glimpse into the Cruising Future
More glimpses of the future, from Cruise Shipping Miami: ° Scenic Cruises offers four new European river itineraries and new ship, The Jewel, with balcon... Read More
Cruise Conference Update: Norwegian Cruise's Magical Getaway
Passengers aboard Norwegian Cruise's Getaway can sign up for a truly magic dinner in the Illusionarium, a domed space where Hogswarts meets Jules Verne. T... Read More
Cruise Conference Update: Carnival Looking Into Its Fleet
Following the Carnival Triumph disaster in which 4,000 passengers were powerless for days, Carnival Cruise lines announced it has engaged a panel of outsi... Read More
Cruise Conference Update: New Royal Princess Details
Cruise lines often use the Cruise Shipping Miami conference as a place to reveal details of new ships, and this year is no exception. Tuesday, Princess C... Read More
Cruise Conference Update: Safety Issues + Industry Impacts
The cruise industry addressed safety issues head-on at its annual industry conference, giving the first question of the annual CEO panel to Carnival CEO G... Read More
Cruise Conference Updates: New Ports and Itineraries
South Florida is always a hot spot for cruising, but for a single week each March Miami truly becomes the center of the cruise universe. That's because ev... Read More
Breaking Cruise News: Lindblad Buys Orion Expeditions
Cruisers with yen for the exotic can do so in high style. U.S.-based Lindblad Expeditions has purchased Australia-based Orion Expeditions, known for its l... Read More
BREAKING: Windstar Cruise Line Expands
Fans of Windstar Cruises will soon be able to expand their horizons in Asia, Europe, and Tahiti. Tuesday, the company announced it will buy three 200-pass... Read More
Carnival Triumph Update
After a brief delay caused by a broken tow line, a trio of tugs is again hauling the disabled Carnival Triumph toward in Mobile, Alabama. It should arrive... Read More
Trip Doctor: Cruise Safety Update
Silversea's luxury expedition ship, Silver Explorer, was damaged by heavy weather during a recent Antarctic cruise, causing the ship to return early to po... Read More