The Belly Flop Competition!

At some point on almost any cruise there a belly-flop competition will occur.  This time honored tradition draws a crowd without fail and provides those in attendance the bohemian rapture of seeing adult men embarrass themselves for entertainments sake.  This competition took place aboard Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas.  No bellies were injured in the making of this video....

Belly Flop Competitions at Sea

Driving On Water

Norwegian Cruise Line will launch the China based Norwegian Joy in just under a year.  The ship will introduce a new feature, unique in the arms race of innovation driving the industry.  For the first time a go-kart track and cars will become “a thing to do” at sea.  

Star Clippers Grows

It isn’t a Dutchman, but the Flying Clipper will join her four other sail driven sisters in the Star Clippers fleet.  Carrying an modest 300 passengers the ship will be the largest among the sailing ships the line offers.  She will enter service in 2017.

Cruise Wisdom - By Cruisefucius

“The greatest mistake in cruising is not risking booking the wrong one, but in failing to book another one."



MSC Gets Gas

MSC Cruises will build a minimum of two and possibly up to four liquefied natural gas powered cruise ships, each with exceeding 200,000 gross tonnes and carrying over 5,400 passengers.  To be built by STX France at a cost exceeding four billion dollars, they will begin to enter service in 2022.

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