No more free upgrades - at least not with Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines is now offering bid-based upgrades for passengers now. They are following Norwegian Cruise Lines as they were the first to offer guests the ability to bid on an upgrade. With this new option, you can “name your price” to move up and the cruise line still makes money. For those who do cruise often, cruise lines used to offer a free upgrade if it was available. Some have now been offering a specific amount to pay for an upgrade. This new idea gives some control to the guest in what they can afford or is worthwhile for an upgrade. This could save you hundreds of dollars on your next cruise.


New Terminal and Ship for Carnival in Los Angeles

Growing up in Los Angeles most of my childhood, there were lots of things to do.  One of those things was taking a quick trip on #Carnival out of #LongBeach (Los Angeles) for a 3 or 4 night cruise.  We've seen lots of new ships and renovations to many of the Florida ports but never for Los Angeles.  Well that has changed!  Carnival has updated and renovated it's terminal at the Port of Long Beach and now for the first time in 20 years, there will be a new ship coming to make its new home - #CarnivalPanorama.  It is scheduled to arrive in November 2019 with a tentative itinerary to the Pacific side of the Mexican Riviera.

With the news of Southwest now going offer year round nonstop flights to Los Angeles, to complete with #AmericanAirlines you may have easier access to these cruises.

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