Why Is There Only One American Cruise Ship?

If you’ve ever looked at the fine print regarding a cruise ship, you’ll find that the vast majority of the ones that sail to, from and around the United States are registered outside the U.S.. Whether it’s Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Norwegian or even as-American-as-apple-pie Disney Cruise Lines, their ships, along with over a thousand other cruise ships, tankers, bulk carriers and cargo ships, are registered in the small Bahamian capital of Nassau, while others may be registered in Panama, Bermuda, Italy, Malta and the Netherlands.

Why this is the case all comes down to one thing – money. Who’s surprised? Anyone? Bueller?

However, there is one (and only one!) ship that’s registered in the U.S. The reason why makes perfect sense, once you hear it. Take a look…

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Cruise Ship Crew Member Had A Wicked Sense Of Humor…Or Maybe She Was Just Being Polite

I know that most people reading this are more into flying than cruising. So forgive me for oversimplifying, but for those who have never cruised before…when you stop at a specific island, or in a particular city, you have X amount of time and are warned to be back by whatever time. 5pm. 7pm. 10pm. Whatever they say. And just like when you’re on a plane, it’s game over once the cabin doors are closed, the same hold true for getting back onto your cruise ship.

Unfortunately, some cruisers recently found that out the hard way, which…happens. But it was the response of the ship’s crew that was kind of…questionable.

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Here’s How Bad This Airline Is, Look Back On Some Loved (And Not) Theme Parks, Hey, That’s MY Seat!, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Airlines That Won’t Let You Take Pics/Video, Airport Lounge Just For Kids, Best Way To Contact Hotel, & More!

Happy Wednesday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.

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Cruise Lines Were Graded On How They Affected The Environment. Overall, It Didn’t Go Well

When you travel by land, there are lots of reminders of how establishments are trying to make their carbon footprint smaller, decrease waste, protect the environment, etc.

There’s also growing awareness of how airplanes are affecting the environment,  discussion of how that can be improved, and actions by some airlines that, although not nearly enough yet, are a start to change the industry so it can be safer to the environment.

However, there’s significantly less talk about the negative ways that cruise ships are affecting the planet and it’s a dialogue that should be had if we want to keep our water and air as clean as possible for as long as possible.

Meanwhile, an environmental advocacy group recently evaluated and graded sixteen cruise lines on several environmental factors, and the results were….not good.

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