Lissa Poirot

Lissa Poirot has been covering travel for more than a decade, including sites such as TripAdvisor, CruiseCritic, The Points Guy, Family Vacation Critic, and Family Traveller. Her love of travel has led Lissa to visit more than 43 countries and has her on a mission to see every state in the U.S. (only 4 states to go!). When she's not traveling, she's exploring new attractions and events on the weekends, be it in New York City or Philadelphia, as Lissa lives between both fabulous cities.

Nassau Cruise Port Celebrates Inaugural Visit of Utopia of the Seas

Over 26,000 cruise passengers from six ships participated in Utopia of the Seas’ inaugural visit in Nassau.

Cruise Line Launches New Behind-the-Scenes Tours

New tours with Fred Olsen Cruise Line offer passengers unique insights into the operations of its ships.

New Family-Friendly Outdoor Space Unveiled for MSC World America

MSC Cruises announces The Harbour, a new outdoor park for families on MSC World America, set to debut in April 2025.

Crystal Cruises Announces 2026 Itineraries, Returning to US

Crystal Cruises offers early release dates and advanced booking opportunities for 2026 itineraries and a return to the US.

Virgin Voyages Offering Free Travel to ‘Kids’ Through End of 2024

Virgin Voyages is opening its doors to young adults traveling with parents or guardians, offering a unique opportunity for family bonding.

Venice Plans to Double Tourist Tax After Successful Summer Trial

Venice officials are considering doubling the daily tourist tax, known as the Venice Access Fee, to €10 after a trial period generated significant revenue.

Barcelona Seeks Tourist Tax Increase for Cruise Visitors

New measures to reduce tourism overcrowding and generate funds is being initiated in Barcelona with a tourist tax for cruise visitors.

Holland America Launches New Promotion to Entice Winter Cruisers

Travelers can save 40% on winter cruises with added perks with Holland America Line’s new Save on Sunshine promotion.

Variety Cruises Launches First-Ever Uncharted Cruise

The third-generation CEO of the small-ship company will escort travelers on a mystery cruise out of Athens in August.
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