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.

Virgin Voyages Issues Serious Warning Against Unauthorized Practices

Virgin Voyages warns travel advisors against unauthorized practices, threatening to cancel accounts and to issue bans to those violating their rules.

New Cruise Ship to Enter Service One Week Earlier Than Scheduled

Oceania Cruises new Allura cruise ship will enter service one week earlier than original scheduled.

New TUI Cruises Ship Will Sail a Test Voyage

TUI Cruises’ Mein Schiff 7 will set sail June 16 on an introductory cruise ahead of its christening on June 22.

Largest Cruise Ship to Visit Scottish Port Breaks Six-Year Record

MSC Virtuosa’s maiden call to Lerwick Harbour breaks a six-year record at the Shetland Port in Scotland.

Carnival Cruise Line Celebrates 10 Millionth Guest From Galveston

Carnival Cruise Line marks a significant milestone as the first cruise line to hit 10 million passengers from Galveston, Texas.

MSC Cruises Will Bring a Second Ship to Homeport in Port Canaveral

Starting in December 2025, MSC Cruises will offer enhanced Caribbean itinerary options from Orlando with MSC Grandiosa offering short and week-long cruises.

Unrest in Noumea Prompts Cruise Line Alerts, Potential Itinerary Changes

Carnival Cruise Line and P&O Cruises brace for possible itinerary adjustments amid escalating tensions in Noumea, New Caledonia.

MSC Cruises Reveals Details on Largest MSC Yacht Club in North America

The new MSC World America is set to feature the largest and most luxurious MSC Yacht Club when it sets sail in April 2025.

World’s First Arabian Cruise Line Opens Bookings

The first Arabian cruise line, AROYA Cruises, has officially opened up bookings with the inaugural voyage setting sail in December 2024.
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