Royal Caribbean’s new Project Sunshine cruise ships get energy efficient pods

Royal Caribbean’s two new 158,000-ton cruise ships will have a new energy efficient Azipods when they are delivered fall of 2014 and spring of 2015. ABB, a leader in azipod propulsion has received the orders for both ships, totaling $60-million. Azipod units (pictured right) act as both the ships thrust and rudder, giving the ship […]

Norwegian to homeport upcoming cruise ship to Miami in 2014

Miami can add another ship to call one of their own as Norwegian Cruise Line announced this morning that their upcoming 4,000-passenger Norwegian Getaway will homeport there in 2014. Norwegian Getaway is the second of two ships that the company has on ordered. It was announced earlier this year that Norwegian Breakaway will homeport in […]

Cruise safety training school earns select status

Maritime Professional Training (MPT) is the largest private maritime training school in the United States. Training over 5,000 Coast Guard members, shipboard firefighters, chief engineers, cabin stewards, waiters and captains of cruise ships, Maritime Professional Training (MPT) in Florida is a facility that attracts seafarers from around the world. All the conditions that can lead […]

Getting sick on the road, outline your health insurance policy

This article was contributed by ceo of Trip Insurance, Dan Skilken. A lot of people travel without carrying travel medical insurance. They assume that their health care coverage will follow them wherever they go. Nothing could be farther from the truth, especially when you are traveling abroad. Most conventional health insurance policies don’t cover illness […]

Episode: New additions to Carnival’s Fun Ship 2.0 2012

[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Carnival’s Fun Ship 2.0″ artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week Director of Product Development for Carnival Cruise Line, Greg Poplewko joins us to talk about the new features that just rolled out on Carnival Miracle  in New York City – Hear about The Taste Bar, Punchliner Comedy Club presented by George Lopez, and Punchliner Comedy […]

Menu: Punchliner Comedy Brunch

George Lopez and Guy Fieri in NYC. (photo: CCL) Here’s the menu that will be offered in the Punchliner Comedy Brunch aboard Carnival’s fleet. The Punchliner Comedy Brunch is part of Carnival’s Fun Ship 2.0 program. Learn more about the Punchliner Comedy Club. The menu items are inspired and some created by George Lopez himself. […]

Vancouver cruise season looks positive for 2012

Port Metro Vancouver’s 2012 cruise season begins today and marks a continuing upward trend with modest growth anticipated. Port Metro Vancouver estimates approximately 670,000 passengers, up from 663,000 in 2011, on 191 vessel calls at the Port’s two cruise terminals, Canada Place and Ballantyne. The 2012 cruise season also marks the beginning of the third […]