Royal Caribbean Announces Dividend

The Board of Directors of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE, OSE: RCL) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share payable on October 9, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 25, 2012. “I am pleased that our Board of Directors increased the quarterly dividend payment today,” said Richard […]

Former Costa CEO Heads Up Asia Operation for Carnival Corp.

It was announced today that the former CEO of Costa Cruises, Pier Foschi, is taking the position overseeing the Asian market for Carnival Corp. Currently the Asia operations includes two Costa ships in China and Singapore, along with Princess Cruises’ Sun Princess in Japan next spring. “With Asia such an important part of our global […]

Barbados Announces New Cruise Facility

Barbados announced plans this week to open a brand new $300 million cruise terminal in the capital city of Bridgetown. The two-year project will be spearheaded by Barbados Port Incorporated in a joint venture with a consortium comprising Barbadian company SMI Infrastructure Solutions Incorporated and Royal Caribbean Cruise Limited. A minimum of 200 jobs are […]

Five Airport Travel Tips

Having flown over 30,000 miles this year, I’ve taken a lot of notes. I’ve learned what to do, what not to do, what to look out for and how early to arrive at what airport and where. I got into a conversation with a gentleman on a flight home the other night and he asked […]

Episode: Travel Expert Gives Small Ship Advice 2012 + DIY Travel Site

[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Small Ship Advice” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]On the episode we talk to author and travel maverick Mark Murphy about the Un-Cruise concept and ways to save money on airfare this fall. Galen Sprague created a cool site called, it connects cruise passengers with excursions, transfers and more. Be sure to read all about […]

New Website Connects Do-It-Yourself Cruisers

Every now and then I’ll come across a website that strikes me as innovative and not a business who is just trying to copy someone else. Recently I came across Zweeno, a site for you DIY (do it yourself) shore excursion folks and everything in between. I asked the creator, Galen, to give me a […]