Norwegian Breakaway Puts Reveals Ice Bar

Norwegian Cruise Line announced today that Norwegian Breakaway, the line’s newest ship, will offer a true Ice Bar on board, which will be kept at 17 degrees Fahrenheit and will feature ice sculptures of the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the Chrysler Building to pay homage to New York City, its year-round homeport. The […]

Holland America Offers Veterans Day Fares

Now through Monday, Nov. 12, Holland America Line is offering special fares on select cruises in honor of Veterans’ Day. The rates, which are available to all travelers, start at just $399 per person, double occupancy, for a seven-day Caribbean cruise. Guests looking to travel the globe also can take advantage of special fares to […]

Windstar Cruises Moves Full Sail Ahead in 2013

Windstar Cruises announced today that advance bookings on 2013 sailings are 60% ahead of the prior year. Based on current pace, 2013 will mark the fourth straight year of increasing revenue for the small-ship cruise line. “Our team is thrilled with the results after all the hard work and changes.” says Hans Birkholz, CEO of […]

Norwegian Hikes Fares on Hawaii Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced that based on strong demand for its Hawaii cruise, it will raise fares an average of 10 percent on Pride of America for new bookings beginning January 1, 2013. The only large US-flagged cruise ship, Pride of America sails year-round from Honolulu on a spectacular seven-day inter-island Hawaii cruise, featuring […]

James Bond Theme Composer Sails Cunard’s Queen Mary 2

Last week, Monty Norman, composer of the legendary James Bond theme and the full music score for the franchise’s first film, “Dr. No,” enjoyed his inaugural Transatlantic Crossing aboard Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2. Mr. Norman, whose theme song has been heard on 25 Bond films, recently attended the world premiere of the latest installment, […]

Website Launched for the Costa Concordia Removal Project

    Costa Cruises, in partnership with Titan/Micoperi, launched a website today that provides a wealth of information and images relating to the Costa Concordia wreck-removal project at “Parbuckling” is the technical term for the process of rotating the wreck into an upright position — one of the most complex and crucial phases of […]

Episode: Listener Questions Nov. 2012 + Cruise News

[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Listener Questions” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week, travel writer Chris Owen joins us to answer your listener questions. He’ll cover Alaska excursions, expedited luggage services, cruise port parking, and information presented for first time cruisers. Also, Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News on: Post-Hurricane Sandy and private cruise line islands Disney […]