Episode: Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights 2013

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI_184_MAR_19_13_Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Cruise Passenger Bill of Rights” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]On this week’s show we talk to maritime attorney Jim Walker on the proposed passenger Bill of Rights. Adam from Cruise Critic UK stops by to talk about Titanic 2, unlike their counterpart here in the US, they tend to be more onboard with the reality […]

Carnival Sunshine and Triumph Delayed in Dry Dock

Carnival didn’t waste any time implementing the first phase of the fleetwide review announced last week. The line is making significant investments to enhance the level of operating redundancies and the scope of hotel services that can run on emergency power, and further improve each ship’s fire prevention, detection and suppression systems. Today’s announcement focused […]

All You Can Drink Packages on Cruise Ships, Yay or Nay?

The past couple years the buzz has been about the all you can drink packages on cruise ships. For years, a lot of the river cruise and premium cruise lines have had all-inclusive experiences but the concept has recently started to gravitate towards the mass market cruise lines. So side by side, how do the […]

Unforgettable Evenings Aboard Royal Princess

Evenings aboard Royal Princess will offer a range of lively options for passengers aboard Princess Cruises newest vessel. When the ship debuts in June, cruisers can enjoy four new production shows in the Princess Theater, try their luck in the casino, and dance for hours in the brand-new Club 6. Among the entertainment features of […]

Travel Insurance Coverage for Electronics, a Smart Move

It’s every traveler’s worst nightmare – breaking an electronic device hundreds or thousands of miles away from home. That worst nightmare was my life over the weekend when I was vacationing in Tampa and dropped my iPhone walking into a Kenny Chesney concert. When I say I dropped my iPhone, I mean part of my phone […]

Royal Caribbean Positions Eight Ships in Europe for 2014

Either Europe is looking strong for 2014 or Royal Caribbean is really brave as the line just announced a total of eight ships sailing of waters of Europe for next season. Liberty of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, and Splendour of the Seas will sail the Mediterranean and augment recently […]

Cruise Ship Order Book for 2013

Compared to the past, 2013 is shaping up to be a relatively  slow year for cranking out new  builds. With exception of Viking River Cruises, which aren’t considered cruise ships, we’ll see three noteworthy new builds and one major refurbishment. Here is the cruise ship order book for 2013: Norwegian Cruise Line will take delivery […]

Carnival CEO Says Fleetwide Changes to Come

Last week at Cruise Shipping Miami, Carnival Cruise Lines’ CEO Gerry Cahill announced fleetwide changes when it comes to their ships and emergencies situations like Carnival Triumph last month. What is the plan? Detection, Suppression and Prevention of Fires Engine room redundancies What additional hotel facilities may be able to run of emergency generators The […]