Photo: Disney Magic Returns to Venice, Italy

On Wednesday, the Disney Magic cruise ship called on Venice, Italy for the first time since the ship was constructed in nearby Marghera and Ancona, and the vessel set sail from Venice on July 1, 1998. The ship is in Venice as part of the Disney Cruise Line 2013 Mediterranean season and will return again […]

Cruise Fare Monitor Website Alerts Price Drops

A new website rolled out in late June gives cruise passengers the option to sign up and receive email or text alerts if there upcoming cruise price drops. We recently interviewed the creators of Cruise Fare Monitor on Cruise Radio. You can listen to the interview here. How does this work? High-tech fancy computer programming […]

10 Cruise Tricks to Remember

One of the greatest things I’ve experienced over the past four years of Cruise Radio’s existence is being able to help people with their cruise vacation – not because I’m benefiting from it – because I love to cruise. A friend is sailing for the first time and asked me if I had any tips […]

Holland America Rolls Out 2014 World Voyages

On Jan. 4, 2014, Holland America Line’s ms Amsterdam kicks off the new year with a 113-day journey that calls at 38 ports across five continents. The Grand World Voyage is just one of four Grand Voyages featured by the line in 2014. Amsterdam and ms Prinsendam each sail two itineraries designed to discover and […]

Episode: Celebrity Solstice Alaska 2013 + Cruise Fare Monitor

[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Celebrity Solstice Alaska” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week we are joined by Austin, Texas listener Tanya who sailed a seven-night cruise aboard Celebrity Solstice in Alaska. Hear her review of Celebrity Solstice and what it was like cruising in Alaska. Read her blog and see here photos here. We also chat with the creators […]

Cruise Ship Safety Measures Adopted by International Maritime Organization

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced this week that the IMO (International Maritime Organization) has implemented three additional safety-related policies from the 2012 Global Cruise Industry Operational Safety Review. All ten policies from the Review have now been included in formal IMO standards specific to Passenger Ship Safety. The policies include navigational and muster drill […]

Costa Cruises Named to Travel + Leisure World’s Best List in Top Mega-Ships

  Costa Cruises has been named to Travel + Leisure’s 2013 World’s Best Awards in the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line category. Known for its Italian ambiance and appeal to an international clientele, 2013 marks Costa’s debut on the annual readers choice list. The awards are voted on by the readers of Travel + Leisure, who select their […]