Weather Diverts Three Alaska Cruise Ships

Gale force winds and high seas diverted three Holland America Line cruise ships this week in Sitka, Alaska. Over 4,000 guests on the Westerdam, Maasdam, and Amsterdam when they were all canceled into Sitka, this first reported by a local radio station. A statement by Sitka tourism said,“Largely, it’s because they have to go on the outside […]

Norwegian Commits to Growing Chinese Market

Norwegian Cruise Line is once again reiterating the fact that they are firmly committed to servicing the growing China cruise market, and are excited about their plans for the future there. President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Frank Del Rio appeared with executives this week at the CruiseWorld China Summit in Beijing and […]

Maine to See Busiest Cruise Season Yet

It’s probably not a surprise to anyone that Maine’s biggest and busiest cruise season is autumn.  The leaves are changing, there’s a crispness in the air, and people are exciting to get out and explore before cold winter days kick in. The first day of fall saw the season’s busiest day this year, with ships […]

Carnival Signs for Two New China Ships

Carnival Vista

Carnival Corporation has announced they’ve signed an agreement to order two new ships purpose-built in China for the Chinese market. The company’s cruise joint venture in China will be built by a newly formed China-based shipbuilding venture between China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Italy-based Fincantieri – the largest cruise shipbuilding company in the world. […]

Patti LaBelle Sings Aboard Royal Caribbean Ship

Grammy award-winning soul and R&B singer Patti LaBelle gave a stunning performance aboard Allure of the Seas recently in honor of Royal Caribbean’s first President’s Cruise with President and CEO Michael Bayley. LaBelle was onboard to treat members of the cruise line’s loyalty program to an exclusive performance of some of her best hits, including “Lady Marmalade,” […]

Episode: Carnival Freedom 2016 Review + America’s Test Kitchen

[smart_track_player url=”″ title=”Episode: Carnival Freedom Review + America’s Test Kitchen” artist=”Cruise Radio” social=”true” social_twitter=”true” social_facebook=”true” social_gplus=”true” ]Holland America just announced a culinary partnership with America’s Test Kitchen in New York City. We were there for the announcement and had a chance to talk to the president of Holland America and one of the hosts of […]