Alaska Launches Bill To Let Cruise Ships Permanently Skip Canada

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski will introduce a bill in congress next week that would permanently allow foreign-flagged cruise ships to sail to Alaska without the requirement of a stop in Canada. Early in the pandemic, Canada banned cruise ships from its ports and waters. The restart date was originally set for February 2022, but has […]

MSC Bellissima’s Red Sea Deployment Extended

galleria bellissima promenade

MSC Cruises has announced that its ship MSC Bellissima’s deployment will be extended in Saudi Arabia and the Red Sea for the winter 2021-2022 season. The extension follows a successful inaugural season in the region this past summer. MSC Bellissima and her itineraries in the area have proven popular since the vessel began sailing out of Jeddah, Saudi […]

Costa Smeralda Trip Report, Day 2: Enough About COVID, Let’s Have Fun

Pizza from Pummid’oro costa smeralda

This week contributing writer Bruce Parkinson is sailing a four-night cruise on Costa Cruises in the Mediterranean. He has been writing daily trip reports to share his experience as he sails from Barcelona to Rome.  Since joining Cruise Radio as a contributing writer in October 2020, I’ve written close to 300 articles without once getting […]

Cruise News Today — September 16, 2021 [VIDEO]

cruise radio news today september 16 2021

Wonder of the Seas Won’t Debut in China Royal Caribbean has announced that its upcoming mega-ship Wonder of the Seas will no longer be debuting in China. The Oasis class vessel is instead now scheduled to make her first voyages in the Caribbean starting in March. Wonder will operate seven-night eastern and western Caribbean voyages […]

Cruise Podcast: MSC Meraviglia Review 2021 + News

msc divina ocean cay bahamas

Carter and his wife recently returned from a cruise aboard one of MSC’s newer ships, MSC Meraviglia. In this interview, they talk to us about the boarding process, dining, entertainment, and how MSC has adjusted things since COVID. They also detail their experience on MSC’s private island in the Bahamas, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. […]