Episode: Mediterranean Cruise Ports 2012

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI147JULY312Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Mediterranean Cruise Ports” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]We talk to Senior Cruise Director of Carnival Cruise Line, John Heald, about all the Mediterranean cruise ports that Carnival Breeze visits. Great advice from Nancy Schretter from The Family Travel Network as well as travel writer and former cruise industry executive, Art Sbarsky. You can find all […]

Carnival Breeze: Disembarkation in Barcelona, Spain

Well it finally comes to an end. Carnival Breeze’s 12- night sailing through the Med is officially over and done. We had baggage tags put in our room last night and the bags had to be out by 10:30 if we wanted to check them and pick them up pierside. I carried mine off the […]

Carnival Breeze: Palma de Mallorca + Punchliner Comedy Club

When I woke up this morning we were pulling into Palma de Mallorca, Spain. I didn’t opt for an excursion on this island but chose to walk it by foot. There was a five euro shuttle bus available into downtown if you didn’t want to walk. The walk into town takes about thirty minutes and […]

10 Tips for First-Time Cruisers in Europe

So you have your cruise picked out, your airfare purchased and you’re ready to cruise Europe, right? Europe offers a lot of picturesque ports and can be an great country to sail from, but not knowing the little things before you leave could wind up ruining your vacation or tarnishing your European cruise experience. I […]

Carnival Breeze: Venice, Italy + Red Frog Pub

Last year I was in Venice but my day was a blur because my cruise originated there and I was up for 36 hours by the time we got there. So this year, I was bound to make it happen. We arrived in Venice and the ride in was so picturesque. There was a little […]

Carnival Breeze: First Night

We left off when I was leaving the ship to go explore Barcelona, and boy that was fun! So much history, little cafes, landmarks, shops and places to stay connected. I’ll write something separate on that. I returned to the ship at 4pm and was one of the last people to board which was nice […]

Get Over It: A First-Timer’s Guide To International Flights

What to expect on that flight from the United States to someplace across the pond for your first European cruise vacation. That’s really the focus of this post; to address the concerns of those who have not flown internationally, choosing the safe and convenient Caribbean, Mexico, Alaska or other close-by areas of the world instead.   […]

Carnival Breeze Spa A Heavenly Evolution

Carnival Breeze debuted June 3 with a special 12-day cruise from Venice to Barcelona and will operate a summer schedule of 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona through Oct. 25, 2012.  On board are all the latest features Carnival has to offer and preliminary reviews are great.  One huge area of the ship, Carnival Breeze’s 22,770-square-foot […]

Cruise Line Offer Honors Vets more than ever

Cruise lines appreciate the military and in honor of Memorial Day have some extra values just for them…and up to about 11 of their friends. Carnival is bringing back their juiced-up version of the Military Discount that they offer on every ship and every sailing. (see details below)  Far from sailing, it usually is down […]

Wave Crashes Into Cruise Ship

A 26′ wave crashed into a cruise ship in the Mediterranean yesterday off the coast of Barcelona.  Two people were killed and several were injured.  The cruise ship Louis Majesty (formerly NCL Majesty) was on a 12 night Mediterranean cruise and is now in Barcelona for repairs.  Below is some amateur footage courtesy of CBS.