Carnival raises steakhouse surcharge

Carnival Cruise Line is raising the price at their specialty steakhouses this summer, up from $30 per person to $35. The increase went into effect June 3, but for guests sailing in June and July, Carnival is honoring the $30 surcharge. In a statement from Carnival, “The increase was necessitated as a result of higher […]

Burgers To Die For On Carnival Breeze

Food Network star Guy Fieri’s new shipboard dining venue, Guy’s Burger Joint, will no doubt be a popular dining venue on Carnival Breeze that debuted this week.  Featuring handcrafted burgers, fresh-cut fries and special recipes created exclusively for Carnival, service is quick.  Located within steps of whirly twirly bubbly tubs and full service bars, I […]

Episode: 3rd Party Shore Excursions 2012 + Cruise News

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI143JUNE512Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Third Party Shore Excursions” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]Mike Greve with Global Destination Group joins us this week to give us a behind the scenes look on what makes a cruise port “cruise ship ready.” Viator is a cruise excursion company the promises if your excursion isn’t back to the ship, they’ll pay for you […]

Carnival Breeze sails inaugural cruise from Venice

The 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze sailed on her inaugural cruise out of Venice, Italy yesterday, embarking on a 12-night Mediterranean sailing. Senior cruise director John Heald, said on his Facebook, “we are sailing out of Venice to the sounds of Pavarotti on the big screen and until tomorrow I will simply say…..wish you were here.” Carnival […]

Carnival Breeze Debuts With New Entertainment Options

Carnival Cruise Lines new Carnival Breeze debuts today with a variety of new entertainment options which include a new Thrill 5D Theater. Carnival Breeze’s Thrill 5D Theater will  be a multi-dimensional experience that will make guests feel like they are actually in the movie. The theater combines a high-definition 3D projection system with 4D elements […]

Carnival recruits American Idol alum for cruise ship inaugural

For the launch of the 3,690-passenger Carnival Breeze, Carnival Cruise Line has recruited former American Idol alumni Janell Wheeler to document her sailing on the inaugural cruise out of Venice, Italy. Janell will record her voyage through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, along with interactive polls to determine what the former idol star does next. There […]

Carnival Breeze Preview: Branded Features For All

Some of the features on new Carnival Breeze that debuts in a few days,  were first on Carnival Magic. On sister-ship Carnival Magic, those features proved so popular that they were included in Carnival’s FunShip 2.0 initiative, a $500 million upgrade to existing ships in the fleet.  That’s all part of a branding focus that […]

Cruise Lines Leave Chance In The Casino, Bank On Efficient Operations

Princess Cruises announced this week that they would be bringing fleet and shore operations under one umbrella to achieve efficiencies and better alignment between the divisions.  That’s good news for those concerned about pricing; the more efficient the cruise line runs, the smaller the odds are that tough times might mean reduced services to passengers. […]

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 […]

Carnival Corporation cruise ships take part in safety project

e MonaLisa project promises to track the locations of ships sailing in European waters, increasing safety, efficiency and reducing environmental impact.  Knee-jerk reaction to Costa Concordia being in the wrong place at the wrong time or part of an ongoing effort. “The project is a computerised tracking system that offers a continuous view of ship […]