Episode: Carnival Triumph Revealed 2013

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI_179_FEB_12_13_Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Carnival Triumph Revealed” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week we are joined by a guest who was aboard Carnival Triumph while it was stuck at sea, she gives her details and recalls the events. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with the real facts, the truth, without media hype. Travel Writer Chris Owen weighs […]

Did You Gain Weight On Your Cruise? Tips For Next Time

If you have tried all the normal suggestions; use the stairs instead of the elevators, stay away from the buffets, and continue exercising at sea as you would on land but still gained weight on a cruise (and had a problem with that, many people don’t), this post is for you.  Those commonly suggested ideas […]

Cruise Line Entertainment Package Effective, Flexible and Sustainable

Entertainment at sea has taken a different course on a variety of cruise lines lately, shedding the safe, Neapolitan-flavored offerings and offering up some unique and different options.  What seemed in the past to barely qualify as “entertainment”, today brings everything from Cirque-influenced dining to Broadway shows on some ships.  Others have bumped up onboard […]

Cruise Line Loyalty Program Benefits First-Timers Too

This week, Carnival Cruise Lines introduced their revamped past guest loyalty program, assigning those who have sailed with the line the title of “Very Important Fun Person” (VIFP) then dividing them up into one of five different categories. In a cruise industry first, guests who have never sailed with Carnival before can join the VIFP […]

Cruise Dining Options A Glorious Answer To Prayers, Not A Bogus Extra Fee

Surely, how much one enjoys the food on a cruise is a matter of personal taste and so very subjective by nature that we rarely mention it here in more than in grand sweeping gestures and generalities. For example, the price of every cruise available that we know of includes food.  Some sort of food.  Usually […]

Cruise Line Hosts Look At The Past

Promoting the transatlantic relationship between the United States and United Kingdom, Cunard Line hosted guests aboard the line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 in New York for a lecture given by celebrated author Barry Singer on his newly published book, Churchill Style: The Art of Being Winston Churchill. Cunard Line’s master of Queen Mary 2, Captain Kevin […]

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 […]

Lux Cruise Company Adds Up Consumption (INFOGRAPHIC)

When it comes to adding up all it takes for a great luxury cruise, travelers often turn to Luxury Cruise Company (@LuxuryCruiseCo) for advice and booking.  As a result, the people at LuxuryCruiseCo have decades of advice to share about a variety of cruise-related topics. “The size of today’s luxury cruise ships means that they […]

Cruising During Hurricane Season: 3 Quick Tips

Cruise lines make the safety of their guests, crew and vessels their highest priority. Unlike other vacation settings, by virtue of being a completely mobile vacation, cruising allows passengers to continue their vacations by altering itineraries should Mother Nature intervene.  If your cruise is coming up between June and November, you’ll want to know about […]

Cruise Line Honored By Travel Agency Consortium

Royal Caribbean International’s Oasis of the Seas was the site of  Vacation.com’s 14th Annual National Conference and Trade Show last week.  During the event, Royal Caribbean was recognized with its seventh consecutive Power of Partnership Award in the Contemporary Cruise Line category from the largest travel services marketing organization in North America. “Royal Caribbean is […]