La Cucina Specialty Dining Review on Norwegian Cruise Line

A review of La Cucina specialty dining on Norwegian Cruise Line. While cruising aboard the Norwegian Gem, I was able to get the dining package as a “Free-at-Sea” item. My cruise was 11 days long which meant that the package was for four dinners. I wanted to try as many of the specialty restaurants as possible […]

Cruise Line Cancels Galveston Sailing

Cruise lines are shuffling their ships around due to the historic flooding conditions around Houston and Galveston. Royal Caribbean International confirmed via Twitter that the August 27 sailing on Liberty of the Seas is cancelled completely. Three of Carnival Cruise Line’s ships – Carnival Valor, Carnival Freedom, and Carnival Breeze – remain offshore in the […]

Episode: Norwegian Epic 2013 Review + Cruise News

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI_189_APR_23_13_Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Norwegian Epic Review” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week we talk to listener Simon Duvall, Simon will give us his full review of Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Epic — a 4,100-guest mega-ship that splits time between Port Miami in the winter and the Med during the summer. View the video of the 747 landing in […]

Episode: Health at Sea 2012 + Cruise News

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI148JULY1012Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Health at Sea” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week health coach Nicole La Placa joins us on staying healthy while cruising and what you can do to avoid gaining those extra pounds. Friend and Rome tour guide Teressa stops by as well. In Cruise News, Cruise Guy gives us the latest on: Carnival Cruise Line […]

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 […]

Holland America gets new VP of Marketing, Mary Beth Wressell

Mary Beth Wressell has been promoted to vice president, marketing communications, for Holland America Line. She is responsible for the line’s overall marketing initiatives, including advertising, social media marketing, e-marketing, the Mariner Society loyalty program and market research. Most recently, Wressell was director, media advertising and e-marketing, where she was tasked with better aligning the […]

Royal Caribbean to deploy second cruise ship to China 2013

Royal Caribbean International announced at a press conference today in Beijing, China that the recently refurbished Mariner of the Seas will head to Asia in June 2013, offering various itineraries from China, Japan, Singapore and Korea. Offering a wide variety of itineraries, ranging from three nights to 12 nights, the move is designed to offer […]

Episode: Shore-side Power + Carnival Conquest 2012 Review

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI141MAY2212Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Carnival Conquest Review” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week we are joined by Mike Watts, VP of Marine Development with Cochran Marine. Mike talks to us about shore-side power and how it’s making cruise ports greener, one port at a time. TripInsurance.com is giving away $5,000 for a vacation of your choice — no strings […]

Princess Cruises announces winners of “1,000 Memories at Sea” photo contest

After sorting through the more than 57,000 cruise vacation photos that were submitted to the Princess Cruises “1,000 Memories at Sea” photo contest, judges have chosen an image of the soaring columns of Ephesus submitted by Christine Svircev of Illinois as the grand prize winner. The winning photo depicts the grandeur of the ruins of […]

First American couple wed on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 cruise ship

On 30 April 2012, Dr. William DeLuca became the first American to wed aboard Cunard Line’s flagship Queen Mary 2 since the company unveiled its Weddings Program in April. DeLuca, an anesthesiologist from Massachusetts met British executive chef Kelly Lewis one year ago while visiting England. Unable to decide between marrying in the U.S. or […]