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 […]

Duchess Kate Christens the Royal Princess in Southampton

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge Kate christened Princess Cruises’ new Royal Princess today in Southampton when she released a bottle of champagne that smashed against the ship’s hull. Standing on the naming platform with the ship’s Captain Tony Draper, The Duchess pronounced, “I name this ship Royal Princess. May God bless her and […]

Ready, Set, Cruise: How To Eat Like a Local

I confess this topic is one I don’t have a lot of experience in. I can’t believe I’m going to admit this, but the last few times I visited Europe on a cruise, I stayed in internet cafés or bars in ports and didn’t really sample much of the local cuisine. So I’m definitely looking for some […]

Viking Ocean Cruises Debuts New Cruise Ships

Until last night we knew very little about Viking River Cruises navigating into the waters of ocean cruising. We knew they were dabbling in the market of ocean cruising but it was very vague. At an event in Los Angeles, Viking River Cruises announced their new line Viking Ocean Cruises, the first ocean-going line in […]

11 Cruise Tips Before Sail Away

By: Sarah Phillips You’ve finally made it onboard your cruise and its vacation time!  Want to make your vacation even better? Take some time before you sail away to check everything out, get acquainted and get your bearings; this is going to be your new home for at least the new few days after all. […]

Hamburg, Germany: Cruise Port Celebrates Over Weekend

For four days, more than 500 seafaring vessels, among them tall sailing boats, traditional ships and majestic cruise liners, presented a varied program on Hamburg’s water front, at the annual port anniversary. Highlights included the opening and closing ship parades, and the “Tugboat Ballet” on Saturday, during which tugboats “waltzed with each other” on the […]

Holland America Cruise Ship Rescues Distressed Sailors

On Saturday, May 4, at 6:50 p.m. (UTC-2), ms Nieuw Amsterdam received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Coordination Center at Norfolk, Va., regarding a mayday signal it had received from sailing yacht Embla, which was disabled and adrift. Nieuw Amsterdam immediately diverted from its course and arrived on the scene at 9 p.m. local time. The cruise […]

Video: Carnival Sunshine Starting to Take Shape

It’s about a little over a month since Carnival Destiny entered a shipyard in Italy to undergo a $155-million renovation, transforming her to Carnival Sunshine. Fast forward to April, things are really starting to take shape. The drydock process includes over 3,000 employees working round-the-clock. This week’s video features a lot of the public areas […]

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 […]

A Guide to Planning a European Cruise

Recently, I sat down to plan a cruise to Europe this summer. After staring at the computer for a few minutes, the first thing that came to mind was to check out kayak.com and see what airfare looked like. Well, small problem – there are a lot of airports in Europe and lots of possible […]