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 […]

Carnival Scores Big Three at Cruise International Awards

Congratulations to Carnival Cruise Lines for taking home three Cruise International Awards this year at an annual award ceremony put on by Cruise International Magazine in the UK. Carnival brought home: Best Cruise Line, they recently hyped up their European sailings for 2013 Best Innovation for Thrill Theater, a multidimensional theater launched on Carnival Breeze […]

Video: Carnival’s ‘My Awesome Bar Program’

Carnival’s “My Awesome Bar Program” Script INTRO How many drinks did you have last time you cruised? Or better yet – how high was your bill? If all goes well, Carnival Cruise Lines could be joining the ranks of other cruise lines like Celebrity Cruises and MSC Cruises,  that offer all-you-can-drink alcohol packages, eliminating those […]

Video: Faster to the Fun, Carnival’s priority boarding program

Video Script. Faster to the Fun – that’s what Carnival Cruise Lines is calling their new embarkation program being piloted on two Fun Ships this month. Designed to streamline the embarkation process: Faster to the Fun is designed to allow passengers to start their vacation a couple hours earlier. For $49.95 per stateroom guests can […]

Video: Stamping Out Deck Chair Hogs on Cruise Ships

Video Script — Chair Hogs Stand up They come in all shapes, ages, and sizes – Most people can’t stand them, those dreaded deck chair hogs. On July 30 Carnival Cruise Lines implemented a system on the Carnival Breeze with an attempt to stamp them out. Under the new policy guests are allowed forty minutes […]

New Cruise Terminal Set to Service First Ship August 13

A year ago ground was broken on Port Canaveral’s $65 million then-upcoming cruise terminal, fast forward to current and that new terminal will soon be servicing her first cruise ship. The 2,056-guest Carnival Ecstasy is slated to use the brand new Terminal 6 on August 13, according to Seatrade Insider. The new cruise terminal will be […]

Carnival says NO to chair hogs

Carnival Cruise Lines is now implementing a new system aboard Carnival Breeze that will eliminate chair hogs –hopefully for good! According to Senior Cruise Director John Heald, a sticker will now be placed on the chairs showing the time folks get up to leave their chair (see photo). Guests are allowed forty-minutes to return, if […]

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 […]