Top 10 Cruise Tips

We recently polled some Cruise Radio listeners to find out what some of their top cruising tips are. While you may think a lot of these are obvious, a lot are often overlooked. Top 10 Cruise Tips 1. Attend the Captain’s cocktail party, welcome party or past-passenger party – the drinks are free! 2. Pre-pay everything! Including gratuities, […]

Excursion: Juneau Fishing Charters, No Boat Required

Visitors to Juneau who want the quintessential Alaska fishing experience without stepping foot on a boat can now do so now with Chum Fun Charters. The Alaskan-owned charter company offers 2-3-hour fishing excursions offering visitors the chance to cast away on the beach for a variety of wild salmon, including king, chum, pink and silver, […]

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 […]

Norwegian Celebrates National Cruise Vacation Month

Norwegian Cruise Line is kicking off National Cruise Vacation Month by launching a “Let’s Cruise” sale going on through Saturday, October 13. Guests that book during the sales can receive up to $250 on-board credit, reduced deposits and a $300 coupon book, depending on the length of the sailing. In conjunction with  CLIA, National Cruise […]

Oceania Cruises Loyalty Program Gets Upgrade

Oceania Cruises loyalty program is getting a makeover and will soon start for guests as soon as they take their first sailing.  Under the new Blue membership program guests will get advanced itineraries, 10 percent discount on merch, cocktail reception and membership pins. Oceania has also added complimentary air deviation fee waivers as well as […]

Carnival Announces Cruise Check-In Service at Miami Airport

Great news for Carnival Cruise Line passengers flying into MIA and cruising out of Miami or Port Everglades. Passengers who are flying into MIA can now check-in for their cruise at Concourses “D” or “H” on the day of their sailing, this first reported by Travel Pulse. The airport check-in counters are open from 8am […]

New Book Claims Cheap Cruise Secrets

Just a gimmick to sell books or does it actually work? I haven’t read it but David Kirkland claims he has penned the book on how to cruise for cheap by writing Cruise Ships Secrets. David spent a decade working as officer on a cruise ship and has now over-promised ways of saving hundreds of […]

Categories Change for Costa Cruises Staterooms

So long to the days of endless stateroom categories on Costa ships. Beginning in December 2012 Costa will have four categories for staterooms – Classic, Premium, Samsara and Suites – offering price points and amenities at every level. “By reducing our cabin categories down to four, we’re hoping to eliminate a lot of the frustration […]

Royal Caribbean Wins Innovation Award

Royal Caribbean recently took home an award at the annual InformationWeek 500 Conference for their innovative technology practices. They were also the only cruise line honored in the Hospitality and Travel industry for its guest portal iPad application recently deployed on the 1,804-guest Splendor of the Seas. Through the iPad app and with the touch […]

Celebrity Cruises Starts Online Sweepstakes, Free Cruise Vacation

Today Celebrity Cruises announced the “Celebrity Reflection Launch to Luxury Game and Sweepstakes,” an online contest that lets travel agents and vacationers learned about the upcoming 3,046-guest Celebrity Reflection. The game, which takes place September 24 through October 26, allows the players to earn points answering trivia questions. The game is played in stages and […]