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 […]

Royal Caribbean Gives Short Sailing Options from Florida

By: Sarah Phillips Need a break from work or weather woes? Royal Caribbean announced the perfect solution this week. Royal Caribbean will have five revitalized ships offering three-, four- and five-day sailings from four Florida ports for a quick getaway. From Miami, Majesty of the Seas will continue to offer year round three- and four- […]

Cruise Ship Order Book for 2013

Compared to the past, 2013 is shaping up to be a relatively  slow year for cranking out new  builds. With exception of Viking River Cruises, which aren’t considered cruise ships, we’ll see three noteworthy new builds and one major refurbishment. Here is the cruise ship order book for 2013: Norwegian Cruise Line will take delivery […]

Sale: Royal Caribbean Offering Up To $400 OBC

Royal Caribbean is offering up to a $400 on board credit for Europe, Caribbean, Bermuda and trans-Atlantic sailings booked through February 15, 2013, for six night sailings or longer. Vacationers can enjoy onboard credit up to $200 per stateroom when they book a 2013 Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean or trans-Atlantic cruise and request one of the […]

Episode: Cruise News + QM2 2012 Review

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[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI159SEP2612Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Queen Mary 2″ artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week Barry from Cruising Authority stops by to talk to Doug about his recent transatlantic sailing aboard Queen Mary 2. A great article on Five Resources to Research Shore Excursions. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News on: More details revealed about Norwegian Breakaway […]

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 […]

Five Ways to Score Last Minute Cruise Deals

It wasn’t that long ago when you could show up at the dock with your passport in hand and go on a sailing. These days, post- 9/11, and with increased homeland security, it’s nearly impossible. Even industry people who want to go on a ship for the day need to submit their paperwork at least […]

Royal Caribbean Shows Loyalty to Travel Agents

Royal Caribbean reassured their commitment to travel agents today with a new Loyal to You Always campaign by offering two more points of commission to agents that book September 21 to October 5, 2012. “Royal Caribbean has been and continues to be dedicated to fostering the success of travel agents,” said Vicki Freed, senior vice […]

Serenade of the Seas to Receive New Restaurants

When Royal Caribbean’s 2,490-guest Serenade of the Seas heads to drydock this fall she’ll emerge with three new specialty dining venues and new dining plans. Giovanni’s Table Italian restaurant, Izumi Asian cuisine and the intimate Chef’s Table dining experience will be added, as well as dining packages for guests to enjoy. Guests will have the […]

High Winds Cause Norwegian Star to Break Free

Strong winds are to blame as the 2,348-guest Norwegian Star broke free from its moorings at the west end of Bermuda on Friday, making contact with Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, this first reported by Cruise Critic. A Norwegian spokesperson said, “At approximately 1:30pm ET today, a high wind squall caused Norwegian Star’s aft […]