Protests in Egypt Divert Cruise Ship

Royal Caribbean issued a statement to their travel agents that they are closely monitoring the protests in Egypt and as a precaution have canceled an upcoming sailing into Alexandra, Egypt. “In an abundance of caution, Royal Caribbean International has decided to cancel Mariner of the Seas’ next port call to Egypt.  Mariner of the Seas, […]

Barbados Announces New Cruise Facility

Barbados announced plans this week to open a brand new $300 million cruise terminal in the capital city of Bridgetown. The two-year project will be spearheaded by Barbados Port Incorporated in a joint venture with a consortium comprising Barbadian company SMI Infrastructure Solutions Incorporated and Royal Caribbean Cruise Limited. A minimum of 200 jobs are […]

Barbie Partners Fleet-wide with Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean will soon be a part of the Barbie world. Royal Caribbean and Mattel announced today that they’ll be bringing a signature pink-style doll to cruise ships with the Barbie Premium Experience. Highlights of the BarbieTM Premium Experience include: A Barbie stateroom, adorned in the doll’s signature style and featuring keepsakes such as a […]

Video: Hurricane Season Stresses Travel Insurance

Video Script — Travel Insurance Call it what you will but cruising during hurricane season is never a dull moment. Just ask the thousands of passengers who sailed out of South Florida this past week during Tropical Storm Isaac. Passengers on Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas turned a week-long vacation into a forced nine […]

St. Croix Looks Forward to Great Cruise Numbers

According to South Florida Caribbean News, St. Croix is scheduled to have 55 cruise ships visiting the islands between October 2012 and September 2013. While a higher number of ships visited the port this year, the size of the ships will yield a higher passenger count. Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas is scheduled to […]

7 Money Saving Cruise Tips

Let’s face it, everyone that goes on a cruise vacation doesn’t want to get nickel and dimed to death. Throughout my last cruise, I was thinking of ways to save money, and it worked. My sign and sail account was next to nothing on disembarkation morning! Here’s some money saving cruise tips: 1. Look for […]

Celebrity Cruises Names New CEO

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. today announced that Michael Bayley has been promoted to President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises, replacing Dan Hanrahan, whose departure was recently announced.  Bayley will report directly to Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd.   Bayley has been with Royal Caribbean for over 30 years, most recently […]

Cruise Line Spa Company Shows Big Growth in 2012

Steiner Leisure’s revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2012 increased 17.3% to $197.5 million from $168.4 million during the comparable quarter in 2011. Net income for the second quarter was $14.1 million compared with $13.2 million for the same quarter in 2011. Steiner Leisure owns and operates the spa facilities onboard 153 ships, […]

Royal Caribbean reports $3.6 million second quarter loss

In an earnings call earlier today Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD announced a second quarter loss of $3.6 million, compared to a $93.5 million profit the same quarter 2011. “The steady drumbeat of negative news emanating out of Europe is certainly having an impact,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer.  Fain continued, “As […]

Episode: ms Maasdam 2012 Review, $5k Giveaway + Cruise News

[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI150JULY2412Mixdown.mp3″ title=”ms Maasdam Review” artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week Dr. Kris joins us with his review of Holland America’s ms Maasdam. Dan Skilken of TripInsurance.com gives the details on the latest contest to win $5,000 to travel anywhere you’d like. Cruise Guy has our weekly Cruise News: Princess Cruises reveal on Royal Princess Passengers sue […]