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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Carnival Takes Over New Orleans’ Audubon Zoo

For four nights in October, Carnival Cruise Lines will partner with Children’s Hospital to take part in an annual Halloween event for the kids held at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The event, Boo at the Zoo, will have trick or treat houses, a haunted maze, ghost train rides, wildlife displays and entertainment by […]

Princess Cruises Reveals Escape Completely Campaign

Princess Cruise is giving you a chance to get away from it all with their Campaign to Escape Completely. Now through November 6, you have a chance to take home a West Coast or Caribbean cruise. The campaign offers two ways to win a free cruise: Free Cruise Giveaways in Consumer Emails – Consumers who […]

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 […]

Norwegian Launches Spanish Version of Website

With over 35 million USA residents speaking Spanish, it’s no wonder Norwegian Cruise Line recently launched a Spanish version of NCL.com. The Spanish site features the same functionality as the US version, including ship and destination content, booking engine and on-line check-in for sailings. The cruise line partnered with MotionPoint Corporation, a company that specializes […]