Ready, Set, Cruise: How To Eat Like a Local

I confess this topic is one I don’t have a lot of experience in. I can’t believe I’m going to admit this, but the last few times I visited Europe on a cruise, I stayed in internet cafés or bars in ports and didn’t really sample much of the local cuisine. So I’m definitely looking for some […]

Carnival Sunshine Resumes Service, Plenty To Do

Carnival Sunshine – which recently underwent a groundbreaking $155 million renovation that added a host of new features and facilities – arrived today in Barcelona, Spain, following its inaugural 12-day cruise from Venice, Italy. The unprecedented transformation added all of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 dining, bar and entertainment features, along with a host of […]

Viking Ocean Cruises Debuts New Cruise Ships

Until last night we knew very little about Viking River Cruises navigating into the waters of ocean cruising. We knew they were dabbling in the market of ocean cruising but it was very vague. At an event in Los Angeles, Viking River Cruises announced their new line Viking Ocean Cruises, the first ocean-going line in […]

Video: Carnival Sunshine Starting to Take Shape

It’s about a little over a month since Carnival Destiny entered a shipyard in Italy to undergo a $155-million renovation, transforming her to Carnival Sunshine. Fast forward to April, things are really starting to take shape. The drydock process includes over 3,000 employees working round-the-clock. This week’s video features a lot of the public areas […]

Three Silversea Ships Meet in Corfu

For the first time ever last week three Silversea Cruises’ luxury vessels – Silver Cloud, Silver Wind and Silver Spirit – called at the same port on the same day in Corfu. The ships blew whistles as they passed each other in the picturesque port. Corfu (or Kérkyra in Greek) is the second largest of […]

Holland America Rolls Out New Itineraries for 2013 European Season

Next summer Holland America will deploy seven ships to Europe that’ll feature seven unique ports of call. The seven ships sailing on more than 53 unique European itineraries — ms Eurodam, ms Nieuw Amsterdam, ms Noordam, ms Prinsendam, ms Rotterdam, ms Ryndam and ms Veendam — will cruise throughout the region on 107 departures that […]

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 […]

Holland America offers a broad range of European itineraries

This fall, Holland America Line is offering an extensive selection of cruises that explore ports of call that span from Turkey to the Canary Islands and across the Atlantic. Setting sail after the bustling summer months, these idyllic itineraries showcase the best of the region at a beautiful time of year. Ranging from a 7-night […]

10 Tips for First-Time Cruisers in Europe

So you have your cruise picked out, your airfare purchased and you’re ready to cruise Europe, right? Europe offers a lot of picturesque ports and can be an great country to sail from, but not knowing the little things before you leave could wind up ruining your vacation or tarnishing your European cruise experience. I […]

Carnival Breeze: Venice, Italy + Red Frog Pub

Last year I was in Venice but my day was a blur because my cruise originated there and I was up for 36 hours by the time we got there. So this year, I was bound to make it happen. We arrived in Venice and the ride in was so picturesque. There was a little […]