Cruise Podcasts: Complete List of 30 to Listen to, Any Time

Whether you’re on the road, home, on land or sea – these cruise podcasts are inspiring to listen to, no matter your location.

Whereas you need to read this blog post (hmmm….maybe we should turn it into an audio file for you!) we all know that podcasts are great for a listen while you drive, go for a walk or job, or while you’re making dinner in your kitchen.

These podcasts include ones we listen to and enjoy. Some have ceased production but are still ones we want to include. And some continue pumping out fresh content.

Note: If we’ve linked the podcast up in Apple iTunes, Spotify, Sound Cloud, etc. it’s likely it also exists on a number of other platforms. Simply search for the podcast in whatever your favorite software is for consuming the audio.

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How to Find the Best Cruise Podcasts for You, from Our List

It’d be crazy to subscribe to all of these – you’d have to make cruise podcast listening a full time job if you were going to try to do that.

Instead, we suggest either finding a podcast that resonates with you, based on the cruise line or topic. See if the host, or hosts, are to your liking after a listen.

There are some podcasts Dan listens to that I just cannot get into, and some I listen to he doesn’t like. Then there are ones we both love, that become the ones we listen to on road trips and at home together. It’s the same with us for these cruise podcasts.

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Official Industry Cruises Podcasts

CLIA Podcasts

CLIA is the industry trade association, whose letters stand for: Cruise Lines International Association.

They have two cruise podcasts for listeners…

CLIA Cruise Podcast

These episodes are anywhere from 6 to 45 minutes, to an hour. Generally speaking, each episode features an interview with someone new in cruising, including cruise line execs and travel advisors. They have episodes discussing industry news as well.

CLIA River View Podcast

This relatively new podcast is one we hope they keep up with it because we love the topic of river cruises!

No Ordinary Adventure from Uncruise

Captain Dan from Uncruise, cruise line, is the leading voice behind this great podcast.

While he doesn’t talk all cruise, all the time, it’s hard to deny that the world of travel is interconnected no matter the “medium.” For instance, in one episode he speak s with Joe Williams, an elder in a Tlingit tribe, about the history and culture of travel.

We first learned about the indigenous people in the Tlingit community brought through our experience with Icy Strait Point port, in Alaska. Of course this port is mostly reachable by cruise!

Captain Dan’s podcast uncovers extraordinary adventures from his first-hand stories and connections. It’s great for people that don’t want cruise info in their cruise podcasts 100% of the time but still want that association.

The Maritime Podcast

This podcast came to our attention by way of Seatrade, which connects the cruise industry across the globe. Instead of focusing on cruising, alone, they focus on maritime news.

This is a really interesting podcast to us, because cruises need to abide by maritime laws. Or shipping on the oceans. There’s a lot of education in this relatively new, but great podcast.

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Cruise Enthusiasts and Influencers Cruise Podcasts

Cruise Radio

We love the Cruise Radio podcasts, brought to you by Doug Parker. He is a top-notch, professional podcaster.

He has two podcasts, one short format and one longer…

Cruise Radio News

This is our go-to source for daily updates on cruise industry news. Doug keeps it brief and to important news you need to know, now.

Cruise Radio

These episodes average anywhere for 20 minutes to an hour, pretty much discussing anything under the sun in terms of cruising! Sometimes we’ll listen to a quick Cruise Radio News update then keep listening to Doug with a longer episode of Cruise Radio.

Essential Cruise Tips

This cruise podcast is brought to you by cruise expert and author, Gary Bembridge. We love his YouTube series sharing tips and advice for travelers. His voice and accent are so soothing too!

He’s been on over 75 cruises, embarking on approximately 10 a year.

What we love about his cruise podcast is episodes are about 5 to 15 minutes each. So there’s no excuse to not give them a listen.

The Cruise Dudes

The Cruise Dudes, Tommy Allison and Scott Andrews, keep podcasting manageable by producing one episode a month. They have over 170 episodes under their belt though, proving they’re not a flash in the pan.

They share their favorite cruise tips, advice and experiences in 1-hour episodes.

The Big Cruise Podcast

What we love about The Big Cruise Podcast is that host, Baz, talks about unique information in the cruise world, including maritime historian, Chris, in relation to the Australia and New Zealand markets.

They have occasional additional guests to share insight into the cruise industry, and they also discuss cruise news and answers listener questions. As cruising resumes, Baz plans to add cruise reviews to his podcast episodes.

Cruise Tips TV Unplugged

We, of course, love any couple who podcasts together and peppers their personalities into it. That’s part of the appeal of Cruise Tips TV Unplugged for us.

Sheri and “Mr. Cruisetips TV” are the voices you’ll regularly hear in episodes that discuss all things cruise in a casual way. Episodes average 30 minutes to an hour.

Always Be Booked

This cruise podcast, hosted by Tony Casabona, shares cruise news, thoughts and advice. We like that he pivoted during the pandemic to talk about some “staycation” conversations and stories at home, keeping it real in an uncertain time.

Shoutout to Tony’s Long Island roots! I’m from Long Island too (Dan’s from Buffalo) so I couldn’t let that similarity pass without mention. His bluntness and accent have us missing NY.

His 100+ episodes proves his devotion to podcasting. And his catchy, upbeat intro reminds us of another favorite (non-cruise) podcast Dan and I love, Snacks Daily. It makes us happy!

The Shipping Podcast

Host Lena Göthberg interview “interesting maritime professionals” on her podcast. This can be anyone from cruise pros to maritime industry innovators.

We love her interview from a few years ago with Captain Kate McCue, the first American female cruise captain.

Avid Travel

We identify with so many of the episodes of this podcast, by Britton Frost, including discussing River vs. Ocean Cruises, why cruising is for everyone and talking about which cruise lines allow children.

The 98 episodes are 30 minutes or less.

Fintastic Cruising

Matt (formerly of The Cruise Geeks) and his partner, Kimbra, started this podcast in August of 2019. They talk about anything cruising from creatures you’ll see while sailing (dolphins and turtles included), to ports of call, to themed cruises and beyond.

La Lido Loca Cruise Podcas‪t‬

Tony and Jenny talk cruise questions, news and musings on their podcast named after their blog of the same name. Episodes average 40 minutes to an hour.

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Podcasts from Cruise Crew

Oooooh! Don’t we all want to take a peek behind the curtain on cruise ships? If Bravo’s successful series, Below Deck, has proven anything it’s we all want to know how the sausage is made.

Here are three great podcasts that take you behind the doors that say, “Crew Only.”

Keeping Afloat

This podcast is brought to you by Cruise Director, Kabir. It’s always fun to hear cruise experiences from people who have worked and lived on cruise ships. But he’s not just interviewing people – he’s telling stories. This makes listening about 1,000 times more enjoyable.

Curious about dating life on cruise ships? We are. (Spicy!) Or interested to know what it was like to be on a ship during the height of COVID-19? He shares.

His super engaging episodes are between 5 minutes to 45 minutes. He changes the names of cruise ships and particulars to protect the innocent.

Behind the Crew Door

It’s fascinating to take a look behind the curtain (and “below the waterline,” where the crew lives, as Sarah says) with hosts Sarah and Tom.

Their cruise podcast, Behind the Crew Door is where they dish the details. Episodes average 25 to 40 minutes. Have a question for them? Simply submit it and they’ll consider answering it on the podcast.

Cruise Life Experience

Mitch Merucci & Mike Szwajkowski are Cruise Directors who take a light-hearted look at the cruise industry.

They published 9 episodes, which were mayybbeeee something to do during the pandemic if we had to guess. We hope they revitalize the podcast and update it in the future, since the last one they published was in July 2020. Regardless, the available ones are worth a listen.

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Cruise Line Specific Cruise Podcasts

The Royal Caribbean Podcast

This weekly podcast discusses – you guessed it – the Royal Caribbean brand.

Royal Caribbean blogger, Matt, knows so much about the cruise industry on a scale beyond the one line. And he has guests that share all sorts of experiences whether about back-to-back cruises, or celebrating milestones onboard Royal Caribbean, or even what it’s like to win in the casino onboard.

He has hundreds of episodes to listen to. While some are time sensitive to their publish date because of breaking news, most of them are interesting conversations about cruising, valid anytime.

Browse the episodes, pick one that interests you, and give it a listen!

Disney Cruise Line Cruise Podcasts

It’s not a surprise that Disney Cruise podcasts are out there.

Enthusiasts who specifically want to talk about the brand, just like Disneyland and Walt Disney World (etc, etc.), share their love for DCL in an audio format.

Here are four to enjoy…

The DCL Dude Podcast

Wes Dauer focuses on DCL pretty exclusively, deep-diving into brand specific ports of call, ships and even interviews performers and crew who work onboard. His episodes are between 30 minutes to an hour, on average, with a few outliers.

DCLDuo Podcast

As the name indicates, this pair of podcasters, Sam and Brian, discuss their love of Disney Cruise Line!

But as most DCL fans know, love of the Disney brand doesn’t stop on the water. They go beyond the DCL fleet of ships, to include Adventures by Disney, and share their love of the parks and Disney travel, overall, as well.

DCL Podcast

Steve Kriese discusses Disney Cruise Line information on his podcast, but expands into the parks, collaborations with other Disney podcasters, and touches on other cruise lines. Episodes are typically 45 minutes to an hour.

Disney Cruise Line Blog Podcast

This podcast has episodes ranging from about 20 minutes to an hour. Scott Sanders has published 55 episodes, beginning in 2016, and says he plans to release more in the future, though they’re not regularly scheduled. DCL news is kept current in the content on their blog as well.

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Cruise Podcasts that aren’t Producing New Content

The podcasts below have some good content, which is why we’re mentioning them. However, it’s important to acknowledge that they don’t seem to be producing new content. Because of this, we’ve noted when their last episode on record is, for each one.

Who knows – maybe one day these podcasters will dust off their microphones and get back to it! And if not, there is still some solid content there.

Cruise Critic Podcast

This is one of the most popular cruising websites so isn’t a surprise they had a podcast. I supposed what’s surprising is it never got out of the beta stage and they only have 6 episodes published on Apple Podcasts.

Cruise Town

This podcast about Juneau, Alaska highlights what it’s like to live in a cruise port town including information about Juneau. Its last episode is from December 2020 so we hope when cruising resumes, and people start to travel to Alaska via cruise ship again, the podcast will resume too.

CruiseHabit Podcast

The last time Ric & Billy discussed their cruise habit was pre-pandemic. They have reviewed specific ships, talked to cruise line executives and talked about the rise of the megaship within their less than 20 episodes, which ended with a Norwegian Sky recap in July 2019.

River Cruise Radio

We were sad to find this podcast then quickly learn its episodes stopped back in June 2018.

Sherry Laskin hosted the podcast. She shared information about all things river cruise, including info about USA River Cruises, her first experience on a river cruise, to Christmas Market river cruises and beyond.

We’re bias in favor of river cruises, which is not a secret. So we’re both bummed about this yet glad it exists. You can still listen to the 64 episodes.

You may know Sherry as the Cruise Maven, a cruise and travel writer who doesn’t fly.

Cruise Maven Travel Podcast

Sherry Laskin (mentioned above) had a cruise podcast with four episodes back in 2015. They ranged in length from 15 minutes to 26 minutes.

Popular Cruising {Video} Podcast

163 episodes was a good run for this {video} cruise podcast by Jason Leppert. The unique twist on this is it’s video content, which was being produced on a weekly basis until December 2016.

You can’t watch the videos, say, if you’re driving, trying to listen, only. It’s just not the same because the videos are high quality and so interesting and you’ll want to watch.

You can tune into content that gives you tours of specific ships, ones that peel back the curtain of ship operations with behind-the-scenes information, or watch simple one-minute clips showcasing cruise cabins.

Most of the videos are around one to two minutes; longer videos are 15 minutes.

The Cruise Geeks

The Cruise Geeks, Tony and Matt, had long format episodes averaging about 80 to 90 minutes each. They shared all things cruise, including ship and port info, from February 2018 to May 2019. Matt now has his Fintastic Cruise podcast with his partner, Kimbra, mentioned above.

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