Cruise Radio

On this bonus episode we get a review of Rick's Queen Mary 2 crossing from New York City to Southampton, England. We get a unique perspective of this crossing and why they are loved by so many cruisers. 

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Sherry Kennedy answers some of the most popular questions we get about beaches in Grand Cayman, how the hospital onboard the cruise ship works, and others. 

Michelle sent us a listener question about buying trip insurance for her upcoming cruise now, but adding the airfare later. Dan from stops by the answer her question and gives us things to look out for if you ever file a trip insurance claim. There's a lot of "gotchas" to look out for. 

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We are aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Norwegian Bliss to test out all the new offerings. Norwegian has really upped the game with Norwegian Bliss bringing onboard go karts, laser tag, interactive shows, food options, and lots of observation areas which makes it perfect for Alaska. 

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We talk with Carnival Cruise Line brand ambassador John Heald about the newest cruise ship Carnival Horizon, ask him some of your questions and find out what's new. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on:

  • Carnival Cruise Line extends contract with Florida port
  • Longest cruise in the world happening in 2019
  • Alaska cruise season is officially underway 
  • Listener Q: How do you call home when in cruise ports?

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We get a review of Carnival Horizon. Carnival Horizon is the newest and largest ship of Carnival Cruise Line. Debuting in April 2018, Horizon has 16 dining options and over a dozen bars to choose from. Plus, a lot of activities inside and out. 

Be sure to check out our trip reports from the journey. Read all of them here.

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This week we get a review of MSC Meraviglia, a ship that was introduced by MSC Cruises in 2016. Dr. Kris gives us a comprehensive review of the ship, his thoughts on the layout, the ports of call, and how the service was sailing MSC Cruises in the western Mediterranean.

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on: 

  • A cruise ship hitting the pier in Honduras 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line's Bliss being delivered 
  • Carnival Cruise Line cutting back on the use of straws 
  • Listener Question: The best way to stay in touch with family when docking in port. 

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On this week's episode of Cruise Radio, we are broadcasting straight from Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Horizon. 

We discuss Horizon's differences from Carnival Vista and the new barbecue smokehouse and brewhouse onboard with Carnival's president Christine Duffy. Eddie Allen, the Vice President of Beverage Operations joins us to talk about the brewery onboard, as well as some of Carnival's most popular cocktails. 

Chris Owen from Chris Cruises also stops by to discuss his first impressions of the ship and help answer some listener questions.

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On this bonus episode, we get a review from Joe on his 12-night Baltic cruise on Holland America's Zuiderdam. Plus we answer some of your shore excursion questions. 

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Chris recently returned from a five-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard the newly refurbished Disney Magic. We chat about Marvel Days at Sea, the newly refurbished ship, and her overall thoughts on this Disney Cruise Line ship. 

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Listener Question:

My husband and I are divorced and I want to take my son on a cruise for his 14th birthday. His father was cool with him going, and is now is being a jerk and saying he won't sign for him to go. Do you have any suggestions or is there a way around this? 

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We get a review of the newly refurbished Carnival Elation. In fall 2017, the ship underwent a massive refurbishment that added close to 100 balcony staterooms, Vista Suites, a Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, and other Fun Ship enhancements. 

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Listener Question:  My husband and I are cruising this summer and are debt free. We have one credit card but it's only for emergencies. I'm reading where the cruise line puts a hold on debit cards on embarkation day. Is there another option instead of handing over my bank card? Shannon - Johnsontown, PA

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