Cruise Radio

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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We get a review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl on a cruise out of New Orleans. 

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Listener Question:
I am booked on an upcoming Carnival cruise through reduced deposit promotion. Did a dummy booking and my cruise went down $125. I called Carnival and they could not find that price. What would you do?- Jean 
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Hear a review of Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Silhouette. A seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale. 

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Listener Question 

What happens to your luggage when they check it at the pier? 

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Jon gives us a review of his family's seven-night Bahamas cruise on Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Pride from Baltimore. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line announces a new PortMiami terminal 
  • Virgin Cruises gives us more details on their upcoming ship 
  • Princess Cruises is testing their version of paid priority embarkation 
  • Disney Cruise Line details the look of their upcoming ships

Listener Question: My husband don't want to get a passport. Help! 

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We get a review of Princess Cruises Royal Princess. This was a 10-night Southern Caribbean itinerary out of Port Everglades.

Simone from Cruising Excursions drops by to answer some of your listener questions on Baltic itineraries.

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:

  • Cruise lines pull some excursions from the Cozumel itinerary.
  • Details of the new Holland America food partnership.
  • Carnival Horizon officially has a Godmother.
  • Bahamas Paradise Cruises details their upcoming ship.
  • Celebrity Cruises details new dining venues on the upcoming Celebrity Edge

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Tim and his wife just returned from a five-night sailing on Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Liberty. Hear a review of this Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral. 

Stewart has cruise news on: 

  • Recent updates to Princess Cays 
  • Carnival Cruise Line adding more Cuba sailings in 2019 
  • Carnival Corporation's new WiFi hardware blows away competitors 

Cruise Awards

Cruise Critic recently revealed their 2018 Cruiser's Choice awards. These awards are voted by members of the site's cruising community. Colleen McDaniel, Senior Executive Editor of stops by to share a few of the winners with us. You can get a rundown of all the winners by clicking here

Listener Questions: 
  • What is the status of Princess Cruises' Ocean Medallion program? 
  • Why does every Carnival Cruise Line ship always stop in Nassau, Bahamas?
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Adam and his wife just returned from a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise on MSC Seaside. We get a bow to stern review on the newest cruise ship from MSC Cruises. He talks about what he liked and disliked on MSC Seaside.

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