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Jason joins us fresh off his Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder, straight from Alaska. Hear a bow to stern review.

We recently received a listener email telling us that we need to educate the listeners more on using travel agents, so we got Vincent Dowling from Enchanted Memories Travel on the phone to tell us why we should use a travel agent.

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Direct download: CR_6_30_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Richard Branson is no stranger to the travel industry with airlines, hotels, space, trains, and now a cruise line. 

We headed to Miami for the announcement and got response from industry professionals and listened to public opinion. 

Also, we'll answer listener questions about Caribbean shore excursions in Cozumel, Nassau, and diving locations. 
Direct download: CR_JUN_23_15_MIX_AU_EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

Listener Richard gives us a Norwegian Getaway review after returning from his seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing out of Miami.  

Plus, travel expert Jason Coleman and answers listener questions about U.S. Customs and Immigration, passport stamps, and seasickness medication.

Direct download: CR_JUN_22_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

On this episode, we get a comprehensive review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America from Theresa Russell. She shares her Hawaii cruise experience, what is was like sailing on a U.S. flagged ship, and what the Hawaiian Islands were like. 

Cruise News

  • Norwegian revamps their dining package
  • Cruises to nowhere ending
  • Recapping Carnival's no bottle policy 
  • HAL Noordam rescues sightseeeing boat
    Listener question:
    A Villa on Carnival's private island Half Moon Cay for 8 people is $499.99. The villa itself holds 18 people. Every person over 8 is required to pay $49.99 per person.
    We have 11 people in our party total - I am confused why we have to pay extra if the villa itself is designed for 18 people in the first place. Any ideas?
Direct download: CR_JUN_19_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30pm EST

On this episode, we talk to listener Marcy who just returned from an eight night cruise aboard Carnival Legend in Alaska. The cruise started in Vancouver and ended in Seattle. Marcy gives her full Carnival Legend review. 

We talk  to the creator of one of the newest cruise apps out there, Cruise Deals, an iPhone app that monitors cruise prices drops. You can find price drops reduced as much as 80%. Find the app by searching Criuse Deals in the app store.

Direct download: CR_JUN_15_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55pm EST

On this show Vickie gives us a review of Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess on her recent California Coastal cruise. We get to hear about the ship, staterooms, dining, and ports of call.

Angie Keilhauer is a talented acoustic musician we came across on Carnival Legend last year in Tampa. Since then she’s been spotted by some big names in country music like Kenny Chesney and is going big places! She’s currently off the ship and on tour and checks in with us.

Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise news on:

  • Carnival’s ban on water bottles
  • New Norwegian Cruise Line dining plans
  • Fall cruise trends for 2015
Direct download: CR_JUNE_11_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:16pm EST

On this episode Sherry Laskin joins us to talk about a cruise she took aboard Carnival Pride earlier this year from Tampa to the Western Caribbean. Sherry gives us all the details on this Carnival Pride review.

Recently Carnival Corporation announced the start up of a new brand called 'fathom.' The brand is centered around social impact and has created quite the buzz on social media and on the message boards. Stewart Chiron The Cruise Guy joins me this week to tackle and answer some of the response.


Direct download: CR_JUNE_8_15_MIX_AU_EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm EST

Carnival Corporation has launched a tenth cruise brand called fathom. The brand category, called social impact travel, will offer an impactful travel experience and work alongside locals to tackle community needs.

Fathom is purpose built, starting with one ship, and allowing guests to immerse themselves in local culture and economic development.

Based out of Miami with a 700-passenger cruise ship, the first destination will be the Puerto Plata region of the Dominican Republic. This area is known for both beauty and poverty, which is where fathom steps in.

On this show we talk to:

  • Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation
  • Tara Russell, President of Fathom
  • Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy
  • Nancy Schretter, from the Family Travel Network
  • James Shillinglaw,
  • Ben Souza, Cruise Fever
Direct download: CR_JUN_4_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm EST

On this episode, Jeff from Tampa gives us a comprehensive review of his latest four-night Bahamas sailing aboard Norwegian Sky from Miami.

Jeff covers his impressions of Norwegian Sky; the stateroom, food, entertainment, and what he did in Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas.

Last week we had Nancy Schretter on from Family Travel Network about her review of Norwegian Jade. Listener Jessica emailed in to ask a couple questions about sailing Europe with her family – so Nancy is back to answer those questions.

Direct download: JUNE_1_15_MIX_AU_EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EST