Fri, 31 July 2015
Eric just returned from a sailing aboard Royal Princess and shares his trip with us. Eric leaves no stone unturned in this review, covering his pre-cruise thoughts, embarkation, stateroom, dining, entertainment and how the ship was during sea days.
Theresa Norton-Masek from TravelPulse has Cruise News:
Costa Cruises orders two massive cruise ships
Norwegian Cruise Lines parts ways with Celebrity Chef
Princess Cruises gets new specialty venue
Carnival Corporation reaches agreement on ADA lawsuit
Kathy Lee Gifford debuts new wine on Carnival Splendor in NYC
Tue, 28 July 2015
We took a weekend trip down to Carnival Sunshine in Port Canaveral, Florida and talked to the Cruise Director Ryan. This is Ryan's second week on the job as he's filling in for the original Cruise Director Jamie D. We also chat with a passenger about their Carnival Sunshine experience.
The summer is heating up with Caribbean shore excursions and we talk about cruise excursions in St. Thomas, Aruba, Barbados and St. Vincent.
Thu, 23 July 2015
We get a review from listener Tommy about a cruise line out of West Palm Beach, Florida called Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line. The interesting thing about this cruise line is that the ship used to belong to Carnival Cruise Line as Carnival Celebration. It was finally sold off after being transferred a couple times within the Carnival Corporation.
Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy has cruise news:
Freedom of the Seas experiences engine fire
Norwegian Cruise Line raises gratuities, again
MSC Cruises launches revamps loyalty program
Crystal Cruises launches new ships, river boats, yachts and airline
What is the best way to handle a cruise price drop?
Mon, 20 July 2015
We talk to a couple from Florida who have done 100 cruises on the same ship from Port Canaveral, Florida. They tell us why they have been on the ship 100 times, what keeps them coming back, and if they plan to cruise elsewhere.
A listener gives us a review of their eight-night Florida/Bahamas cruise on Norwegian Gem.
Thu, 16 July 2015
We turn the tables this week and I get interviewed about my recent sailing aboard Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas. I talk about pre-cruise thoughts, dining, entertainment, the ship, and the private island Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas.
Cruise Guy has cruise news on:
fathom going to Cuba (I will play the NPR clipping)
Royal cutting Dynamic Dining from ships
Norwegian going a la carte on specialty
Cunard NYC event
Celebrity's new female captain
Mon, 13 July 2015
Royal Caribbean recently announced that Majesty of the Seas will stay with the Royal fleet and undergo extensive renovations in 2016. Part of those renovations include a waterslide, additional dining venues, kid programs, and complimentary high-speed internet.
We sit down and talk with the Cruise Director and Hotel Director of Majesty of the Seas and get their takes on the ship, renovations, their jobs, and what makes this Bahamas-bound ship so appealing to thousands of guests every week.
Next week will be a special review of the ship.
Thu, 9 July 2015
We answer a listener question about what to do when visiting St. Kitts this summer.
ShipMate App has a new update that puts all your cruise, port, and ship information in one stream (like Facebook). We talk to creator Mike Jirout about the update.
Plus cruise news on Carnival Vista floating out, MSC Cruises to base ship in Cuba, Norwegian ending Nickelodeon agreement, Celebrity adds value added pricing structure, and Royal Caribbean keeping Majesty of the Seas.
Mon, 6 July 2015
We answer a question about a pre cruise hotel in Port Canaveral, Florida. We talk with the General Manager of Radisson Resort at the Port to find out about the property and what it offers. During the interview a rocket took off and it was super cool to be a part of that.
We get a listener review of Carnival Conquest on an eight-night Caribbean sailing from Port Everglades. We learn about the ship, stateroom, dining options, ports, and first time tips.
Fri, 3 July 2015
Listener Andy just got back from a four-night Bahamas cruise on Carnival Sensation. The cruise left from Port Canaveral, Florida and stopped at Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas.
Theresa Norton-Masek, Cruise Editor of TravelPulse.com has cruise news on: