Cruise Radio
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 
Direct download: EPI319JUL3115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

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. 
Direct download: EPI318JUL2815.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55pm EDT

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
 
Listener Question
 
What is the best way to handle a cruise price drop? 
Direct download: EPI317JUL2315_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm EDT

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. 

Josh the Cruise Director from Carnival Sensation drops by the talk about Carnival Sensation and what makes it so appealing. 

A listener gives us a review of their eight-night Florida/Bahamas cruise on Norwegian Gem. 

Direct download: CR_JUL_20_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

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 
Direct download: CR_JUL_16_15_MIX_AU_EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

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.
Direct download: CR_JUL_13_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

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. 
Direct download: CR_JUL_9_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

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. 
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

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:

  • Cruise passengers killed in floatplane accident
  • Carnival Corporation orders three mega ships
  • Coin Ceremony completed on Carnival Vista 
  • Walking Dead theme cruise sailing in January
Direct download: CR_JUL_2_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21am EDT

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