Cruise Radio

We get a review of a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic. This is a very polarizing ship, folks either love it or hate it. Steven gives us his thoughts of the ship, the experience he had, and a comprehensive review. 

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Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Splendor. This was a seven-night cruise from LA. We talk about the ship, the ports of call, and the entertainment offered. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news: 

  • FEMA chartered a cruise ship for hurricane relief in 2017, and didn't make the most out of it. 
  • Holland America's upcoming ship now has a Godmother
  • Carnival will position one of their ships to a new homeport next year.
  • Disney Cruise Line is heading to Canada
  • Hawaii cruises are slowly starting to reinstate canceled itineraries. 

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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder on a seven-night Bahamas cruise from Galveston, Texas. This cruise was a special cruise because it was their first time cruising Disney and their first time cruising ever! How did it stack up? We get a comprehensive review from this family. 

Sherry has cruise news: 

Shelly from Cruising Excursions stops by to give answer some of your questions on Northern Europe shore excursions. 

Listener question on cruising during hurricane season and excellent prices. More tips from Sherry can be found here

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Category:Disney Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Kris recently returned from one of the first guest sailings aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Norwegian Bliss. The cruise went from Miami, Florida through the Panama Canal and ended on the west coast. We get a review of this newest ship, including the Haven experience, food, entertainment, and all the things to do outdoors like the go karts and laser tag. 

Sherry has cruise news on:

  • Carnival ship delayed from Tampa for two days
  • Royal Caribbean ship is out of dry dock with the new skypad 
  • Virgin Cruises reveals more inside spaces
  • Hawaii cruises still impacted by volcano eruptions 
  • Disney Cruise Line rolls out new itineraries 

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Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We're broadcasting live for the christening and naming ceremony of Carnival Cruise Line's 26th ship, Carnival Horizon. 

Godmother Queen Latifah, Chef Guy Fieri, Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott, along with a couple thousand guests were in attendance.

Horizon Cruise Director Mike Pack stops by, Tommy from Always Be Booked, and we get some audio clips from Guy Fieri after the ribbon cutting of the Pig and Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse.  

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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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 TripInsurance.com 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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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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Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 6:19am EDT

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.

Questions or comments? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net

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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT