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Weekend Cruise News Brief - August 12, 2018. Royal Caribbean is changing their online check-in program. Carnival Cruise Line is making two disembarkation changes.  Three Norwegian Cruise Line ships got a total makeover. And a couple got booted from a Holland America Line cruise ship. 

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We get a review of Royal Caribbean's newly refurbished Mariner of the Seas. Don recently took a three-night Bahamas cruise that stopped in Nassau, Bahamas and the cruise line's private island Coco Cay. We get a detailed review of CoCo Cay, a construction update, and what it was like sailing this newly refurbished cruise ship. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • A Carnival crew found unresponsive 
  • The talk of passenger fuel surcharges as the price of oil increases 
  • Princess Cruises has a burger available on land 
  • Royal Caribbean had the largest movie premiere at sea

Listener questions on: 

  • Bringing two bottles of wine onboard 
  • ATM onboard cruise ships 
  • Getting to St. John from St. Thomas 

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Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Your cruise news brief for August 5, 2019. Grand Cayman is experiencing record cruise passengers and opposition for the new cruise pier, a crew member from Holland America went overboard, Celebrity Edge has completed her first round of sea trial, Harmony of the Seas debuts in Netflix film, Carnival kids read record Dr. Seuss words, and deck by deck analysis of Carnival Sunrise. 

You can watch the analysis here.

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Matt gives us a review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Escape. This was a seven-night cruise from New York City to Bermuda. We get a comprehensive review of Norwegian Escape, the dining venues, entertainment, and the nightlife offered onboard. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Carnival Cruise Line's $200M announcement of Carnival Sunrise
  • Carnival is doing away with public health forms at embarkation
  • Princess Cruises reveals details about Sky Princess
  • Royal Caribbean is updating their booking policy 
  • Cruise ship employee kills a polar bear on an excursion

Cruise Critic stops by the give us a recap of their 2018 Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards. 

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Carnival Cruise Line just announced that Carnival Triumph will transform into Carnival Sunrise. During this 60-day, $200 million renovation, the ship is going to get a slew of new venues, just like Carnival Sunshine did back in 2013. We talk with Gus Antorcha, Chief Operating Officer at Carnival Cruise Line about the refurbishment, and contributor Richard Simms stops by to give some insight. 

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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 7:15am EDT

Your cruise news brief for July 29, 2018. Carnival Cruise Line has added keyless embarkation to another port, Nassau is warning people about eating the conch, Disney Cruise Line is going green, Celebrity Edge has officially started sea trial, and finally, Hawaii is back open to all cruise traffic after the volcano eruption this past spring.

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We get a review of a 10-night cruise on Regal Princess. This was a repositioning cruise that started in New York City and ended in Port Everglades, Florida. Jim gives us a bow to stern review of the ship and what it's like sailing solo on Regal Princess.

Sherry has cruise news: 

  • Follow up to the Norwegian Joy $50 million refurbishment 
  • The Grinch tried to steal Carnival Spirit earlier this week
  • Royal Caribbean issues a San Juan update
  • Princess Cruises places an order for two mega ships 
  • Celebrity Cruises cuts steel for next ship 
  • Warning for cruisers in Nassau - don't eat the conch
  • Listener question: spending the day at Princess Cay
  • Take the Carnival trivia challenge here

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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Your cruise news brief for July 22, 2018. Norwegian Cruise Line is banning straws at sea, Virgin Voyages cut the steel for their second ship, two crew members fell off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, and Carnival Liberty made an unexpected stop off the coast of Florida. 

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This week we get a seven-night review of Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas. Adventure of the Seas is currently in Bayonne, NJ for the summer. She's doing alternating sailings to Canada/New England and Bahamas/Florida cruises. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on: 

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Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Your cruise news brief for July 15, 2018. Norwegian Cruise Line has extended the option for two additional Project Leonardo-class vessels, Royal Caribbean has a minor delay in the Perfect Day at CoCoCay project, Virgin Cruises shows us the progress of their upcoming ship, and Carnival Horizon breaks a St. Jude fundraising record. 

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