Cruise Radio

A seven-night Bahamas review of Carnival Pride. Walter took this cruise for his 15th wedding anniversary and booked a suite. We get a full review of this Spirit-class ship, entertainment, and dining. Plus, their port stops in Nassau, Princess Cay, and Freeport, Bahamas. 

Watch Carnival Pride Tour here


Sherry has cruise news on:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line having issues with Epic 
  • Royal Caribbean ordering another mega cruise ship 
  • A cruise ship was turned away from Cuba
  • Carnival Cruise Line renews vows across their whole fleet
  • Royal Caribbean 

Listener Question: What to do in Belize? 

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

This week we get a review of a four-night sailing on Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas. This was a quick sailing to Cozumel over Super Bowl weekend. We also learn the importance of having travel insurance. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Carnival's new destination in the Bahamas
  • Princess Cruises putting a waterpark on one of their ships
  • More Virgin Voyages news
  • A Celebrity cruise ship just got a major makeover 
  • Listener question comparing Caribbean itineraries and ships.

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Direct download: EPI524FEB1419.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a detailed review of MSC Cruises MSC Seaside. This was a seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing to the Eastern Caribbean. The cruise stopped at San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Nassau. This review is from a first time MSC cruiser and packed with great information about the cruise line, the service onboard, and the ship itself. 

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Direct download: BONUS_FEB_11_2019.mp3
Category:MSC Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EST

A review of Carnival Cruise Line's New Orleans based Carnival Dream. This was a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise. 

Sherry has a cruise on: 

  • Carnival updates app
  • Carnival new dining plan 
  • Royal Caribbean names their new ship and it's headed to the US
  • Holland America christening 
  • Virgin Voyages reveal more cabin information 

Action News Meteorologist drops by to talk about sea fog and the issues it caused in Tampa with Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas. 

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

Meteorologist Greg Dees answers the question on why Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line always miss their private island because of weather. And lightning in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Colleen McDaniel from Cruise Critic joins us to talk about the big winners in their 2018 Editors' Picks Awards. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on:

  • Itineraries for Carnival Cruise Line's new Carnival Mardi Gras
  • Princess Cruises private destination Princess Cays caught fire 
  • Virgin Voyages is rolling gratuities into the cruise fare 
  • Princess announces the largest balconies at sea 

Shelly from CruisingExcursions answers some listener questions on some cruisers sailings to Rome, Athens, Mallorca, and Mykonos. 

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

We get a review of Celebrity Infinity this week. This week's guest is a seasoned cruiser but his first time sailing on Celebrity Cruises. This four-night cruise left from Port Everglades and went to Key West and Nassau, and had one sea day. 

Dan Skilken from TripInsurance.com answers a question about a cruise guest who almost got stuck in Mexico needing emergency surgery. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on:

  • The kid who jumped off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship and lived to tell the story. 
  • Virgin Voyages releases rock star cruise suites. 
  • MSC Cruises gives us more details about their upcoming island Ocean Reserve Cay.

Dan Skilken from TripInsurance.com answers a question about a cruise guest who almost got stuck in Mexico needing emergency surgery. 

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Direct download: EPI521JAN2319.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

 A full review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky. This ship is one of Norwegian's smaller cruise ships and sails year-round from Miami, Florida. Matt did a back-to-back sailing on this one so he sailed a four-night and then a three-night sailing. The itinerary on the cruise included Cuba, Nassau, Bahamas and the cruise line's private island of Great Stirrup Cay. 

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

Bonus Cruise Radio episode. Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas had to end their cruise a day early after a norovirus outbreak of almost 500 guests onboard. We talk to a guest who just returned from the ship and gives us a play by play of what happened during the sailing. Also we talk to a Commander at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention who heads up the Vessel Sanitation Program.

Video on the return of Oasis of the Seas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8OvqRq3SvU&t 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:50am EST

We get a Carnival Elation review from Tony and Jenny. Carnival Elation is a Fantasy-class ship that underwent a massive dry dock in 2017 to add another deck, more dining options, and refurbishing all the existing staterooms. This was a five-night Bahamas cruise to Nassau, Bahamas, and Half Moon Cay. 

Sherry has cruise news:

  • Mexican cruise destination rocked by violence 
  • 2018 Norovirus report released
  • Carnival Cruise Line reverses room service charge 
  • Venice is now charging day visitor tax 
  • 100-year-old woman celebrates a birthday on a cruise ship
  • Carnival Cruise Line captain and crew honored for rescue 

Listener questions:

  • How much does the sky suite on Celebrity Edge cost? 
  • My dining time is during sail away - what happens?

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

We get a review of Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess. Caribbean Princess was launched in 2004 and carries just over 3,100 guests. This review is of a back to back cruise doing Eastern and Western Caribbean.

Sherry has cruise news on:

  • One cruise line issued their guests a warning about Nassau, Bahamas 
  • Carnival Cruise Line signed a contract to get faster internet at sea
  • St. Maarten ended 2018 with a record-breaking cruise day
  • Carnival's float made a debut in the 2019 Rose Parade
  • Royal Caribbean is testing a new program in their casino on Harmony of the Seas 

Listener question: Do you have any free beach recommendations for Grand Turk. We are taking our first cruise in February.  

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Direct download: EPI518JAN0319.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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