Cruise Radio

We get a very detailed review of Celebrity Edge this week. Kerry and his wife just sailed a 14-night back-to-back Eastern and Western Caribbean cruise on Celebrity Cruises' newest vessel. 

Sherry has cruise news: 

  • Carnival Sunrise christened in New York City
  • Big news for Port Canaveral and Disney Cruise Line
  • Carnival blimp is back in the airport to celebrate summer
  • Carnival Splendor spent an extra night in Long Beach because of technical issues

Listener Q: Is Royal Caribbean's The Key program worth it for a three-night cruise on Mariner of the Seas? Also, how is the traffic in Port Canaveral on embarkation day?

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Direct download: EPI539MAY3019A.mp3
Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Carnival Cruise Line christened Carnival Sunrise on Thursday, May 23 in New York City. We were at the christening celebration and have interviews from the scene. 

On this episode we hear from: 

  • Kathie Lee Gifford, former spokeswoman for Carnival Cruise Line 
  • Carnival Brand Ambassador John Heald 
  • The Flying Scotsman, Carnival Sunrise Cruise Director 
  • Writer Richard Simms

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Direct download: BONUSCARNIVALSUNRISE.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

We get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Spirit-class ship, Carnival Legend. This was a seven-night sailing to Alaska that left from Seattle, Washington. We get a detailed review of the Carnival Alaska cruise experience, what the ship was like, and why this class of ship is so popular.

Action News Meteorologist Greg Dee gives us an update on all the questions we've been receiving about Bermuda cruises and the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on:

  • Carnival Cruise Line ship comes to the rescue
  • Royal Caribbean just announced a major refurbishment 
  • A retired fisherman came to the rescue of the tragic plane crash in Alaska that killed six 
  • Nassau is considering changing their cruise ship dumping laws

Listener Question: Anytime dining on Norwegian Cruise Line.

And we answer some of your shore excursion questions with CruisingExcursions.com. 

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Direct download: EPI538MAY2319.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Review of Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas and the grand opening of The Perfect Day at Coco Cay from Tommy. Tommy is the host of the Always Be Booked cruise podcast. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Plane crash that killed six cruise guests 
  • Celebrity Cruises getting adding new dining concepts 
  • Royal Caribbean brings another ship to the Caribbean 
  • Carnival Cruise Line swaps out a lot of ships 
  • New transportation option to Port Everglades and Miami 

Listener question: Have you ever gone on a cruise at the end of December and is the ship decorated for Christmas? Also, how’s the weather in Nassau I’m afraid I wasted $$ on an excursion and it won’t be warm enough. - Sierra

Watch the Carnival Sunrise video tour here

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Direct download: EPI537MAY1619.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a seven-night review of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. This went to the ABC islands and sailed roundtrip from San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Princess Cruises raising gratuities
  • Cruise ship quarantined because of the measles outbreak
  • Royal Caribbean laying the keel for an upcoming ship 
  • The financial impact of the Oasis of the Seas dry dock accident in April 

Listener Question: How easy is it to get to LAX from Long Beach. We are in the planning stages of our upcoming cruise and trying to figure out if an Uber is cheaper than a Carnival transfer. We are a family of 4. 

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Direct download: EPI536MAY1019AUPH.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a first look at Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship to the Alaska market, Norwegian Joy. This was the very first passenger sailing in North America and we covered a lot of ground.

With 18 dining options, go-karts, laser tag, a virtual reality gaming complex; Footloose, the musical, and other shows - it was a very packed sailing. 

Norwegian Joy is the sister ship to Norwegian Bliss (launched in 2018). Many people don't know that Joy was launched first in 2017, but was purpose-built for the Chinese market. 

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Direct download: BONUS16MAY0519.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Breeze. This ship was launched in 2012 and currently sails year-round from Port Canaveral, Florida. This was a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise that went to Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Amber Cove. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Another cruise line hikes gratuities 
  • Carnival Sunrise is now sailing from the east coast 
  • We could see another world's largest cruise ship 
  • Mobile passport is now adding an optional fee 
  • A unique partnership with MSC Cruises 

Listener question: I have a question about the Carnival loyalty program. I currently have 22 nights with Carnival, making me red level. You need 25 nights to reach gold level, which I will receive in the MIDDLE of my next cruise. When does my gold status activate? 

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Direct download: EPI535MAY0219.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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