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Pros and Cons of our Canada/New England cruise aboard Carnival Sunrise. The ports of call on this sailing were Halifax, Nova Scotia; Saint John, New Brunswick; Portland, Maine; and Boston, Massachusetts. 

Date: September 29, 2019

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A review of Carnival Magic. Carnival Magic is a Carnival Dream-class ship that sails year-round Caribbean cruises from Florida. This sailing was a 14-night back-to-back, which broke down to two cruises, a six and eight-night sailing. 

Answering your cruise excursion questions. 

Richard has cruise news on:

  • Royal Caribbean refurbing another cruise ship 
  • Carnival Cruise Line and Port Miami announcement 
  • Carnival ship forced to spend the night in Nassau 
  • Celebrity Cruises reverses policy change 
  • Royal Caribbean modifies a perk they cut 
  • Ships return to Freeport, Bahamas 

Listener Q: What is the deal with Carnival Cruise Line's drink package when sailing out of New York City? 

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A review of a nine-night Baltic cruise on Norwegian Getaway. Getaway was launched in 2014 with Norwegian Cruise Line. The ship underwent a renovation in early 2019 to get some new enhancements like Norman's Pour House bar and a Starbucks. 

Date: September 22, 2019 

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A review of Disney Cruise Line's Disney Fantasy. This ship currently sails year-round Caribbean voyages from Port Canaveral, Florida. Fantasy was launched in 2012 and is known for its stop at Disney's private island Castaway Cay (which this itinerary didn't go to because of Hurricane Dorian).

Sherry has cruise news

  • MSC Cruises is stretching on of their ships 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line names godmother for Norwegian Encore 
  • Royal Caribbean says formal isn't leaving 
  • New ship heading to Port Everglades in 2020 

Listener Q: If we skip a cruise line private island, do they offer compensation? 

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We get a back to back review of two Princess Cruise ships. Coral Princess and Ruby Princess. These were loyalty program building cruises for these guests. Princess Cruises accepts the number of cruises or cruise days sailed for their loyalty program. They started their voyage in Los Angelos, sailed to Vancouver, and then to Seattle on two different ships. Hear their experience. 

Date: September 15, 2019

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A review of Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Reflection. This is a Solstice-class ship that was launched in 2012. Reflection sails seasonally in North America and Europe, depending on the time of year. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on

  • Carnival returns to Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line tests a new program 
  • New data shows the cheapest time to book a cruise 
  • Upcoming Princess cruise ship completes milestone

Listener Question: What are the pros and cons of booking my airfare through the cruise line?

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All things Hurricane Dorian in September 2019, and how it impacted the Bahamas. We find out what the cruise lines are doing to help the residents of Grand Bahamas Island and Abacos. We learn what damage was done to the cruise lines.

A guest who was on Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas during the storm shares what it was like to be at sea and have their cruise extended. And ABC Action News meteorologist Greg Dee gives some insight behind Hurricane Dorian and just what made it so powerful. 


Date: September 8, 2019
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Category:Cruise Radio Rewind -- posted at: 2:00am EST

A review of Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas on a 10 night Eastern Caribbean cruise. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news

  • Disney names new ship 
  • Norwegian ends a Florida cruise in another state
  • More hybrid-powered cruise ships 
  • This cruise is over 200+ days 

Listener: Can I make my flight on time embarkation morning? 

Answering your travel insurance questions during hurricane season.  

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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A detailed review of a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise on Carnival Fascination, a ship that is based year-round out of San Juan, Puerto Rico. 

Date: September 1, 2019

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