Cruise Radio (Carnival Cruise Line)

Krista and her family just returned from a four-night cruise on Carnival Imagination out of Long Beach. Her family took this cruise because they wanted to go to California. The cruise went to Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico. We get a comprehensive review of the ship, itinerary, and her first time taking a Carnival Cruise since they implemented the new boarding process. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Tragedy on a zip line in the Caribbean
  • Norwegian Bliss add new go-kart pricing 
  • Carnival changing their military cancellation policy 
  • St. Maarten photo opp lands cruisers in hot water 
  • Hurricane Chris update 
  • Listener question: Cruising to Alaska without passports 
  • Listener question: How is onboard credit distributed 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI493JUL1218.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

On this episode, we hear a review of an eight-night cruise on Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Sunshine. This sailing went to Grand Turk, Aruba, and Curaçao. We get a comprehensive bow to stern review of this cruise ship that was launched in 1996.

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on:

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

Get in-depth cruise news and industry insight at www.cruiseradio.net.

Direct download: EPI491JUN2818.mp3
Category:Carnival 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. 

Visit the newly launched Cruise Radio YouTube channel

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

Get in-depth cruise news and industry insight at www.cruiseradio.net.

Direct download: EPI489JUN1418.mp3
Category:Carnival 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.  

Carnival Horizon coverage:

Emails or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

Direct download: EPI486MAY2618.mp3
Category:Carnival 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?

Thoughts or questions? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 

More cruise news and insight at www.cruiseradio.net.

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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

Direct download: EPI483MAY0318.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of the newly refurbished Carnival Elation. In fall 2017, the ship underwent a massive refurbishment that added close to 100 balcony staterooms, Vista Suites, a Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, and other Fun Ship enhancements. 

Sherry has cruise news on:

Listener Question:  My husband and I are cruising this summer and are debt free. We have one credit card but it's only for emergencies. I'm reading where the cruise line puts a hold on debit cards on embarkation day. Is there another option instead of handing over my bank card? Shannon - Johnsontown, PA

Thoughts or review? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 

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

We are broadcasting aboard Carnival Magic this week for John Heald’s 11th Annual Blogger’s Cruise. We ask John all the questions you sent in. Plus, we talk with two guests on the cruise about sailing the ship.

Thoughts or questions? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 

Direct download: EPI471FEB0618.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 1:41am EDT

We get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Vista. This sailing was an eight-night Southern Caribbean cruise out of Miami, Florida. Ports of call included Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Curacao, and Aruba. 

Stewart has cruise news on: 

  • Royal Caribbean gratuity increase
  • MSC star-studded christening 
  • Carnival expands their easy-pay program 
  • Norwegian unveils new app 
  • What should we look for in 2018?
Listener Question: How do I know what cruise will have fewer kids, is it the cruise line itself, the ship, or the time of year? David, CA
 
Comments or suggestions? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
Direct download: EPI465DEC2817.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

On this episode, we talk with Cruiseline.com Community Manager Simon Duvall about Hurricane Irma and which Caribbean islands have been impacted so far.  

We touch on what a travel insurance policy might cover in a natural disaster situation like this.

Also a review from Ford of a western Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Victory.

Cruise News:

  • Carnival Corporation donates to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
  • Port Canaveral is building a new pier
  • Carnival Horizon to have Teppanyaki specialty restaurant

 Thoughts or comments? doug@cruiseradio.net

Direct download: EPI449SEP0917.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 12:31am EDT