Cruise Radio (carnival cruise line)

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.

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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
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Direct download: EPI465DEC2817.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

On this episode, we talk with 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?

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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 12:31am EDT

We get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Triumph on a five-night western Caribbean cruise. Not only was this his first time on Carnival, but it was his first cruise ever. The review gives a neat perspective from someone who experienced the world of cruising for the very first time.

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:
  • New details on Norwegian Bliss

  • Royal Caribbean names upcoming ship - details?

  • Carnival ship missed a port because of propulsion issues - what happened?

  • The Bahamas wants cruisers to spend more money.

  • A class action cruise lawsuit is in the works - but this lawsuit isn't against the cruise lines. Check your phone number here.

Listener questions: 
  • Is it possible to share a wifi package among friends?  - Diane from Fargo
  • How does the disembarkation process work with getting back to the airport?  - Heather from Seattle

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Direct download: EPI446AUG1717.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Baltimore based Carnival Pride, on a seven night exotic Caribbean cruise. We get a run down of the ship, what makes Carnival Pride so unique, and how to deal with curve balls thrown your way during your cruise. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on: 

  • Sad news out of St. Maarten's famous airport beach - what happened? 
  • Does Royal Caribbean have big plans for Independence of the Seas?
  • Royal Caribbean sending another ship to Cuba
  • This world cruise in 2020 lasts 131 nights

Answered a listener question about pre-paying gratuities and why it sometimes works out in your favor. 

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Direct download: EPI442JUL2017.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

On this episode, we get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Conquest on an eight-night Southern Caribbean sailing. 

Stewart has cruise news on:

  • A tropical storm has diverted a couple Carnival ships - any major disruptions? 
  • Cruise lines will keep sailings to Cuba - will we see any changes at all? 
  • Royal Caribbean is making changes to their cancellation policy
  • The first block of steel was laid for the upcoming Celebrity Edge. Would you consider this ship a game changer?
  • How is cruise pricing looking in 2017? Are the "deals" over? 

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Direct download: EPI438JUN2217.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Ryan and Lauren just returned from an eight night Southern Caribbean cruise on Carnival Sunshine from Port Canaveral, Florida. They give us their thoughts of the ship, what they thought of the dining, the itinerary, and overall layout of Carnival Sunshine. Turns out you shouldn't believe everything you read in the online reviews.

Sherry Kennedy drops by to tell us five things we need to know about Carnival Cruise Line. One takeaway I got is that Carnival Cruise Line has the largest inside staterooms at sea. 
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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This week Ben review's Carnival Carnival Line's newest and hottest cruise ship, Carnival Vista. Ben sailed on a six-night Western Caribbean cruise that went to Cozumel, Ocho Rios, and Grand Cayman. We get a comprehensive review of the ship, what he did once on board, the cruise ship dining, and entertainment. Ben also touches on some cool excursions he did while in the Western Caribbean.

If you have a gluten free allergy, chances are you have to be very careful with what you eat - and being on a cruise is no exception. Lauren has a gluten allergy and joins us to talk about what it's like sailing with a gluten free allergy and how the cruise lines accommodate her. 
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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review from a four-night sailing on Carnival Cruise Line's Fantasy-class Carnival Imagination. The ship recently underwent a dry dock, getting some Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements like Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar and others. Sherri gives us a comprehensive review. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on:

  • Carnival Breeze is going into dry dock soon - what will she get? 
  • Carnival Elation recently scored 100 percent on a health inspection - what is a USPH inspection? 
  • Princess Cruises and Holland America have a sale where they are paying your tips - is this the same as NCLs ongoing sale? 
  • Royal Caribbean detailed their 2018 itineraries - anything stick out?
  • Celebrity is bringing the cruise experience to a city near you? 
Direct download: EPI426MAR2817.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Tommy returned from a sailing from Miami, Florida on Carnival Splendor. This special cruise is what Carnival Cruise Line coins as Carnival LIVE, meaning there is a special performance taking place during the sailings. Guests are invited to attend with a ticket purchase. We get a review of the ship, the ports of call, and the Carnival LIVE performance on this sailing by country singer Sam Hunt. 

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