Cruise Radio (celebrity cruises)

John gives us a review of his seven-night cruise on Celebrity Equinox from Port Miami. He and his wife were in a concierge-class balcony stateroom. Hear his overall thoughts of the ship, dining venues, on board, entertainment, and ports of call during this seven-night Eastern Caribean sailing. Also the perks of booking a future cruise while on your current sailing. 

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Kerry just returned from a 14-night cruise aboard Celebrity Eclipse out of Miami. This sailing was a bit longer than he was used to but he had a wonderful time with so many ports and days at sea. Kerry covers his impressions of Celebrity Eclipse, the dining, his stateroom, and the exotic ports of call.  

Sherry has cruise news:

  • A new cruise ship will carry almost 7,000 passengers
  • New stateroom class for Carnival Horizon
  • Carnival has raised the prices on soda packages
  • MSC Cruises takes delivery of their newest ship
  • Fathom has sailed her last voyage as a cruise line

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

John and his wife just returned from a Caribbean cruise aboard Celebrity Reflection. On this episode, we get a full blown review of Reflection, including thoughts on the stateroom, dining options, entertainment on-board, and the ports of call.

Carnival Cruise Line recently partnered up Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle. NFL superstar Tony Gonzalez drops by to talk about his experience on the show and give some tips for guests who wants to do Lip Sync Battle Carnival. 
 
Sherry Kennedy has this week's cruise news:
  • Carnival announces the homeport for Carnival Horizon - where is she going and what kind of itineraries will we see?
  • NCL changes the loyalty program - any major changes?
  • Royal Caribbean now doing onboard scuba certifications - how does this program work?
  • Princess invites you to take a bed home!

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT

We talk to Sheri from CruiseTipsTV and she shares the top 10 Christmas gifts for cruisers in your life. 

Later in the show, we get a review of a seven-night cruise aboard Celebrity Summit, round-trip San Juan. 

Plus, Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on:

  • Carnival will sail from the Port of Tampa a bit longer 
  • Princess Cruises got in a little trouble for pollution 
  • Royal Caribbean made it into the book of world records 
  • Carnival testing a new embarkation procedure

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Paul just returned from an Alaskan cruise on Celebrity Solstice from Seattle, Washington. Not being a seasoned cruiser, he didn't know what to expect on the sailing. Paul leaves no stone unturned on this detailed review of his Alaskan cruise and what he experienced. 

 
Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:
  • Virgin Cruises details more information about their cruise line that is set to debut in 2020, what did we hear? 
  • Freeport, Bahamas remains closed because of Hurricane Matthew in early Oct., what is the status? 
     
  • Carnival Vista wins ship of the year - when she gets to the US, what kind of itineraries will she run? 
     
  • Saying goodbye to a legend in St. Maarten. 

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 10:47pm EDT

On this episode we get a review of Celebrity Reflection. Hear a comprehensive bow to stern review of the ship, stateroom, dining, and ports on this Med cruise. 
 
CruiseGuy has cruise news:
  • Carnival Imagination refurb 
  • Royal extends Empress again through spring 2017 
  • Carnival Vista swamps boats in Italy. 
  • $30m cocaine found on cruise ship in AUS
  • Carnival raises Faster to the Fun prices

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 6:57pm EDT

We get a review of Celebrity Summit, as she recently did a eight-night re-positioning cruise from San Juan, Puerto, Rico to Cape Liberty, NJ. Hear all the details about this cruise from embarkation, port stops in Bermuda, dining, entertainment, to disembarkation. 

Cruise Guy has cruise news on: 
  • Harmony inaugural
  • New Oasis class ship ordered
  • Disney announces new sailings in 2017
  • Carnival Vista med season underway
  • Kdam christened

Listener Question

With another Oasis-class ship coming to Florida, will pricing still be at a premium?
 
Thoughts or reviews? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
 
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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

Kristin just returned from a five night Western Caribbean sailing aboard Celebrity Constellation from Port Everglades - stopping in Key West and Cozumel. We get a detailed review from embarkation to disembarkation and everything in between. 
 
Cruise Guy has cruise news 
  • More cruise lines canceling Turkey 
  • Protests in Labadee causing cancelations 
  • New Holland America ship passed sea trials - what's next?
  • So we've seen a lot of refurbs over the years, and it looks like Norwegian and Princess are next in line - what are we gonna see? 
  • Norwegian Getaway leaving Miami and heading to Europe - when is this going to happen?
  • Carnival reduced deposit sale - is it big?

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 10:09pm EDT

Barry just returned from a seven-night Caribbean sailing aboard Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Summit round trip from San Juan. On this show Barry reviews embarkation, first impressions, stateroom, dining, entertainment and ports of call on this voyage. Barry gives us his candid thoughts on the ship and what he liked and didn't care for. 

We also talk to Cruising Excursion expert Shelly to get advice on what to do in Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Curacao. 

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

Noam just returned from a seven-night southbound sailing aboard Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Millennium from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, Canada. 

Noam talks about the excursions on his Alaska cruise, all about the dining on-board the ship and what to do expect when going on an Alaska cruise. 
 
Thoughts or reviews? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
 
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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Jason and his family just returned from an 11-night Eastern Mediterranean sailing aboard Celebrity Reflection.

He shares his pre-cruise thoughts, how embarkation was, his first impressions of Celebrity Reflection, stateroom, dining, entertainment and port thoughts. Find out why Jason choose Celebrity Cruises for his last cruise. 
 
Thoughts or reviews? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
 
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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 1:29pm EDT

Jason Leppert is the editor-in-chief of PopularCruising.com and just returned from a seven-night sailing about Celebrity Solstice, a Celebrity Cruises ship that was launched in August 2008 and does seasonal sailing in Alaska. She is currently the largest ship sailing the Alaskan waters. Jason gives us a comprehensive bow to stern review of Celebrity Solstice, the themed Top Chef cruise he was sailing and what it's like living the Celebrity life.

Listener Questions

1. Lauren W. - East TN

We are first time cruisers and would like to know how to pick out our cabin? There are WAAAAAY to many options out there. Any suggestions for a good starting point? 

2. GeeWhiz_ on Twitter
Might go on Holland America New England/Canada cruise next year. Should we go in September or October?

Loyal Cruiser Website

Loyal Cruiser is a consumer facing company dedicated to ensuring the cruise passenger is rewarded for their travel. This simple centralized loyalty program for cruisers is straightforward and easy to understand. We talk to the CEO of LoyalCruise.com, Baron Forbes, to learn all about the company.

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 9:55pm EDT

Dr. Kris just returned from a seven-night California Coastal cruise on Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Century. This cruise had a rather unique itinerary with no sea days and ports in California and Mexico. Dr. Kris gives us his review of the ship, the dining, entertainment, ports and his impressions of the ship. Celebrity Century is in her last year of service, set to retire in April 2015.

A big question I get is what to do in Rome for the day? Cruises are usually docked in Civitavecchia (port closest to Rome) for a good 12 hours, but some of that time is ate up in getting to Rome. Sherry Laskin from CruiseMaven.com joins us to gives some sights to see in Rome.

Plus Cruise Guy joins us for Cruise News. 

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Listeners, Carter and Kristie from Central Florida, join us this week to review Celebrity Cruises' recently refurbished Celebrity Constellation. The couple gives us a run down of the ships, dining options, entertainment and some been-there done-that tips for the cruise ship.

Stewart Chiron, the Cruise Guy, stops by with cruise news on Disney Cruise Line's new internet packages, Carnival's new entertainment program, Royal Caribbean's profits, and the dreaded norovirus. Listen and learn! 

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

This week, we get a review of Celebrity Solstice from listener Jim Work, talk to the President of CLIA, and get Cruise News from Cruise Guy.

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

This week, we around aboard Celebrity Reflection, taking her for a test ride. Hear from passengers, media and top to bottom reviews.

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

This week, listener Carter checks in with his latest sailing aboard Celebrity Cruise's Solstice-class Celebrity Eclipse in the Mediterranean. Also, Cruise Guy is here with Cruise News. 

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

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy talks to us about his recent trip to Germany to board the Celebrity Eclipse. 

Nancy Rubin of the Jacksonville Port Authority talks to us about the economic output cruise ships have in our local ports. 

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Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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