Cruise Radio (Princess Cruises)

We get a review of a 10-night cruise on Regal Princess. This was a repositioning cruise that started in New York City and ended in Port Everglades, Florida. Jim gives us a bow to stern review of the ship and what it's like sailing solo on Regal Princess.

Sherry has cruise news: 

  • Follow up to the Norwegian Joy $50 million refurbishment 
  • The Grinch tried to steal Carnival Spirit earlier this week
  • Royal Caribbean issues a San Juan update
  • Princess Cruises places an order for two mega ships 
  • Celebrity Cruises cuts steel for next ship 
  • Warning for cruisers in Nassau - don't eat the conch
  • Listener question: spending the day at Princess Cay
  • Take the Carnival trivia challenge here

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

We get a review of Princess Cruises Royal Princess. This was a 10-night Southern Caribbean itinerary out of Port Everglades.

Simone from Cruising Excursions drops by to answer some of your listener questions on Baltic itineraries.

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:

  • Cruise lines pull some excursions from the Cozumel itinerary.
  • Details of the new Holland America food partnership.
  • Carnival Horizon officially has a Godmother.
  • Bahamas Paradise Cruises details their upcoming ship.
  • Celebrity Cruises details new dining venues on the upcoming Celebrity Edge

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

We get a review of Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess cruise. Caribbean Princess is having a major dry dock renovation in April 2017, but this episode was too detailed not to air. We get a comprehensive review of the dining, the public areas, the ABC islands, and what the vibe on the ship was like during this sailing.
 
Stewart has cruise news on: 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line is launching all inclusive cruising in Europe this week, could we see that come to the U.S. anytime soon? 
  • Cuba 33 more Cuba cruise 
  • Florida couple celebrates 200th cruise on Carnival Cruise Line. 
  • Majestic Princess delivered in Europe - when are we gonna see another ship from Princess?  
  • Holland America Line drops Acapulco - what caused this?
  • Cunard Line's Queen Victoria is getting a massive renovation. 
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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We dropped in on the conference with the President of Carnival Corporation, Arnold Donald, to discuss their new Ocean Medallion they are launching on Princess Cruises. This wearable device is designed to enhance your cruise experience. 

Later in the show, we get a review of Princess Cruises' Crown Princess on a west coast sailing. Scott gives us a bow to stern review of his sailing to the Mexican Riveria. 

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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Scott gives us a review of Princess Cruises Grand Princess, a 10-night Alaska cruise that his family took this past summer, round-trip San Fran.

He gives us a detailed look at Alaska, the Grand Princess, and what to expect when sailing Princess Cruises. 

 
Sherry has cruise news on: 
 
  • Carnival swapping ships in the Caribbean
  • Carnival Fantasy arriving in Mobile, Alabama 
  • Work has begun on the new Princess Cruises 
  • Harmony of the Seas christened in Port Everglades 
  • Port Everglades go to mobile passport control 

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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

Rick gives his review of Princess Cruises' newest ship, Regal Princess. Here a bow to stern review along with his thoughts of the stateroom, dining, and level of service offered by Princess. 

Cruise Guy has cruise news on: 

  • Queen Mary 2 remastered 
  • Carnival's $500,000 donation to flooding victims in LA 
  • Carnival Miracle announcing a 14-night Alaska sailing from California 
  • Crystal Cruises attempts a Northwest Passage sailing 
  • Olympian mother's luggage gets blown up at cruise ship in Rio!
  • Royal Caribbean is extending Empress of the Seas' contract from Miami, again
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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 6:45pm EDT

Jason just returned from a seven-night sailing aboard Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess, following a massive dry dock. The dry dock was to refit the ship with new entertainment and dining areas. Jason gives us a comprehensive review of the upgrades and new experiences. 
 
Stewart has cruise news on:
  • Anthem of the Seas returns again 
  • Carnival Fantasy gets Guy's Burger Joint and more upgrades, now sailing from MIA
  • Carnival magic getting fun ship before moving to FL from GAL.
  • Pride of America
  • NCL changes - dining and beverage package increase and later Escape departure 
  • NCL changes up entertainment, moves million $ quartet.
  • Carnival increases value of CHEERS! beverage package, now drinks up to $50

Listener Q: What's the latest update on Empress of the seas. When will she be sailing - anything special or reason to sail her?

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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 5:24pm EDT

On this episode we get a review from Vickie on a Med cruise aboard Island Princess, one of the smaller Princess Cruises ships. 

Shelly from CruisingExcursions.com stops by to answer your questions on Med excursions. 

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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

Vicki stops by the share her Alaska cruise review aboard Crown Princess. She goes into detail about embarkation from the Port of Seattle, her impressions, stateroom, on-board dining, ship entertainment and Alaskan ports of call. 

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

Eric just returned from a sailing aboard Royal Princess and shares his trip with us. Eric leaves no stone unturned in this review, covering his pre-cruise thoughts, embarkation, stateroom, dining, entertainment and how the ship was during sea days. 
 
Theresa Norton-Masek from TravelPulse has Cruise News:
 
  • Costa Cruises orders two massive cruise ships
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines parts ways with Celebrity Chef 
  • Princess Cruises gets new specialty venue 
  • Carnival Corporation reaches agreement on ADA lawsuit
  • Kathy Lee Gifford debuts new wine on Carnival Splendor in NYC 
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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

On this show, Vickie gives us a review of Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess on her recent California Coastal cruise. We get to hear about the ship, staterooms, dining, and ports of call.

Angie Keilhauer is a talented acoustic musician we came across on Carnival Legend last year in Tampa. Since then she’s been spotted by some big names in country music like Kenny Chesney and is going big places! She’s currently off the ship and on tour and checks in with us.


Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise news on:

  • Carnival’s ban on water bottles
  • New Norwegian Cruise Line dining plans
  • Fall cruise trends for 2015
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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 11:16pm EDT

Thanks for 300 amazing shows!

Ben Souza and his wife just returned from a four-night Alaska sailing on Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess. This was a special sailing that started in Vancouver, BC, stopped in Ketchikan, and ended in Seattle, Washington. 


Ben gives us a bow to stern Ruby Princess review, leaving no stone unturned. 

Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise news on: 
  • Norwegian Dawn grounding in Bermuda
  • Drowning aboard Norwegian Gem  
  • Celebrity Cruises' new Caribbean overnight itineraries 
  • Disney heading back to Miami, NYC, and Galveston 
  • Speculation of Carnival Corp. upcoming announcement in NYC
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Direct download: CR_MAY_20_15_AU.mp3
Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 12:48am EDT

Princess Cruises today announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin, and Godspell; Stephen Schwartz. The cruise line’s new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over the next several years.  
 
During his 40-year career, Schwartz has won four Grammy's, three Academy Awards for “Best Song” and “Best Score” for Pocahontas and “Best Song” for The Prince of Egypt, and has been nominated for six Tony Awards. He is the only songwriter in Broadway history to ever have three shows run more than 1,900 performances. 

On this episode from New York City, we talk with Broadway celebrity Stephen Schwartz and Love Boat television personality Jill Whelan (Vicki Stubing).  

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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

"The Canada/New England itinerary had been on our to-do list for several years. We chose this particular sailing because it started in Quebec City, and we really wanted to spend time there pre-cruise (instead of NYC). It also offered more stops in Canada than New England, though it did have the tradeoff of Saguenay/Gaspe vs Saint John NB. This was also our opportunity to book one of the highly desirable aft Caribe deck corner balcony cabins on Ruby Princess. And we wanted to sail during the fall for a chance to see some brilliant fall colors."

Kristin Ladewig from St. Louis, MO recently returned from a 10-night sailing aboard Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess. A sailing that started in Quebec City and ended in New York City. Kristin leaves no stone unturned on this detailed Ruby Princess review.

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Direct download: CR_11_28_14_UPDATED.mp3
Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

This week, we are broadcasting aboard Princess Cruises latest ship, Regal Princess. She was first launched May 2014 in Europe and is now spending the winter and spring in the Caribbean.

The 3,560-guest Regal Princess now begins her maiden season of Caribbean cruises out of Ft. Lauderdale. Among the special features found onboard the ship are a dramatic multi-story atrium serving as the social hub of the ship, offering a host of dining and entertainment options; an over-water SeaWalk, a top-deck glass-bottomed walkway extending 28 feet beyond the edge of the ship; the Princess Live! Television studio; the largest pastry shop at sea; a special Chef’s Table Lumiere, a private dining experience that surrounds diners in a curtain of light; Princess Watercolor Fantasy, a fountain and music show; the Night Sky Lounge, a new nighttime experience that enables guests to enjoy a chic and contemporary poolside nightclub under the stars, and balconies on all outside staterooms.

We talk to:

  • Gavin MacLeod, Captain Stubing
  • Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy
  • Rick Griffin and Sandi McKenna, Midlife Road Trip
  • Peter Knego, Maritime Historian
  • Phil Reimer, Canada.com
  • and more...

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Direct download: CR_NOV_14_14_AU.mp3
Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 10:30pm EDT

On this episode, Jason Leppert, editor of Popular Cruising joins us to talk about his latest experience aboard Princess Cruises' Star Princess, a cruise ship based seasonally on the West Coast. Jason gives us a full review of the itinerary and a bow to stern review of this 950' cruise ship. This Star Princess review includes: dining, entertainment, ports, embarkation, public areas, and first time thoughts.

Star Princess is scheduled to remain based in San Francisco, operating cruises to Mexico and Hawaii.

Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy stops by with Cruise News on: 

  • Cruise passenger quarantined with ebola relation  
  • Norwegian Escape reveal
  • Carnival Vista construction officially underway
  • Princess Cruises has a slew of celebrities for their upcoming christening of Regal Princess
  • A lot of new enhancements to Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, you may be surprised
  • Norwegian Jewel back in Houston

Listener Question

Joe Tolley in Charlotte, NC: Offsite parking in Miami, I've read some horror stories, should we suck it up and pay the 20 clams/day at the port?

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Direct download: CR_OCT_17_14_Mix_AU.mp3
Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

We are cruising for a cause this week as we're sailing on Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess on a 5-night Western Caribbean cruise. Princess Cruises has teamed up with the American Heart Association this sailing as we're cruising for a cause! On board are celebrities, cooking, and fitness classes promoting good heart health. On this show we talk to some of those involved, along with the Cruise Director and passengers. 

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

Kristin Ladewig from St. Louis gives us a comprehensive review of Princess Cruises' Royal Princess. She discusses dining options, entertainment, rooms and public areas.

Plus, your weekly dose of cruise news with Cruise Guy. 

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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

Doug is broadcasting from Princess Cruises' brand new Royal Princess as it makes its first US inaugural sailing from the Caribbean.

A very special guest drops by. The Love Boat captain, Captain Stubing, joins us. Yes, Gavin MacLeod drops by the Cruise Radio broadcast booth!

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Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 4:04pm EDT

Listener, Vickie Bowne from Vancouver, gives her review of her recent sailing on Princess Cruises' Emerald Princess.

Cruise Guy stops by with this week's cruise news on Carnival, Windstar, Norwegian Cruise Line, Seabourn and the government shutdown. 

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Direct download: EPI_215_MIXDOWN.mp3
Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT

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