Cruise Radio (royal caribbean)

A review of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas from a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise. We get a family's perspective of one of the largest cruise ships in the world and how the experience was. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news: 

  • The name of Carnival Cruise Line's new ship 
  • Royal Caribbean ditching the Dreamworks partnership 
  • But building a nearly $100M terminal in Galveston, Texas 
  • PortMiami breaking a cruise passenger record 
  • A cruise ship plows through a mooring area in Key West 

Listener Question: Best time to board the ship on embarkation day?

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Direct download: EPI515DEC1318.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Cuba cruise on Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas. This was a four night cruise to Cuba that also went to Nassau, Bahamas. If you've ever thought about taking a cruise to Cuba or have one booked, you'll want to listen to this review.  

Sherry has cruise news on:

  • Bahamas is cutting the cash supply off to the cruise lines 
  • Carnival Cruise Line is raising daily gratuities 
  • Princess Cruises makes an unexpected change to their traditional dining times? 
  • A tattoo studio is coming to one cruise line 
  • MSC Cruises is entering the ultra luxury market

Listener question:  I was just wondering if I should bring my own shampoo, body wash and conditioner or if the stuff that comes in your stateroom will be enough?

We also answer your shore excursion questions.

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Direct download: EPI508OCT2418.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's newly refurbished Mariner of the Seas. Don recently took a three-night Bahamas cruise that stopped in Nassau, Bahamas and the cruise line's private island Coco Cay. We get a detailed review of CoCo Cay, a construction update, and what it was like sailing this newly refurbished cruise ship. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • A Carnival crew found unresponsive 
  • The talk of passenger fuel surcharges as the price of oil increases 
  • Princess Cruises has a burger available on land 
  • Royal Caribbean had the largest movie premiere at sea

Listener questions on: 

  • Bringing two bottles of wine onboard 
  • ATM onboard cruise ships 
  • Getting to St. John from St. Thomas 

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Direct download: EPI497AUG0918.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

This week we get a seven-night review of Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas. Adventure of the Seas is currently in Bayonne, NJ for the summer. She's doing alternating sailings to Canada/New England and Bahamas/Florida cruises. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on: 

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Direct download: EPI494JUL1918.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's brand new Symphony of the Seas, currently (as of 2018) the world's largest cruise ship. We get a comprehensive review of the staterooms, dining, public areas, and what it's like sailing Royal Caribbean for the first time - and does it hold a candle to Disney Cruise Line. You may be surprised. 

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Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Hear a three-night review of Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas to Bahamas. These short cruises are known as booze cruises because they are done over the weekend and attract a younger crowd. Although Dante was skeptical taking this as his first Royal Caribbean cruise, he was surprised. 

Sherry has cruise news on:

  • Cruise was slapped with a $14,000 data roaming bill 
  • Technical issue delays Carnival Magic and cancels a port of call 
  • A refurbished Royal Caribbean ship now calls Florida home
  • Royal Caribbean purchases major stake in luxury cruise line 
  • Brand new cruise ships left in 2018 

Listener question on changing your set dining time. 

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Direct download: EPI490JUN2118.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

On this episode, we hear a review of Enchantment of the Seas from Kathy, who took a 60 friends onboard for a three-night Bahamas sailing. She talks about the dining, her grand suite, the amenities onboard, and their surprise sea day.

Sherry Has Cruise News On:

Listener Question: What's the quickest way to disembark Oasis of the Seas? We are worried that it will be a mess with nearly 6,000 other cruisers trying to get off at the same time. - Phil, Tampa

Questions or comments? doug@cruiseradio.net 

Direct download: EPI472FEB1518_1.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

This week we are in New York City for the reveal of Royal Caribbean's big announcement that is claiming to revolutionize the way cruise vacations are booked and taken. 

Anthem of the Seas Review

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's NYC-based Anthem of the Seas on a Canada/New England itinerary. Kabir details the food, entertainment options, and that accommodations on the ship, along with the ports of call. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news: 

Listener Questions: 

1. What is the difference between ship's time and local time? 

2. How to contact the ship if there is an emergency and need to connect with a stateroom. 

Question or comment? doug@cruiseradio.net 

 

 

 

Direct download: EPI458NOV0817.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Jessica and her family just returned from a sailing on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, but this wasn't a normal sailing! Her cruise got extended because of Hurricane Irma. Jessica gives us her review of the ship, the itinerary, and her thoughts on sailing one of the world's largest cruise ships. 

Stewart has Cruise News on: 

  • Eastern Caribbean update? (latest on the islands)
  • FEMA charters cruise ships for national guard workers 
  • Carnival says Grand Turk isn't quite ready to receive cruise ships. 
  • Carnival Fascination delivers supplies to St. Maarten. 
  • Work beings on fourth Princess Royal-class ship - details? 

Thoughts or comments? doug@cruiseradio.net 

Direct download: EPI451SEPT2017.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

This interview proves that not everyone books a cruise based on the itinerary. James and his wife just returned from a Western Caribbean cruise on Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas, and barely got off the ship! He gives us a comprehensive review of the ship, dining, entertainment on the ship, and the ports of call on this Caribbean cruise.  

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:

  • Carnival going to easy pay a payment option - how does this different from spreading your payments out?
  • The world's largest cruise ship completes construction milestone.
  • Pacific Princess is out of dry dock.
  • NCL changes Free at Sea promo for Haven guests.
  • Queen Victoria is out of dry dock. What refurbishments did she get?

Thoughts or comments? doug@cruiseradio.net 

Direct download: EPI437JUN1317.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Matt from Royal Caribbean Blog gives us five things we need to know about Royal Caribbean. 

Tony joins us this week to give his review of Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas. 

Shelia and Jackie from CruisingExcursions.com give us some things to do when sailing in the Baltic and the Mediterranean. 

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Direct download: EPI431MAY317.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review from Richard on his seven-night Florida-Bahamas cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas. We discuss everything from embarkation, first impressions of this ship, food, the entertainment and ports. This is the first time Richard has sailed with Royal Caribbean, so he has a lot to say!
 
Cruise Guy has cruise news on: 
  • United Airlines incident - could this happen to us cruising? 
  • Carnival making aft pools kid friendly 
  • Caribbean Princess has resurfaced after a massive dry dock 
  • Majestic Princess not going to be in Asia year round 
  • What's the cruise climate in Europe for this summer - are there any good deals to be had? 

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

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Direct download: EPI428APR1217.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's Port Canaveral-based Oasis of the Seas. Launched as one of the world's largest cruise ships, Oasis is now sailing from Central Florida. Tommy gives us a comprehensive review of this eastern Caribbean cruise.


Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on:
  • Celebrity Cruises new class of ship
  • Carnival Horizon completes another milestone 
  • Holland America makes some enhancements on six ships, plus a new venue 
  • Discuss two spring breakers jet skiing in the way of Carnival Magic over the weekend 
  • And talk about a cruise ship getting to close to land 

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Direct download: EPI424MAR1617.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas. Now coined the World's Largest Cruise Ships, Harmony is based in Port Everglades offering seven-night Caribbean sailings. 
 
Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on:
  • Royal Caribbean adds lifeguards
  • Carnival Sensation gets multi-million dollar refurbishment 
  • Norwegian Pearl also just got out of dry dock 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line adding new entertainment 

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Direct download: EPI422MAR0217.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We answer some of your questions about cruise ship tipping. We cover the tipping process, if you should remove your tips when traveling with an infant, and who you need to be careful when tipping. Sheri from CruiseTipsTV tackles all your questions.

Kris recently returned from Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas, a 13-night cruise in the Baltic. Kris recounts his experiences, talks to us about the dining and food, as well as ports. This sailing on had one sea day and the itinerary sounds fabulous! 

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Direct download: EPI417JAN2617.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 9:55am EST

On this episode, we get a review of Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas, one of the largest ships in the world, based in Port Everglades, Florida. Hear all about Ben's seven-night Western Caribbean cruise. 

Sheila from Cruising Excursions joins us to give us the benefits of booking a group shore excursions. Turns out booking a shore excursion with a group is cheaper than booking on your own. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Carnival getting a new cruise ship
  • Norwegian Cruise Line launching another $50 deposit sale 
  • Norwegian opening Cuba cruises up 
  • Carnival Liberty back at the Space Coast 
  • MSC Seaside counts down to Florida 

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

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Direct download: EPI412DEC2116.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 11:53am EST

Kathy shares her review of Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas. One one Royal Caribbean's smallest ships based in Port Canaveral, Florida. She sailed with a first-time cruiser on a four-night sailing to the Bahamas and private island CoCo Cay. Hear this detailed review from Kathy. 

Today we are joined by Sheri from CruiseTips TV to answer some listener questions on: 

  • Sailing with your cell phone and avoiding data charges 
  • How to NOT gain weight at sea
  • Booking your next cruise while on your cruise
  • What is a guarantee cabin 

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

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Direct download: EPI408NOV2316.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 7:55am EST

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's newest and largest ship, Harmony of the Seas. Tyler and his wife just returned from a Med cruise aboard Harmony and gives us a full review of the ship. Tyler gives a comprehensive review of Harmony of the Seas. 

Travel Expert Sherry Kennedy drops by and tell us when to book our cruise to get the best deal. She tells us why we should book our cruise early and not wait until last minute, and a trick of the trade that she has been using for the past two decades booking cruises. 

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

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Direct download: EPI401OCT0616.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 10:01pm EST

Don just returned from a seven-night Western Caribbean sailing on Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas. Don gives us a detailed review the Oasis, what it's like sailing on the world's largest cruise ship, and some tips he learned along the way. 

Cruise News with Sherry Kennedy
  • Princess Cruises Raises Gratuities 
  • Carnival orders new ships
  • Royal Caribbean crew member dies in lifeboat drill
  • MSC delays private island to 2018
  • Fathom adds more Cuba sailings
  • Holland America adds another ship to Alaska in 2017 
Thoughts or reviews? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
 
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Direct download: EPI398SEP1516.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 11:57pm EST

On this episode Kathy gives us a review from Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. She just returned from a seven-night Caribbean sailing on one of the world's largest cruise ships. She has a comprehensive bow-to-stern review of this cruise ship home-ported in Port Everglades. 

Sherry Kennedy joins us again with our weekly dose of cruise news" 

  • Carnival Live announcements
  • Carnival names new ship
  • More Margaritavilles at sea:
  • Royal Caribbean expands high-speed internet: 
  • Another cruise line bans balcony smoking

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

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Direct download: EPI_392_AUG_4_16.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

On this show we get a review of Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas, a ship they recently put back in service after spending years with their European brand. Could this ship be coming back to do Cuba cruises? 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:

  • Lifeboat accident leads to crewmember death.
  • Carnival announced new itineraries for 2018 - but nothing too new. 
  • Celebrity Cruises is taking a ship out of the Med in 2017 - where is it going?
  • Any updates on Istanbul or ports of call in Turkey after the coup last weekend?

Listener Question:

Can we renew our passport one year early. And if so, would that give me 11 years until next renewal or will it still be 10 years from when I renew?

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

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Direct download: EPI390JUL2016.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 8:14am EST

Brad and his wife just returned from a seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. Normally a Disney and Carnival cruiser, Brad shares his first experience on Royal Caribbean. Hear a bow to stern review of this mega cruise ship. 

I'm a huge fan of ShipMate App. It lets you do a cruise countdown, check out reviews, cruise ship photos, maps, and more. Within the past year they added a cruise price drop alert letting people know when their cruise fare drops. I talk to the founder of ShipMate App to give us the details on this. 

Thoughts or reviews? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
 
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Direct download: EPI379MAY416.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, a ship that is based in Port Canaveral, Florida doing seven-night Caribbean voyages. On this Western Caribbean sailing, Mark got to experience the Ben and Jerry's Suite and gives us the full run down of entertainment, dining, and activities. 
 
Stewart has Cruise News:
 
  • Norwegian Joy entertainment detailed 
  • Royal raising grats on May 1
  • Carnival details Vista brewery
  • Cruise passenger tries to swim to cruise ship 
  • Port Canaveral raises parking fee 
Listener Q: 
 
I booked through the cruise line and found a lower price on Expedia. Should the cruise line still honor the Expedia price?
 
Thoughts or reviews? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
 
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Direct download: EPI374MAR3116.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

Howard and his wife just returned from a seven-night Western Caribbean sailing about one of the world's largest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. Hear this comprehensive review of what it's like living the suite life. 

Shelly from CruisingExcursions.com stops by to tackle your questions on some of the most popular shore excursions in the Caribbean this year. 

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

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Direct download: EPI_364_JAN_23_16.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

Kris and his family just returned from Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas on a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise out of Galveston, Texas. Kris leaves no stone unturned talking about his sailing - from his impressions of this Freedom Class ship to the dining to activities offered. 

Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise news on:
  • Carnival Inspiration is going into dry dock next week for a massive three week long renovation - what are we gonna see?
  • Celebrity changes branding - what are we seeing?
  • MSC Cruises has partnered up with Samsung - what does the partnership include?
  • NCL new island Harevest Cay behind schedule - why?
  • Windstar Star Pride grounded and caused cancelations - what exactly happened here? 

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

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Direct download: EPI363JAN1516.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 1:51pm EST

Ben just returned from a two-night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. The world's largest cruise ship that spent some time in dry dock and Europe before coming back to her home-port of Port Everglades, Florida. On this episode, Ben talks about his first impressions of Allure of the Seas, staterooms, entertainment and what the ship is like on sea days. Since this was a two-day cruise, Ben tried to squeeze as much as he could while he was on-board. 

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Direct download: EPI356DEC415.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

On this episode, Lisa talks about her seven-night honeymoon cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas in the Mediterranean. Lisa chats with me about her first impressions of the ship, the food, entertainment, her stateroom and ports of call. 
 
Stewart Chiron has cruise news on:
  • QM2 made inaugural call to Amber Cove
  • New social impact cruise line, fathom, announces layout of new ship
  • Princess Cruises' Majestic Princess pre-China itineraries announced 
  • Do Black Friday cruise deals exist? 
  • Any booking advice for a black friday/cyber monday cruise deals?

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

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Direct download: EPI353NOV2615.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

This week we are broadcasting from Royal Caribbean's brand new Anthem of the Seas. This ship is hands down the smartest ship in the world! From robotic bartenders, indoor skydiving and bumper cars. Hear a comprehensive Anthem of the Seas review. 

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

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Direct download: EPI348NOV815.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

On this episode, we get a review of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas from Scott. Scott and his family did a seven-night Western Caribbean sailing aboard Freedom and he covers every step of his cruise from embarkation to food to ports. Scott leaves no stone unturned on this Freedom of the Seas review. 

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

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Direct download: EPI342OCT1915.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Janet gives us her review of Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, a seven night Alaska sailing from Seattle. Janet talks about her Alaska cruise experience, her onboard experience, and her favorite Alaska ports in this Jewel of the Seas review. 
 
Stewart has cruise news on:
  • Hurricane causes major ship movies in Bahamas and Bermuda
  • Grand Cayman could see a new cruise pier
  • HAL raises gratuities 
  • Queen Mary 2 to undergo massive drydock in 2016
  • Carnival Crop unveils new high-speed shipboard WIFI 
  • Question: How safe is it to cruise during hurricane season?  

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

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Direct download: EPI339OCT915.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

We talk about our trip down to Carnival Corp.'s new cruise pier in the Dominican Republic, Amber Cove. 
 
On this episode, Kris gives his family's account of their Northern Europe cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas. Kris did a 12-night Norway/Iceland cruise.  

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Direct download: EPI337OCT0115.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 11:36pm EST

Janet just returned from Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas, a five-night cruise from Bayonne, NJ to Bermuda. Hear Janet discuss the ship, Bermuda, and some first time cruise tips. Janet leave no stone unturned on this Liberty of the Seas review. 

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

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Direct download: EPI334SEPT2115.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 12:00am EST

On this show, we get a review of Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas from Don. Don and his family did a seven-night Southern Caribbean cruise from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cruise had an interesting twist when both a tropical storm and hurricane affected their sailing. Hear a comprehensive review of Adventure of the Seas. 

Cruise Guy has cruise news on: 
  • Carnival cutting lobster 
  • Norwegian Escape shipyard visit 
  • Norwegian changing daily service charge policy 
  • Celebrity Cruises add late night room service fee

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

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Direct download: EPI333SEPT1815.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 8:50pm EST

Kerry and his wife just returned from a seven-night cruise aboard one of the largest cruise ships in the world, Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. On this sailing they did a Western Caribbean itinerary that included a stop at Royal Caribbean's private island Labadee, Haiti. 

Hear a comprehensive review of Oasis of the Seas from a guy who is no stranger to the Oasis-class ships. 

Thoughts or reviews? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
 
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Direct download: EPI322AUG1115.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

We turn the tables this week and I get interviewed about my recent sailing aboard Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas. I talk about pre-cruise thoughts, dining, entertainment, the ship, and the private island Coco Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. 

Cruise Guy has cruise news on:
  • fathom going to Cuba (I will play the NPR clipping)
  • Royal cutting Dynamic Dining from ships 
  • Norwegian going a la carte on specialty 
  • Cunard NYC event 
  • Celebrity's new female captain 
Thoughts or reviews? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
 
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Direct download: CR_JUL_16_15_MIX_AU_EDIT.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Royal Caribbean recently announced that Majesty of the Seas will stay with the Royal fleet and undergo extensive renovations in 2016. Part of those renovations include a waterslide, additional dining venues, kid programs, and complimentary high-speed internet. 

We sit down and talk with the Cruise Director and Hotel Director of Majesty of the Seas and get their takes on the ship, renovations, their jobs, and what makes this Bahamas-bound ship so appealing to thousands of guests every week. 
 
Next week will be a special review of the ship.
 
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Direct download: CR_JUL_13_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

We answer a listener question about what to do when visiting St. Kitts this summer. 

ShipMate App has a new update that puts all your cruise, port, and ship information in one stream (like Facebook).  We talk to creator Mike Jirout about the update.
 
Plus, cruise news on Carnival Vista floating out, MSC Cruises to base ship in Cuba, Norwegian ending Nickelodeon agreement, Celebrity adds value added pricing structure, and Royal Caribbean keeping Majesty of the Seas. 
 
Thoughts or reviews? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
 
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Direct download: CR_JUL_9_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 8:00pm EST

Listener Don and his wife just returned from Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas to Nassau, Bahamas and Coco Cay. Don gives us a comprehensive review of the ship, dining, entertainment, and more. 

Cruise Guy has Cruise News on: 

  • More cruise lines canceling after Tunesia
  • New Holland America Line entertainment
  • Royal Caribbean shaking things up in China and Alaska
  • Carnival Sunshine seasonally leaving Port Canaveral

Resources Mentioned: 

Listener Question: Do you need a passport for a cruise within the USA that starts and ends in a different port? The short answer is yes, you do. Stewart goes into more detail.

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

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Direct download: CR_MAR_27_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 10:37am EST

On this episode, Ben Souza from CruiseFever drops by to talk about 16 cruise hacks that every cruise vacationer should know. Ben covers everything from onboard dining, before you cruise tips, drinking on your cruise, and excursions. 

Cruise Guy stops by with Cruise News on Virgin Cruises lawsuit, Royal Caribbean's new ships Anthem of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas, Holland America's upcoming ship, Viking River Cruises heading to the Mississippi River, and Carnival Cruise Line moving more ships. 

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

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Direct download: CR_MAR_12_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

Don Bucolo and his wife just returned from Royal Caribbean's brand new Quantum of the Seas, based in Bayonne, NJ - for now.

This cruise ship has it all; from almost two dozen dining venues, indoor skydiving, robotic bartenders to bumper cars. This is one ship you'll want to take a cruise vacation on! 

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

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Direct download: CR_JAN_29_15_AU.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 8:33pm EST

This week we are broadcasting aboard Royal Caribbean's brand new Quantum of the Seas. On this sailing, we put all the brand new features to the test like the RipCord by iFly indoor skydiving, Northstar pod that takes you 300 feet above sea level, and the Seaplex, complete with bumper cars, roller skating, a trapeze school and more.

We also push technology to the test on this voyage where we link of with a listener via Skype to take a couple of questions about the ship, dining, and why someone should sail on it.

Royal Caribbean added to its portfolio of exclusive, groundbreaking onboard experiences that have never before been imagined at sea with a skydiving experience called RipCord by iFly, as well as the engineering marvel North Star, a glass observation capsule that gently rises more than 300 feet in the air to treat guests to dramatic 360-degree views.  More “firsts” including bumper cars, a circus school with flying trapeze and roller skating can be found inside SeaPlex, the largest indoor active space at sea. There isn't much you can't do on Quantum of the Seas.

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Theresa Masek, the Editor-in-chief of Vacation Agent Magazine joins us today to talk about her recent shipyard tour of Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas. Theresa gives us 10 awesome new features aboard the upcoming cruise ship.

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

  • Norwegian Cruise Line purchases Prestige
  • Princess Cruises reveals a trendy night club on upcoming Regal Princess
  • Plans for a new pier in Venice - how is this going to play with the cruise ship ban?
  • Oasis of the Seas Europe bound - but back next month - what is she doing over there and why is the Europe stint so short?
  • Latest from Quantum of the Seas 

Listener Question

Submitted to Facebook:

We were unloading our car at PortMiami a few weeks ago and had four bags total - I gave the porter a dollar for each bag and he told me this wasn't sufficient and the charge was $2 per bag. I went ahead and paid the $2 per bag because I didn't want my bag to wind up on the wrong ship! What are the tipping guidelines for curbside porters on embarkation day?

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

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This week, we chat with listener, Don Harlem, who just returned from a 12-night Med cruise on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas, roundtrip Barcelona. Don gives us a full review of Serenade of the Seas, including: his pre-cruise stay, embarkation from Barcelona, first impressions of the ship, stateroom, dining, entertainment, ports, and his overall thoughts of Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas.

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

  • Hollywood actors telling cruise ships to stay away from Italy
  • Going, going, gone! So long Costa Concordia
  • Carnival Magic going to operate a series of four-six day cruises in Winter 2015, does this show a demand in the TX markets?

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

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Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Listener, Janet Heaton, just returned from a seven-night sailing on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas from the port of Baltimore. Janet talks about embarking from Baltimore, first impressions, public areas, the food, stateroom, entertainment, outdoor areas and the ports.

Cruise Guy has cruise news on MSC Cruises ordering two more ships, Norwegian Jewel out of drydock, Carnival heading to Mexico year-round, Holland America Line dumping two ships, and Disney Cruise Lines heading to Hawaii in 2015. 

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

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Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 12:00am EST

Listener Janet gives her review of her latest five-night Bermuda sailing aboard Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. Hear a review of the ship, food, entertainment and her recap of things to do in Bermuda.

Cruise Guy has cruise news on Carnival LIVE, Royal Caribbean sending another ship to Australia, plus the latest Harris poll shows cruise interest is down. 

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

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Listener Theresa gives us her review of her latest sailing on Allure of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship! Theresa breaks down the public areas, rooms, what it's like on sea days and the dining.

Cruise Guy stops by with cruise news on Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Queen Mary 2, and a new cruise port at Port Canaveral. 

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

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Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Listener Lisa gives her review of Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas, travel writer Chris Owen stops by the answer listeners questions, and Cruise Guy gives us cruise news. 

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

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