Cruise Radio (general)

On this bonus episode we get a review of Rick's Queen Mary 2 crossing from New York City to Southampton, England. We get a unique perspective of this crossing and why they are loved by so many cruisers. 

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Sherry Kennedy answers some of the most popular questions we get about beaches in Grand Cayman, how the hospital onboard the cruise ship works, and others. 

Michelle sent us a listener question about buying trip insurance for her upcoming cruise now, but adding the airfare later. Dan from stops by the answer her question and gives us things to look out for if you ever file a trip insurance claim. There's a lot of "gotchas" to look out for. 

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On this week's episode of Cruise Radio, we are broadcasting straight from Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Horizon. 

We discuss Horizon's differences from Carnival Vista and the new barbecue smokehouse and brewhouse onboard with Carnival's president Christine Duffy. Eddie Allen, the Vice President of Beverage Operations joins us to talk about the brewery onboard, as well as some of Carnival's most popular cocktails. 

Chris Owen from Chris Cruises also stops by to discuss his first impressions of the ship and help answer some listener questions.

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On this bonus episode, we get a review from Joe on his 12-night Baltic cruise on Holland America's Zuiderdam. Plus we answer some of your shore excursion questions. 

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Hear a review of Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Silhouette. A seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing from Fort Lauderdale. 

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Listener Question 

What happens to your luggage when they check it at the pier? 

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Jon gives us a review of his family's seven-night Bahamas cruise on Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Pride from Baltimore. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line announces a new PortMiami terminal 
  • Virgin Cruises gives us more details on their upcoming ship 
  • Princess Cruises is testing their version of paid priority embarkation 
  • Disney Cruise Line details the look of their upcoming ships

Listener Question: My husband don't want to get a passport. Help! 

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Tim and his wife just returned from a five-night sailing on Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Liberty. Hear a review of this Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral. 

Stewart has cruise news on: 

  • Recent updates to Princess Cays 
  • Carnival Cruise Line adding more Cuba sailings in 2019 
  • Carnival Corporation's new WiFi hardware blows away competitors 

Cruise Awards

Cruise Critic recently revealed their 2018 Cruiser's Choice awards. These awards are voted by members of the site's cruising community. Colleen McDaniel, Senior Executive Editor of stops by to share a few of the winners with us. You can get a rundown of all the winners by clicking here

Listener Questions: 
  • What is the status of Princess Cruises' Ocean Medallion program? 
  • Why does every Carnival Cruise Line ship always stop in Nassau, Bahamas?
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We speak with Terry Thornton, VP Port Operations for Carnival Cruise Line, about what it took to get the Eastern Caribbean back operational after the 2017 hurricane season. Terry also touches on the 20 Carnival ships that are in the Caribbean, and plans for future itineraries. 

Writer Richard Simms just returned from a 10-night Eastern Caribbean cruise and he gives us an update from a cruise guest standpoint and his thoughts on the island. 

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A lot of cruise ships have been making the news lately with failing USPH inspections. This week we had a chance to talk with CDR Aimee Treffiletti, Chief of the CDCs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Vessel Sanitation Program. We get a behind the scenes look at the USPH inspections and what's involved when they make the unexpected appearance onboard the ship. 

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We get a Western Caribbean cruise review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Breeze from Galveston. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news: 

  • Carnival charging for late-night room service and ditching debarkation day room service. 
  • Two cruise ships are heading to NYC in 2019
  • Celebrity Cruises is releasing Celebrity Edge ahead of schedule 
  • Star Princess gets a major refurb 

Listener Qs: 

What are the highlights of transiting the Panama Canal? - Nicholas, SD 

Will my travel agent get mad if I ask her to adjust my price drop? I know she makes her money on commission. I feel bad.  - Cindy, CT

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