Cruise Radio

We get a review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl on a cruise out of New Orleans. 

Sherry has cruise news: 

Listener Question:
 
I am booked on an upcoming Carnival cruise through reduced deposit promotion. Did a dummy booking and my cruise went down $125. I called Carnival and they could not find that price. What would you do?- Jean 
 
Questions or review? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 

 

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

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

Sherry has cruise news:

Listener Question 

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

Question or cruise review? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 

 

 

Direct download: EPI477MAR2218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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! 

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

 

Direct download: EPI476MAR1518.mp3
Category:general -- 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

Question or comments? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net

Direct download: EPI475MAR0818.mp3
Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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 CruiseCritic.com 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?
 
Questions or comments? doug@cruiseradio.net  
Direct download: EPI474FEB2818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Adam and his wife just returned from a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise on MSC Seaside. We get a bow to stern review on the newest cruise ship from MSC Cruises. He talks about what he liked and disliked on MSC Seaside.

Thoughts or comments? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Category:MSC Cruises -- posted at: 1:15pm EDT

We get a review of a Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic.

Stewart has cruise news on:

  • Symphony of the Seas completes sea trials. What's next? 
  • NCL Bliss also floated out - details?
  • What happened on Carnival Legend in AUS?
  • Carnival is debuting three new shows on Horizon.
  • Norwegian expanding Cuba cruises from Miami. 
Listener Q from Lori:
 
Cruise newbie here. What is the best way to book the cruise? Travel agent? On their site? Or thru one of the discount cruise sites?
 
Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 
Direct download: EPI473FEB2218.mp3
Category:Disney Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

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. 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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 EDT

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.

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

Direct download: EPI471FEB0618.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 1:41am EDT