Cruise Radio

One of the things seasoned cruisers complain about on a regular basis is “out of control” kids who seem to have absolutely no adult supervision whatsoever, and a disturbing video posted to YouTube seems to take this behavior to new heights. We talk to travel agent Scott Lara and contributor Richard Simms on their thoughts.

Read the article: https://cruiseradio.net/kid-jumps-cruise-deck-railing-pool/  

We talking to travel agent Scott Lara and contributor Richard Simms on their thoughts. 

Thoughts? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:59am EST

We get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Baltimore based Carnival Pride, on a seven night exotic Caribbean cruise. We get a run down of the ship, what makes Carnival Pride so unique, and how to deal with curve balls thrown your way during your cruise. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on: 

  • Sad news out of St. Maarten's famous airport beach - what happened? 
  • Does Royal Caribbean have big plans for Independence of the Seas?
  • Royal Caribbean sending another ship to Cuba
  • This world cruise in 2020 lasts 131 nights

Answered a listener question about pre-paying gratuities and why it sometimes works out in your favor. 

Share your review: doug@cruiseradio.net

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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic this week. Craig and his family just returned from a seven-night Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona. We get a full review of the dining options, entertainment offered on Norwegian Epic, and his initial thoughts of the ship. 
 
Sherry has cruise news:
  • Norwegian Cruise Line just made some announcements
  • Carnival's third Vista-class is underway 
  • Carnival hosts first social media powered bbq
  • Royal Caribbean is testing a new drink program that is aligned with the other cruise lines
  • Norwegian Cruise Line is ditching their Second City comedy partnership

Cruise lately? Come share your review. doug@cruiseradio.net

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

Dr. Kris did a six night on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. We get a full review of one of the world's largest cruise ships, talk about the dining experiences, and the Western Caribbean ports of call. 
 
We get your Mediterranean cruise questions answered by CruisingExcursions.com. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:
  • Carnival Cruise Line did their first sailing to Cuba
  • Galveston, Texas shows off their updated Cruise Terminal 2
  • All four Disney ships recently earned perfect marks on their health inspection
  • Do we know the name of Royal Caribbean's next ship? 
     
    Question: My husband and I are looking at sailing this fall - is there really a cheaper week to cruise? 
     
    Question: If you were to put Carnival and NCL ships side by side, what are the major differences...we have two kids (5 and 9) and trying to find the best choice for adult fun while keeping the kiddos entertained. 
     
    Show thoughts or comments? Doug@cruiseradio.net
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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Vickie joins us for a review of Princess Cruises' Royal Princess, a ship that first debuted in 2013 and has already been to dry dock. While in dry dock she underwent some much-needed modifications. We talk about the dining, the layout of the ship, tips for Royal Princess, and why you should always make your flight home after 12p (noon) on debark day. 

Thoughts or comments? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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

A recent article from Skift.com mentioned that Carnival Cruise Line could be tinkering around with their VIFP loyalty program. Richard Simms, writer at Cruise Radio and Tommy from the Always Be Booked Podcast weigh in on the possible change and what could be revised from the current program. 
 
Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:
  • Carnival is lowering their internet packages if you pre-purchase it - what new rates will we see? 
  • Celebrity Cruises rolled out a new venue on their upcoming ship Celebrity Edge
  • Princess is adding their wearable technology to more ships in the next couple years
  • Royal Caribbean is rolling out a new non-refundable deposit program. A hotel brand is rolling out a cruise line - which hotel brand and what kind of vessels are we gonna see?
  • A hotel brand is rolling out a cruise line - which hotel brand and what kind of vessels are we gonna see? 

Do you like to panel/debate format? Let me know: doug@cruiseradio.net

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

On this episode, we get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Conquest on an eight-night Southern Caribbean sailing. 

Stewart has cruise news on:

  • A tropical storm has diverted a couple Carnival ships - any major disruptions? 
  • Cruise lines will keep sailings to Cuba - will we see any changes at all? 
  • Royal Caribbean is making changes to their cancellation policy
  • The first block of steel was laid for the upcoming Celebrity Edge. Would you consider this ship a game changer?
  • How is cruise pricing looking in 2017? Are the "deals" over? 

Would love to get your cruise review: doug@cruiseradio.net

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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- 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

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

Share your cruise review on air: doug@cruiseradio.net

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

Did you know that maritime law requires a cruise ship to go into dry dock every five years? Neither did I. Disney Cruise Line's Disney Fantasy just got out of a two-week dry dock where she underwent massive renovations and was reimagined. Nancy Schretter was one of the first passengers onboard when the ship got back to Port Canaveral and goes into detail about the dry dock enhancements and how the ship is today. Also, we hear about Castaway Cay.  

Sherry has cruise news on: 
  • Carnival Cruise Line created the largest Guy Fieri hamburger at sea
  • Carnival is sailing to Bermuda from another Florida port in 2017
  • Holland America's upcoming ship is open for sailings 
  • Princess Cruises sets their 2018-2019 Mexico, America, and Alaska itineraries up
  • The Love Boat cast gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 

Suggestions or thoughts, email me: doug@cruiseradio.net

 

Direct download: EPI435MAY3117.mp3
Category:Disney Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST