Cruise Radio
We get a review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Getaway on a seven-night Western Caribbean sailing out of Miami, Florida. This sailing went to Honduras, Cozumel, and Costa Maya, Mexico. Harvest Caye was on the itinerary but the weather caused them to skip the destination and spend an extra day at sea. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on:
  • Virgin Voyages starts construction on their first cruise ship
  • Norwegian Crusie Line details a new class of ships 
  • Norwegian raises their daily surcharge 
  • Carnival expands the Fun Hub app to more ships 
  • You can now cruise to the Titanic 

 

Direct download: EPI425MAR2317.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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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 

 

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

We get a review of Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder from Port Canaveral, Florida. Hear about the ship, dining, entertainment, and the two ports of call. Also on this episode, we also talk in detail about Disney private island Castaway Cay. 

Stewart Chiron has cruise news on: 

  • Royal Caribbean's new ship announcement
  • Private island Coco Cay building a pier
  • MSC debuts RFID technology
  • Carnival Splendor technical issues 
Direct download: EPI423MAR817.mp3
Category:Disney Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Tommy returned from a sailing from Miami, Florida on Carnival Splendor. This special cruise is what Carnival Cruise Line coins as Carnival LIVE, meaning there is a special performance taking place during the sailings. Guests are invited to attend with a ticket purchase. We get a review of the ship, the ports of call, and the Carnival LIVE performance on this sailing by country singer Sam Hunt. 

Direct download: BONUS003MAR117.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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

MSC Divina certainly gets mixed reviews. Hear our latest review of MSC Cruises from a couple who spent seven nights on MSC Divina. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Carnival adds 13 longer sailings
  • Disney Cruise Line reveals new itineraries for 2018
  • Holland America raises daily tips
  • Princess Cruises debuting Ocean Medallion class on fourth ship
  • NCL dropping the prices of bottled water cases
Direct download: EPI421FEB2317.mp3
Category:MSC Cruises -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

Tina gives us a Norwegian Sun review. She recently did a four-night repositioning cruise from Vancouver to San Diego. She shares her experience on the cruise, the dining, entertainment, and what she thought of Norwegian Sun overall.  
 
Terry Thornton works with planning and itineraries with Carnival Cruise Line. He joins us to talk about Carnival going to Cuba this summer, what we can expect on the sailings, and details the itineraries. 
 
We get a soundbyte from Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford on their new partnership with The Oprah Magazine and her Alaska sailing she's doing on the ms Eurodam this summer. 

Cruise Guy has news on:

Carnival Cruise Line going to Havana, Cuba 
Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas briefly shut down by the Coast Guard 
MSC Cruises bringing more ships to America and the response 
Carnival Dream undergoing a multimillion dollar dry dock

 

Direct download: EPI420FEB1617.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 6:35pm EDT

On this episode, we hear from Kelli about her recent trip aboard Carnival Freedom. This four-night sailing from Galveston, TX was a Cozumel plus sailing, meaning that it had extra time in Cozumel. Kelli gives us a bow to stern review of Carnival Freedom, plus goes into detail about the dining and her time ashore in Cozumel. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on: 

  • Carnival Ecstasy gets major refurbishments 
  • Carnival expands popular seafood shack 
  • Royal Caribbean opens up more Cuba sailings with overnight stays
  • MSC Cruises celebrates another milestone

 

Direct download: EPI419FEB816.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 1:03pm EDT

John and his wife just returned from a Caribbean cruise aboard Celebrity Reflection. On this episode, we get a full blown review of Reflection, including thoughts on the stateroom, dining options, entertainment onboard, the ports of call and the 

Carnival Cruise Line recently partnered up Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle. NFL superstar Tony Gonzalez drops by to talk about his experience on the show and give some tips for guests who wants to do Lip Sync Battle Carnival. 
 
Sherry Kennedy has this week's cruise news:
  • Carnival announces the homeport for Carnival Horizon - where is she going and what kind of itineraries will we see?
  • NCL changes the loyalty program - any major changes?
  • Royal Caribbean now doing onboard scuba certifications - how does this program work?
  • Princess invites you to take a bed home!
Direct download: EPI418FEB217.mp3
Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT

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! 

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