Cruise Radio

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

 

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

Ryan and Lauren just returned from an eight night Southern Caribbean cruise on Carnival Sunshine from Port Canaveral, Florida. They give us their thoughts of the ship, what they thought of the dining, the itinerary, and overall layout of Carnival Sunshine. Turns out you shouldn't believe everything you read in the online reviews.

Sherry Kennedy drops by to tell us five things we need to know about Carnival Cruise Line. One takeaway I got is that Carnival Cruise Line has the largest inside staterooms at sea. 
 
Email me your cruise reviews or questions: doug@cruiseradio.net

 

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

We caught up with former Tonight Show host and comedian Jay Leno, before he performed on a Carnival cruise ship in Cozumel, Mexico. Jay Leno gives me his thoughts on the ship, what he thinks of cruising, cars and some stories from the road. 

Matt Mitcham is the cruise director on Carnival Vista. We caught up with him on our sailing to find out a little about his background, how Carnival Vista has evolved over the past year, and what the partnership with Spike TV's Lip Sync Battle was like. Also, he preps us with dances for your next sailing. 
 
Ever wonder what the difference is between the Eastern and Western Caribbean? We discuss how both sides of the Caribbean differ and talk about our recent six-night Western Caribbean sailing to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel. 
 
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We get a review of Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic. This wasn't an ordinary Disney sailing though, this cruise was one of their Frozen cruises (from the popular Disney movie) and sailed to the Norwegian Fjords. We get a bow to stern review of the ship, the experience, and the ports of call.  

Stewart has cruise news on: 
 
Carnival extending sailings from Mobile 
Carnival Jubilee getting scrapped
Ovation of the Seas cruises canceled for an unscheduled dry dock 
Celebrity Constellation will head to dry dock 
HAL launches Navigator app 
 
Your feedback and reviews are always appreciated: doug@cruiseradio.net. 
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Category:Disney Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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

On this week's bonus episode, we sit down and have a conversation with former cruise line executive, Art Sbarksky. I first met Art on Norwegian Epic back in 2010, and we've seen each other all around the world since. Since retiring from the cruise industry, Art writes and reviews cruise ship. At last count, he has sailed 119 cruises.

Art and I talk about:
 
The value of cruising 
His tenure at Crystal Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, and Norwegian Cruise Line 
Freestyle cruising 
Cruise ships in Alaska
Norwegian Bliss in Alaska 
Lifeguards on cruise ships
 
What do you think of these bonus episodes? Whatever your thoughts are, let me know. You can always email me, doug@cruiseradio.net. 
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This show is dedicated to Jeff. Rest in peace, my friend. 

Brad and his wife just returned from a Hawaii sailing on Norwegia n Cruise Line's Pride of America. Pride of America spends the whole year sailing the Hawaiian islands on seven-night voyages. Brad gives us pre-cruise information, what it was like getting the Hawaii, the whole cruising experience, and the excursions he did. 

 

Stewart Chiron has cruise news on:

  • Carnival debuting Dr. Seuss-themed water park 
  • Norwegian Bliss entertainment is revealed 
  • Norwegian add lifeguards 
  • Royal Caribbean on first Cuba cruise - any word on how it's going?
  • Silversea’s Silver Muse recently christened - what makes this the most luxurious ship in the world?
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Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This week Ben review's Carnival Carnival Line's newest and hottest cruise ship, Carnival Vista. Ben sailed on a six-night Western Caribbean cruise that went to Cozumel, Ocho Rios, and Grand Cayman. We get a comprehensive review of the ship, what he did once on board, the cruise ship dining, and entertainment. Ben also touches on some cool excursions he did while in the Western Caribbean.

If you have a gluten free allergy, chances are you have to be very careful with what you eat - and being on a cruise is no exception. Lauren has a gluten allergy and joins us to talk about what it's like sailing with a gluten free allergy and how the cruise lines accommodate her. 
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Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today's bonus episode is a review of Holland America's ms Westerdam on a seven-night Mexican Riviera voyage. Bruce bought his girlfriend onboard, who was a first-time cruiser. We discuss the dining, entertainment, ports of call, stateroom, and how his girlfriend liked her very first cruise to Mexico!

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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? 
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