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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 give us some things to do when sailing in the Baltic and the Mediterranean. 

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Direct download: EPI431MAY317.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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, 
Direct download: BONUS3APR3017.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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?
Direct download: EPI430APR2717.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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. 
Direct download: EPI429APR2017.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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!

Direct download: BONUSAPR1617.mp3
Category:Holland America Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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? 
Direct download: EPI428APR1217.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Princess Cruises' Caribbean Princess cruise. Caribbean Princess is having a major dry dock renovation in April 2017, but this episode was too detailed not to air. We get a comprehensive review of the dining, the public areas, the ABC islands, and what the vibe on the ship was like during this sailing.
Stewart has cruise news on: 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line is launching all inclusive cruising in Europe this week, could we see that come to the U.S. anytime soon? 
  • Cuba 33 more Cuba cruise 
  • Florida couple celebrates 200th cruise on Carnival Cruise Line. 
  • Majestic Princess delivered in Europe - when are we gonna see another ship from Princess?  
  • Holland America Line drops Acapulco - what caused this?
  • Cunard Line's Queen Victoria is getting a massive renovation. 
Direct download: EPI427APR0517.mp3
Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review from a four-night sailing on Carnival Cruise Line's Fantasy-class Carnival Imagination. The ship recently underwent a dry dock, getting some Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements like Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar and others. Sherri gives us a comprehensive review. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on:

  • Carnival Breeze is going into dry dock soon - what will she get? 
  • Carnival Elation recently scored 100 percent on a health inspection - what is a USPH inspection? 
  • Princess Cruises and Holland America have a sale where they are paying your tips - is this the same as NCLs ongoing sale? 
  • Royal Caribbean detailed their 2018 itineraries - anything stick out?
  • Celebrity is bringing the cruise experience to a city near you? 
Direct download: EPI426MAR2817.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

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 EST

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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 EST