Cruise Radio

On this episode, we hear a review of an eight-night cruise on Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Sunshine. This sailing went to Grand Turk, Aruba, and Curaçao. We get a comprehensive bow to stern review of this cruise ship that was launched in 1996.

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Direct download: EPI491JUN2818.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's brand new Symphony of the Seas, currently (as of 2018) the world's largest cruise ship. We get a comprehensive review of the staterooms, dining, public areas, and what it's like sailing Royal Caribbean for the first time - and does it hold a candle to Disney Cruise Line. You may be surprised. 

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

Hear a three-night review of Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas to Bahamas. These short cruises are known as booze cruises because they are done over the weekend and attract a younger crowd. Although Dante was skeptical taking this as his first Royal Caribbean cruise, he was surprised. 

Sherry has cruise news on:

  • Cruise was slapped with a $14,000 data roaming bill 
  • Technical issue delays Carnival Magic and cancels a port of call 
  • A refurbished Royal Caribbean ship now calls Florida home
  • Royal Caribbean purchases major stake in luxury cruise line 
  • Brand new cruise ships left in 2018 

Listener question on changing your set dining time. 

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI490JUN2118.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Epic. This is a very polarizing ship, folks either love it or hate it. Steven gives us his thoughts of the ship, the experience he had, and a comprehensive review. 

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Direct download: BONUS13JUN1718.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Splendor. This was a seven-night cruise from LA. We talk about the ship, the ports of call, and the entertainment offered. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news: 

  • FEMA chartered a cruise ship for hurricane relief in 2017, and didn't make the most out of it. 
  • Holland America's upcoming ship now has a Godmother
  • Carnival will position one of their ships to a new homeport next year.
  • Disney Cruise Line is heading to Canada
  • Hawaii cruises are slowly starting to reinstate canceled itineraries. 

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI489JUN1418.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We get a review of Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder on a seven-night Bahamas cruise from Galveston, Texas. This cruise was a special cruise because it was their first time cruising Disney and their first time cruising ever! How did it stack up? We get a comprehensive review from this family. 

Sherry has cruise news: 

Shelly from Cruising Excursions stops by to give answer some of your questions on Northern Europe shore excursions. 

Listener question on cruising during hurricane season and excellent prices. More tips from Sherry can be found here

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Direct download: EPI487JUN0618.mp3
Category:Disney Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Kris recently returned from one of the first guest sailings aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Norwegian Bliss. The cruise went from Miami, Florida through the Panama Canal and ended on the west coast. We get a review of this newest ship, including the Haven experience, food, entertainment, and all the things to do outdoors like the go karts and laser tag. 

Sherry has cruise news on:

  • Carnival ship delayed from Tampa for two days
  • Royal Caribbean ship is out of dry dock with the new skypad 
  • Virgin Cruises reveals more inside spaces
  • Hawaii cruises still impacted by volcano eruptions 
  • Disney Cruise Line rolls out new itineraries 

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Direct download: EPI487MAY3118EDIT.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

We're broadcasting live for the christening and naming ceremony of Carnival Cruise Line's 26th ship, Carnival Horizon. 

Godmother Queen Latifah, Chef Guy Fieri, Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott, along with a couple thousand guests were in attendance.

Horizon Cruise Director Mike Pack stops by, Tommy from Always Be Booked, and we get some audio clips from Guy Fieri after the ribbon cutting of the Pig and Anchor Smokehouse Brewhouse.  

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Direct download: EPI486MAY2618.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EST

On this bonus episode we get a review of Rick's Queen Mary 2 crossing from New York City to Southampton, England. We get a unique perspective of this crossing and why they are loved by so many cruisers. 

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Direct download: BONUS13MAY2318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST

Sherry Kennedy answers some of the most popular questions we get about beaches in Grand Cayman, how the hospital onboard the cruise ship works, and others. 

Michelle sent us a listener question about buying trip insurance for her upcoming cruise now, but adding the airfare later. Dan from TripInsurance.com stops by the answer her question and gives us things to look out for if you ever file a trip insurance claim. There's a lot of "gotchas" to look out for. 

Questions or comments? Email: doug@cruiseradio.net 

 

Direct download: EPI485MAY1718.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EST