Cruise Radio

We talk to Sheri from CruiseTipsTV and she shares the top 10 Christmas gifts for cruisers in your life. 

Later in the show, we get a review of a seven-night cruise aboard Celebrity Summit, roundtrip San Juan. 

Plus, Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on:

  • Carnival will sail from the Port of Tampa a bit longer 
  • Princess Cruises got in a little trouble for pollution 
  • Royal Caribbean made it into the book of world records 
  • Carnival testing a new embarkation procedure


Direct download: EPI410DEC816.mp3
Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

We get a comprehensive review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Breakaway from Richard Simms today. Richard just returned from a seven-night Florida-Bahamas cruise on Breakaway from New York City. He leaves no stone unturned on this review. 

Sherry has cruise news: 

  • Half Moon Cay gets new additions 
  • Harvest Cay opens to cruise ship guests 
  • Fathom cruise line going away in 2017
  • Celebrity Cruises cuts steel on new class of ships 
  • MSC Seaside is floated out of dry dock where construction continues 
Direct download: EPI409NOV3016.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 12:11am EST

Kathy shares her review of Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas. One one Royal Caribbean's smallest ships based in Port Canaveral, Florida. She sailed with a first-time cruiser on a four-night sailing to the Bahamas and private island CoCo Cay. Hear this detailed review from Kathy. 

Today we are joined by Sheri from CruiseTips TV to answer some listener questions on: 

  • Sailing with your cell phone and avoiding data charges 
  • How to NOT gain weight at sea
  • Booking your next cruise while on your cruise
  • What is a guarantee cabin 
Direct download: EPI408NOV2316.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 7:55am EST

Scott gives us a review of Princess Cruises Grand Princess, a 10-night Alaska cruise that his family took this past summer, round trip San Fran.

He gives us a detailed look at Alaska, the Grand Princess, and what to expect when sailing Princess Cruises. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 
  • Carnival swapping ships in the Caribbean
  • Carnival Fantasy arriving in Mobile, Alabama 
  • Work has begun on the new Princess Cruises 
  • Harmony of the Seas christened in Port Everglades 
  • Port Everglades go to mobile passport control 
Direct download: EPI407NOV1716.mp3
Category:Princess Cruises -- posted at: 6:46pm EST

This week we are broadcasting aboard Carnival Cruise Line's newest and largest ship, Carnival Vista from the Manhattan Cruise Terminal in New York City. We talk to Carnival's Senior Cruise Director John Heald, Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy, and other guests around the ship. 

Direct download: EPI406NOV0916.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 5:20am EST

Ben just returned from Viking Ocean Cruises' Viking Star. He sailed a four night repositioning cruise from New York City to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ben gives us a full review of what to expect on Viking Ocean Cruises, how they differ from other ships operating in the Caribbean, and shares his experience. Viking Star is in the Caribbean for 13 cruises this season offering longer Southern Caribbean sailings. 

We hear from Steven Fox with Passport Photo Creator, a cool new app that lets you take your passport photo on your own terms. You can learn more at
Cruise News: 
New passport rule in effect effective November 1 (no more glasses in photos)
Steel cut for Norwegian Bliss 
Carnival Cruise Line adding another ship to Florida
Port Canaveral preparing for the arrival of Oasis of the Seas 
Direct download: EPI405NOV0316.mp3
Category:Viking Ocean Cruises -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Today we get a review of Norwegian Sky. Norwegian Sky is currently sailing three- and four-night cruises from Miami to the Bahamas with stops at the private island Great Stirrup Cay, Freeport, and Nassau. The ship introduced an exciting new concept starting in January 2016 where alcohol is included in the cost of the cruise. We get a full review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky.

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:

  • Mobile, Alabama is gearing up for a new cruise ship - it's been a while since we've seen a ship there.
  • Princess Cruises' Royal Princess showed the new hull art of Royal Princess, what did they do to it?
  • Disney Cruise Line released some new schedules, which includes a new port - what are we gonna see?
  • Fathom laid out how much good they have done over the past six months - what are some of the numbers?
  • Listener Question: If we take advantage of a future cruise credit on our current sailing, will my travel agent get credit for it? She has been working very hard for me to rob her of a booking.
Direct download: EPI404OCT2716.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 6:00pm EST

Paul just returned from an Alaskan cruise on Celebrity Solstice from Seattle, Washington. Not being a seasoned cruiser, he didn't know what to expect on the sailing. Paul leaves no stone unturned on this detailed review of his Alaskan cruise and what he experienced. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:
  • Virgin Cruises details more information about their cruise line that is set to debut in 2020, what did we hear? 
  • Freeport, Bahamas remains closed because of Hurricane Matthew in early Oct., what is the status? 
  • Carnival Vista wins ship of the year - when she gets to the US, what kind of itineraries will she run? 
  • Saying goodbye to a legend in St. Maarten. 
Direct download: EPI403OCT2016.mp3
Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

On this episode we get a comprehensive review of Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Vista. Nancy covers Carnival Vista from bow to stern and talks about some of the best places to dine onboard. 
Sherry Kennedy has cruise news:
  • Royal Caribbean details news class of cruise ships 
  • Carnival updated room decorating policy 
  • Norwegian offering reduced deposits on all sailings 
  • Holland America bans balcony smoking 


Direct download: EPI402OCT1316.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 2:29pm EST

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's newest and largest ship, Harmony of the Seas. Tyler and his wife just returned from a Med cruise aboard Harmony and gives us a full review of the ship. Tyler gives a comprehensive review of Harmony of the Seas. 

Travel Expert Sherry Kennedy drops by and tell us when to book our cruise to get the best deal. She tells us why we should book our cruise early and not wait until last minute, and a trick of the trade that she has been using for the past two decades booking cruises. 

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Direct download: EPI401OCT0616.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 10:01pm EST