Cruise Radio

Listener Kabir just returned from a sailing aboard Norwegian Epic, taking him on a seven-night jaunt around the Western Caribbean. Kabir gives us a full Norwegian Epic review, including embarkation, the stateroom, dining options, entertainment, and shares his tips and secrets.

Bill Panoff, president and CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based PPI Group, began his career as a cruise director and went into cruise publishing. Bill took his company a step further and now has over 60 port shopping lecturers. No one knows cruise port shopping like Bill. He joins us to answer a listener question about Caribbean port shopping.

Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise news on:

  • Carnival Vista itineraries
  • Norwegian Cruise Line tipping increases
  • New venue for upcoming Holland America ship
  • Disney adds Star Wars themed cruises
  • Captain of Costa Concordia sentenced

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Direct download: CR_FEB_25_2015_AU.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

To welcome Carnival Freedom to Galveston, Texas on Valentine’s Day, Carnival Cruise Line teamed up with Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that supports military families. During the event aboard the ship Carnival Cruise Line gave over 1,000 military members a free concert by country star Martina McBride, dinner in the main dining room, and a full evening of entertainment onboard the ship.
Before the Martina McBride concert, Carnival Cruise Line presented Operation Homefront with a $100,000 check to help military families throughout the country.
We were broadcasting live from the lido deck (pardon the wind), overlooking 1000's of military men and women. 

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Direct download: CR_FREEDOM_2_19_15_AU.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 12:21am EST

Ben Souza, from CruiseFever, just returned from a two-night Bahamas cruise aboard MSC Divina. On this cruise Ben got to take part in the MSC Cruises experience and share what it's like.

In this episode, Ben does a bow to stern review of MSC Divina, including: food, entertainment, cabins, service, the ship, and Nassau, Bahamas.

Stewart Chiron The Cruise Guy has Cruise News:

  • Cunard ships meet in Long Beach and San Francisco
  • Carnival Vista is heading to PortMiami in Florida
  • Steel cut for the fourth Oasis-class ship
  • Royal Caribbean has been offering free wifi on Quantum of the Seas as a testing stage
  • Viking River Cruises Ocean brand, Viking Star completed sea trials

Listener Question: We are going on a spring break cruise from Port Canaveral and are getting conflicting reports from friends and the cruise line – do we need a passport or not? 

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Direct download: CR_FEB_11_15_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:MSC Cruises -- posted at: 4:47pm EST

Craig Storm and his wife just returned from a two-night cruise to nowhere, thanks to a 40th birthday gift from his parents. Being a first time cruiser, we ask Craig a lot of questions about his experience, if he had any preconceived notions about cruising the Norwegian Breakaway and the overall cruise experience.

Craig goes into detail about the dining aboard Norwegian Breakaway, the food options, entertainment, things to do aboard the ship and gives tips for cruisers considering Norwegian Breakaway.

Theresa Masek from has Cruise News on:

  • Carnival Corp aired their Super Bowl commercial and used content from a JFK speech -  why?
  • The old Carnival Celebration, now operating as the Grand Celebration, didn't quite make it out of port - what happened?
  • Is it still considered wave season? - any deals to be had
  • Royal Caribbean's Dynamic Dining issues 
  • Carnival Cruise Line changing their loyalty program

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Direct download: CR_FEB_5_MIX_AU.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 5:26pm EST