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Syndication

We get a review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Escape. Plus, Stewart has our weekly dose of cruise news and industry insight. 

Dan from TripInsurance.com answers questions on picking the right travel insurance policy.

Stewart has cruise news on: 

  • Vista and Breeze fail USPH inspection. 
  • Jumper on Carnival Triumph 
  • Norwegian Epic heading to San Juan 
  • Cruise stock prices are on the rise!
  • Celebrity Edge floats out 

Listener Question: Booking a future cruise and not knowing who you are going to bring.  

Thoughts or suggestions? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.

Direct download: EPI469JAN2518.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a Western Caribbean cruise review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Breeze from Galveston. 

Sherry Kennedy has cruise news: 

  • Carnival charging for late-night room service and ditching debarkation day room service. 
  • Two cruise ships are heading to NYC in 2019
  • Celebrity Cruises is releasing Celebrity Edge ahead of schedule 
  • Star Princess gets a major refurb 

Listener Qs: 

What are the highlights of transiting the Panama Canal? - Nicholas, SD 

Will my travel agent get mad if I ask her to adjust my price drop? I know she makes her money on commission. I feel bad.  - Cindy, CT

Thoughts or comments? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 

Direct download: EPI468JAN1818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Some brief thoughts on the Norwegian Breakaway sailing through the major 'bomb cyclone' winter storm in early January. We talk to ABC Action News Meteorologist Greg Dee to give us some insight on how powerful these winter storms can become at sea.
 
Nick and his family just returned from the very first sailing on MSC Cruises' brand new MSC Seaside. 
 
Sherry Kennedy has cruise news on:
  • Cruise executive paychecks revealed 
  • Cruise line paid $25M for 90-day FEMA charter 
  • Celebrity Cruises hikes gratuities on heels of Royal Caribbean hike 
  • MSC launching child finder application 
Listener Questions 
  • What to expect when staying on deck one. 
  • Do cruise lines gradually release staterooms or all at one time? 
Thoughts or comments? Email me: doug@cruiseradio.net 
Direct download: EPI467JAN1118MIX.mp3
Category:MSC Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

When the Norwegian Breakaway sailed through a winter storm, some passengers say things got rough. We speak to one of the people who just disembarked, as well as cruise expert Stewart Chiron, to find out if this was an unusual sailing or to be expected this time of year. 

What are your thoughts? Let us know: doug@cruiseradio.net 

Direct download: BONUS008JAN618.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm EDT

We talk with Terry Thornton, VP of Itinerary Planning with Carnival Cruise Line. He brings us behind the curtain and explains to us about cruise ship deployments, the new destination Carnival is building in Freeport, Bahamas, and where he would like to see a new cruise port open up. 

Also, I answer some follow up questions asked after our Carnival Vista interview last week. 

Thoughts or comments? Email me! doug@cruiseradio.net 

Direct download: EPI466JAN0418.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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