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Cruise Radio News Brief - September 30, 2018. Two Carnival Cruise Line ships are repositioning to new homeports this weekend, a week after Carnival Vista and Carnival Horizon repositioned. Grand Cayman could be in trouble if they don't step up there cruise docking situation. And more flooding means more cruise ship delays in Galveston. 

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Direct download: CRNSEPT3018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship Carnival Horizon made her Florida debut last week. We get a cruiser's review of the ship, find out how it stacks up against other ships in the Carnival fleet, and where Carnival missed the mark with Carnival Horizon. 

Richard has cruise news on: 

  • Carnival Vista is at her new homeport
  • The Port of Tampa reached a major cruise milestone 
  • Royal Caribbean has expanded their smartphone app 
  • Carnival says more staterooms is the future
  • Question: Would you suggest dining at Royal Caribbean's Wonderland restaurant for our anniversary dinner? 

You can watch the drone footage of Carnival Elation leaving Jacksonville here

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Direct download: EPI504SEPT2718.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Cruise Radio News Brief - September 23, 2018. Carnival Horizon celebrates the ship arriving in Miami, Florida in a big way. If you're a football fan you can sign up for a free Carnival Cruise Line sailing. And Venice is tired of guests sitting on their sidewalks. 

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Direct download: CRNSEPT2318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Carnival Fantasy. This Carnival Cruise Line ship is currently the oldest ship in the fleet, and was the first Fantasy-class ship. This Western Caribbean cruise went to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico. 

Richard Simms has cruise news:

  • Carnival Horizon is officially at her new home
  • Carnival offers a new type of boarding photo
  • Guy's Burger Joint now offering new burgers
  • Could Norwegian Cruise Line prices be going up? 
  • New NCL ship deployments for 2020
  • Royal Caribbean eliminating in-room baby sitting

Simonne from Cruising Excursions answers questions based on your emails. We cover tours in Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, and an accessible tour for Mendenhall Glacier. 

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Direct download: EPI503SEP1918.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Cruise Radio News Brief - September 16, 2018. Disney Cruise Line could be home-porting in Miami if everything goes as planned. It's back to normal for the cruise lines impacted by Hurricane Florence. And the new Princess Cruises ship has arrived in Sydney for the season. 

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Direct download: SEPT1618.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Cruise Radio is being released a day early this week because of Hurricane Florence.

We get a review of MSC Cruises' newest ship to the Caribbean MSC Seaside. This was a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise. 

Matt from Royal Caribbean Blog fills us in on the ship that is taking shelter from Hurricane Florence in Florida. 

Action News Meteorologist Greg Dee answers some hurricane questions on tracking these storms, how rough it gets in the ocean, and a couple pieces of advice for cruising during hurricane season. 

Richard Simms has cruise news on:

  • Carnival Cruise Line's steakhouse price hike 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line's hull art for the upcoming Norwegian Encore 
  • Nassau trying to improve their port, again 
  • Listener question: First-time cruiser on Carnival, should I purchase the beverage package.  

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Direct download: EPI502SEP1218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54am EDT

Cruise Radio News Brief - September 9, 2018. The tropics are on pretty active with potential hurricanes impacting the southeast. A Windstar Cruises' ship broked down in Buzzards Bay on Friday. And the Carnival Cruise Line airship (blimp) tour marches on. 

Direct download: CRNSEP0918_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. This was a seven-night Alaska cruise from Seattle. 

Richard Simms has cruise news on:

  • Flooding at the port of Galveston
  • Carnival Cruise Line dismissed a dining rumor
  • Carnival Corporation christened their largest ship to day 
  • Norwegian Sun has wrapped up their Cuba season 
  • Carnival guests could soon be paying more to sail out of Port Canaveral 
  • Listener question on the best time to embark a cruise from New York City

 

 

Direct download: EPI510SEP080518.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Weekend Cruise News Brief - September 2, 2018. A woman was airlifted off a Carnival Cruise Line ship over the weekend. Grand Cayman does not want a cruise pier, and they mean business. And other cruise lines said they will not be removing automated gratuities. 

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Direct download: CRNSEP0218.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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