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Carnival Cruise Line broke a donation record for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. This event happened on a cruise aboard Carnival Splendor. Guests sailing Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Bliss were upset after a last minute itinerary change after the ship left port. And Royal Caribbean said one of their new ships is making the company a lot of money. 

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Direct download: CRNOCT2818.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Cuba cruise on Royal Caribbean's Empress of the Seas. This was a four night cruise to Cuba that also went to Nassau, Bahamas. If you've ever thought about taking a cruise to Cuba or have one booked, you'll want to listen to this review.  

Sherry has cruise news on:

  • Bahamas is cutting the cash supply off to the cruise lines 
  • Carnival Cruise Line is raising daily gratuities 
  • Princess Cruises makes an unexpected change to their traditional dining times? 
  • A tattoo studio is coming to one cruise line 
  • MSC Cruises is entering the ultra luxury market

Listener question:  I was just wondering if I should bring my own shampoo, body wash and conditioner or if the stuff that comes in your stateroom will be enough?

We also answer your shore excursion questions.

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Direct download: EPI508OCT2418.mp3
Category:Royal Caribbean -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Carnival Cruise Like in hiking gratuity rates effective December 1, 2018. Princess Cruises is changing traditional times and it has been met with pushback. Nassau, Bahamas will no longer pay the cruise lines to come to their island. Virgin Voyages will be the very first cruise line to have a tattoo parlor onboard. 

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Direct download: CRNOCT2118.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Gem on a 10-night Southern Caribbean sailing. We get a comprehensive review of the ship and the onboard experience. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Carnival's latest ship refurbishment 
  • Carnival increasing the Faster to the Fun rate
  • Royal Caribbean increasing drink package
  • Florida man pretending to be homeland security on a cruise 

Question: I've got my first cruise in DEC. 2018 on Carnival Magic. I was just wondering if there are smoking sections on this ship?

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Direct download: EPI507OCT1718.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Cruise Radio News Brief - October 14, 2018. Carnival Cruise Line ditches the name "tender" for their ports that do not have a cruise pier. Royal Caribbean has named the first ship calling to Perfect Day at CoCo Cay. And MSC Cruises is bringing a ship to Miami to do Cuba sailings. 

Direct download: CRNOCT1418.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Disney Cruise Line's Disney Fantasy on a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise. First debuting in 2012, she remains a popular choice for cruise fans out of Port Canaveral, Florida. 

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Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Cruise line increasing gratuities in December 
  • Carnival helps honeymooners who were robbed 
  • Carnival honored for supporting military members 
  • Royal Caribbean may have picked out their next ship name
  • Listener Question: Is Norwegian Cruise Line's free airfare promotion really worth it? 

Dan Skilken from TripInsurance.com stops by the answer some listener questions about cruising during hurricane season and other topics. 

  • Cruising and needing to fly home for an emergency
  • Booked a cruise and got deployment orders

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Direct download: EPI506OCT1018.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Cruise Radio News Brief - October 7, 2018. Guests on Royal Caribbean's Voyager of the Seas were upset when women were running around dressed like Playboy bunnies. Carnival Corporation's chairman Micky Arison and wife are donating to disaster relief across the world. And Norwegian Cruise Line's free airfare promotion has expanded to Caribbean and Hawaii cruises. 

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Direct download: CRNOCT0718.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's Port Canaveral based Oasis of the Seas. Oasis debuted as the world's largest cruise ship back in 2009, and it still more popular than ever. Kat and her husband went on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise and we get a detailed report of her trip, how the ship was, the ports of call, and some first time tips for sailing an Oasis-class ship. 

Richard has cruise news on:

  • Four Carnival Cruise Line ships are officially at their new homeports
  • Norwegian Cruise Line increases their drink package price, again 
  • Titanic II project started back up again 
  • Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line sending a ship to house workers in the Boston gas explosion
  • Listener Question: How does the Norwegian Cruise Line bidding for an upgrade program work?

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Direct download: EPI505OCT0418.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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