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This week we go back to an interview that Matt and I did back in January 2012. This was when the cruise ship Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Italy. We interviewed a passenger who was on the ship at the time of sinking and he gave us a play-by-play of what actually happened. 

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Direct download: CRR04JUN3019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This week we get a review of Carnival Sunshine on a sailing that went to Grand Turk and Amber Cove. We get a comprehensive review of the food, shows, the layout of the cruise ship, and the ports of call. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Carnival guests airlifted after a bus overturned in the Bahamas
  • Norwegian Cruise Line is stopping the open bar on two cruise ships
  • MSC Cruises gives more details on the new private island
  • Virgin Voyages details Rock Star Suites 
  • Listener Q: The ship casino on a California Coastal Cruise and reporting earnings. 

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Direct download: EPI543JUN2719.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Tommy was on the very last cruise ship into Cuba. He talks about what it was like being there when the Cuba ban was announced and also gives us a review of Norwegian Sky. Norwegian Sky sails year-round from Miami, Florida. 

Tommy is the host of the Always Be Booked podcast. 

Direct download: CRR3JUN2219.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This week we discuss the new features added to Carnival Mardi Gras, get a review of Holland America Line's ms Koningsdam, interview a travel insurance expert about medivac coverage, and get cruise news with Sherry Laskin. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Guest being kicked off a Norwegian Cruise Line ship 
  • Carnival Vista having more technical issues
  • Disney cruise ship being revamped 
  • Port Canaveral wins port award
  • Listener Q: Is the NCL free airfare promotion really worth it? 

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Direct download: EPI542JUN2019.mp3
Category:Holland America Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

This week on Cruise Radio Rewind we put together a panel to compare the drink packages between Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, and Royal Caribean. Tommy Casabona from the Always Be Booked podcast and writer Richard Simms are my guests to discuss the beverage packages.

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Direct download: CRR002JUN1619.mp3
Category:CRR -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

 A review of Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Sunrise. This ship just underwent a $200 million renovation and is now sailing from New York City for the Summer and Fall of 2020. We get a comprehensive review of the new staterooms, food venues, and entertainment on the ship. 

Sherry has cruise news: 

  • A woman went overboard on Norwegian Cruise Line's Epic over the weekend in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Carnival Cruise Line ship rescues stranded fishermen 
  • Carnival Panorama added to Faster to the Fun pricing 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line's Getaway just got new features 
  • Cruise ships are heading to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Listener Q: I'm wondering how many actually swim or sit by the pool on an Alaskan cruise? - Sue 

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Direct download: EPI541JUN1319.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Piloting a ship is a dangerous job that requires a lot of training. We sit down and have a chat in studio with river pilot Captain Eric Bryson. Captain Bryson answers our questions on what it's like making that leap from the PILOT boat to the cruise ship, navigating mega ships, and the training required. This interview originally aired in spring 2011. 

Direct download: CRR1JUN1019.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Pearl. This was a 13-night transatlantic cruise from New York City to Amsterdam.

Since the cruise was so long, we were able to find out what the ship was like during multiple sea days with no stone left unturned.

Sherry has cruise news: 

  • Cruises to Cuba are officially canceled
  • MSC Cruise ship crashed into a dock in Venice over the weekend
  • Carnival Cruise Line got slapped with a big fine for violating probation
  • Another Celebrity Cruise underwent a refurbishment

Listener Q: What is the weather like in Alaska in July?

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Direct download: EPI540JUN0619A.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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