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We get a review of Azamara Club Cruises' ship Azamara Journey. This was a 17-night Panama Canal sailing. We discuss the ship, onboard features, and the ports of call. 

Rob from CruisingExcursions.com answers your listener shore excursion questions. 

Sherry has cruise news on

  • Carnival Magic heading to Norfolk
  • Carnival Elation experiencing technical issues
  • Scarlet Lady heading to New York City 
  • Princess Cruise ship fails its health inspection 
  • Cruise ship comedian breaks quarantine and flies home

Listener Question: Transportation options in Vancouver, Canada for our Alaska cruise? 

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI577FEB2710.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

 We tackle your listener questions on this week's episode.

  • What is the difference in food between Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean in the buffet and main dining rooms?
  • How does Carnival's Players Club and Royal Caribbean's casino program stack up against each other? 
  • We have a late flight leaving New York City and looking for suggestions on how to spend the day in Manhattan and the best option to getting to Newark on a budget. 

Send your questions to doug@cruiseradio.net.  

 

Date: February 23, 2020

Direct download: CRR037FEB2320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Equinox. This was a seven-night cruise down to the Eastern Caribbean from Port Everglades. This cruise went to San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola, and Nassau. Sarah gives us a bow to stern to review of the ship and the ports. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on

  • Holland America guest getting coronavirus 
  • Princess Cruise guests start heading home and redeploy Sapphire Princess 
  • Scarlet Lady was delivered to Virgin Voyages 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line ship gets $100 million refurbishment 
  • Royal Caribbean starts on new development in the Caribbean

Listener Question: What is a family-friendly safe activity we could do in Cozumel, Mexico? 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI576FEB2020.mp3
Category:Celebrity Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We answer your listener questions about bidding for an upgrade on Norwegian Cruise Line. Details on cruise line apps. Is it really cheaper to book a cruise as a group? What to do in Antigua. And a suggestion for Naples, Italy. 

Email your questions to doug@cruiseradio.net

Date: February 16, 2020

Direct download: CRR036FEB1620.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas. This was an eight-night cruise to their private destination Labadee, San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. We get details about the ship and ports of call on this Eastern Caribbean cruise. 

Sherry has cruise news on

  • A cruise was cut short of an outbreak that wasn't coronavirus related
  • A port finally accepted the displaced Holland America ship
  • Royal Caribbean ship has coronavirus scare
  • Carnival Cruise Line has started showcasing Mardi Gras 
  • There's a Disney Cruise Line ship at a new homeport 

Listener Question: Looking for a non-crowded family-friendly beach club in Cozumel. 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI575FEB1320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Heather gives us a review of Carnival Victory. This was a four-night cruise to Half Moon Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. In Spring 2020, Carnival Victory will head to Cadez, Spain for a massive makeover to become Carnival Radiance. 

We get the details on Carnival Cruise Line food, service, the overall experience. 

Orlando Ashford, President of Holland America Line stops by to talk about the Culinary Council, the changes at Holland America over the past few years, and some insight into the renovations at Half Moon Cay. 

Date: February 9, 2020

Direct download: CRR035FEB0920.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Coronavirus is all over the news where both travel and cruising are concerned. This week we talk week with cruise industry analyst Stewart Chiron about the impacts on the industry and how cruise lines are being proactive. 

Travel insurance could play a factor in the coronavirus cancellations and delays. We answer some of the dozens of emails we relieved about this outbreak. 

Sherry has cruise news on

  • A Princess Cruise ship was impacted with the deadly coronavirus 
  • Carnival announces new officers for Carnival Radiance 
  • Carnival adds another transatlantic voyage in 2021
  • Disney Cruise Line launches a website detailing their new destination 
  • Holland America Line brings on a new chef 
  • Royal Caribbean opened a new section at Perfect Day at Cococay

Listener Q: Is Royal Caribbean's The Key program worth it? - Julie from Layton, Utah 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI574FEB0620.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We recently had a chance to check out MSC Cruises brand new Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. This is MSC's new private destination in the Bahamas that was developed exclusively for MSC Cruise guests. We speak with the General Manager of the island and MSC Cruises COO Ken Muskat. And staff writer Richard Simms asks some questions about the new private island. 

Date: February 2, 2020

Direct download: CRR034JFEB0220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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