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Syndication

A review of a seven-night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas from San Juan, Puerto Rico. This cruise went down to the Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao.

Sherry has cruise news on

  • Carnival sends 10,000 crew members home
  • Disney Cruise Line extends its cancellation
  • How Norwegian Cruise Line is weathering the financial storm 
  • The new Cruise Terminal 3 in Port Canaveral is close to opening 
  • Ship designers are pivoting when it comes to future cruise concepts

Listener Question: If I reach platinum status on day three of my cruise, when will I get the perks? 

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Direct download: EPI587APR3020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Staff writer Richard Simms joins us to talk about the details of Norwegian Cruise Line's extension of their suspension of cruises. A company has an idea of putting mobile ICU units in cruise ports across the Caribbean. Norwegian Holdings and Royal Caribbean bolster liquidity. 

Listener Question:

  • Should we use a travel agent? 
  • What is the status of Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras inaugural season?

Date: April 26, 2020

Direct download: CRR046APR2620.mp3
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We get a review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Jewel. Part of the Jewel-class of vessels, the ship carries 2400 guests and 93,500-tons. This was a cruise down under, leaving from Sydney to Auckland. We get all the details of the cruise, itinerary, and how to approach this bucket list trip. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • The White House tapped travel execs to help open the county for tourism
  • CDC gave guidance on what cruise lines need to do in order to sail again
  • Carnival Cruise ships take on a new mission
  • Royal Caribbean has extended its cancellations
  • Could a part of NCLH be for sale?

Listener Question: What advantages does an aft balcony have over a normal balcony, aside from the obvious?

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Direct download: EPI586APR2320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We are answering your questions this week, covering everything from cruise price drops, casino offers, drink packages, to how to use onboard credit. 

Special guests this weekend: 

  • Sherry Laskin, CruiseMaven.com 
  • Matt Hochberg, Royal Caribbean Blog 
  • Becky Smith, Becky's Travel Biz

Date: April 19, 2020 

Direct download: CRR045APR1920.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise review from a family who sailed aboard Carnival Vista. The sailing was from Galveston, Texas and went to Mahogany Bay, Belize City, and Cozumel. Here how Carnival Vista compares to a most recent sailing on Carnival Horizon. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Carnival Cruise Line extends its pause in operations 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line is downsizing a Free at Sea perk 
  • CDC extends No Sail Order for cruise ships for 100-days 
  • Royal Caribbean founder passes away 
  • One cruise line has detailed their new sanitation policies and procedures

Listener Question: I'm getting a divorce and getting my name back to my maiden name ASAP!! I booked the cruise under my married name last year.  What is involved in changing the name with the cruise line from married to maiden? 

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Direct download: EPI585APR1620.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Already we are getting a glimpse of how differently cruising will be moving forward.

Staff writer Richard Simms discuses how cruising will change once the cruise industry starts back up again and we move past COVID-19.

Date: April 13, 2020

Direct download: CRR044APR1320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Cruise industry analyst Stewart Chiron joins us to talk about the Centers for Disease Control's decision. We discuss the financial status and how the cruise lines are raising money to keep them afloat until the return to business. 

We also discuss where the cruise ships will go when they start sailing again. 

Date: April 12, 2020

Direct download: CRR043APR1220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Disney Fantasy first entered service in 2012. We get a detailed review of a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise aboard the vessel. This ports of calls on this cruises we St. Thomas, Tortola, and Disney's private island Castaway Cay. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Carnival successfully raised funds to help weather the financial storm
  • CDC released new guidelines if your cruise ship is caught in a COVID-19 outbreak
  • Both Holland America's ships and Coral Princess successfully made it back to Florida 
  • Three ships were ordered by the state to leave the port
  • Cruise lines are having virtual events to help pass the time until we can cruise again
 
Listener Q: Cruising after a wedding and a new name. 
 

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Direct download: EPI584APR0920.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We have a chance to talk with maritime historian, journalist, and filmmaker Peter Knego. Peter shares the experience of going to the cruise ship graveyard in Alang, India, where cruise ships are cut up and sold for scrap metal. We also get details of what it's like being one of the last people on board the ship before it disappears forever. 

Peter also shares details about his collection of relics he's salvaged from the doomed ocean liners and some of his thoughts on modern-day cruising. 

MidShipCentury.com: https://www.midshipcentury.com/

The Sands of Alang documentary: https://www.midshipcentury.com/the-sands-of-alang

 

Date: April 5, 2020 

Direct download: CRR42APR520.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. This cruise left Miami, Florida and went to the Bahamas. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on

  • More cruise lines extending their suspension
  • Carnival Cruise Line cancels sailings into the summer 
  • Celebrity Cruises launched a new ship in a unique way 
  • The first ship to act as a hospital has arrived in New York City
  • We learn how much it costs to keep Carnival Corporation's ship afloat while they are laid up 
Listener Question: We received $3200 in future cruise credit because our upcoming Carnival cruise was canceled. The cruise we are eyeing now is only $1587 with taxes included.  I'm confused - what happens to the unused $1600?
 

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Direct download: EPI583APR0220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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