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A 2020 review of Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Gem. this was a 10-night cruise from New York City that went to the Southern Caribbean. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • First major cruise line sailed from Europe 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line extends suspension
  • Carnival Fantasy ends her final voyage 
  • Cruise line debuts new safety drill 
  • Cruise line refund policies could soon change
  • CDC wants cruise passengers to help restart cruises

Listener Q: Is the FCC refundable back to cash if needed? 

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Direct download: EPI599JUL3020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published 28 questions to the general public. We read the questions and tell you how you can respond with your answers. 

You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC-2020-0087 by any of the following methods listed below. CDC does not accept comments by email.

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Maritime Unit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS V18-2, Atlanta, GA 30329.

Date: July 25, 2020

Direct download: CRR058JUL2620_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

PJ shares his experience of being on the last Disney Cruise Line ship before the industry shutdown. This is a seven-night review of Disney Fantasy that went down to the Eastern Caribbean with a stop at private island Castaway Cay.  

Sherry has cruise news

  • CDC extending the No Sail Order, again 
  • Carnival is almost done with crew repatriation 
  • Grand Bahama Island on two-week lockdown
  • Carnival Inspiration heads to the scrapyard 
  • Two former Holland America ships find a new home 
  • Update on two new cruise ships 

Listener Q: Can I transfer my future cruise credit and onboard credit to a travel agent — if so, what are the steps? 

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Direct download: EPI598JUL2320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Cruise expert Stewart Chiron drops by the answer some listener questions. Matt Hochberg from Royal Caribbean Blog answer questions on Royal Caribbeans "Lift and Shift" program and the difference between a Quantum and Quantum Ultra class ship. 

1. When a ship is said to be 130,000-tons, what does that mean? 

 
2. We are seeing cruise lines like Princess move a lot of inventory on the West Coast in the coming years -- could that be a sign of what's to come with so many Caribbean islands having different protocols post-Pandemic?
 
3. What's up with all the Fantasy-class ships leaving the fleet? A lot of use cruisers, myself included, love the smaller 2,000 passenger vessels. Do you think it has to do with them not having aft balconies? 
 
4. Do ships that sail in China have the same rules as the US and the Jones Act? Does the ship or at least part of the ship need to be built in China in order to sail throughout the country?
 
5. When we see cities like Key West fighting the cruise lines to limit capacity and ship size, is that a vocal minority or does Key West really not place any value on us cruise passengers? It is offensive, given my family spend over $1000 there in February on a half-day fishing charter and jet skis.
 
Date: July 19, 2020
Direct download: CRR057JUL1920.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A review of Carnival Cruise Line's ship Carnival Sunrise for a Canada/New England itinerary. This ship used to be Carnival Triumph before it underwent a $200 million renovation in 2019. The ship splits time between New York, Virginia, and Florida. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news on

  • This could be the end for Carnival Fantasy
  • Key West looking to ban large cruise ships 
  • Florida based cruise line extends cruise suspension 
  • Carnival CEO shares optimism in an earnings call 
  • The caribbean island makes masks mandatory for visitors 

Listener Question: What do all the added taxes and fees go to when you buy a cruise? Sometimes they are 25% of the cruise fare. - Steve

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Direct download: EPI597JUL1620.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We talk to the granddaughter of the architect of the SS United States. At one time, this ship broke the speed record and went across the Atlantic Ocean in three days. 

Date: July 12, 2020 

Direct download: CRN056JUL1220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A review of an 11-night cruise on Princess Cruises' Regal Princess. This was a Baltic cruise that sailed from Copenhagen with an overnight in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news

  • Carnival Mardi Gras launched delayed and Carnival Radiance postponed 
  • Two cruise lines join forces to develop healthy protocols 
  • New EU cruise guides recommend masks and no buffets 
  • Royal Caribbean delays its new ship 
  • P&O Cruises has sold Oceana 

Listener Question: We have a couple of cruises coming up see that California is having COVID trending the wrong way. Our final payment is due July 14.  While our deposit loss would be minimal because we booked the early saver,  would we get credit for the cruise if it cancels? - Howard

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Direct download: EPI596JUL0920.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Aside from wearing masks on a cruise ship, buffets at sea have been another hot button topic. Royal Caribbean first said they would not have one, and then backpedaled. Norwegian Cruise Line had a computer glitch that issued everyone extra loyalty points - will they honor or take away? Staff writer Richard Simms weighs in on both topics. 

Date: July 5, 2020

Direct download: CRR055JUL0520.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A preview of what casinos at sea may look like after sailing a five-hour gambling trip. A look at what we saw with protocols and safety procedures. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news

  • Carnival Corporation sells off a cruise ship during the shutdown
  • Cruise ships head to the West Coast of North America
  • MSC Cruises starts construction on a new class of ship 
  • An Asian cruise line will be the first major cruise line to resume sailing 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line cancels the remainder of Alaska 2020 sailings 
  • Carnival Cruise Line rescues a distressed vessel 

Listener Question: The map shows three cruise docks in Cozumel, how will I know where Carnival Vista is going to dock. - Kayla 

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Direct download: EPI595JUL0220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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