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Steve is the host of the DCL Podcast, a show all about Disney Cruise Line. This week he answers our questions about sailing on Disney, Castaway Cay, dining onboard, sailing without kids, and a whole lot of other questions. 

Date: August 30, 2020

Direct download: CRR063AUG3020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A review of Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas. This was a nine-night cruise from Australia.

Sherry has cruise news on

  • Cruise port could remain closed until 2022
  • Two Carnival Corp ships find a new home
  • Carnival releases name of the upcoming ship 
  • Former Carnival ship awaits fate
  • Good news from MSC but also a delay  

Question: Is it okay to tip at the begging and the end of the cruise?

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI603AUG2720.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Nancy Schretter returns this week from the Family Travel Network to answer some questions about cruising to Cozumel with small children, how to deal with food allergies on a cruise ship, and keeping your child safe in a balcony. Tommy Casabona stops by to give details about sailing from Fort Lauderdale with factoring in a little bit of pre-cruise fun. Sherr from CruiseTipsTV answers a question about the Yacht Club experience on MSC Cruises. 

Date: August 29, 2020

Direct download: CRR062AUG2320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Since MSC Cruises returned to cruising this past week, it's only appropriate to get a review of the MSC Meraviglia. Sheri and her family had an opportunity to sail the Yacht Club (ship within a ship concept) in the Mediterranean. We get a full review of one of MSC Cruises' newest ships. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Cruises are officially underway in Europe and a couple was kicked off the ship 
  • Cruise line cleared of health incident 
  • Carnival Corp compromised by hackers 
  • Grand Cayman tells cruise ships no 
  • Carnival Corp gives a financial update 

Listener Q:  We are in the early planning stages of our 2022 summer cruise. We are older and do not like crowds and crazy traffic. What is easier to navigate - Port Canaveral or Fort Lauderdale? 

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI602AUG2020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

In our series of exploring personalities within the cruise space, we speak with Bill Panoff. Bill started his career aboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship where he worked at sea for 13 years and then went launched Porthole Cruise Magazine, the largest cruise magazine in the world. 

Date: August 16, 2020

Direct download: CRR061AUG1620.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Nancy Schretter from the Family Travel Network joins us to talk about her seven-night Mediterranean cruise on Crystal Cruises' Crystal Serenity. Crystal Cruises recently announced that they will not welcome guests back until 2021. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Another round of cruise cancellations 
  • Crew members file a lawsuit against the cruise company 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line puts rumors to bed 
  • Recapping Royal Caribbean Group's Q2 earnings call
  • Med cruises were given the green flag for August 15

Listener Q: What is the difference between a Bahamas and a Bermuda cruise?

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI601AUG1320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We tackle your listener questions this week. Sherry Laskin joins us to break down using onboard credits on multiple sailings and the best way to remove canceled guests from a cruise.  Barbara lets us know the main differences between the cruise line vacation planner and a travel agent. Richard talks about cruise embarkation out of New York City. 

Date: August 9, 2020 

Direct download: CRR060AUG0920.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We sit down with Carnival Corporation (CCL) CEO Arnold Donald on the current state of the cruise industry. We speak with Arnold about how cruising could look moving forward, what will really determine when the cruise ships can sail again, what the cruise industry resumption of service will look like, and vessels leaving the fleet. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Cruise lines cancel sailings until November 1, 2020
  • MSC relaunching with instant testing, masks, and dining rules
  • Norwegian Cruise Line is reclaiming loyalty points from canceled cruises 
  • Carnival addresses rumors of selling two of its cruise lines

Listener Q: Looking for a Port Canaveral hotel with a free shuttle preferably for the cruise port, on the beach or an extremely short walk to one and breakfast?

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPi600AUG0620.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Over a dozen cruise ships have been sold off throughout the cruise industry shutdown, with more likely to come. But what happens to cruise ships once they are sold? What do they do with the equipment? How long does the deconstruction process take? Maritime historian and journalist Peter Knego drops in to answer our questions. 

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. 

Last Look: Carnival Fantasy Remembered: https://cruiseradio.net/last-look-remembering-carnival-fantasy/

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

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

 

Date: August 2, 2020 

Direct download: CRR059AUG0220.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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