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Glenn Aprile is a member of the design team for Carnival Cruise Line's upcoming Mardi Gras. Recently they just developed a new atrium concept for the Grand Central zone of the ship. Glenn talks about the design concept and why certain changes were made. 

Date: September 27, 2020 

Direct download: CRR066SEPT2720.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A 7-night review of MSC Seaside. This cruise went to San Juan, St. Maarten, and Nassau, Bahamas. We get a comprehensive review of the ship and the Eastern Caribbean ports of call. 

Richard Simms has cruise news

  • Return to cruising plans have been submitted to the CDC 
  • Carnival Cruise Line debuts a new atrium for Mardi Gras 
  • One of the founders of Norwegian Cruise Line passes 
  • Princess Cruises is selling ships 
  • Virgin Voyages announced longer itineraries 

Question: How likely is it that cruises will only go to private islands and the Bahamas for the foreseeable future? 

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Direct download: EPI607SEP2420.mp3
Category:MSC Cruises -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get behind the scenes look of a cruise terminal and find out what happens on embarkation day, how luggage gets sorted, and what really makes tempers flare at boarding. 

Date: September 20, 2020

Direct download: CRR065SEP2020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A 2020 review of Norwegian Sky. This was a four-night cruise out of PortMiami that went to Nassau, Bahamas, and a scheduled stop at Great Stirrup Cay (which unfortunately was missed because of weather). 

A new entertainment option was rolled out this week involving cruise directors, we talk with the creators. 

Richard Simms has cruise news

  • A handful of ships won't be returning until early 2021
  • Royal Caribbean says Australian and New Zeland are done until next year 
  • Carnival Corporation said they are selling more ships 
  • A small Alaskan cruise destination has been nominated for Seatrade Cruise Awards 
  • A cruise ship delay for Disney Cruise Line

Question: Do you think cruise lines will make a big push to add a lot of smart technology in order to eliminate "touchpoints" in staterooms and throughout their ships?

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Direct download: EPI606SEPT1720.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Staff writer Richard Simms talks to us about the meeting that PortMiami had about the state of cruising, Carnival Cruise Line ships returning to service in November, and Norwegian Cruise Line delaying a cruise update. Matt Hochberg from Royal Caribbean Blog answers questions on how Royal Caribbean has changed its app to facilitate the future of cruising and brand loyalty programs. 

Date: September 13, 2020

Direct download: CRR064SEPT1320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A Celebrity Edge review from March 2020. This was the last cruise before the cruise industry shutdown. Ashley gives a comprehensive review of Celebrity's newest cruise ship and what the onboard experience was like. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Carnival's Brand Ambassador said they could be returning to sea sooner than people think
  • It's back to sea for one Carnival Corporation line
  • Royal Caribbean CEO weighs in on returning to service
  • Ghostship tours are a thing in the UK 
  • One cruise line settles lawsuit with crew members 

Question: Is it a good idea to sail on the first cruise post-dry dock? I’ve heard there could be plumbing issues and them still trying to put things together while the first sailing is going on.

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Direct download: EPI605SEPT1020.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A seven-night Western Caribbean review of Norwegian Cruise Line's ship Norwegian Escape. The vessel was launched in 2015 and offers Caribbean service from the east coast. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Popular Carnival Cruise Director announces retirement
  • Another Carnival ship steams towards the scrapyard 
  • Carnival Corp CEO optimistic about North American cruising
  • The Pandemic is not slowing down cruise projects at port Miami
  • Another cruise line is signing on for rapid testing 

Question: Where do you see cruises prices headed with supply and demand? It seems like starting out there will be fewer itineraries available. 

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Direct download: EPI604SEP0320.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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