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The final show of 2020 brings the year full circle. We talk with a handful of cruisers and industry experts on the positives that came from the proverbial year from hell. 

Carnival Cruise Line's Brand Ambassador John Heald, Sheri from Cruise Tips TV, Nancy Schretter from the Family Travel Network, Matt from Royal Caribbean Blog, Cruise Radio Staff Writer Richards Simms, Cruise Writer Ashley Kosciolek, and Cruise Radio Listener Dr. Kris all drop by to share their thoughts of 2020.   

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI621DEC3120.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We talk about seven of the hottest ships debuting in 2020. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Carnival Cruise Line's Mardi Gras was officially delivered 
  • Royal Caribbean sells two cruise ships 
  • Royal Caribbean gives $40 million in loans to travel agents 
  • The bitcoin cruise ship is headed to the scrapyard 
  • Costa Cruises debuts a new cruise ship 

Listener Question: Should we park at the port or an offsite lot? 

Direct download: EPI620DEC2420.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Norwegian Cruise Line Holding's CEO Frank Del Rio has been tossing the idea of all cruise guests receiving an immunity passport. Basically, you would have to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to cruise. Is that legal? Are cruise lines allowed to do that? We discuss. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news

  • Carnival Panorama is headed back to North America 
  • Virgin Voyages delays both new ships into 2021 
  • NCL looking to make guests get a vaccine to cruise 
  • You can lease a cruise cabin by the day, week or month
  • Princess Cruises gives a money-back guarantee  

Listener Question: What can we do in Port Canaveral for four days? 

What is the status of Holland America Line's return to service? 

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI619DEC1720.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

John Phillips from KABC in Los Angeles drops by in-studio to talk about his thoughts on cruising, when he thinks it will resume, and the cruising situation out in California. 

Date: December 13, 2020

Direct download: CRR067DEC1320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A seven-night review of Norwegian Epic from San Juan, Puerto Rico that was taken in early 2020. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Carnival delays dry dock for three ships 
  • Carnival Breeze comes back to Florida 
  • Royal Caribbean debuts contact-tracing bracelet 
  • First Royal Caribbean back has a COVID scare 
  • Norwegian goes fleet-wide with clear air units 

Listener Question: Should we take the future cruise credit or the full refund for our canceled cruise? 

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Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI618DEC1020.mp3
Category:Norwegian Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Most of us just accept the cruise contract and go on with our cruise vacation. But did you know there are some items buried in the ticket contract, otherwise known as the Contract of Carriage? We break down nine surprises you may find hidden in your long cruise ticket contract. 

Sherry has cruise news

  • Royal Caribbean has officially started cruising again
  • Carnival gave some good news for cruisers with canceled sailings 
  • Cruise line gives away drink package to qualified guests
  • Royal Caribbean's next ship has floated out 
  • Viking Cruises has hired a highly-decorated veteran for a new position

Listener Question: We are a family of five and are all booked in the same cabin for late 2021. How involved is it to get our kids their own stateroom? - Lori, SD 

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Direct download: EPI617DEC0320.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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