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Cruise writer Dave Monk recently took one of Virgin Voyages’ first revenue sailings ever out of Portsmouth, England. Sailing a four-night “cruise to nowhere” aboard the line’s first ship, Scarlet Lady, he had plenty of time to explore and check out its various offerings.

In this interview, he offers his impressions of this trip vs. his first time on board last year, the dining options, whether the ship REALLY doesn’t have a buffet, and what amenities the ship has for passengers to enjoy.

Dave also discusses who the cruise line’s target audience is and goes over how to decide whether or not a Virgin Voyages cruise is right for you — because it’s quite different than any other cruise line in the world.

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI655AUG2621.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Today we get a review of Celebrity Equinox. This is Celebrity Cruises' second cruise ship sailing from Florida. The cruise was a seven-night sailing to the Eastern Caribbean. This was a last-minute cruise for John and his wife, booking just a week before the ship set sail. 

We get a comprehensive review of the ship, the itinerary, and health protocols as ships return to sailing again. 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI654AUG1821.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Ashley Kosciolek from The Points Guy, and Doug answer listener questions about Carnival Cruise Line's newest mega-ship Mardi Gras. 

Richard has cruise news on

  • The latest in the Florida and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) lawsuit 
  • Disney Cruise Line returning to sailing 
  • Mardi Gras completes inaugural voyage
  • Carnival Cruise Line changes health protocols in August 
  • First Cunard Line ship returns to service

Question: How do we know the protocols in each port of call we visit.

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI653AUG1221.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A sneak look at Carnival Cruise Line's maiden voyage of Mardi Gras, the ship that holds the same name as the company's first vessel in 1972. 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI652AUG0521.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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