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A seven-night Western Caribbean cruise review aboard Norwegian Breakaway. Since Breakaway was first launched in 2013, she has been all over the world. As of August 2019, she is based in Miami, Florida. 

Sherry has cruise news on

  • Carnival Cruise Line guest that rolled off the pier in St. Thomas 
  • Royal Caribbean refurbishing their Freedom of the Seas 
  • Princess Cruises has a new stage show 
  • Pier repairs are forcing Carnival Sunrise to use a new pier in NYC

Listener Question: Buying the drink package when only one of us drinks. 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: CR552AUG2919.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We talk go off the record with a cruise ship crew member to find out what life is like below deck, how gratuities are really distributed, and how they get paid. 

Date: August 25, 2019

Direct download: CRR012AUG2519.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

On this episode, we get a review of Royal Caribbean's Mariner of the Seas that stopped in Nassau and Perfect Day at CocoCay. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news

  • Carnival Cruise Line updates SkyRide closure 
  • Royal Caribbean will double-dip at CocoCay 
  • Princess Cruises adds highspeed wifi to more ships 
  • Virgin Voyages releases more itineraries through 2021
  • Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship completed a milestone

Listener Question: When will my guaranteed room be assigned with Royal Caribbean. And once it's assigned, can I change it? 

Rob answers some shore excursion questions about Northern Europe and Mediterranean cruise itineraries. 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI551AUG2419.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Stewart Chiron, America's Most Quoted Cruise Expert, stops by to share his thoughts on the Venice cruise ship ban, cruise line pricing, investing money in private islands in the Bahamas, and a look ahead at the cruise industry. 

Date: August 18, 2019

Direct download: CRR011AUG1819.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a 2019 review of Celebrity Equinox. This ship is currently sailing Caribbean cruises out of Port Everglades. This was a seven-night sailing to the Eastern Caribbean islands that went to St. Thomas, San Juan, Tortola, and St. Maarten. 

Sherry Laskin has cruise news: 

  • Cruise line banning door decorations 
  • Carnival ship fails USPH inspection 
  • Florida port gets another cruise ship
  • Royal Caribbean waves BYE with big hand 
  • The largest vow renewal at sea could happen in 2020 

Listener Qs 

1. Booking through a travel agent versus direct through the cruise line?

2. Affordable parking at Port Canaveral?

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Direct download: EPI550AUG1419.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of a 12-night cruise in the Mediterranean from Venice from Barcelona. The ship was Holland America Line's ms Veendam. 

Date: August 11, 2019 

Direct download: CRR010AUG1119.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

We get a review of a four-night cruise to Bermuda on Carnival Sunrise. Sunrise is Carnival Cruise Line's second Sunshine-class ship that is spending the summer in New York City before repositioning to Florida in late 2019. 

Sherry has cruise news on

  • Half Moon Cay is getting a makeover 
  • Topher from Jack's Shack 
  • Royal Caribbean is going vegan 
  • Cruise Industry News released some mind-blowing numbers

Listener Question: What do you think is the best way to get from Miami’s airport to a Fort Lauderdale hotel? And can you recommend a hotel?

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Direct download: EPI549AUG0819.mp3
Category:Carnival Cruise Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

On this rewind episode, we go answer your listener questions. Norwegian Cruise Line steakhouse, getting on a ship to take a tour without sailing, cruising with a disability, Royal Caribbean's The Key Program, and issues with New York travel insurance. 

Submit your questions to doug@cruiseradio.net

Date: August 4, 2019

Direct download: CRR09AUG319.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A review of Holland America's latest ship the Nieuw Statendam on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean cruise. 

Sherry has cruise news on: 

  • Propulsion issues slow down more Allure of the Seas sailings
  • Carnival lowers Faster to the Fun on two cruise ships 
  • Cruise over-tourism becoming a problem again
  • Princess Cruises rolls out their first jazz club
  • A brawl lands two arrested on a cruise ship  

Listener Questions

1. How strict is Carnival with boarding times at Port Canaveral? 

2. Suggestions for snorkeling in Nassau, Bahamas? 

Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net 

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Direct download: EPI548AUG0119.mp3
Category:Holland America Line -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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