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A 2022 review of Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas from Port Canaveral, Florida. 

Richard has cruise news

  • Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises drop mandates on most cruises 
  • Carnival Luminosa itineraries now listed on the Carnival Cruise Line website
  • Grand Cayman lifts COVID protocols for all visitors and could get a pier
  • Princess goes all in on bidding for an upgrade
  • You can live on a cruise ship for as little as $600,000

Listener Question: What is a cruise duck? 

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Direct download: EPI710AUG2522.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

Seven-night cruise on Celebrity Eclipse to Southeast Alaska sailing from Vancouver, British Columbia.  

Richard has cruise news

1. More cruise lines relax or drop vaccination mandates and pre-cruise testing

2. This past Monday, Carnival Cruise Line had a recording booking day for the first time since 2019 

3. Virgin Voyages is getting a surge of a half billion dollars in fresh capital

4. An extra day for guests sailing Carnival Splendor in Australia in October

5. The rockslide in Skagway, Alaska, has closed one pier for the rest of the 2022 season 

6. Princess Cruises partners with a NASCAR race team

Listener Question: Should I buy the Cloud 9 Thermal Suite on Carnival in advance for $199, or will it be cheaper once onboard? We are on a week-long cruise on Carnival Panorama in October. 

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Direct download: EPI708AUG112022.mp3
Direct download: EPI709AUG1821.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A review of a six-night Caribbean sailing on Carnival Magic from Port Canaveral. The ports of call on this sailing were Carnival's private island Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, and Amber Cove. We get a bow-to-stern review from this family of three. 

Richard Simms has cruise news

  • Cruise protocols are changing again
  • More changes at Carnival Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line had a Q2 business update 
  • Hawaii-based Pride of America is sailing at half capacity because Americans don't want to work
  • Diamond Princess is back in America but won't be going anywhere until November 

Listener Question: What are the best Haven upgrade strategies? My assumption is eggs in one basket. Daniel 

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Direct download: EPI708AUG112022.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

A seven-night cruise on MSC Cruises MSC Lirica that was roundtrip from Athens, Greece. 

Richard Simms has cruise news

  • Policy changes regarding testing across most major cruise lines 
  • Norwegian Cruise Line is changing up menus and celebrating the float-out of its next Prima-class ship
  • Carnival Cruise Line has over three million guests served 
  • Glacier Bay National Park is tightening the reins on cruise ships
  • A fishing boat hit a cruise ship in New England 

Listener Q: I have a medical condition and can not get the drink package. Can my wife get one on our Royal Caribbean cruise next summer? — Tim

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Direct download: EPI707AUG0422.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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