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Carnival Vista Reveal in New York City

January 22nd, 2015

Hear the Carnival Vista reveal live from New York City with Senior Cruise Director John Heald and the Senior VP of Guest Operations, Mark Tamis. 

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Norwegian Escape Reveal + New Carnival App

January 20th, 2015

January has proven to be a busy month for the cruise industry with the reveal of Norwegian Cruise Line's upcoming Norwegian Escape, Carnival Cruise Line announcing a new smartphone app and brand new internet at sea packages.

We were in New York City aboard Norwegian Breakaway when the revealed more details about the upcoming Norwegian Escape, like brew hall, tapas bar, new shows and more. We get the overall response.

Carnival Cruise Line just announced their new smartphone app that allows you to talk to other cruisers and keep track of your on board spending. This app is aligned with other cruise line apps in the industry. But on top of the app, Carnival announced internet packages aboard their ships for as little as $5 a day.

Adrian Greystone, Director of Guest Technology stops by the gives us the scoop un the new smartphone app.

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Kathie Lee Gifford Wine Partnership + Cruise News

January 14th, 2015

Kathie Lee Gifford, former spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Line, returned to Carnival on Sunday to introduce her GIFFT Collection of wines at a tasting event for cruise guests on Carnival Breeze at PortMiami. The wines are now available for sale fleetwide on Carnival's 24 ships.

Hear about the Kathie Lee Gifford wine partnership.

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Disney Fantasy Review + Cruise News

January 8th, 2015

Jason Leppert returns to talk about his latest family vacation aboard Disney Cruise Lines' Disney Fantasy. Jason discusses his experience aboard Disney Cruise Lines, what it's like traveling during the holiday season on Disney and goes into detail about the dining experiences.

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2014 Cruise Vacation Review + 2015 New Cruise Ships

December 31st, 2014

On this episode we check in with cruise editor for TravelPulse.com and Vacation Agent Magazine, Theresa Masek, to give us a cruise rewind of 2014. We cover some of the big news that hit the headlines like Carnival LIVE, Quantum of the Seas, Margaritaville on Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean dining partnerships. Plus, we look ahead at new ships in 2015. Cruise vacations were great in 2014 and are just ramping up. Happy New Year! 

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Listener Qs on Tipping + Difference in Cruise Vacations

December 19th, 2014

On this episode Jason Leppert from Popular Cruising drops by to chat about the major differences between luxury cruises and a mass market cruises. Having never sailed on a luxury cruise before, this interview was very eye opening.

Travel expert Jason Coleman tackles some listener questions on what cruise is the “right” cruise for a family, tipping with infants and suggestions for using a smartphone at sea.

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Carnival Conquest Review + Cruise News

December 14th, 2014

Listener Joe Tolley from Charlotte, North Carolina just returned from a seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing aboard the 2,974-guest Carnival Conquest, a Conquest-class cruise ship based currently based in Miami.

Joe talks with us about his family's cruise to Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk.

Stewart ChironThe Cruise Guy® has Cruise News:

  • Celebrity orders two new ships
  • Carnival offers longer itineraries
  • Norwegian partners with Margaritaville
  • Virgin cruises
  • New CEO Royal/Celebrity
  • Voyager of the Seas completes $80m refurbishment
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Carnival LIVE Review + Cruise News

December 4th, 2014

Nancy Schretter from the Family Travel Network just returned from a sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Breeze where she participated in one of the cruise lines signature Carnival LIVE sailings. This particular sailing had country music/Top 40 group Lady Antebellum.

 
Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News:
  • Norwegian Cruise Lines staying in NOLA through 2018
  • New ultra luxury Seabourn ship ordered 
  • Costa Captain back in court - what is going on with the trial
  • Did we see any black Friday sales that were totally WOW
  • Majesty of the Seas leaving Miami
  • We're seeing a lot of cruise ships canceling Belize lately because of weather - will we ever see a pier?
  • Who is the world's busiest cruise port in 2014?
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Ruby Princess Review

November 27th, 2014

"The Canada/New England itinerary had been on our to-do list for several years. We chose this particular sailing because it started in Quebec City, and we really wanted to spend time there pre-cruise (instead of NYC). It also offered more stops in Canada than New England, though it did have the tradeoff of Saguenay/Gaspe vs Saint John NB. This was also our opportunity to book one of the highly desirable aft Caribe deck corner balcony cabins on Ruby Princess. And we wanted to sail during the fall for a chance to see some brilliant fall colors."

Kristin Ladewig from St. Louis, MO recently returned from a 10-night sailing aboard Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess, a sailing that started in Quebec City and ended in New York City. Kristin leaves no stone unturned on this detailed Ruby Princess review.

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Insure My Trip: When To Purchase Travel Insurance

November 21st, 2014

Jim Grace, CEO of Insure My Trip tells us when to purchase travel insurance. 

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