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Allure of the Seas Review, Tipping + Cruise News

August 22nd, 2014

Kerry Stange joins us this week to give us a comprehensive review of Royal Caribbean largest cruise ship Allure of the Seas. Kerry and his wife recently returned from a seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing. Kerry goes into detail about embarkation out of Terminal 18 in Port Everglades, first impressions of Allure of the Seas, the stateroom, dining venues, entertainment and ship experience. It's no holds barred on this Allure of the Seas review!

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Panama Canal Turns 100 + Cruise News

August 14th, 2014

The path between the two seas, the Panama Canal, turns 100 years old on August 15, 2014. Al and Sunny Lockwood are a pair of intrepid retirees who lovingly documented their 17-day cruise through the Panama Canal. The subtitle, “Savoring 5,000 Nautical Miles and 500,000 Decadent Calories,” says it all; while Sunny documents the practical details, historical facts and unexpected encounters of their cruise, Al reviews the desserts and delicacies — luxuries large and small — served aboard their 1,200 passenger ship. Aimed at travelers who may be veterans of life, but first time cruisers. Sunny joins us on the broadcast to talk about the book

Stewart Chiron has Cruise News:

  • Quantum of the Seas floated out
  • NCL "more-inclusive" packages for 2015
  • Unlimited free internet to Regent
  • Carnival Corp developing a Haitian island
  • Princess orders third Royal-class ship
  • Regal Princess goes for Godparents for upcoming christening
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Dancing with the Stars in Alaska, Holland America’s ms Westerdam

August 8th, 2014

On this show we head to Southeast Alaska to tape a broadcast aboard Holland America's ms Westerdam for a very special Dancing with the Stars themed cruise. You'll learn all about Dancing with the Stars at Sea and a just what is a Holland America Alaska cruise like. This is my second one and it was just as captivating as the first!

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Serenade of the Seas Review + Cruise News

August 1st, 2014

This week we chat with listener Don Harlem who just returned from a 12-night Med cruise on Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas, roundtrip Barcelona. Don gives us a full review of Serenade of the Seas, including: his pre-cruise stay, embarkation from Barcelona, first impressions of the ship, stateroom, dining, entertainment, ports and his overall thoughts of Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas.

Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News:

  • Hollywood actors telling cruise ships to stay away from Italy
  • Going, going, gone! So long Costa Concordia
  • Carnival Magic going to operate a series of four-six day cruises in Winter 2015, does this show a demand in the TX markets?
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Expedition Cruising + Cruise News

July 25th, 2014

Jason Leppert from PopularCruising.com recently returned from an 18-night expedition cruise on Silverseas Cruises vessel Silver Discover. His voyage started him out in Asia, he made his way up Russia's eastern coast and to remote parts of Alaska. Jason goes into detail about sailing from the Far East, what his expedition ship was like, the atmosphere surrounding the cruise, ports that stick out and his overall thoughts.

Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News:

  • Two more ships for Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line enforcing no smoking policy 
  • Costa Concordia status
  • Celebrity Silhouette is having propulsion issues
  • Steel is cut on the Regent Seven Seas Explorer 
  • Is Florida losing it's homeport advantage?
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MSC Divina Review + Cruise News

July 18th, 2014

On this episode we talk to Jason Cohen about his latest cruise on MSC Cruises MSC Divina, a cruise ship that sails from Miami seasonally.

We break down why it's important to have travel insurance. 

Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News:

  • Carnival changes smoking policy
  • Carnival staying in NOLA for another five years
  • AIDA ship gets missile debris on deck 
  • Atlantic City wants cruise ships  
  • What is all this hype about Tampa and the skyway bridge? 
  • Question: Since marijuana is legal in Washington state now, is it still illegal to bring on an Alaska sailing embarking from Seattle, Washington?
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Carnival Freedom Cruise Ship Review

July 11th, 2014

This week we are broadcasting aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Freedom, a ship that is based in Port Everglades (moving to Galveston in 2015). We are on an 8-night Southern Caribbean sailing this week. During a recent dry dock Carnival Freedom received Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements and the Seuss at Sea program, including Bookville, a Dr. Seuss character breakfast, parades, story time and photo opportunities. On top of Dr. Seuss guests will also take part in Guy Fieri's signature Burger Joint, the BlueIguana Cantina, RedFrog Pub and Alchemy Bar. So much to do in so little time! 

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Cruise Ship Lecturer + Cruise News

July 3rd, 2014

Mickey Live is known across a variety of cruise ships for his unique ways of onboard lectures. Mickey isn't using your typical overhead projector or marker board to teach cruise passengers, he uses modern day technology like GPS and his cutting edge photography skills. Stewart Chiron stops by with Cruise NewsCosta announces Costa Concordia to be removed in July, 11 lbs of cocaine found on Carnival Liberty in Port Canaveral, small fire of Holland America's Westerdam, cruise parking in Galveston starts sparks lawsuit, American Cruise Lines launches new river boat, and low water levels in Europe are getting river cruisers stuck!

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Review of Queen Mary 2 + Carnival Cruise Matre D Ken Byrne

June 27th, 2014

On this show we talk to listener Barry who just returned from a sailing aboard Queen Mary 2, on a seven-night transatlantic sailing between New York and Southhampton. Get a full review of this ocean liner. Also, Carnival Cruise Line's senior matre d, Ken Byrne, gives us his background, the details of his job and what he loves about it. 

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Carnival Fantasy Review + Cruise News

June 20th, 2014

This week listener Ashley joins us about her recent sailing on Carnival Fantasy, a five-night Bahamas cruise from Charleston, South Carolina. Hear a detailed review of Carnival Fantasy, her thoughts on dining, entertainment, the ports and public areas of this cruise ship. Plus Cruise Guy has cruise news on: could Royal Caribbean be leaning towards play-to-play entertainment, shipyard fire causes damage to Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas, is the Mexican Rivera region making a comeback, and Holland America Line heading back to Bermuda in 2015. We'll also answer a listener question about Carnival's all-you-can-drink "Cheers" program and the Faster to the Fun program. Listen and learn. 

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