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Richard Branson Launches Virgin Cruises

June 25th, 2015

Richard Branson is no stranger to the travel industry with airlines, hotels, space, trains and now a cruise line. 

We headed to Miami for the announcement and got response from industry professionals and listened to public opinion. 

Also, we'll answer listener questions about Caribbean shore excursions in Cozumel, Nassau and diving locations. 
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Pride of America Review + Cruise News

June 20th, 2015

On this episode we get a comprehensive review of Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America from Theresa Russell. She shares her Hawaii cruise experience, what is was like sailing on a U.S. flagged ship and what the Hawaii islands were like. 

Cruise News

  • Norwegian revamps their dining package
  • Cruises to no where ending
  • Recapping Carnival's no bottle policy 
  • HAL Noordam rescues sightseeeing boat
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Carnival Legend Review + Cruise Deals App

June 16th, 2015

On this episode we talk to listener Marcy who just returned from an eight night cruise aboard Carnival Legend in Alaska. The cruise started in Vancouver and ended in Seattle. Marcy gives her a full Carnival Legend review. 

We talk  to the creator of one of the newest cruise app out there, CruiseDeals, an iPhone app that monitors cruise prices drops. You can find price drops reduced as much as 80%. Find the app by searching Criuse Deals in the app store.

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Crown Princess Review + Cruise News

June 11th, 2015

On this show Vickie gives us a review of Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess on her recent California Coastal cruise. We get to hear about the ship, staterooms, dining, and ports of calls.

Angie Keilhauer is a talented acoustic musician we came across on Carnival Legend last year in Tampa. Since then she’s been spotted by some big names in country music like Kenny Chesney and is going big places! She’s currently off the ship and on tour and checks in with us.

Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise news on:

  • Carnival’s ban on water bottles
  • New Norwegian Cruise Line dining plans
  • Fall cruise trends for 2015
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Carnival Corp Launches New Cruise Brand

June 5th, 2015

Carnival Corporation has launched a tenth cruise brand called fathom. The brand category, called social impact travel, will offer an impactful travel experience and work alongside locals to tackle community needs.

Fathom is purposed built, starting with one ship, and allowing guests to immerse themselves in local culture and economic development.

Based out of Miami with a 700-passenger cruise ship, the first destination will be the Puerto Plata region of the Dominican Republic. This area is known for both beauty and poverty. Which is where fathom steps in.

On this show we talk to:

  • Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation
  • Tara Russell, President of Fathom
  • Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy
  • Nancy Schretter, Family Travel Network
  • James Shillinglaw, TravelPulse.com
  • Ben Souza, Cruise Fever
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Ruby Princess Review + Cruise News

May 21st, 2015

Ben Souza and his wife just returned from a four-night Alaska sailing on Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess. This was a special sailing that started in Vancouver, BC, stopped in Ketchikan and ended in Seattle, Washington. 

Ben gives us a bow to stern Ruby Princess review, leaving no stone unturned. 
Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise news on: 
Norwegian Dawn grounding in Bermuda
Drowning aboard Norwegian Gem  
Celebrity Cruises new Caribbean overnight itineraries 
Disney heading back to Miami, NYC and Galveston 
Speculation of Carnival Corp. upcoming announcement in NYC
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Carnival Liberty Review + ShipMate App

May 14th, 2015

Carrie McLaren and her family recently returned from a seven-night Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Liberty that went to St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk. On this show Carrie gives us a full Carnival Liberty review, leaving no stone unturned.

Mike Jirout is the creator of ShipMate App., an awesome smartphone app that lets you get excited about your cruise vacation. Recently Mike added a fare watch feature that allows you to monitor your cruise fare regardless of who you purchased it through.

Some listeners have saved over $150 per person and have gotten that returned as an on-board credit.

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MSC Divina Review + Cruise News

May 6th, 2015

Howard just returned from a seven-night Bermuda cruise on MSC Divina. But not only was it a Bermuda cruise, it was a Bermuda cruise spent in the MSC Yacht Club - MSC Cruises' ship within a ship feature. Hear this full MSC Divina review. 

Stewart Chiron The Cruise Guy has Cruise News on:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line charging for room service
  • Norwegian Sky goes all-inclusive alcohol in 2016
  • MSC Divina returns to MIA
  • Cunard's Royal meet up
  • Cruise port in New Zealand turns down Ovation of the Seas
  • Princess puts 2017 new build in China 
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Carnival Dream Review + Cruise News

April 29th, 2015

Tiffany and her husband just returned from a seven-night Caribbean cruise aboard Carnival Dream out of New Orleans. Tiffany drops in to give us her Carnival Dream review, leaving no stone unturned. She covers her pre-cruise thoughts, embarkation, first impressions, stateroom, food, entertainment and how the sea days were.

Stewart Chiron The Cruise Guy has Cruise News on:

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John Heald Talks & Celebrity Solstice Review

April 23rd, 2015

We caught up with Carnival Cruise Line's Senior Cruise Director John Heald about the latest happenings at Carnival.

John chats with us about:

  • Carnival room service charges
  • Carnival LIVE concert program
  • Moving Carnival Magic to Port Canaveral
  • Carnival Pride goes back to Baltimore
  • And gets personal about his weight loss journey

Ship Review

Don Bucalo gives us a review of his sailing his seven night Alaska sailing from Seattle aboard Celebrity Solstice. As a first time Alaska cruiser, Don gives his thoughts on: the adventure, the ship and what he did in Alaska. Don leaves no stone unturned on this Celebrity Solstice review. 

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