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Carnival Journeys + Norwegian Dawn Review

March 5th, 2015

Matthew Clark and his family are from Pittsburg, PA and took a well deserved winter cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Dawn, on a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise. Matt gives a bow to stern review, covering: embarkation, suite life, dining, entertainment, ports, and first timer tips!

Hear this Norwegian Dawn review!

Carnival Cruise Line just announced Carnival Journeys, a series of longer than normal cruises that offer destination immersion and onboard enrichment. Terry Thornton, VP of Itinerary Planning for Carnival Cruise Line is on the show to talk to us about Carnival Journeys and answer questions I have.

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Norwegian Epic Cruise Review & Caribbean Port Shopping

February 26th, 2015

Listener Kabir just returned from a sailing aboard Norwegian Epic, taking him on a seven-night jaunt around the Western Caribbean. Kabir gives us a full Norwegian Epic review, including embarkation, the stateroom, dining options, entertainment and shares his tips and secrets.

Bill Panoff, president and CEO of Fort Lauderdale-based PPI Group, began his career as a cruise director and went into cruise publishing. Bill took his company a step further and now has over 60 port shopping lecturers. No one knows cruise port shopping like Bill. Bill joins us to answer a listener question about Caribbean port shopping.

Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise vacation news on:

  • Carnival Vista itineraries
  • Norwegian Cruise Line tipping increases
  • New venue for upcoming Holland America ship
  • Disney adds Star Wars themed cruises
  • Captain of Costa Concordia sentenced
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Carnival Freedom in Galveston

February 17th, 2015

To welcome Carnival Freedom to Galveston, Texas on Valentine’s Day, Carnival Cruise Line teamed up with Operation Homefront, a nonprofit organization that supports military families. During the event aboard the ship Carnival Cruise Line gave over 1,000 military members a free concert by country star Martina McBride, dinner in the main dining room and a full evening of entertainment onboard the ship.
Before the Martina McBride concert, Carnival Cruise Line presented Operation Homefront with a $100,000 to help military families throughout the country.
We were broadcasting live from the lido deck (pardon the wind), overlooking 1000s of military men and woman. 
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MSC Divina Review

February 11th, 2015

Ben Souza from CruiseFever just returned from a two-night Bahamas cruise aboard MSC Divina. On this cruise Ben got to experience the MSC Cruises experience and share what it's like.

In this episode Ben does a bow to stern review of MSC Divina, including: food, entertainment, cabins, service, the ship and Nassau, Bahamas.


Stewart Chiron The Cruise Guy has Cruise News:

  • Cunard ships meet in Long Beach and San Francisco
  • Carnival Vista is heading to PortMiami in Florida
  • Steel cut for the fourth Oasis-class ship
  • Royal Caribbean has been offering free wifi on Quantum of the Seas as a testing stage
  • Viking River Cruises Ocean brand, Viking Star completed sea trials

Listener Question: We are going on a spring break cruise from Port Canaveral and are getting conflicting reports from friends and the cruise line – do we need a passport or not? 

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Quantum of the Seas Review

February 2nd, 2015

Don Bucolo and his wife just returned from Royal Caribbean's brand new Quantum of the Seas, based in Bayonne, NJ - for now.

This cruise ship has it all from almost two dozen dining venues, indoor skydiving, robotic bartenders to bumper cars. This is one ship you'll want to take a cruise vacation on!

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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 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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