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Expedition Cruising + Cruise News

July 25th, 2014

Jason Leppert from 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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Cruise Dining, American Cruise Lines + Cruise News

June 13th, 2014

On this show we talk to Jason Leppert of Popular Cruising about cruise ship dining, how its evolved through the years along with some tips and suggestions for your next cruise ship dining experience. Susan Shultz, Director of Sales for American Cruise Lines, stops by to talk to us about American Cruise Lines, their new ships and what's new on the horizon for the small river cruise company. Plus your dose of cruise news. 

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Carnival Liberty Eastern Caribbean Review

June 6th, 2014

On this show we are broadcasting aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Liberty. We will talk to the Cruise Director, Shore Excursions Manager about Nassau, Bahamas; St. Thomas, San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos. We also talk with some cruise passengers and the owner of Jack's Shack in Grand Turk. Listen and learn! 

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Carnival Ecstasy Review + Cruise News

June 2nd, 2014

Sherry Laskin returns to the show to talk to us about her recent sailing on Carnival Ecstasy, a Fantasy-class ship that currently does year-round sailings from Miami, Florida to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean. Sherry goes into detail about the food, entertainment, stateroom, thoughts and impressions of Carnival Ecstasy. Cruise Guy has cruise news on the latest Princess Cruises' ship Regal Princess, Carnival Cruise Lines resigning for another year in Jacksonville, Florida, why we should always use a travel agent, Royal Caribbean laying the keel for Oasis 3 and the announcement of Oasis 4. Listen and learn! 

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Grandeur of the Seas Review + Cruise News

June 2nd, 2014

Listener Janet Heaton just returned from a seven-night sailing on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas from the port of Baltimore. Janet talks about embarking from Baltimore, first impressions, public areas, the food, stateroom, entertainment, outdoor areas and the ports. Cruise Guy has cruise news on MSC Cruises ordering two more ships, Norwegian Jewel out of drydock, Carnival heading to Mexico year-round, Holland America Line dumping two ships and Disney Cruise Lines heading to Hawaii in 2015. Listen and learn! 

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