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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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Carnival Splendor Review + Cruise News

April 16th, 2015

Craig Kell from Chicago just returned from Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Splendor, a seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing, roundtrip from Miami.

This was also a Carnival LIVE sailing where Craig got to experience the band Journey perform in the ship's main theater in St. Thomas.

Cruise News

  • Carnival charging for some room service items
  • Norwegian Cruise Line charges delivery fee on two ships
  • Ovation of the Seas to homeport in Sydney, Australia 
  • Big animal statue on Anthem of the Seas
  • Carnival Magic moving to Florida from Galveston 
  • Carnival LIVE Summer/Fall 2015 Concert Series revealed 
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Norwegian Gem Review + New Cruise Ships

April 10th, 2015

Listener Tommy lives in NYC and just took a 9-night Eastern Caribbean sailing aboard Norwegian Gem. On this sailing they hit San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, USVI; Philipsburg, St Maarten and Tortola.

Tommy reviews this first impressions of the ship, Freestyle Dining, his stateroom, entertainment, ports and gives his final thoughts of Norwegian Gem. He leaves no stone unturned on this Norwegian Gem review!

Plus we talk upcoming cruise ships!

Upcoming Ships 2015/2016

  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Viking Star
  • Norwegian Escape
  • Carnival Vista
  • Holland America's Koningsdam
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Disney Magic Review + Cruise News

April 3rd, 2015

Carissa, her husband and four kids just returned from a 7-night Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic out of Port Canaveral. This is her family's third Disney cruise. In this episode Carissa gives a bow to stern review of Disney Magic's embarkation process, first impressions, staterooms (she had both interior and ocean view), dining, entertainment, Castaway Cay and some first time advice for guests considering sailing Disney.

Hear this comprehensive Disney Magic Review!

Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has Cruise News on: 

  • Recap Carnival 9 new ships story
  • NCL testing room service fee
  • New HAL ship goes to Port Everglades
  • Carnival Pride back in Baltimore, again after Fun Ship 2.0
  • St. Maarten to undergo a massive redevelopment project
  • Anthem of the Seas status
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Carnival Orders 9 Ships + Enchantment of the Seas Review

March 27th, 2015

Listener Don and his wife just returned from Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas to Nassau, Bahamas and Coco Cay. Don gives us a comprehensive review of the ship, dining, entertainment, and more. 

Cruise Guy has Cruise News on: 

  • More cruise lines canceling after Tunesia
  • New Holland America Line entertainment
  • Royal Caribbean shaking things up in China and Alaska
  • Carnival Sunshine seasonally leaving Port Canaveral

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Listener Question: Do you need a passport for cruise within the USA that starts and ends in a diff port? The short answer is yes, you do. Stewart goes into more detail.

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Carnival Sunshine Repositioned + Carnival Freedom Review

March 23rd, 2015

It was recently announced that Carnival Cruise Line is repositioning Carnival Sunshine to New York City, seasonally June - Oct. 2016. Terry Thornton is the S VP of Itinerary Planning for Carnival and talks to us about the move, the itineraries and the future of Carnival Magic. 

Jason Leppert joins us to give us a review of Carnival Freedom, his latest six-night Western Caribbean cruise from Galveston, Texas. Jason gives us a comprehensive review of dining, public areas, entertainment and staterooms of Carnival Freedom.  

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