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Episodes

  • Star Princess Review + Cruise News | Princess Cruises

    Oct 17, 2014 | 27 min
    On this episode Jason Leppert, editor of Popular Cruising joins us to talk about his latest experience aboard Princess Cruises' Star Princess, a cruise ship based seasonally on the West Coast. Jason gives us a full review of the itinerary and a bow to stern review of this 950' cruise ship. This Star Princess review includes: dining, entertainment, ports, embarkation, public areas and first time thoughts. Star Princess is scheduled to remain based in San Francisco, operating cruises to Mexico and Hawaii. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy stops by with Cruise News on: Cruise passenger quarantined with Ebola relation Norwegian Escape reveal Carnival Vista construction officially underway Princess ...
  • NCL Pride of America Review + MSC Cruises Packages | Norwegian Cruise Line

    Oct 9, 2014 | 20 min
    On this episode Jason Leppert, editor of Popular Cruising joins us to talk about his latest experience aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America, a cruise ship based year-round in the Hawaiian islands. Jason gives us a full review of the itinerary, the ship, dining venues and entertainment aboard the ship. Finally a cruise that overnights in different ports! MSC Cruises has launched Inclusive Experiences, a new pricing structure in which guests choose an “experience” based on their own personal preferences and amenities desired while cruising. Valued at up to $700+ per person, guests have the option of selecting from four different experience categories — Bella, Fantastica, Aurea, and ...
  • Carnival Sunshine Review, Cruise Week + Cruise News | Carnival Cruise Lines

    Oct 2, 2014 | 23 min
    Listener Rick from Jacksonville, Florida returns to Cruise Radio to gives us a complete Carnival Sunshine review. Rick gives us his impressions of the ship, the food, entertainment, ports and some first time cruise tips for Carnival Sunshine. Emily Kaufman, has been a leading expert in travel since her first television appearance in 1996. She currently contributes to The Today Show as a frequent guest, was the travel contributor to Good Morning America, is currently the travel contributor on The Steve Harvey Show, and regularly appears as the travel expert in top 25 TV markets across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more offering practical travel tips and advice. Emi...
  • Disney Fantasy Review, Carnival Great Vacation Guarantee + Cruise News

    Sep 25, 2014 | 33 min
    Carter and his wife are from Central Florida and just returned on a seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing aboard Disney Fantasy. Carter joins us to give us a bow to stern review of Disney Fantasy, leaving now stone unturned. Carter covers embarkation, first impressions, the stateroom, dining, entertainment, how the outside of the ship handles itself on sea days and some first time cruise tips for Disney Cruise Lines. You won't want to miss this Disney Fantasy Review. Jim Berra is the Chief Marketing Officer for Carnival Cruise Lines and joins us to talk about Carnival's Great Vacation Guarantee. Basically if you think the sailing stinks, Carnival will fly you home and refund the cost of the ...
  • Carnival Inspiration Review + Cruise News | Carnival Cruise Lines

    Sep 18, 2014 | 22 min
    Listener Marcy Bucy from California joins us to give us her review on her latest sailing aboard Carnival Inspiration, a three-night Mexico cruise her family recently took out of Long Beach. Marcy gives us a bow-to-stern review of Carnival Inspiration and talks about the Cheers Beverage program and Faster to the Fun. Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise news on: Royal Caribbean is busy over in Europe cutting steel and getting Quantum of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas and their upcoming ship that they just cut the steel on. Carnival's Vacation Guarantee Holland America named their new ship - let me guess, it ends in dam? Last week we talked about NCL buying a couple new cruise lines - anythi...
  • Celebrity Solstice Review + a Loyal Cruiser Program | Celebrity Cruises

    Sep 11, 2014 | 23 min
    Jason Leppert is the editor-in-chief of PopularCruising.com and just returned from a seven-night sailing about Celebrity Solstice. A Celebrity Cruises ship that was launched in August 2008 and does seasonal sailing in Alaska. She is currently the largest ship sailing the Alaskan waters. Jason gives us a comprehensive bow to stern review of Celebrity Solstice, the themed Top Chef cruise he was sailing and what it's like living the Celebrity life. Listener Questions 1. Lauren W. - East TN We are first time cruisers and would like to know how to pick out our cabin? There are WAAAAAY to many options out there. Any suggestions for a good starting point? 2. GeeWhiz_ on Twitter Might go on Holland ...
  • Quantum of the Seas + Pierside Tipping | Royal Caribbean International

    Sep 4, 2014 | 27 min
    Theresa Masek is the Editor-in-chief of Vacation Agent Magazine joins us today to talk about her recent shipyard tour of Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas. Theresa gives us 10 awesome new features aboard the upcoming cruise ship. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News: Norwegian Cruise Line purchases Prestige Princess Cruises reveals a trendy night club on upcoming Regal Princess Plans for a new pier in Venice - how is this going to play with the cruise ship ban? Oasis of the Seas Europe bound - but back next month - what is she doing over there and why is the Europe stint so short? Latest from Quantum of the Seas Listener Question Submitted to Facebook: We were unload...
  • Carnival Magic Review + Passport Question | Carnival Cruise Lines

    Aug 28, 2014 | 18 min
    Houston-based listener Sonya Sherow just returned from a seven night sailing aboard Carnival Magic, a Carnival Cruise Lines ship based year-round. Sonya gives us a comprehensive review of Carnival Magic, including: embarkation from Galveston, Texas, first impressions of the ship, public areas, stateroom, food, entertainment and the ports of call on this Western Caribbean cruise. We also tackle three listener questions on how much does a passport cost, how long does it take to get your passport and ground transportation options between the Miami International Airport and PortMiami. http://www.cruiseradio.net.
  • Allure of the Seas Review, Cruise Tipping + Cruise News

    Aug 21, 2014 | 26 min
    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. Listener Question: I am looking for direction on the issue of tipping. We no longer use the Dining Room for our meals. We take our meals in the buffet or specialty restaurants. We are generous with our gratuities at these venues for good service. A large portion of the tipping schedule is for dining room ...
  • Panama Canal Turns 100 + Cruise News

    Aug 14, 2014 | 28 min
    Happy 100th Birthday to the Panama Canal! To celebrate, Sunny Lockwood joins us to chat about a book that her husband and her wrote called Cruising Panama’s Canal. An interesting read about how a horrifying life accident turned into a trip of a lifetime. We answer a listener question about Carnival Sunshine, transportation from the Orlando International Airport to the cruise pier at Port Canaveral and what to do on the ship. Cruise Guy has Cruise News and talks about Carnival’s new island in Haiti, Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas floated out, Regal Princess’ Godparents from the Love Boat, Norwegian Cruise Line’s more-inclusive package and a third Royal-class Princess ship on the way. F...
  • Dancing with the Stars in Alaska, Holland America's ms Westerdam

    Aug 7, 2014 | 46 min
    This week we are broadcasting from Southeast Alaska on Holland America Line's ms Westerdam. Along with cruising in Alaska, we are aboard a special Dancing with the Stars themed cruise, with some of the biggest names from ABC's hit television show Dancing with the Stars, both past and present seasons, like: Carson Kressley, Emma Slater, Tristin MacManus, Sabrina Bryan and more. We will talk to Carson Kressley, Emma Slater, the cruise director aboard the ms Westerdam, the onboard travel expert, some passengers and give you our take on the Alaskan cruise and the Dancing with the Stars theme cruise. Sit back, there's a lot of Alaska and star power in the episode!
  • Serenade of the Seas Review + Cruise News

    Jul 31, 2014 | 22 min
    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?
  • Expedition Cruising + Cruise News

    Jul 24, 2014 | 27 min
    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 Flor...
  • MSC Diving Review + Cruise News

    Jul 17, 2014 | 22 min
    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?
  • Carnival Freedom Cruise Ship Review

    Jul 10, 2014 | 31 min
    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!
  • Cruise Ship Lecturer + Cruise News

    Jul 3, 2014 | 25 min
    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 News: Costa 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!
  • Review of Queen Mary 2 + Carnival Cruise Matre D Ken Byrne

    Jun 26, 2014 | 24 min
    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.
  • Carnival Fantasy Review + Cruise News

    Jun 19, 2014 | 23 min
    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.
  • Cruise Dining, American Cruise Lines + Cruise News

    Jun 12, 2014 | 23 min
    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. Plus Cruise Guy has cruise news about Princess Cruises' newly launched Regal Princess, Holland America Line overhaul, a new Game of Thrones shore excursion offered by Holland America and more discussion about norovirus and where else it's found. 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.
  • Carnival Liberty Eastern Caribbean Review

    Jun 5, 2014 | 29 min
    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!
  • Grandeur of the Seas Review + Cruise Radio

    May 29, 2014 | 21 min
    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!
  • Carnival Ecstasy Review + Cruise News

    May 22, 2014 | 26 min
    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!
  • Carnival LIVE Concert Experience on Carnival Ecstasy

    May 16, 2014 | 1 min
    This week we are broadcasting aboard Carnival Esctasy for Carnival LIVE. Incase you're unfamiliar with Carnival LIVE, it's a concert series of sorts held aboard Carnival Cruise Line Fun Ships. The artist flies to the port, performs on board the ship and disembarks before the cruise ship leaves for the next port of call. On this sailing we got to hear award winning country artist Martina McBride, who is just one of the many acts performing part of Carnival LIVE.
  • Freeport Bahamas Beach Excursion + Cruise News

    May 8, 2014 | 23 min
    This week listener Sarah Phillips checks in with a little gem she found on her recent trip to Freeport, Bahamas -- The Grand Lucayan Resort. Sarah talks about her experience at the resort as a cruise passenger and if it's worth paying the money to venture over to. Cruise Guy has cruise news on Carnival Liberty in Port Canaveral, Norwegian Breakaway getting stuck in NYC, MSC Divina going to Europe in 2015 and Regal Princess. Listen and learn!
  • Celebrity Century Review, Rome in a Day + Cruise News

    Apr 10, 2014 | 27 min
    Dr. Kris just returned from a seven-night California Coastal cruise on Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Century. This cruise had a rather unique itinerary with no sea days and ports in California and Mexico. Dr. Kris gives us his review of the ship, the dining, entertainment, ports and his impressions of the ship. Celebrity Century is in her last year of service, set to retire in April 2015. A big question I get is what to do in Rome for the day? Cruises are usually docked in Civitavecchia (port closest to Rome) for a good 12 hours, but some of that time is ate up in getting to Rome. Sherry Laskin from CruiseMaven.com joins us to gives some sights to see in Rome. Plus Cruise Guy w/ Cruise News.
  • ShipMate App, Viking River Cruises Longships + Cruise News

    Apr 3, 2014 | 25 min
    Mike Jirrot from popular ShipMate App joins us to talk about the cruise travel app with almost a million downloads available on both iOS and Android, Jason drops by to share his latest venture on Viking River Cruises, Viking placed a world record, again! Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy has cruise travel news you can use. Listen and learn!
  • Carnival Sunshine Review + Porthole Cruise Magazine

    Mar 20, 2014 | 33 min
    Listener Sarah joins us this week to give a comprehensive reivew of Carnival Sunshine, a ship that recently underwent a $155-million dollar transformation. Bill Panoff, editor-in-cheif of Porthole Cruise Magazine checks in with us about some new things in the publication, MSC Cruises has some big news and Cruise Guy has our weekly cruise news. Listen and learn!
  • Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 - Cruise Travel Information

    Mar 14, 2014 | 30 min
    We are broadcasting from Cruise Shipping Miami this week at the Miami Beach Convention Center, an annual cruise conference with over 10,000 delegates from around the world. We talk with MSC Cruises, Windstar Cruises, family travel, Guy Harvey stops by the booth and Cruise Guy. Listen and learn!
  • Oasis of the Seas Review + How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler

    Mar 7, 2014 | 27 min
    Listener Tanya Warpula joins us to give her review of Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas - one of the world's largest cruise ships. Hear all about the ship as she gives a detailed review. Travel expert Chris Elliott just released a new book called "How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler" and he joins us today to talk all about the book and gives us some helpful travel information. Listen and learn!
  • Canada New England Cruise with Holland America

    Feb 28, 2014 | 31 min
    This week we are sailing aboard Holland America Line's ms Eurodam as we sail on a 10-night Canada New England cruise. We talk to the key staff members on the cruise ship, passengers and our tour guide in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Listen and learn!
  • Broadcast aboard Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess

    Feb 21, 2014 | 18 min
    We are cruising for a cause this week as we're sailing on Princess Cruises' Ruby Princess on a 5-night Western Caribbean cruise. Princess Cruises has teamed up with the American Heart Association this sailing as we're cruising for a cause! On board are celebrities, cooking, and fitness classes promoting good heart health. On this show we talk to some of those involved, along with the Cruise Director and passengers.
  • Norwegian Pearl Review

    Feb 15, 2014 | 18 min
    Nancy Schretter with the Family Travel Network reviews her seven-night Western Caribbean sailing aboard Norwegian Pearl. Hear a detailed review abou the ship, the dining options, entertainment venues, kids program and the itinerary. Listen and learn!
  • Celebrity Constellation Review + Cruise News

    Feb 7, 2014 | 31 min
    Listeners Carter and Kristie from Central Florida join us this week to review Celebrity Cruises recently refurbished Celebrity Constellation. The couple gives us a run down of the ships, dining options, entertainment and some been-there done-that tips for the cruise ship. Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy stops by with cruise news on Disney Cruise Lines new internet packages, Carnival's new entertainment program, Royal Caribbean's profits and the dreaded norovirus. Listen and learn!
  • Princess Cruises' Grand Princess Review + Cruise News

    Jan 31, 2014 | 28 min
    Listener Shon Ford just returned on a voyage aboard Princess Cruises Grand Princess. Shon goes into detail about the ship, food, entertainment and some tips for wanting to try out Princess Cruise Lines and Grand Princess. Cruise Guy has cruise news on Carnival, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, remodeling of Ocho Rios cruise pier and free internet offered on one cruise line!
  • Carnival LIVE, Cruise Line Concert Series

    Jan 24, 2014 | 22 min
    Starting in April, Carnival LIVE concerts give guests the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive onboard performance by a diverse roster of popular music artists. The concerts will take place on board eight Carnival ships that call in the following ports: Cozumel, Mexico; Nassau, the Bahamas; and Catalina Island, California. Artists will join the ship in port, perform in the main show lounge, and then debark following the show. Carnival has booked 49 performance dates for the 2014 concert series, including artists such as Chicago, Daughtry, Foreigner, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, REO Speedwagon, STYX and Trace Adkins.
  • Disney Wonder Review + Pre/Post Cruise Kennedy Space Center

    Jan 18, 2014 | 25 min
    This week we get a listener review of Disney Cruise Line's Disney Wonder. Plus, we talk to Andrea Farmer with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor's Center down at Port Canaveral. Andrea talks to us about the space program, space center, the orbiter on display and why Kennedy Space Center is such a great cruise opportunity.
  • Allure of the Seas Review + Cruise News

    Jan 11, 2014 | 23 min
    Listener Theresa gives us her review of her latest sailing on Allure of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship! Theresa breaks down the public areas, rooms, what it's like on sea days and the dining. Cruise Guy stops by with cruise news on Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, Queen Mary 2, and a new cruise port at Port Canaveral.
  • Carnival Glory Review + Top Cruise Stories of 2013

    Jan 4, 2014 | 24 min
    On this show editor-in-chief of Vacation Agent Magazine, Theresa Norton Masek, joins us to give us some of the top cruise stories of 2013. Listener Craig Kell gives us his review of his seven-night Western Caribbean sailing aboard Miami-based Carnival Glory.
  • Carnival Dream Review + Cruise News

    Dec 28, 2013 | 24 min
    Scott Lara recently returned from a seven-night Caribbean cruise from Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Dream. Scott gives us a comprehensive review of the ship and shares some inside secrets on Carnival Dream. Cruise Guy joins us with cruise news.
  • Disney Dream Review + Cruise News

    Dec 22, 2013 | 21 min
    Listener Tanya Warpula from Austin, TX gives us a comprehensive review of Disney Cruise Line's Disney Dream out of Port Canaveral. She recently returned from a three-night Bahamas sailing. Cruise Guy has cruise news on: Viking River Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Line, American Cruise Line and a Costa Concordia update.