Quantum of the Seas Review |Royal Caribbean Cruises

January 29th, 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 Revealed | Carnival Cruise Lines

January 22nd, 2015

On January 22, 2015, all the details of Carnival Vista were revealed at Lincoln Center in New York City. The ship has a lot offer like a brewery on board, a skyway, a brand new water park, more dining options like a Lobster Shack and more! The food part alone made my mouth water!

On this episode we talk to:

  • John Heald, Sr. Cruise Director of Carnival
  • Jim Berra, Chief Marketing Officer of Carnival
  • Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy
  • Journalists at the event
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Norwegian Escape Reveal + New Carnival App | Carnival Cruise Line

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 and New Orleans hitting one million cruise passengers. 

We were in New York City aboard Norwegian Breakaway when the revealed more details about the upcoming Norwegian Escape, like: a 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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Norwegian Escape + Carnival Cruise Line app

January 20th, 2015

Norwegian Cruise Line Escape Reveal in NYC, Carnival Cruise Line's new app and cruise news. 

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Kathie Lee Gifford Back on Carnival

January 14th, 2015

Kathie Lee Gifford is back on Carnival Cruise Line, but this time not dancing around the Lido deck in a bathing suit - she comes with her signature wine. Hear all about it in our one-on-one interview with Mrs. Gifford. 

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Kathie Lee Gifford Wine Partnership + Cruise News | Carnival Cruise Lines

January 13th, 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.

On this show we talk with:

  • Kathie Lee Gifford
  • Eddie Allen, VP of Beverage Ops
  • Emile, Onboard staff
  • Matt, Cruise Director
  • Cruise passengers

Stewart ChironThe Cruise Guy® has Cruise News:

  • Venice lifting bans on big cruise ships
  • Royal Caribbean makes a specialty venue complimentary on Quantum of the Seas
  • Carnival Freedom heading to Galveston, big festivities planned
  • Undercover Boss of Norwegian Cruise Line leave company
  • Holland America Line rescues distressed sailors
  • Princess Cruises positions another ship to Australia
  • Status update on Anthem of the Seas
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Disney Fantasy Review + Cruise News | Disney Cruise Lines

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.

Hear his Disney Fantasy review on this episode. 

It's officially Wave Season - that means there are a lot of great cruise deals to be had. In fact, 75% of cruise bookings this year will be made over the next couple months. We have added a Cruise Deal page at the top navigational bar of the website or you can click here.

Stewart ChironThe Cruise Guy® has Cruise News:

  • Snow to be featured on upcoming Norwegian Escape
  • Carnival Miracle up next for a multimillion dollar renovation
  • Royal Caribbean delays Dynamic Dining concept fleetwide
  • Carnival Cruise Line dropping the S
  • Pearl Seas possibly heading into Cuba
  • Carnival doing away with EA Sports Bar after three years
  • Oceania cruise ship fire - get caught up on the details
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2014 Cruise Vacation Review + 2015 New Cruise Ships | Carnival Cruise Lines

December 31st, 2014

On this episode we check in with cruise editor for TravelPulse.com 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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Cruises to Cuba and Cruising Costa in the Caribbean | Cuba Travel

December 25th, 2014

Earlier this month President Obama announced a new travel friendly policy with Cuba. This a big step for the United States getting into Cuba since the embargo was put in place over 50 years ago.

With 11.6 million North Americans cruising in 2013, this could be huge for Cuba's economy.

I recently had a chance to sail on Costa Cruises' Costa Mediterreana to the Caribbean. Our 11-night voyage went to the Nassau, Bahamas; Dominican Republic, Tortola, Antigua, St. Maarten and Freeport, Bahamas. We check in witht the International Host aboard the ship and get some cruise passengers thoughts. 

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Listener Qs on Tipping + Difference in Cruise Vacations |Cruise Lines

December 18th, 2014

On this episode Jason Leppert from Popular Cruising drops by to chat about the major differences between luxury cruises and a mass market cruises. Having never sailed on a luxury cruise before, this interview was very eye opening.

Travel expert Jason Coleman tackles some listener questions on what cruise is the “right” cruise for a family, tipping with infants and suggestions for using a smartphone at sea.

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