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We are back with a new episode all about what it is like to cruise Carnival AFTER you've already grown to love cruising on other lines. Does it live up to its reputation (both good and bad)? Find out how this popular cruise line compares from someone who really knows their cruising, our co-host Jason.
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Courtesy of Jason Leppert PopularCruising.com
 
 
We are back after a long absence with a detailed cruise profile of Azamara Club Cruises. During our hiatus, there was a lot of cruise news which we will attempt to cover. Additionally, find out what is going on with us and with the future of the podcast.
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Prime C on Azamara Quest Courtesy of Jason Leppert
 
 
We return this week with lots of cruise news featuring another new ship for Royal Caribbean, ocean cruising for Viking, a pair of refurbished ships from Carnival and an odd situation at Celebrity.  Jason and his father provide a live ship review from the Norwegian Breakaway with details about entertainment, dining, ship features and much more!
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This week our new co-host, Jason Leppert of popularcruising.com, shares his recent experience on the Viking Freya river cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg. He details the ports he visited along the Danube and explains the differences between river and ocean crusing, as well as similarities.  Cruise news features the new Oasis-class ship with name speculations and expanded kids programs on the Royal Princess.

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This week we discuss our ship visit on board the brand new Celebrity Reflection.  We talk theming, dining, special touches, new features and much more! Our cruise news features all inclusive packages on Royal Caribbean, a Miami-themed ship for Norwegian and a new waterpark for MSC. 

Visit travelshopgirl for a live blog review of the ship.
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Listen to our complete review of the Crown Princess with details on dining, entertainment, activities, ship layout, staterooms and more! Cruise news features stories from Carnival, Grand Cayman and Venice.
 
 
This week we recap our recent vacation with surprises, disappointments, and favorite moments.  Cruise news features tons of new ship announcements, a review of the new Celebrity Reflection and a policy change from Royal Caribbean.
 
 
Jason from PopularCruising.com joins us to tell us all about his experience on the inaugural cruise of the Disney's Pixar Themed Cruises on the Disney Wonder in California. We get an unexpected treat in the interview when we find out that Jason has dined at Remy's, the most expensive specialty restaurant at sea, and he reviews it for us.  News features stories from the upcoming Norwegian Breakaway, upgrades to a newer Carnival ship, and a refurbishment of the Serenade of the Seas.
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This week we review a wide variety of cruise books including the Berlitz guide, Frommer's Cruises and Ports of Call, Fodor's Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises, and Rick Steves' Mediterranean Cruise Ports. We also review autobiographies Cruise Confidential, Ship for Brains, and The Truth about Cruise Ships. The cruise magazines we review are Porthole Cruise Magazine and Cruise Travel Magazine. Our news features more talk of the all-inclusive drink package on Carnival and their new deck chair policy, plus the resolution of an old story from Princess and some Royal Caribbean controversy.
 
 
This week Shon Ford, aka CruiseMan300, joins us to tell us all about his love for Norwegian Cruise Lines.  He gives us details from his most recent sailing aboard the Norwegian Star as well as tons of port information for Bermuda. Cruise news features Royal Caribbean's upgraded Internet on the Oasis of the Seas and a lawsuit concerning the Costa Concordia.