Ep. 35 Carnival Elation Review
This week we discuss the growing trend of specialty restaurants at sea. We each highlight our favorites, honorable mentions, least favorites and restaurants we'd like to visit in the future. Cruise news features big moves for Carnival, both in leadership and ship deployments.
Ep. 35 Carnival Elation Review
This week, Jason's Dad joins us to tell us about what it has been like to cruise for the past 35 years. He gives insight into how the cruise lines and ports have changed and shares what keeps him coming back for more. We also look at the current dollar for dollar value of cruising compared to 1985.
Cruise news features Norwegian Cruise Line going public, the Cake Boss on Norwegian Breakaway and Carnival's Dive-In Movies.
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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We give thanks for our favorites from each cruise line and share Christmas wishes or what we would like to see each cruise line do to improve the experience. Our cruise news features the up and coming port of Houston and a new drink package for Norwegian.
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.
This week we discuss which ships are the best to sail if you don't want to spend anything extra on board. Which ships have the best included food, entertainment and amenities? Which ones represent the best value? While we disagree somewhat in our answers, you're sure to find the conversation interesting. Our cruise news features how Carnival plans to solve the problem of "chair hogs", a new CEO for Celebrity, and our thoughts on a lady who wore a bathrobe for her entire cruise.
This week we look at the large variety of drink packages offered on the mainstream cruise lines. We also talk about the rules and regulations for what beverages you can actually bring on the ship. Cruise news features the resignation of Celebrity CEO, Dan Hanrahan, and the coming revitalization of the Piraeus port in Greece.
Listen to our detailed (as always) and fun review of the Celebrity Eclipse, and find out what we think about the much-lauded Solstice Class from Celebrity.
Azamara Quest Fire
Carnival Triumph "Arrested"
Embarkation and the Port of Miami
Layout of the Ship
Interior Guest Areas: Lounges, Theatre and more
Upper Deck Guest Areas: Pools, Adults Area, Spa, Sky Lounge, Lawn Club
Food: For a detailed food review, here is the link to the previous episode Celebrity Cruise Line Food
Our overall thoughts
Carnival Destiny to be completely refurbished and renamed Carnival Sunshine
Disney Fantasy Christened in New York
Interview with Chef Jacques Van Staden, Vice President in charge of culinary for Celebrity Cruises
The philosophy of how Celebrity keeps such high quality in dining
How Qsine was conceived
Why and how the Lawn Club Grill came to be
A preview of the future of Celebrity Cruises dining
Our thoughts on Celebrity Dining
Main dining room, buffet, Mast Grill, Cafe al Bacio, AquaSpa Cafe, Bistro on 5, Qsine, Tuscan Grill
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