This week we discuss the newest ships and refurbishments coming up. The ships we detail are the Norwegian Breakaway, Quantum of the Seas, Carnival Sunshine, Disney Magic and Royal Princess. We talk about the features we are most looking forward to and what we think will be popular.
This week we interview a passenger from the ill-fated Carnival Triumph who gives us details about what really happened on board. A letter from a listener inspires a conversation about the value of Disney Cruise Line, and we discuss the new tipping policy across cruise lines, most recently adopted by Royal Caribbean.
Disneyland is our topic this week, and we think it makes an excellent add-on for a cruise from Southern California. We give plenty of details from the theme parks with advice for accommodations and the ideal families for this option. We also share our favorites and discuss some of the differences at Walt's original park. Cruise news features stories from Livorno, New Orleans and Carnival.
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.
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.
There was a lot of cruise news this week, and we cover it all in depth! Carnival discontinues a popular program as they add a controversial one. Royal Caribbean invites you to cruise with Barbie, to Barbados and possibly to the Ukraine. Disney finds success in Galveston. Protests in Venice and North Africa disrupt cruise itineraries.
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.
This week we battle illness to bring you answers to a wide variety of listener questions related to cruising and ports. Our cruise news covers the new Carnival Breeze, Pixar themed cruises from Disney, and the end of pilot strikes in Norway.
This week we are at Disney World, which got us thinking about the differences between cruising and land vacations. We examine the pros and cons of each, and talk about the things we take for granted while cruising that we miss in a land vacation. Cruise news features stories of recent deployment announcements including Royal Caribbean and Costa in China, and increased summer ship capacity in the Caribbean.
A travel podcast with a focus on cruising.