With all the negative cruise press recently, we decide to tackle the things that might convince us to consider not cruising in the future. We look at cruise line specific issues including the recent Carnival drama. Our cruise news features new information about upcoming ships from Norwegian and Princess, a new dress code for Cunard, as well as the aforementioned Carnival woes.
This week Jason interviews the cruise director from the Azamara Quest, Tony Markey. Tony talk about life on the sea, the future of Azamara, and includes some interesting stories and experiences. Our cruise news features a new godmother for Royal Caribbean, new pricing for Celebrity restaurants, the Grammys on Norwegian and Dancing with the Stars on Holland America.
We continue our popular Mediterranean Cruise Port series with a day in Athens as we take you from the cruise port, into town to tour what we think are the best sites using public transportation, giving suggestions for lunch and shopping, then back to the cruise port. We feature the Acropolis Museum, the Acropolis, Mars Hill, the Agora, the Placa and the National Archaeological Museum of Greece.
We also provide a suggestion for a less complicated option on the Piraeus Express.
Cruise news features stories from Carnival and the addition of three ships for Windstar. A listener question leads to a discussion about the summer placement of cruise ships in the United States.
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.
This week we talk about all the activities offered on board cruise ships during the day and highlight some of our favorites. We go through the day from beginning to end and discuss some of the differences in activities between cruise lines.
Cruise news features the most recent stories from the Carnival Triumph, the naming of Royal Caribbean's Project Sunshine and the top large ship
Jason tells us all about his upcoming South America cruise on the Azamara Quest. We discuss Azamara Club Cruises, the itinerary, and expectations. The cruise news features an in-depth discussion of the drink packages including the recent controversy, a video of the Carnival Sunshine and Zumba fitness program on Celebrity and Norwegian.
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.
With the recent wave season cruise deals including perks like upgrades, drink packages and on board credits, we dissect the value of these deals vs. the cheaper cruise fare that had previously prevailed. Our cruise news features fireworks for Norwegian, a delay for Carnival and the one year anniversary of the Concordia tragedy.
This week we break down the United States cruise home ports and share our favorite reason to cruise from each of them. Cruise news features stories of all-inclusive packages from Carnival and a new European port for Royal Caribbean.
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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