Cruise Addicts Talk Show
Summary: The Cruise Addicts Talk Show features cruise ship reviews, industry news, expert interviews, tips for new cruisers and much more.
Join Cruise Addicts as we're welcomed aboard the Carnival Magic as she is welcomed to Port Canaveral for the first time. Hear from our guests Travel Writer, Chris Owen (ChrisCruises.com), Scott Lara and Sherry Laskin Kennedy of CruiseMaven.com. Learn more about the Carnival Magic's new and unique itineraries. Celebrate Guy's Pig & Anchor BBQ and Smokehouse grand opening and hear our guests opinions of this new dining venue.
Join Cruise Addicts as we cruise aboard the Carnival Liberty to experience Carnival LIVE and Journey in concert. On this show we'll be speaking with Felipe, Cruise Director of the Carnival Liberty. He’s going tell us all about Carnival LIVE and some of what happens behind the scenes. I’ll also chat with guests Carrie McLaren of CarrieWithChildren.com, Rick Howard of TravelWithRick.com, Amanda Tinney of WheresAmanda.com and Julie Elsdon-Height of SoberJulie.com to get their review of Carnival LIVE and the Journey concert. Next we'll be stopping off in Grand Turk and meet several local icons. We’ll be speaking with Barbie from Barbie’s Restaurant and also Jack of Jack’s Shack. You’ll meet them and get some tips on how to eat, drink and enjoy Grand Turk like a local.
Princess Cruises recently announced a first-of-its-kind cruise industry partnership with three-time Oscar winner and composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. At a special event at the Hudson Theater in New York City, Cruise Addicts and Cruise Radio was on hand to cover this special announcement. The cruise line’s new relationship with such a major creative talent from Broadway and Hollywood includes a multi-year agreement to oversee the creative development of four new musicals to debut across the fleet over the next several years. We sat down with composer Stephen Schwartz, Jill Whelan, from The Love Boat, Ben Souza from CruiseFever, and Mike Faust from CruiseCurrents to hear more about this new partnership.
Listener Kabir just returned from a sailing aboard Norwegian Epic, taking him on a seven-night jaunt around the Western Caribbean. Kabir gives us a full Norwegian Epic review, including embarkation, the stateroom, dining options, entertainment and shares his tips and secrets.
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!
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
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. Support our Sponsors Insure My Trip, travel insurance is particularly important for cruisers, don’t get blindsided the next time you travel. Protect yourself and your cruise investment. Cruise Deals, check out the new Cruise Deals section of Cruise Radio. Just go to the top of the browser and click on Cruise Deals!
Norwegian Cruise Line Escape Reveal in NYC, Carnival Cruise Line's new app and cruise news.
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.
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 Chiron, The 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
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 Chiron, The 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
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!
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.
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.
Listener Joe Tolley from Charlotte, North Carolina just returned from a seven-night Eastern Caribbean sailing aboard the 2,974-guest Carnival Conquest, a Conquest-class cruise ship based currently based in Miami. Joe talks with us about his family's cruise to Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® has Cruise News: Celebrity orders two new ships Carnival offers longer itineraries Norwegian partners with Margaritaville Virgin cruises New CEO Royal/Celebrity Voyager of the Seas completes $80m refurbishment