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Doug Parker gives weekly cruise news, ship reviews, money saving tips, answers your travel questions, and helps you make the most of your cruise vacation.

Doug Parker gives weekly cruise news, ship reviews, money saving tips, answers your travel questions, and helps you make the most of your cruise vacation.

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Doug Parker gives weekly cruise news, ship reviews, money saving tips, answers your travel questions, and helps you make the most of your cruise vacation.

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English


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645 Celebrity Millennium Review + News | Celebrity Cruises

6/17/2021
This week we get a review of Celebrity Millennium. This was the first North American cruise for Celebrity that was open to residents of the United States. The cruise took an interesting turn when two guests onboard the ship tested positive. Luckily, all turned out good and in the end, it proved that the protocols the cruise line has in place worked. Richard has cruise news: Question: What is the best embarkation appointment to select? Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want...

Duration:00:35:04

644 Live to Celebrity Millennium + Cruise News | Celebrity Cruises

6/10/2021
We check in with Stewart Chiron who is sailing aboard Celebrity Millennium this week from St. Maarten. This is the first cruise open to U.S. residents. We get a glimpse of life at sea, what it's like cruising in 2021, and what about the buffets? Staff writer Richard Simms also discusses Celebrity Cruises' new vaccination policy. Richard has cruise news: Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast feed. Get in-depth cruise...

Duration:00:28:57

643 Remembering Gavin MacLeod, Captain Stubing from The Love Boat

6/3/2021
This week we’ve put together a very special episode of Cruise Radio to honor and celebrate the life of ‘The Love Boat’ actor Gavin MacLeod, who passed away on May 29 at the age of 90. Best known as Captain Stubing. You’ll hear from a variety of individuals in the cruise industry who were personally impacted by MacLeod throughout the years, and have the chance to listen to an interview I did with him aboard Royal Princess in 2013. We here at Cruise Radio are grateful for the legacy he’s...

Duration:00:25:28

642 Protocols on the First Cruise Back + News | MSC Virtuosa

5/27/2021
We get a preview of the first cruise to return to the sea from the UK in 14-months. Journalist Dave Monk just returned from a four-night sailing. He discusses the protocols onboard, what dining, the buffets, and the mask situation are like onboard. Sherry Laskin has cruise news on: Listener Question: What is the weather like in Southeast Alaska for late August? — Nicole Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast...

Duration:00:42:32

641 Cruise News and More CDC Cruising Progress

5/20/2021
Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy stops by to unpack the latest developments from the CDC as well as the state of Florida's lawsuit against the agency. Sherry has cruise news on: Listener Q: Is it better to book the new ship right when it goes on sale or give it some time for the people that paid deposits to back out and hope for a lower price? - Jim Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast feed. Get in-depth cruise news...

Duration:00:22:54

640 Cruise News + Listener Cruising Questions Answered

5/13/2021
As cruise lines prepare to resume sailings again, we are getting more and more questions about ships, destinations, casinos, and news ships that will be debuting over the next few years. Sherry has cruise news: Listener Question: What recommendation do you have for a woman who's in her 60s and wants to cruise solo?

Duration:00:30:22

639 Taking a Land Cruise During the Industry Shutdown

5/6/2021
To avoid going completely insane during the industry shutdown, I decided to take a land cruise across America. Nancy Schretter from the Family Travel Network interviews me about the road trip to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and the Petrified Forest National Park. If you're looking for cruise news this week, be sure to check out the daily Cruise Radio News Briefs where you listen to your favorite podcasts or on the Cruise Radio YouTube Channel. Thoughts or questions?...

Duration:00:41:51

638 Cruise News + Frequent First Time Cruise Questions

4/28/2021
We answer your cruise questions: what type of cabin should I book? How do I know what cruise line to pick? Should I buy the stateroom upgrade? Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy stops by the unpack the CDC lawsuit and what is happening in Washington DC and Atlanta with the cruise industry. Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast feed. Get in-depth cruise news and industry insight at www.cruiseradio.net.

Duration:00:30:07

637 How Travel Insurance Has Changed During COVID+ Cruise News

4/22/2021
Travel insurance is more important than ever now. And policies have changed during the pandemic. Some items that used to be covered may not be covered, as well as certain clauses have been put in place. And finally, what you should you know and consider before booking your next travel insurance policy. Sherry has cruise news: Wonder of the Seas Listener Question: What should we know about getting to the island of St. John when docking in St. Thomas? — Jeff Thoughts or questions?...

Duration:00:37:43

636 First Ship Back, A Look at Adventure of the Seas | Royal Caribbean

4/15/2021
We talk in detail about Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas. This is one of Royal Caribbean's first ships sailing for US residents. Where are the quiet spots, how does it manage passenger flow and any special spots that stick out. Sherry has cruise news on: Listener Question: I took a cruise in 2005 aboard the Norwegian Wind out of Honolulu that had a foreign port stop at Fanning Island (Kiribati, Gilbert Islands). Whatever happened to Fanning Island? Will it ever be a cruise stop...

Duration:00:27:38

635 Empress of the Seas Throwback Review + Cruise News | Royal Caribbean

4/8/2021
A review of Royal Caribbean's former cruise ship Empress of the Seas that took place on the vessel's very last sailing with the company. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: Listener Q: I just booked an 8-day southern Caribbean cruise on carnival magic going to Aruba, Bonaire, and grand Turk. Was wondering what excursions would be the best that you would recommend? Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast feed. Get in-depth...

Duration:00:26:53

634 Comparing All-Inclusive Resorts vs Cruise Vacations

4/1/2021
We compare and contract cruise vacations to all-inclusive resorts. What is the difference between the two? How are they similar? We get a full over of everything from the stay, dining, excursions, and the overall experience itself. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: Carnival made a bold statement at last week's meeting with government officials, stating they are "America's Cruise Line" More ships flock to the UK for a restart Listener Question: Cynical question but inquiring minds want to...

Duration:00:35:42

633 Cruise News with Sherry Laskin

3/25/2021
Q: Long-time listener here wondering IF the cruise ship restrictions voted on in Key West stay in place (not overturned by Florida's legislature) can any of the major cruise line ships call on Key West? I know the mega-ships are out, but how about some of the older classes of ships? — Brian Q: Hi. Last week Shery mentioned Europe land/cruising. In 2022, we are looking to spend a couple of months in Europe. Is it better to start in the north or the south? - Di

Duration:00:16:24

632 Weekly Cruise News Update

3/18/2021
This week we catch up with Sherry Laskin with a busy week of cruise news. Sherry has news on: Listener Question #1: What's the difference between a passport card and a regular passport? We are traveling to the Bahamas next summer. -Leeann Listener Question #2: How kid-friendly of a cruise line is Cunard? We are looking for a family reunion cruise with 30 people, half of them are under 35. - Dave Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise...

Duration:00:16:17

631 Passing Time During the Shutdown + Cruise News

3/11/2021
What have you been doing since the cruise industry shutdown? We catch up with listener Tommy to see what he's been doing and what are some of the first things he'll do once he gets back to sea. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: Listener Question: How does Carnival Cruise Line's shareholder credit work? -- Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast feed. Get in-depth cruise news and industry insight at...

Duration:00:31:32

630 Alaska, Key West, and Returning to Sea + Cruise News

3/4/2021
Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy catches us up to date with some of the decisions the cruise lines have made over the past few months and what the landscape is starting to look like as we start to move into the spring and summer 2021 cruise season. Sherry has cruise news: Question: What are your thoughts on catching an 11:35 flight out of Miami on disembarkation morning? -- Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast...

Duration:00:30:41

629 Return to Cruise Rules Released and Rescinded + Cruise News

2/25/2021
Carnival Cruise Line released return-to-cruise protocols, then hours later it was rescinded. We break down what the rules initially said and why they were quickly taken down. Some of the protocols touched on gaming, swimming, and onboard activities. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: More cruise line cancellations Vaccines are paving the way for future cruise bookings MSC detailed some features on a ship that is coming to Miami Miami is going green One luxury cruise line will require a...

Duration:00:23:22

628 Seabourn Alaska Cruise Review + News | Seabourn Sojourn

2/18/2021
A review of Seabourn Sojourn on an 11-night sailing from Vancouver, BC to Anchorage, Alaska on a luxury cruise line. Find out what the difference is between a regular Alaska cruise and taking the luxury route. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: Listener Question: I have a cruise booked for December 2021, and haven’t really been shopping around outside of that. My question is, should we expect prices to rise due to ships not filling all the rooms? There is such a pent-up desire to cruise, I’m...

Duration:00:44:46

627 Norwegian Epic in the Mediterranean | Norwegian Cruise Line

2/11/2021
We get a review of a cruise aboard Norwegian Epic. This was a seven-night sailing from Rome that hit all the popular ports of call. We learn what it is like sailing Norwegian Cruise Line in Europe and how it differs, if at all, from sailing in the Caribbean. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: Carnival publishes return to cruise protocols early, then pulls them off the website. Listener Question: I am curious about this Titanic II ship. Was wondering if this for real? Mike -- Thoughts or...

Duration:00:36:33

626 Pros and Cons of Sailing the First Cruise Ship Back to Service

2/4/2021
What will be some of the pros and cons of being the first cruise ship back to sea. Staff writer Richard Simms weighs in on what guests will have to look out for and what we know so far about the return-to-cruise process. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: Listener Question: Will the CDC still have jurisdiction to enforce the mask mandate when the ship is in international waters? Or would a mandatory vaccine allow the cruise lines to avoid the mandate? -- Thoughts or questions?...

Duration:00:25:54