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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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@CruiseRadio

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English


Episodes

623 Cruising Alaska During COVID + Cruise News | Alaska Marine Highway

1/14/2021
An Alaskan cruise on the Alaska Marine Highway System this past fall. How much is this like a real cruise ship? We find out. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: Listener Q: When cruising finally does resume (whenever that might be), do you anticipate that proof of completion of COVID-19 vaccine will be required before boarding? Also, do you anticipate cruise lines requiring rapid COVID tests and temperature checks as part of the embarkation process? -- Thoughts or questions?...

Duration:00:37:41

622 Is The Cruise Industry Getting a Fair Shake?

1/7/2021
Is the cruise industry getting a fair shake by media outlets? We discuss a land-side outbreak that received minimal coverage while the cruise industry continues to get hammered. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: Listener Question: Is there a wave season in 2021? -- 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:00:26:49

Cruise News Update with Doug and Sherry | CRR 069

1/2/2021
Cruise news with Doug Parker and Sherry Laskin. Happy New Year! Date: January 2, 2021

Duration:00:07:46

621 End of the Year Cruising Thoughts |Final Show of 2020

12/31/2020
The final show of 2020 brings the year full circle. We talk with a handful of cruisers and industry experts on the positives that came from the proverbial year from hell. Carnival Cruise Line's Brand Ambassador John Heald, Sheri from Cruise Tips TV, Nancy Schretter from the Family Travel Network, Matt from Royal Caribbean Blog, Cruise Radio Staff Writer Richards Simms, Cruise Writer Ashley Kosciolek, and Cruise Radio Listener Dr. Kris all drop by to share their thoughts of...

Duration:00:35:51

620 7 New Ships Debuting in 2020 + Cruise News

12/24/2020
We talk about seven of the hottest ships debuting in 2020. Sherry has cruise news: Listener Question: Should we park at the port or an offsite lot?

Duration:00:28:43

619 Cruise Lines Are Talking About Vaccines + News

12/17/2020
Norwegian Cruise Line Holding's CEO Frank Del Rio has been tossing the idea of all cruise guests receiving an immunity passport. Basically, you would have to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to cruise. Is that legal? Are cruise lines allowed to do that? We discuss. Sherry Laskin has cruise news: Listener Question: What can we do in Port Canaveral for four days? What is the status of Holland America Line's return to service? -- Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise...

Duration:00:31:13

LA Radio Personality Talks Cruising in Studio | CRR 067

12/13/2020
John Phillips from KABC in Los Angeles drops by in-studio to talk about his thoughts on cruising, when he thinks it will resume, and the cruising situation out in California. Date: December 13, 2020

Duration:00:18:48

618 Norwegian Epic 2020 Review + Cruise News

12/10/2020
A seven-night review of Norwegian Epic from San Juan, Puerto Rico that was taken in early 2020. Sherry has cruise news: Listener Question: Should we take the future cruise credit or the full refund for our canceled cruise? -- 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:00:37:14

617 9 Items in Your Cruise Line Ticket Contract + News

12/3/2020
Most of us just accept the cruise contract and go on with our cruise vacation. But did you know there are some items buried in the ticket contract, otherwise known as the Contract of Carriage? We break down nine surprises you may find hidden in your long cruise ticket contract. Sherry has cruise news: Listener Question: We are a family of five and are all booked in the same cabin for late 2021. How involved is it to get our kids their own stateroom? - Lori, SD -- Thoughts or questions?...

Duration:00:28:52

616 Norwegian Jade Star Trek Cruise Review + News | Norwegian Cruise Line

11/26/2020
A review of Norwegian Jade. This was not your average Norwegian Cruise Line sailing. The annual Star Trek cruise went to where no man has gone before. We get a comprehensive review of the cruise ship, the theme cruise, and the ports of call this ship went. Sherry has cruise news: Listener Question: Is there any benefit of a solo cabin on NCL if it’s almost the same price as a regular cabin? -- Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise...

Duration:00:36:39

615 Carnival Panorama 2020 Mexican Cruise Review + News | Carnival Cruise Line

11/19/2020
A seven-night review of Carnival Panorama. As of 2020, this is the newest Vista-class cruise ship for Carnival Cruise Line. The seven-night Mexican Riveria cruises sailed from Long Beach, California. We get a detailed review from embarkation, the sailing experience, to the ports of call that were visited. Sherry has cruise news: SeaDream Yacht Club was forced to cancel the rest of its 2020 Caribbean season Carnival Cruise Line cancels sailings through January 2021 Royal Caribbean had an...

Duration:00:33:51

614 Celebrity Equinox 2020 Review + Cruise News | Celebrity Cruises

11/12/2020
A review of Celebrity Equinox for a seven-night Western Caribbean cruise. This was the last sailing the Equinox did before the shutdown. We get a review of the ship, the onboard experience, and what it was like sailing on the last voyage before the shutdown. Richard has cruise news: One cruise line is going for a more all-inclusive experience Listener Question: What can you tell us about Carnival's shore excursion best price guarantee? -- Thoughts or questions?...

Duration:00:53:07

613 Norwegian Breakaway 2020 Review + News | Norwegian Cruise Line

11/5/2020
A 2020 review of Norwegian Breakaway to the Eastern Caribbean. This was a seven-night honeymoon cruise was from PortMiami. On top of it being the start of a new life, this was the husband's first time ever on a cruise ship. We get a comprehensive review of the ports of call, the dining, entertainment, and the overall cruise experience. Richard has cruise news: Listener Question: Our Bahamas cruise was canceled for December, can we still fly to Nassau, Bahamas? - April -- Thoughts or...

Duration:00:38:29

Centers for Disease Control Lifts Cruise Ship Ban | CRR 067

11/1/2020
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced on Friday that they would be lifting the no sail order on October 31. Cruise industry analyst Stewart Chiron stops by to break down what happens next and how long will it be until cruise ships will actually sail again in North America? Date: November 1, 2020

Duration:00:21:28

612 Carnival Glory 2020 Review + Cruise News | Carnival Cruise Line

10/29/2020
A review of Carnival Glory. This was a seven-night sailing to Key West and the Bahamas from New Orleans. We get all the highlights of this Caribbean cruise plus a review of the Chef's Table. Richard has cruise news on: Listener Question: If I move my reservation from Carnival personal vacation planner to travel agent, will I lose my onboard I received from my canceled sailing? -- Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News...

Duration:00:30:20

611 You Can Buy a Room On This Cruise Ship + Cruise News

10/22/2020
Have you ever wanted to live on a cruise ship? It can now happen. An entrepreneur in Panama bought a Carnival Corporation cruise ship that was for sale and is turning it into floating condos at sea. We learn all about this deal and how you can bid on a condo at sea starting at $25,000. Richard has cruise news on: Listener Question: I don't see any sailings from Florida to Bermuda, why is that? -- Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise...

Duration:00:27:15

610 Disney Magic 2020 Review + News | Disney Cruise Line

10/15/2020
A five-night cruise out of Miami on Disney Cruise Line's Disney Magic. The cruise went out of PortMiami to the Bahamas. We get a comprehensive review of the ship and what Marvel at Sea days are like. This was the very last cruise for Disney before the cruise industry shutdown in the United States. Richard has cruise news on: Listener Question: I have a Norwegian Cruise Line Cruise Next certificate, but it's about to expire. What should I do? -- Thoughts or questions?...

Duration:00:47:41

609 Luxury Cruise Ship Review 2020 + Cruise News | Silversea Cruises

10/8/2020
Take a luxury cruise to the Baltic this week aboard Silversea Cruises' Silver Spirit. This was an 11-night Baltic Cruise. Richard has cruise news on: Listener Question: When will we see a more detailed view of what the new health protocols will look like by individual companies? -- 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:00:38:34

608 Celebrity Summit 2020 Review + News | Celebrity Cruises

10/1/2020
This is a seven-night review of Celebrity Summit from San Juan to the Eastern Caribbean. The cruise was expected to sail round trip from Puerto Rico but due to COVID-19, authorities did not let the ship back into San Juan. Instead, the cruise ended in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This seven-night cruise turned into a nine-night. Richard Simms has cruise news: Princess Cruises takes delivery of its newest ship. Question: Is it true that you have to pay more for drinks while the ship is docked...

Duration:00:40:29

Carnival Mardi Gras Design Team Member | CRR 066

9/27/2020
Glenn Aprile is a member of the design team for Carnival Cruise Line's upcoming Mardi Gras. Recently they just developed a new atrium concept for the Grand Central zone of the ship. Glenn talks about the design concept and why certain changes were made. Date: September 27, 2020

Duration:00:09:00