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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

651 Cruise Industry Restart with Retired Executive + News

7/29/2021
We talk with former cruise line executive Art Sbarsky about the cruising industry restart and talk shop about moves the cruise lines are doing to earn extra revenue. Richard Simms has cruise news: Question: How strict have the cruise lines been on embarkation and arriving at your appointment times? Diane 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:00:52:13

650 Freedom of the Seas 2021 Review + Celebrity Apex Check-in |Royal Caribbean

7/22/2021
This week we get a review of Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. This was a four-night cruise that called to private island Perfect Day at CocoCay and Nassau, Bahamas. Freedom is one of the Royal Caribbean was one of the ships that conducted a simulated voyage so it could allow more unvaccinated guests to board, most of them being families with kids under 12. Stewart Chiron the Cruise Guy is sailing in the Aegean Sea on Celebrity Apex this week. We catch up with him while on a sea day...

Duration:00:24:54

649 Carnival Horizon First Cruise Back | Carnival Cruise Line

7/15/2021
This week are sailing on the first Carnival Cruise Line ship from Florida. This was a six-night Eastern Caribbean cruise from PortMiami to Amber Cove and private island Half Moon Cay. We speak with: 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:00:49:42

648 Sailing Celebrity Edge, First Cruise Back from the U.S. | Celebrity Cruises

7/8/2021
Just back from Celebrity Cruises' first ship revenue sailing back from the United States that took place aboard Celebrity Edge. This was a seven-night Western Caribbean sailing to Mexico and Nassau, Bahamas. In this show we talk about how cruising is different, how is it the same, and what are the major changes. 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:00:34:15

647 Aboard Celebrity Edge and Royal Caribbean Group CEO

7/1/2021
This week we broadcast from Celebrity Cruises' first ship to sail from the United States in 15-months, Celebrity Edge. Royal Caribbean Group CEO Richard Fain joins us on the program, along with Stewart Chirson the Cruise Guy. 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:00:20:50

646 Cruising From Nassau, Adventure of the Seas Review | Royal Caribbean

6/24/2021
This week we talk to Nick who just returned from the very first Royal Caribbean sailing open to U.S. guests from Nassau, Bahamas. He details the process of flying to the Bahamas from Florida, the health protocols in place both in port and onboard, and how the cruising experience compared to pre-COVID times. 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 news and industry...

Duration:00:39:22

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