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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

Going to the Cruise Ship Graveyard with Peter Knego - CRR 042

4/5/2020
We have a chance to talk with maritime historian, journalist, and filmmaker Peter Knego. Peter shares the experience of going to the cruise ship graveyard in Alang, India, where cruise ships are cut up and sold for scrap metal. We also get details of what it's like being one of the last people on board the ship before it disappears forever. Peter also shares details about his collection of relics he's salvaged from the doomed ocean liners and some of his thoughts on modern-day...

Duration:00:47:23

583 Explorer of the Seas 2020 Review + Cruise News | Royal Caribbean

4/2/2020
We get a review of Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. This cruise left Miami, Florida and went to the Bahamas. Sherry Laskin has cruise news on: Listener Question: We received $3200 in future cruise credit because our upcoming Carnival cruise was canceled. The cruise we are eyeing now is only $1587 with taxes included. I'm confused - what happens to the unused $1600? --- Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast...

Duration:00:28:09

Dream Cruise on Carnival Pinnacle - CRR 041

3/29/2020
We could all use a break right now, so we try something a little different. I want you to imagine your dream cruise ship. What would it be like? Where would you sail? What dining venues would it have? What would your stateroom be like? Remember, this is your dream cruise vacation so nothing is off-limits. Tommy Casabona takes us through his mind and talks to us about a dream cruise he just returned from. The cruise went to San Juan, St. Thomas and Aruba. Remember, this cruise really did...

Duration:00:24:29

582 Carnival Magic 2020 Review | Carnival Cruise Line

3/27/2020
This is a 2020 review of Carnival Magic. This is a Carnival Cruise Line Dream-class ship that is currently sailing out of Port Everglades. The ports of call were Nassau, Bahamas; Grand Turk, and Amber Cove. --- 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:00:27:16

581 Cruise News + How To Pass Time Until Our Next Sailing

3/26/2020
Sheri from Cruise Tips TV stops by to discuss ways to pass the time until our next cruise. Sherry Laskin has cruise news on: Listener questions: --- 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:00:24:12

Cruise Industry Bailouts, Floating Hospitals, and Travel Agents - CRR 041

3/22/2020
Cruise industry analyst Stewart Chiron weighs in on cruise ships being used as floating hospitals. Travel industry bailouts - should cruise lines be involved? How could the industry shut down impact future cruise ship launches and christenings? How vital are travel agents when it comes to kickstarting the cruise industry again. And will they ever homeport more than one ship in Jacksonville, Florida. Date: March 22, 2020

Duration:00:19:11

580 On the Last Cruise That Sailed, Cruise News, + Listener Questions

3/19/2020
We talk to a cruise passenger who was the last ship to sail after the announcement was made that the cruise industry was taking a voluntarily 30-day suspension. Sherry has cruise news on: Listener Questions: We have more follow-up questions from our segment with Dan Skilken from TripInsurance.com. --- 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:00:29:36

The Day the Cruise Industry Shut Down and Travel Insurance Claims - CRR 040

3/14/2020
Cruise industry analyst Stewart Chiron joins us to talk about the current state of the cruise industry, their financial outlook, and how long it could take to rebound once the industry reopens. Dan Skilken of TripInsurance joins us to answer listener questions about cancellations over coronavirus (COVID-19). Date: March 15, 2020

Duration:00:35:20

579 Norwegian Joy Review + Cruise News | Norwegian Cruise Line

3/12/2020
A review of Norwegian Joy in Alaska. This was a round-trip cruise from Seattle, Washington. Sherry has cruise news: Listener question: We're sailing Royal Caribbean for the first time and receiving onboard credit. Is there anything that I can not use the onboard credit for? - Mark --- 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:00:30:16

Why This Might Be The Perfect Time To Buy Cruise Stocks - CRR 039

3/8/2020
Cruise Industry Analyst Stewart Chiron joins us once again to answer a listener question about how cruise lines protect themselves against financial risk. Staff writer Richard Simms gives us five reasons why this might be the perfect time to buy cruise line stocks. Date: March 8, 2020

Duration:00:20:42

578 Navigator of the Seas 2020 + Cruise News | Royal Caribbean

3/5/2020
A review of Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas. Richard has cruise news on: Listener Question: What is my Carnival Cruise Line stock shareholder benefit on a seven-night 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:00:38:06

Cruise Line Stock Prices, Coronavirus, and Weather Questions - CRR 038

3/1/2020
On this week's rewind, we bring on a meteorologist to discuss the different types of sea fog and why the Caribbean is so windy this winter. Cruise industry analyst discusses the dip in cruise line stocks over the past week, coronavirus hysteria in the Caribbean, and the outcome of the two Carnival Corporation ships in Asia. Date: March 2, 2020

Duration:00:16:05

577 Azamara Journey 2020 Review + Cruise News | Azamara Club Cruises

2/27/2020
We get a review of Azamara Club Cruises' ship Azamara Journey. This was a 17-night Panama Canal sailing. We discuss the ship, onboard features, and the ports of call. Rob from CruisingExcursions.com answers your listener shore excursion questions. Sherry has cruise news on: Listener Question: Transportation options in Vancouver, Canada for our Alaska cruise? --- Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast feed. Get...

Duration:00:55:07

Carnival vs Royal Caribbean Cruise Dining and Casino Programs - CRR 037

2/23/2020
We tackle your listener questions on this week's episode. Send your questions to doug@cruiseradio.net. Date: February 23, 2020

Duration:00:22:02

576 Celebrity Equinox + Cruise News | Celebrity Cruises

2/20/2020
We get a review of Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Equinox. This was a seven-night cruise down to the Eastern Caribbean from Port Everglades. This cruise went to San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola, and Nassau. Sarah gives us a bow to stern to review of the ship and the ports. Sherry Laskin has cruise news on: Listener Question: What is a family-friendly safe activity we could do in Cozumel, Mexico? Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio...

Duration:00:35:09

Listener Questions about Bidding, Cruise Discounts, and the Caribbean - CRR 036

2/16/2020
We answer your listener questions about bidding for an upgrade on Norwegian Cruise Line. Details on cruise line apps. Is it really cheaper to book a cruise as a group? What to do in Antigua. And a suggestion for Naples, Italy. Email your questions to doug@cruiseradio.net. Date: February 16, 2020

Duration:00:20:58

575 Adventure of the Seas 2020 Review + Cruise News | Royal Caribbean

2/13/2020
We get a review of Royal Caribbean's Adventure of the Seas. This was an eight-night cruise to their private destination Labadee, San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. We get details about the ship and ports of call on this Eastern Caribbean cruise. Sherry has cruise news on: Listener Question: Looking for a non-crowded family-friendly beach club in Cozumel. Thoughts or questions? doug@cruiseradio.net Want daily cruise news? Subscribe to the Cruise Radio News podcast feed. Get in-depth...

Duration:00:51:07

Carnival Victory Review 2020 + Holland America President - CRR 035

2/9/2020
Heather gives us a review of Carnival Victory. This was a four-night cruise to Half Moon Cay and Nassau, Bahamas. In Spring 2020, Carnival Victory will head to Cadez, Spain for a massive makeover to become Carnival Radiance. We get the details on Carnival Cruise Line food, service, the overall experience. Orlando Ashford, President of Holland America Line stops by to talk about the Culinary Council, the changes at Holland America over the past few years, and some insight into the...

Duration:00:22:04

574 Details on Coronavirus and Cruises + Cruise News

2/6/2020
Coronavirus is all over the news where both travel and cruising are concerned. This week we talk week with cruise industry analyst Stewart Chiron about the impacts on the industry and how cruise lines are being proactive. Travel insurance could play a factor in the coronavirus cancellations and delays. We answer some of the dozens of emails we relieved about this outbreak. Sherry has cruise news on: Listener Q: Is Royal Caribbean's The Key program worth it? - Julie from Layton,...

Duration:00:32:08

Live From Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve - CRR 034

2/2/2020
We recently had a chance to check out MSC Cruises brand new Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve. This is MSC's new private destination in the Bahamas that was developed exclusively for MSC Cruise guests. We speak with the General Manager of the island and MSC Cruises COO Ken Muskat. And staff writer Richard Simms asks some questions about the new private island. Date: February 2, 2020

Duration:00:26:46