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Episode #111 - Cruise News and More!

Welcome to episode #111! It has been a while since we have discussed the latest news about the new cruise ships under construction, refurbishments and more. On this show, we share announcements from Royal Caribbean and Virgin Cruises about their upcoming ships and new features. Princess Cruises launches a new gaming app for your smartphones. Play casino games at home for free and onboard you will be able to make live bets and wagers in real time while at sea. The game has great graphics...

Duration: 01:11:31

Episode #110 - Cruising The British Isles with Dr. Kris

Welcome to episode #110! We have a awesome treat for you! We have a fabulous interview with our friend Dr. Kris! He and his family sailed on the Caribbean Princess this summer to the British Isles with an exciting stop in Ireland. The ship has been recently remodeled so we discuss those details and got in depth stories and his thoughts about the new places, Planks and Steamers. Kris also shares his best cruise tips and tricks while visiting Ireland. There is so much cruise goodness in...

Duration: 01:07:03

Episode #109 - Just Some Thoughts

Welcome to episode #109! It's been a rough couple of weeks. Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria and now the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas. Scott and I take some time to share just some thoughts and how all of this has affected us and our families the last few weeks. We are thankful and grateful that our Florida relatives did not suffer great damage or injury. However, sadly, so many others were affected by these tragedies in life changing ways. How do we respond? What should we do? We...

Duration: 00:57:08

Episode #108 - Cruise Lines Prepare For Hurricane Irma

Welcome to episode #108! We took some time to look at and discuss how the cruise lines have responded to Hurricane Harvey and how they are preparing for Hurricane Irma - and possibly Jose and Katia. Overall, we think that all of the cruise lines are taking every precaution available. It appears that they have communicated well with their guests and safety is the number one priority. In the short term, the cruise lines will take a financial hit because it will take awhile to reopen the...

Duration: 01:07:12

Episode #107 - Cruising on the Carnival Dream with Kimberly

Welcome to episode #107! We have a brand new episode for you with a new cruise friend, Kimberly from Mississippi! She shares all about her cruise experiences on the recently refurbished Carnival Dream. This was a family reunion vacation, that sailed to the Western Caribbean roundtrip from New Orleans. Also we get the tasty details about the brand new BBQ joint, Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que! Kimberly gives us her best tips and insights how she gets the most from cruising. You can find...

Duration: 01:24:14

Episode #106 - Transatlantic Cruising on the Disney Magic with Christine!

Welcome to episode #106! We have a great interview for you with our friend, Christine Surh. She shares with us her amazing 15 day transatlantic cruise on the Disney Magic! Not only did we talk about this cruise and her wonderful adventures in Portugal, England, Amsterdam and Copenhagen but also what makes a Disney cruise so much different than other cruise lines. Christine gives us a deep dive on how to make the most of your Disney cruise and her tips and suggestions are helpful too. Be...

Duration: 01:02:30

Episode #105 - Cruise Myths Debunked!

Welcome to episode #105! We have another fun, exciting and historic episode for you! It's official now, we are making cruise history - Seawind is launched! We are now available on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store! Seawind is a interactive digital cruise travel magazine that is made by cruisers for cruisers. We like to say "Celebrating The Cruising Lifestyle" because we think that cruising is the best vacation travel value for your money. It is a floating hotel that takes...

Duration: 01:06:20

Episode #104 - A Travel Guide to Santa Monica, California

Welcome to episode #104! Well summer has started and it's time to break out the sunscreen and explore the world! We have another "lunchcast" which we recorded during our lunch last week. On this new show we share with you our first "Travel Guide" series of places to visit, explore and eat that are nearby a cruise port. This could be a place that is the starting or ending point of your cruise that you can spend an extra few days to extend your vacation. Since we live very close to the...

Duration: 00:53:10

Episode #103 - Cruising To Cuba with Don from

Welcome to episode #103! We are so glad to have back on our podcast show, Don Bucolo of to share with us his experiences on his recent cruise to Cuba. Although his cruise on the Norwegian Sky was only a four day sailing, it was full itinerary of adventure and fun that had an overnight stay in Havana, Cuba. He gives us some great insight and tips on how you should plan your trip to Cuba and what to expect and how to prepare before you get there. You can find more...

Duration: 00:59:55

Episode #102 - Dress Codes and Lifeguards

Welcome to episode #102! One of the hottest topics on cruise message boards are cruise ship dress code guidelines for the main dining room. It seems that every cruiser has an opinion about the tradition, what constitutes "formal" wear, and a myriad other thoughts about the subject. On this new episode, we discuss Royal Caribbean's new guidelines and how they were received by cruise enthusiasts. It is definitely a hot button among cruisers and I am sure we just scratched the surface. What...

Duration: 01:11:41

Episode #101 - The Inside Scoop on Cruise Ports with Bob Haefliger of

Welcome to episode 101! We have an great interview for you on this new episode with Bob Haefliger of He is a prolific cruise travel writer, that has the latest information covering over 40 cruise ports on his website and his 25 eBooks. For over 30 years, Bob has traveled the entire world twice, visiting over 70 countries. His knowledge, experience and insight into cruise ports and the cruising lifestyle is vast and is very helpful to anyone wondering how they can...

Duration: 00:45:09

Episode #100 - Alaska: Your Cruise Questions Answered

Welcome to episode 100! When we started the podcast back in January 2014 we could of never imagine all the neat and amazing things that have happen to us. We have to first thank our listeners who have been so supportive in many different ways. 2017 has already started off with incredible growth for us, we can't wait to see what happens next! On this new show we talk about the new development surrounding the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the remodeled Caribbean Princess, a theme cruises with...

Duration: 01:07:47

Episode #99 - Dockside Discussion: Cruise Ship Tech Stuff, An Interview & More!

Welcome to episode 99! It's "Dockside Discussion" time on The Cruise Dudes Podcast. We jabber all about the much need refurbishment and remodeling of the Queen Mary in Long Beach. They want to spend 100's of millions of dollars to restore the ship - is it worth it? We share our thoughts. Plus we talk about the new technology coming to the Celebrity Edge and MSC's "MSC for Me" wearable tech. We also welcome back Grace and Stanley for an interview about their cruise on the Carnival...

Duration: 01:20:26

Episode #98 - Seven Reasons Why You Should Not Miss The Travel & Adventure Show!

Welcome to episode 98! On this new show we give you seven reasons why you should not miss the Travel & Adventure Show when it comes to your area. We talk about how this show is a multi-sensory experience. You will "see", "hear", "taste", and learn about new and exotic travel experiences. Plus there are exhibitors from different travel bureaus, travel agencies, cruise lines, excursion companies and more - all there to answer any question you might have. Plus, there are excellent travel...

Duration: 01:06:44

Episode #97 - Seaside Scuttle: What's Floating Around?

Welcome to episode 97! It's another lunch show recording at a restaurant. This time at the Santa Monica Airport - a airportcast! As you probably know by now, a Seaside Scuttle show is a collection of cruise news and topics that are "floating around" in our minds that we jabber about for a while. Here are the links that we discussed: Travel & Adventure Show - Los Angeles - 25 of the most beautiful cruise vessels Norwegian Star Engine Complications Norovirus...

Duration: 00:43:53

Episode #96 - Tommy's Cruise Adventure on the Star Princess

Welcome to episode 96! Tommy shares about his recent four day cruise on the Star Princess. This cruise had a lot of twists, turns, changes, and so much more. Despite enduring powerful West Coast storms, the cruise was still a lot of fun, relaxing and never a dull moment. Plus we talk about the food: The Bon Voyage lunch experience, Crown Grill, Sabatinis, Capri Dining Room, International Cafe, Horizon Court and more. It was definitely a memorable and unique cruise - we hope you will enjoy...

Duration: 01:31:03

Episode #95 - Trip Report: Sailing on the Allure of the Seas with Kris

Welcome to episode 95! This week we interview a long time listener of our podcast, Kris, who just got back from his 25th cruise on the Allure of the Seas to the Western Caribbean! This was his first time on a Oasis class ship, so he share his thoughts about the ship, the food, the entertainment and overall atmosphere of the ship. On top of that, Kris tells us about how we helped him save some money at the dolphin and manatee experience in Cozumel. This was a great interview - so much...

Duration: 01:04:55

Episode #94 - Seven Apps You Need To Have Before You Take Your Next Cruise!

Welcome to episode 94! We start off 2017 with some awesome news from Carnival Corporation and discuss all about their new and innovative cruise product, the Ocean Medallion and it's roll out on the Regal Princess in November. Check out Princess Cruises' announcement video: It is an exciting announcement from Carnival and Princess and we will be following this closely over the next few months. On this week's show we share about the seven apps you should have on your smart phone or...

Duration: 01:03:21

Special Announcement: Introducing Seawind Magazine!

We have a special announcement for you today! We are launching a interactive digital cruise magazine app - Seawind! Listen to our short podcast today for some details! Right now we are in the pre-launch stage and would like you to sign up for the announcement of the official launch date, later this month! Sign up here: Also, follow our new Instagram feed here: Seawind Magazine IG Please share this link to all your cruiser friends. We can't wait to tell you more...

Duration: 00:03:48

Episode #93 - 2017 Cruise Prediction Show!

Welcome to episode #93! We recorded a show on Christmas Eve just for you! It's our annual cruise prediction show, where we judge our 2016 predictions and make new ones for 2017. The cruise industry is always coming up with great ideas and concepts, and we try to guess which idea will be the next big thing. We have five prediction categories: Cruise Ships, Specialty Dining, Entertainment, Onboard Activities and Theme Cruises. Do you have any predictions? Send us an email at...

Duration: 00:51:25

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