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Listen: Hurricane Irma Cruise Guest + Caribbean Update

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We have an information-packed bonus episode this week as we get wall to wall coverage of Hurricane Irma and those impacted by the storm.

We talk with Sherry Kennedy from CruiseMaven.com about the efforts that Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line are doing to send their ships to rescue stranded vacationers.

Simon Duvall from Cruiseline.com gives us an island assessment of the Eastern Caribbean islands of St. Thomas, St. John, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, Grand Turk, and others that were in the path of the storm.

At Sea During Hurricane Irma

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photo via Royal Caribbean

We also link up with a guest who is currently onboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, sailing a seven-night western Caribbean cruise. Due to Hurricane Irma, the ship has been forced to extend its sailing and will be returning to Port Canaveral a few days late. We get a glimpse of life onboard and how everyone is holding up.

Matt from Royal Caribbean Blog stops by to answer some questions about the cruise contract and passenger bill of rights during hurricanes, he chats with us about where cruise ships go during the storm, and what Royal Caribbean used Enchantment of the Seas for during the storm.

John Heald aired a Facebook Live video on Saturday evening to people impacted and in the way of Hurricane Irma.

Becky Smith is a travel agent who is rebooking a lot of clients who were scheduled to sail this past week. Becky chats with us about the reasons to use a travel agent (especially during hurricane season), how the cruise lines are compensating guests that are impacted by the storm, what particulars travel insurance would cover in a hurricane, and what you should know about booking a cruise during hurricane season.

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Cruise Podcast: Enchantment of the Seas Review + Cruise News

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On this episode, we hear a review of Enchantment of the Seas from Kathy, who took a 60 person group onboard for a three-night Bahamas sailing. She talks about the dining, her grand suite, the amenities onboard, and their surprise sea day.

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Listener Question: What’s the quickest way to disembark Oasis of the Seas? We are worried that it will be a mess with nearly 6,000 other cruisers trying to get off at the same time. – Phil, Tampa

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Cruise Podcast: Broadcasting from Carnival Magic

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We are broadcasting aboard Carnival Magic this week for John Heald’s 11th Annual Blogger’s Cruise. We ask John all the questions you sent in. Plus, we talk with two guests on the cruise about sailing the ship.

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Cruise Podcast: Interview with Cruise Ship Health Inspector

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A lot of cruise ships have been making the news lately with failing USPH inspections. This week we had a chance to talk with CDR Aimee Treffiletti, Chief of the CDCs (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Vessel Sanitation Program. We get a behind the scenes look at the USPH inspections and what’s involved when they make the unexpected appearance onboard the ship.

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