Episode: Cruise News + QM2 2012 Review

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[smart_track_player url=”https://traffic.libsyn.com/cruiseradioshow/EPI159SEP2612Mixdown.mp3″ title=”Queen Mary 2″ artist=”Cruise Radio” ]This week Barry from Cruising Authority stops by to talk to Doug about his recent transatlantic sailing aboard Queen Mary 2. A great article on Five Resources to Research Shore Excursions. Stewart Chiron, The Cruise Guy® stops by with Cruise News on: More details revealed about Norwegian Breakaway […]

Carnival Dream Dry Dock a Success

After 13 days of dry dock, the 3,652-guest Carnival Dream is back in service with a slew of Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements – from ice cold drinks, comedy to treats – it’s all there. Here’s what new hardware was added: RedFrog Rum Bar – Lido bar with Caribbean beers and rums Blue Iguana Tequila Bar […]

Carnival Celebrates New Terminal in a United Way

In a celebration commemorating the opening of Carnival’s new Terminal 6 in Port Carnival Thursday night, Carnival made a $10,000 donation to the United Way of Brevard County and provided a seven-night cruise for two on Carnival Dream to one of the event attendees. Just one of the ongoing commitments to community involvement from the […]

Photos: Carnival Dream Dry Dock

Carnival Dream is slowly starting to take shape in a Bahamas shipyard as she gets fitted for her Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements. As you can see from the photos below, most of the enhancements are happening on the Lido deck where the RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar are being installed, making way for […]

Carnival Dream Enters Drydock, Fun Ship 2.0

Carnival Dream entered a Bahamas drydock over the weekend to undergo a massive renovation, part of Carnival’s $500-million enhancement program coined Fun Ship 2.0. While in the two week drydock Carnival Dream will undergo two new bars – RedFrog Rum Bar and Blue Iguana Tequila Bar – along with merchandise store Cherry on Top. The […]

Your Cruise Questions Answered: Carnival Breeze Layout

Onboard Carnival Cruise Line’s new Carnival Breeze, we have received a barrage of questions about everything from dining options to which side of the cabin is the sofa located on.  Those booked on the new ship as well as those considering bookings are looking for detailed information like never before.   Today, let’s get going with […]

Carnival raises steakhouse surcharge

Carnival Cruise Line is raising the price at their specialty steakhouses this summer, up from $30 per person to $35. The increase went into effect June 3, but for guests sailing in June and July, Carnival is honoring the $30 surcharge. In a statement from Carnival, “The increase was necessitated as a result of higher […]

Disembark for Carnival Dream… a Dream!

Just got off my phone with my folks and they said the disembark was ‘flawless’ on the Carnival Dream.  They were in zone 9 and were still in their car by 7:48, and that’s with waiting for their luggage.  The luggage was separated onto east and west conveyors (odd and even cabins). They said self […]

Carnival Dream Misses San Juan Port Call

The folks aboard the 9 nt. journey on Carnival’s Dream won’t be making the stop in San Juan, Puerto Rico today. Apparently the life boats hang very low on the ship and the way the pier is set up, the life boats would hit the pier causing an issue in docking. A passenger who was […]

Episode: The Mighty Ocean 2009

In this episode Anne Campbell talks to use about the differences between the Atlantic, Pacific oceans, and the Gulf of Mexico.  Frequent cruiser Scott Lara, chats with us about his cruising adventures and his latest cruise aboard Royal Caribbeans ‘Monarch of the Seas’. In cruise news we talk about our visit down to Port Canaveral, […]