Grandeur of the Seas Review + Cruise News

May 30th, 2014

Listener Janet Heaton just returned from a seven-night sailing on Royal Caribbean's Grandeur of the Seas from the port of Baltimore. Janet talks about embarking from Baltimore, first impressions, public areas, the food, stateroom, entertainment, outdoor areas and the ports. Cruise Guy has cruise news on MSC Cruises ordering two more ships, Norwegian Jewel out of drydock, Carnival heading to Mexico year-round, Holland America Line dumping two ships and Disney Cruise Lines heading to Hawaii in 2015. Listen and learn!

Carnival Ecstasy Review + Cruise News

May 24th, 2014

Sherry Laskin returns to the show to talk to us about her recent sailing on Carnival Ecstasy, a Fantasy-class ship that currently does year-round sailings from Miami, Florida to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean. Sherry goes into detail about the food, entertainment, stateroom, thoughts and impressions of Carnival Ecstasy. Cruise Guy has cruise news on the latest Princess Cruises' ship Regal Princess, Carnival Cruise Lines resigning for another year in Jacksonville, Florida, why we should always use a travel agent, Royal Caribbean laying the keel for Oasis 3 and the announcement of Oasis 4. Listen and learn! 

Cruise News + Freeport, Bahamas

May 16th, 2014

Freeport, Bahamas isn’t particularly known as the port that everyone loves to go to. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. While Freeport, Bahamas is starting to slowly develop, there has been a resort there catering to cruise passengers for a while. Listener Sarah Phillips gives us a review of the Grand Lucayan Resort in Freeport.

Carnival LIVE Broadcast on Carnival Ecstasy

May 16th, 2014

We are broadcasting aboard Carnival Ecstasy to check out their Carnival LIVE concert series. Carnival LIVE consist of concerts on selected ships and and beefed up bands on their ships fleetwide.

Bahamas Adventures in Freeport offers guests a day in paradise

May 12th, 2014

The Carnival Sunshine recently began sailing 5,7 and 8 night sailings year-round from Port Canaveral. During my recent two night sailing we visited Freeport, Bahamas which I had never visited. Like many cruisers I have been to Nassau numerous times but, never Freeport. I really didn’t know what to expect. I had booked a Beach Getaway excursion and was looking forward to a relaxing day. Listen to my interviews with Cory and Cesar Ochoa of Bahamas Adventures and find out about this great new excursion.

Carnival Sunshine Special Edition

May 7th, 2014

Your host John Shallo is aboard the Carnival Sunshine as she begins year-round 5, 7 and 8 Night sailings from Port Canaveral, FL. He will be speaking with Special Guest Doug Parker of Cruise Radio, as well as travel writer Sherry Laskin of We will also be getting some big news from Carnival Cruise Line's very own Mark Tamis. 

Carnival Sunshine Review

May 2nd, 2014

I am Doug Parker's special guest on Weekend Travel Show this week as we give our thoughts on Carnival Sunshine. Carnival's newest ship to call Florida home year-round. 

Queen Mary Cruise Ship + Things to do in Galveston

May 1st, 2014

Cruise historian Barry Vaudrin joins us to talk about the Queen Mary, a once famous cruise liner turned hotel in Long Beach, CA. Barry will share with us some history of the cruise ship, things to do and some ghost stories surrounding the historic liner. Nancy Schretter from the Family Travel Network gives us some things to do in Gavleston, Texas pre- and post-cruise. 

Cruise Resources + Cruise Tipping Etiquette

May 1st, 2014

Jason Leppert from PopularCruising joins us to talk about cruise resources to research your next cruise, whether you're a first time cruiser or seasoned cruiser, you'll learn some new sites here. We had a listener question on Facebook about cruise tipping eqiquette and whether or not a cruise guest should take tips off because they don't eat in the main dining room.

Explorer of the Seas Review

May 1st, 2014

Listener Janet gives her review of her latest five-night Bermuda sailing aboard Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas. Hear a review of the ship, food, entertainment and her recap of things to do in Bermuda.

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