Ep. 29 Carnival's New Show and Cruise News

This week we review the new show on the Carnival Elation which will be spreading to other ships, where towel animals come to life. We also discuss all the cruise news which transpired during our cruises with stories from Royal Caribbean, Disney, Norwegian and Carnival.

Direct download: aftercruise.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:42pm CDT

Ep. 28 Norwegian Jade Ship Review

Scott and JC are back to give us a full review of the Norwegian Jade including amenities, staterooms, dining, entertainment and even the Chocoholics Buffet. No cruise news today due to the CruizeCast crew being on a cruise.

Direct download: norwegianjade.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 3:00pm CDT

Ep. 27 Cruise Awards

This week we discuss the recent awards given to various cruise lines by Porthole Cruise Magazine and Cruise Critic and give our opinions and thoughts. We also discuss recent cruise news from Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Direct download: cruiseawards.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 3:30pm CDT

Ep. 26 Enchantment of the Seas Cruise Review and More!

A listener, Brian, gives us a review of the Royal Caribbean ship which was "stretched", the Enchantment of the Seas. He tells us all about the food, staterooms, entertainment and service as well as the ports of Bermuda, San Juan, St. Thomas, Dominican Republic and Labadee. Cruise news includes stories from Disney, European River Cruises and Oceania.

Direct download: brianenchant.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 3:34pm CDT

Ep. 25 Cruise Ship Innovations (and trends)

This week we discuss the top 10 cruise ship innovations that we are most thankful for. Our cruise news comes from Royal Caribbean with stories on iPads in every stateroom, a norovirus outbreak, and a possible new port hub in Greece. We also report on recent violence near the cruise terminal of Puerto Vallarta.

Direct download: cruiseinnovations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48pm CDT

Ep. 24 Beatles Tribute Cruise and Theme Cruises

This week we interview the promoter of the Beatles Tribute Cruise, Woody Lifton, and discuss theme cruises in general. We also cover recent cruise news from Celebrity, Princess and Carnival. 

Direct download: themecruise.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:56pm CDT

Ep. 23 Winter Cruising Season

We detail the many cruise options for the winter sailing season as well as give an update on the Carnival Elation dry dock. We also cover recent cruise news including stories from Royal Caribbean and answer listener email.

Direct download: ep23.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 10:19pm CDT

Ep. 22 Cruise Tipping Guidelines

Inspired by Carnival's raising of their suggested tipping guidelines, we discuss tipping on a cruise ship, including details for all the lines.  We also explore different opinions on tipping and answer questions.

Direct download: episode22.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:20pm CDT

Ep. 21 A European Tour Part 2: Cruise Ports (Dubrovnik, Athens, Izmir, and Split)

This week we conclude our interview with Scott and JC as they discuss the cruise ports of their Eastern Mediterranean cruise: Dubrovnik, Piraeus, Izmir and Split.  We also include recent cruise news concerning the expansion of Nickelodeon on Norwegian ships and Royal Caribbean's ship deployments.

Direct download: scottjccruise.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:27pm CDT

Ep. 20 A European Tour Part 1: Pre-Cruise (London, Paris, Lucerne and Venice)

Our friends, Scott and JC tell us all about their European pre-cruise trip including stops in London, Paris, Disneyland Paris, Switzerland, and Venice. Part 2 (next week) will include the ports of Dubrovnik, Piraeus (Athens), Izmir, and Split. We also discuss the recent upheaval in Greece and the realization of Carnival's Fun Ship 2.0 upgrades.

Direct download: episode21.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:39pm CDT

Today we discuss some of the reasons we think that cruising is becoming more popular in the United States, even with the economic downturn. We also cover recent cruise news from Royal Caribbean and Disney.

Direct download: episode19.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 8:08pm CDT

Ep. 18 Disney World + Cruising = FUN!

This week we talk with Hans from the Disney Cruise Blog about combining a cruise with a Disney World vacation. We give a general overview of the theme parks and resorts and discuss cruise and transportation options. We also recap this week's cruise news from Norwegian Cruise Line and Celebrity.

Direct download: episode18.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:08pm CDT

Ep. 17 Carnival's Fun Ship 2.0 Announcement

Today we discuss the big announcement from Carnival with details about the new features that will be coming to most of the line.  Recent cruise news is also featured.

Direct download: Episode17.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:03pm CDT

Ep 16 Cruise News and Gambling on a Ship

This week we discuss casinos and gambling on a cruise ship. We also talk about recent cruise news featuring stories from Royal Caribbean and Disney as well as recent cruise trends in France and Great Britain.

Direct download: episode16.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 10:19am CDT

Ep. 15 Cruise Quiz 2, Royal Caribbean and Brits!

This week we talk with Jordan and Joan of RCIFans, who are from Great Britain and love sailing Royal Caribbean so much, they have created a website devoted to the cruise line. Jordan tests our Royal Caribbean knowledge with a cruise quiz, and we learn a bit about the Canary Islands from Joan as well as why she loves cruising at the age of 83. We also discuss recent cruise news with stories from Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival and some updates on new ships.

Direct download: Episode_15.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 7:32pm CDT

Join us as we tour Venice, starting at the cruise terminal, cruising down the Grand Canal, and visiting the top attractions of the city such as the Doge's Palace, Basilica di San Marco, and much more with tips on transportation, lodging and dining. We also discuss recent cruise news with stories from Norwegian and Royal Caribbean. 

Direct download: episode14.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 5:49pm CDT

Cruise dining options are highlighted this week including tips and information on the main dining room, buffets, specialty dining, room service and extras. Cruise news includes stories from Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Lines.

Direct download: podcast13.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT

We discuss the factors that go into choosing a cruise including an quick look at each cruise line, and what they have to offer. Ports, itineraries, ships and price are also addressed. We also comment on the recent hurricane and how Carnival and Royal Caribbean each reacted to an unfortunate situation in San Juan as well as tips for cruising during hurricane season.

Direct download: podcast12.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 3:42pm CDT

We interview Jennifer of Care Vacations and Michell of travelinwheels.com to learn about accessible cruise port touring. We also discuss recent cruise news like the Carnival Breeze designs and Celebrity's specialty restaurant pricing.

Direct download: episode11.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 4:23pm CDT

Ep. 10 Cruise Port of San Juan

James interviews a friend from Puerto Rico who gives us some great information about San Juan and how to tour it as a cruise passenger. We also discuss recent cruise news including some new terminals, Disney quarterly earnings and Carnival in Baltimore.

Direct download: podcast10.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 10:43pm CDT

This week we talk with Vanessa Bloy of Windstar Cruise Line, who tells us all about their itineraries, ships, food and ... Fabio from Top Chef? We also discuss the recent cruise news of Carnival Corp. ordering ships for some of its subsidiary brands and increasing cruise traffic to Malta.

Direct download: podcast9.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 3:50pm CDT

Ep. 8 A Day in Barcelona

We provide you with a detailed itinerary of the port and embarkation city of Barcelona with information on transportation, how to get to the port, attractions and tips for touring. Cruise news revisits the taxi strike in Greece as well as a discussion on whether cruises are really all-inclusive.

Direct download: podcast8.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:00pm CDT

This week, we give you a full rundown of one of our favorite cities and cruise embarkation ports, New Orleans. We give you hotel tips, restaurant and attraction recommendations as well as a full commentary on the ships and itineraries out of New Orleans. We also discuss the recent taxi driver strikes in Greece with our opinions and some insight into how this has affected and will continue to affect cruise passengers.

Direct download: podcast7.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 9:05pm CDT

Ep. 6 Norwegian Spirit Cruise Review

Our friend, Scott, joins us to review his recent cruise on the Norwegian Spirit out of New Orleans. We also discuss the recent river cruise tragedy in Russia and provide you with some great cruise deals.

Direct download: podcast6.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 4:47pm CDT

We find out exactly what someone who has never cruised before knows about cruising though our first cruise quiz as well as discuss the latest cruise news.

Direct download: podcast5.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 11:36pm CDT

Ep. 4 A Day in Rome

We detail how to tour Rome on your own from the port of Civitavecchia including both the Ancient sites and the Vatican sites. We also address recent news which might give insight on Royal Caribbean's future plans for the Mediterranean.

Direct download: podcast4.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 12:17am CDT

Ep. 3 Cruise Port Touring Options

We discuss the different options you have for touring ports from shore excursions, private drivers to doing it on your own as well as cruise news.

Direct download: podcast3.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 1:54pm CDT

We discuss some basics of cruising like tipping, booking, what is included, daily activities and amenities while answering listener questions and reporting on the latest cruise news.

Direct download: podcast2.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 4:12pm CDT

Ep. 1- Carnival Magic Cruise Review

We review the brand new Carnival Magic which we recently joined for the inaugural cruise in the Mediterranean as well as discuss  cruise news.

Direct download: podcast1.mp3
Category:Travel -- posted at: 6:01pm CDT





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