Popular Cruising Video Podcast ~ Cruise Reviews & More About Cruises
Watch as Jason Leppert – editor of Popular Cruising – illustrates cruise reviews, cruise ship and cruise line profiles, industry interviews, itineraries, news and more visually via video at least once each week. Get a lot of information about cruises quickly in under 10 minutes for most of our cruising episodes, live cruise reviews, and cruise ship reviews and tours. For more cruise content, visit the website www.PopularCruising.com at the link in the sidebar. Thanks for watching!

Discover how Holland America Line guests can dance onboard like the Dancing with the Stars TV show contestants and compete to win a mirrorball trophy on the Champions Cruise with the celebrities along for the ride.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT

Discover Disney Cruise Line's Very Merrytime Cruises (Christmas) on Disney Fantasy featuring Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from Frozen Arendelle, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Chip & Dale, Lilo & Stitch, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, and the live music of Clara Oman performing "Little Drummer Boy Linus and Lucy" onboard, plus the cruise ship's giant gingerbread house, festive smells, Christmas carolers, Santa's Winter Wonderland Ball, Storytime with Mrs. Claus, The Muppet Christmas Carol on Funnel Vision, ship decorations, holiday drink and food offerings, decorated Castaway Cay, and Deck the Deck Tropical Holiday Party.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 6:50pm EDT

Come aboard the S.S. Legacy replica coastal steamer from Un-Cruise Adventures as we review the cruise ship. We evaluate the accommodations, activities, dining and entertainment including Commander Cabins, Admiral Cabins, Owner’s Suite, Pesky Barnacle Saloon, lounge, bow viewing area, bridge, sun deck, massage room, dining room, heritage program, talent show and ship horns.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Join us as we experience a sampling of Caribbean shore excursions off-board Holland America Line’s Westerdam. In this video we focus on the private cabanas at Half Moon Cay, the cruise line’s private island, and the Sea Trek Helmet Dive at Coral World Ocean Park in St. Thomas.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

We're pleased to share our newly produced brand trailer and sizzle reel for Popular Cruising. The best way to stay up-to-date with us as we sail onboard is still right here at iTunes in standard definition and at YouTube in high definition once we return. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/PopularCruising?sub_confirmation=1

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT

Watch as we feature the recent craft beer theme cruise onboard Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity. Highlights of the Crystal Wine & Food Festival sailing include a fine selection of international beers; beer experts Stephen Beaumont, Victoria Tonini, and Anthony Caporale; tastings; pairings with cheese and chocolate; and a Premium Beer & Food Pairing Dinner hosted in The Vintage Room.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

In this video, we highlight 10 things to love onboard Crystal Cruises’ beautiful Crystal Serenity including its plush entry-level staterooms, full wraparound promenade deck, entirely non-smoking casino, and original entertainment.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

On this Colonial Collection sailing from Crystal Cruises, the Crystal Serenity has visited several ports of historical significance to the United States of America. In this video, we focus on the sites we have had the great opportunity to tour: the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Freedom Tower in New York City, New York; the Vietnam War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and Capitol Building in Washington D.C.; and the ships and settlement of Jamestown, and battlefield and homes of Yorktown via Norfolk, Virginia.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 10:28am EDT

Watch as Un-Cruise Adventures’ S.S. Legacy unveils the local history along the Columbia and Snake Rivers and onboard with historical reenactments. Discover the Oregon Trail, Lewis & Clark Expedition and more at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, Maryhill Stonehenge Replica, Fort Clatsop and the Astoria Column.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Sail down the Columbia & Snake Rivers onboard Un-Cruise Adventures’ S.S. Legacy and marvel at the river technology. Highlights include the Bonneville Lock & Dam, S.S. Legacy engine room, S.S. Legacy bridge and horn, and river locks.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Come aboard Un-Cruise Adventures for an American river cruise as the S.S. Legacy discovers the natural wonders along the Columbia and Snake Rivers such as Multnomah Falls, the forest at Fort Clatsop, Hells Canyon and critters therein.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

Take a look at the activities and venues onboard the Pride of America from Norwegian Cruise Line including the Kumu Cultural Center, Capitol Atrium, Reception Desk, Atrium Lounge, Newbury Street Shops, Photo Gallery, SoHo Art Gallery, Perspectives Photography Studio, Internet Center, S/S America Library, Shuffles Card Room, promenade deck, The Conservatory, Mandara Spa & Salon, Fitness Center, Sports Court, giant chess, ping pong, putting green, shuffleboard, Splash Academy, Entourage, Video Arcade, South Beach Pool, Oasis Pool and hot tubs.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

In this video from onboard Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Solstice, we review all the Top Chef events during the Top Chef at Sea signature sailing including the Top Chef Night Dinner and Quickfire Challenge (where Tiffani Faison’s team won with their cleverly titled Celebrity Steak a la Solstice) as well as the Cooking Demos, Private Cooking Classes and Private Dinners with Paul Qui, Brooke Williamson, Nina Compton and Tiffani Faison.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 3:48pm EDT

Experience Top Chef at Sea as we interview season 9 winner, Paul Qui, and season 1 runner-up, Tiffani Faison, onboard the Celebrity Solstice from Celebrity Cruises. Watch as the chefs discuss their impressions of cruising, explain their culinary process and share a bit about what’s next to come for the industry as a whole as well as their own projects.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

Enjoy exclusive VIP access to Carnival LIVE and Styx onboard the Carnival Imagination from Carnival Cruise Lines as we share the new concert series experience.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

Watch our cruise review from Hawaii onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America – the only cruise ship in which you can see four Hawaiian islands in a seven day period. In the video, we share our experience sailing along the Na Pali Coast and enjoying the following shore excursions: Haleakala Crater at Sunset in Maui, The Land of Frozen Fire in Hilo, Catamaran Sail & Snorkel in Kona, and Luau Kalamaku in Kauai.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 9:05pm EDT

Come sail with us as we take a Hawaiian cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Pride of America. In our preview episode, we anticipate the ship, accommodations, week long itinerary, shore excursions, fleet comparisons and dining.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT

While on a Top Chef at Sea signature sailing in Alaska onboard Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Solstice, we've had the opportunity to take the largest cruise ship to ever navigate the Alaskan Inside Passage into the Tracy Arm Fjord. Additionally in the video, we take a helicopter from Skagway to go dog sledding atop a glacier with the excellent Dog Sledding & Glacier Flightseeing by Helicopter tour.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 7:22pm EDT

We’re excited to not only take the largest cruise ship to ever sail in Alaska, the Celebrity Solstice from Celebrity Cruises, into those waters but also to experience Top Chef at Sea. On this signature sailing, we will meet 4 chef’testants (contestants) from the Bravo TV show, cook with them, dine with them and compete ourselves, all onboard.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

Our last port of call onboard the Star Princess is Victoria, Canada with a stop at The Butchart Gardens. In this video, we explore the famous sunken garden, rose garden, and Japanese garden.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT

Our Alaskan adventure aboard the Star Princess progresses with a visit to Glacier Bay and Marjorie Glacier as well as Ketchikan and the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

As we continue our cruise on the Star Princess in Alaska, we share our journey into the mines and aboard the trains of this great land, exploring the AJ Mine, Gastineau Mill, and White Pass & Yukon Route railway.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 12:41am EDT

Live from onboard the Star Princess, we evaluate Princess Cruises’ Crown Grill fare including fish & chips and bread & butter pudding for pub lunch and lamb carpaccio, prawn and papaya salpicon, surf & turf, and molten chocolate fudge obsession for dinner.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

Join us on our next cruise as we sail onboard the Star Princess from Princess Cruises in Alaska from and returning to San Francisco. In this preview, we focus on the convenience of leaving from the southernmost homeport for roundtrip cruises to Alaska, a balcony stateroom, and the latest features to be reviewed onboard including The Sanctuary, The Piazza, International Cafe, Vines Bar, Crown Grill and Movies Under the Stars.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 11:14pm EDT

In our final live cruise review video from onboard the Silver Discoverer, we explore Holgate Glacier and its surrounding scenery as well as Alaskan wildlife like seagulls, otters, and bears!

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

As the Silver Discoverer makes its way farther into Alaskan waters, the landscape becomes more dramatic at Lake Bay, Dutch Harbour, Castle Bay, and Unga Spit with waterfalls, mountains, clouds, a petrified forest, and wildlife like eagles, puffins, foxes, and hermit crabs.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 11:17pm EDT

Check out our latest review and tour series from onboard the newly redesigned Disney Magic from Disney Cruise Line. In this video, we evaluate the ship’s activities: the AquaDunk water slide, Oceaneer Club, Mickey Mouse Club, Marvel’s Avengers Academy, Andy’s Room, Oceaneer Lab, Edge, Vibe, Goofy’s Family Pool, Funnel Vision, AquaLab, Twist ’n’ Spout water slide, Quarter Masters Arcade, Wide World of Sports, Cove Pool, Senses Spa & Salon, After Hours, Keys, O’Gill’s Pub, Fathoms, D Lounge, Shutters, Art Gallery, shops, and Port Adventures.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

In this exciting video, we explore the many abandoned sites of the Aleutian Islands off Silversea Expeditions’ Silver Discoverer including Kiska Island’s WWII Japanese shipwrecks, tanks, an electric submarine, alien-like fish remains, mysterious parts from a float plane, and Adak Island’s vacated American military base, vehicles, town, schools, and even a McDonald’s.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 9:18pm EDT

We reflect on the exceptional Silversea Expeditions service in this video from onboard the Silver Discoverer as we focus on special treats, going above and beyond, and the expedition staff.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Let Silversea Expeditions take you to the Russian Far East in our video from onboard the Silver Discoverer. We focus on the Chirpoy Islands, Yankicha Island, hot springs, volcanoes, and the wildlife like seals, foxes, birds, whales, and even steam bathers and polar bear plungers.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 5:53am EDT

Join us as we have the pleasure of interviewing Queen Mary 2’s naval architect Stephen Payne, commodore and former captain Ronald Warwick, and PR executive and Cunard historian Michael Gallagher onboard the ship’s historic 10th anniversary transatlantic crossing. We discuss the nostalgic and practical properties of the vessel, her design and operation, and the future of cruise ship design.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Our Silver Discoverer live cruise reviews continue with a tour of the venues onboard the Silversea Expeditions ship. Highlights include the reception desk, Explorer Lounge, bar, Discoverer Lounge, stairwell, The Restaurant, promenade deck, pool bar, The Grill, fitness center, observation deck, outdoor seating, pool and zodiac deck.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 11:49pm EDT

Join us onboard the Silver Discoverer from Silversea Expeditions as we continue our live cruise reviews. Today, we focus on the eight veranda suites onboard including the bedroom, vanity, aromatic accents, electrical outlets, welcome chocolates, iHome docking station, dining area, desk and minibar, bedding, bathroom, shower, bath products, and the veranda itself.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:26am EDT

The Silver Discoverer from Silversea Expeditions is the focus of our latest cruise preview as we anticipate 18 days onboard, exploring the Russian Far East and Remote Alaska. Topics include the flora and fauna of the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia and the Aleutian Islands of Alaska; the luxury inclusions of Silversea Expeditions like food, drinks, gratuities, excursions, a waterproof backpack, stainless steel water bottle and parka; and premium travel documents.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Join us as we share one of our all time favorite hotel properties worldwide. We discuss how cruising allows you to discover preferred ports such as this and then look at the Kauai Marriott Resort’s great cruise terminal proximity, nearby surroundings, grounds, beach, expansive pool, rooms, dining like Duke’s and Kalapaki Grill, and its history.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 3:06pm EDT

Step aboard the Veendam from Holland America Line as we share our first impressions of the cruise ship. We evaluate the maintenance, service, cabins, The Crow’s Nest observation lounge, various seating nooks, traditional and modern decor, Mix, The Retreat, atrium, The Showroom at Sea, Dancing with the Stars: At Sea, regional beer selection, and the new Dive-In Grill.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

Take a tour of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada before embarking on Holland America Line’s Veendam for a Canada/New England itinerary. Witness what the architecture is like from the Citadelle de Quebec to the famous Chateau Frontenac hotel from street level and above. Next, discover how to cook Holland America Line style at a Le Cirque culinary demonstration showcasing lobster salad and creme brûlée. Lastly, savor the new Dive-In grill and its signature gourmet burgers and hotdogs.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

Come sail along with us onboard Holland America Line’s Veendam in Canada/New England. In this video, we preview our upcoming seven-day sailing as we discuss cruise ship features like Mix and The Retreat as well as Lanai staterooms. We also breakdown the itinerary including Quebec City, Quebec; the Gulf of St. Lawrence; Charlottetown, Prince Edward; Sydney, Canada; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Bar Harbor, Maine; and Boston, Massachusetts. Please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter at Popular Cruising with your questions.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 7:13pm EDT

Tune in to the first ever joint episode between the Popular Cruising Video Podcast and Cruize Cast, another audio podcast where Jason also participates as a co-host with James and Kaleigh Lay. In this video, we casually sit down with our families onboard the Carnival Dream from Carnival Cruise Lines to discuss our perception of the ship and line as cruise veterans and newcomers. Also be sure to check out our other Carnival Dream videos for more imagery direct from the ship. (Please forgive the lower audio quality resulting from recording multiple voices against ambient background noise.)

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 9:51pm EDT

Enjoy a sampler of Carnival Cruise Lines’ entertainment on the Carnival Dream including The Punchliner Comedy Club Presented by George Lopez, poolside film screenings, deck parties, featured musicians, guest vocalists like Delisco, and production shows like the country 8 More Seconds and kinetic Dancin’ in the Streets.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

Try a taste of the dining onboard the Carnival Dream from Carnival Cruise Lines as we address the negative stereotypes that exist about Carnival. Truth is the line offers an astounding value, a terrific array of entertainment, wide selection of food and spacious accommodations.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

Discover New Orleans, Louisiana as we review the newly remodeled Hyatt Regency, local jazz music, brunch at Court of The Two Sisters, historic Tujague’s, casual Cafe Beignet, and fine seafood dining at Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

Come onboard the Carnival Dream from Carnival Cruise Lines with us at the Popular Cruising Video Podcast and the Cruize Cast audio podcast as we set sail on a seven-night Western Caribbean sailing from New Orleans, Louisiana and the first ever Cruize Cast theme cruise along with a number of our loyal listeners. In this video we preview our time in The Big Easy as well as the third newest ship in the Carnival fleet including the WaterWorks, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, The Punchliner Comedy Club, Serenity Adult Only Retreat, The Taste Bar and Seaday Brunch.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 4:18pm EDT

Get a glimpse at what there is to do onboard Cunard Cruise Line’s Queen Mary 2 during six sea days. Activities looked at include dining, games, lectures, shopping, dramatic performances, production shows, live music, gambling, computing, spa treatments, the Maritime Quest, swimming, and shuffleboard.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 6:44pm EDT

Follow along as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Queen Mary 2 from Cunard Cruise Line and share our first impressions of the great ocean liner. In this video, we highlight the Southampton fireworks display over the Cunard fleet including the Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria; and Queen Mary 2’s atrium, Queen’s Room, Winter Garden, Britannia Restaurant, G32, library and bookstore.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 8:39pm EDT

We invite you to join us onboard the Queen Mary 2 from Cunard Cruise Line for her 10th Anniversary Westbound Transatlantic Crossing. In this video, we present our live cruise preview of the itinerary and the ocean liner’s public spaces, accommodations, dining and entertainment including the atrium, Britannia Balcony Staterooms, Britannia Restaurant, Golden Lion Pub, Queen’s Room, Sir Samuel’s, King’s Court, Royal Court Theatre, Illuminations planetarium and featured lecturers.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Welcome aboard the Carnival Breeze from Carnival Cruise Lines! Discover the Carnival Breeze and tour her many exciting venues: Tides Pool, Seaside Theatre, Beach Pool, SportSquare, SkyCourt, WaterWorks, Blue Iguana Cantina, Guy's Burger Joint, Serenity Adult Only Retreat, Cloud 9 Spa, Lido Marketplace, Cucina del Capitano, Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse, Piano Bar 88, Limelight Lounge, Liquid Nightclub, Bonsai Sushi, Red Frog Pub, Ocean Plaza, Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ, Fun Hub, Winner's Luck Casino, The Fun Shops, The Library Bar, Sapphire Restaurant, Thrill Theater, Circle C, Club O2, Blush Restaurant, Breeze Bar and atrium.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

This week we take a tour of the new Norwegian Getaway from Norwegian Cruise Line and compare its spaces to those on her predecessor and sister ship, the Norwegian Breakaway. Spaces featured onboard the cruise ship include the aqua park, ropes course, mini golf course, Flamingo Bar & Grill, The Tropicana Room, Illusionarium, Sunset Bar, Sugarcane Mojito Bar, The GRAMMY Experience and the Getaway Theater.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 10:27pm EDT

Enjoy our Norwegian Breakaway Activities Review video. This review covers the Aqua Park, watersides, Kids Aqua Park, Sports Complex, Ropes Course, Sports Court, Miniature Golf, pools, Vibe Beach Club, Mandara Spa & Salon, Spice H2O, Tradewinds Shops, meeting rooms, card room, library, internet cafe, guest services desk, shore excursions desk, atrium movies and video games, video arcade and youth facilities: Splash Academy, Under 2 Zoo and Entourage.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

Discover what to expect on a river cruise and aboard Viking River Cruises and the line's newest Viking Longships specifically. We feature the onboard and off-board experience with the following illustrated topics: staterooms and suites, dining, entertainment, port destinations, guided shore excursions and inclusions.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 10:33pm EDT

Watch as the wonderfully talented Disney Cruise Line entertainer, Clara Oman, performs her cover rendition of "Let It Go" from Frozen in Keys onboard the Disney Magic in the After Hours adults-only section of the cruise ship.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 12:30am EDT

Recorded live from Cruise Shipping Miami 2014, we interview President & CEO of MSC Cruises USA, Richard Sasso. In the episode, we discuss the introduction of the MSC Divina to year-round sailings from Miami, Florida and the new Renaissance Program which will stretch the line’s four Lirica-class ships. Mr. Sasso also provides a detailed assessment of MSC Cruises in the North American market as well as a glimpse into the future of the Mediterranean-based cruise line.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

Enjoy our new Royal Princess review. This video's focus is on dining and bars and covers all complimentary and specialty options including Symphony Dining Room, Concerto Dining Room, Allegro Dining Room, Chef's Table Lumiere, Crooners, Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar, Bellini's, Vines, International Cafe, Gelato, Alfredo's, Sabatini's, Horizon Court, The Pastry Shop, Horizon Bistro, Trident Grill, Prego Pizzeria, Swirls, Pub Lunch, Crown Grill and the SeaView Bar on the Princess Cruises ship.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

This week, we discuss Carnival Cruise Lines and provide a sense of what a first-timer or veteran cruiser can expect onbard. Specific topics include the Carnival Miracle, infrastructural improvements, ship decor, stateroom accommodations, main and specialty dining, entertainment like the Punchliner Comedy Club, the Serenity deck, and the Great Vacation Guarantee.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

In this review, we take a tour of Disney Fantasy's onboard activities and explore the atrium, guest relations, Port Adventures, character meet-and-greets, kids facilities, It's a Small World Nursery, Disney's Oceaneer Club, interactive play floors, Pixie Hollow, Disney's Explorer Pod, Andy's Room, Monsters Academy, Disney's Oceaneer Lab, craft studio, animator's studio, wheelhouse, Ports of Call Simulator, Arr-cade, Enchanted Art, Midship Detective Agency, Edge tweens facility, Vibe teens facility, D Lounge, shopping, Shutters, Shutters Digital, Vista Gallery, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, Outlook, Europa adults-only area, La Piazza, O'Gill's Pub, Ooh La La, The Tube, Skyline Lounge, Senses Spa & Salon, Cove Cafe, Satellite Falls, Cove Pool, Cove Bar, pool deck, AquaDuck, Mickey's Pool slide, Nemo's Reef, AquaLab, Goofy's Sports Deck and Goofy's Golf; all on the Disney Cruise Line ship.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

In this episode, Jason Leppert and his father, Mark Leppert, sit down to discuss and review Azamara Club Cruises and the Azamara Quest. We explore what it is about the cruise line that most appeals to cruisers including the ship's accommodations, venues, food, entertainment, destinations and service.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 11:18pm EDT

In this review, we evaluate Holland America Line's exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea program from the complimentary dance classes and guest competition to select theme cruises complete with fashion show and production show. The theme cruises even feature Dancing with the Stars cast members. Pro dancers and celebrities have included Sabrina Bryan, Joey Fatone, Carson Kressley, Kym Johnson, Derek Hough, Emma Slater, Tristan MacManus, Sharna Burgess and Jaymz Tuaileva.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 10:57pm EDT

In our very first episode we introduce the Popular Cruising Video Podcast to the world before delving into the week's topic. We outline Holland America Line's exclusive Dancing with the Stars: At Sea program and how you can get in on the action as a participant or a spectator. Learn about complimentary dance classes, the guest competition and select theme cruises with Tristan MacManus, Kym Johnson, Carson Kressley and Sabrina Bryan along for the ride, fashion show and production show.

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Category:Places & Travel -- posted at: 10:32pm EDT