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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line representative will be on to discuss new ships, new itineraries, new renovations, and why Royal Caribbean-Quantum of the Sea
Holland America Cruise Line representative will also be on to discuss the Holland America difference and specifically Alaska.
Amazing Jamaica is the destination of the week
Reggae Sumfest Montego Bay Jamaica and the activities of this great event will be discussed
Austin Reggae Festival recap
Winner of the roundtrip tickets to Montego Bay Jamaica and Funjets giveaway
Discount code for travel to Jamaica this summer from Funjet Vacations
Mass cruising versus small ship cruising.
River Cruising is the hot new trend
Announcement of the next ship inspecation out of Galveston, join us on this fun expedition.
Travel Tips by Shellda
Travel personalities-what travel personality are you? How this determines the destinations you'll like best.
What are the best deals when shopping while cruising? We'll discuss the best buys!
Questions of the day:How did you make the decision to cruise for the first time? If you've never cruised what is holding you back?
And much more!
Today we look at some of the Crusing's frequently asked questions. Some of the questions we will look at today will be:
Do I need a passport when I cruise?
Why do I need a Travel Agent?
Isn't cruising expensive?
How do I knwo which ship is right for me?
Won't I be board on a ship?
We want to bring the kids, but we also want time for ourselves. Are there babysitting services onboard?
Do I need travel insurance?
I have food allergies will there be food I can eat?
Do I need Visa's?
How about Vacinations, do I need them too?
Our guests this week is Kevin Hopper who splits his time between Bradenton, FL and Cincinnati, OH. An AGLCA member since 2006, Kevin completed his Loop in 2013 aboard his 48’ Ocean Alexander, “Island Hopper”. His current cruising waters are the west coast of Florida and Kevin will help us become familiar with the area.
World Footprints will share things that you may not know about cruising. We'll go behind the scenes to expose the dark side of cruising. We will also ask questions you should know about travel insurance.
Whether you are a first time cruiser or have sailed the seven seas for years, there are things about the cruise industry that you probably don’t know. For as much enjoyment as a cruise provides there is a dark side to cruising that generally goes unreported. Author and Saturday Evening Post contributor, Elizabeth Becker, joins us to reveal the dangers that passengers often face upon boarding.
World Footprints Travelers University will continue with an expert panel that will addresse many questions surrounding the decision to purchase travel insurance. If you’ve ever questioned the necessity of travel insurance or a medical evacuation plan, many frequently asked questions will be answered today from experts at the TravelInsuranceStore.com and MedjetAssist. You’ll also hear from a traveler who suffered severe injuries in Africa and how his care and rehabilitiation was managed through his travel insurance policy.
Fans of the daytime drama "Days of Our Lives" (DOOL) will enjoy another one of our conversations with actress, singer and author Gloria Loring who played Liz Chandler for seven years on the soap opera. Gloria spends some time today talking about her spiritual autobiography "Coincidence is God's Way of Remaining Anonymous", and her life since DOOL including working with her son R&B singer Robin Thicke.
Then, join us on an amazing cruise along the Amazon River with Delfin Amazon Cruises. Generally a 5-star experience and authentic travel sit on opposite sides of the spectrum. However, Delfin Amazon Cruises takes great pride in connecting the dots between those experiences and provides a unique and memorable travel opportunity in the world's most mystical ecosystem.
Correspondent Kristin Johnson drops by the studios to discuss her Alaskan cruise. We're jealous! She went on a Holland America cruise. For more than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader in cruising, taking guests to exotic destinations around the world.
In each episode, Producer/Host Nicholas Snow focuses on "Connecting the Circuitry of Humanity."
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Kitty Nicolai will be our guest once again. She will pick up where she left off last time, discussing the ups and downs of cruising the inland rivers which are part of the Great Loop.
Our guest hosts this week is Gold Looper Tom Ray. Tom and his wife, Linda, completed the Loop on September 25, 2013. One of Tom’s favorite cruising waters is Lake Superior, and we’ll learn all about the lake today.Some of the things we will try and cover include:
The suggested route and entrance to the Lake
Time needed to adequately cover the waterways
Weather this time of Year
Places to Provision
Marinas along the way
“Must see” places to stop
Cruising is not meant to be dangerous or scary but it is; especially if you understood what really happens behind the scenes. Whether you are a first time cruiser or have sailed the seven seas for years, there are things about the cruise industry that you probably don’t know. For as much enjoyment as a cruise provides there is a dark side to cruising that generally goes unreported. Author and Saturday Evening Post contributor, Elizabeth Becker, joins us to reveal the dangers that passengers often face upon boarding.
As travelers consider the perilous possibilities on a cruise, in the sky or on the road, travel insurance becomes a paramount option. If you’ve ever questioned the necessity of travel insurance or a medical evacuation plan, many frequently asked questions will be answered from executives at the TravelInsuranceStore.com and MedjetAssist. You’ll also hear from a traveler who suffered severe injuries in Africa and how his care and rehabilitation was manageed through his travel insurance policy.
Gold Loopers Jim and Lisa Favors will join us to discuss the story behind their popular book "Women On Board Cruising".
Our guest this week is Lester Branch. Lester is a fairly new member of AGLCA and currently cruises on his 44’ Gulf Star, Robyn’s Nest. There have been some recent posts in the AGLCA Discussion Forum about the Lower Mississippi, and Lester has been getting several phone calls a week from members wanting to know more about this alternate Loop route. He is joing us today to talk about it.
Our guests this week are Russ and Cindy Varney. The Varney’s home port is St. Petersburg, Fl, and they’ve been AGLCA members since 2009. Russ and Cindy completed their Loop in 2010 on their 46’ Heritage East, Ladybug. Russ has been cruising the west coast of Florida for more than 55 years. Today, he’ll share his thoughts on crossing the Panhandle, how to make that tough decision, alternate towns to cross to and things to do if the weather isn’t cooperating for your crossing.
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