From the latest news on the norovirus on some cruise ships, to navigating the maze of cruise line drink packages and a behind-the-scenes report from the Norwegian Getaway – the newest ship from Norwegian Cruise Line. Peter breaks down this week’s travel news and reveals his prediction for the Super Bowl and his theory on why there seem to be so many illnesses on cruise ships; and his reasoning is certainly provocative, and surprising.
Plus, insider cruising tips from Frommer Guides’ editor Jason Cochran, and the growing controversy about customized airfares and pricing and what resolution 787 means to you, from the CEO of The American Society of Travel Agents.
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Arnie Weissmann, editor in chief of Travel Weekly, talks about the future and innovations of cruising, onboard dining, and how being a solo traveler on a cruise ship is slowly becoming a more affordable experience.
Rune Myre, experienced seafarer and 28-year cruise ship captain, talks about the current state of the cruise industry and whether the era of mega ships is over—or just beginning.
Zane Kerby, president & CEO of the American Society of Travel Agents, discusses the myriad of ramifications from Proposition 787 and how it may affect you and your family when it comes to booking your next flight.
Erika Suarez, executive chef of Ocean Blue by Geoffrey Zakarian, talks about the difference between cooking at the upscale Lambs Club in New York and now aboard Ocean Blue.
Buddy Valastro, star of the reality show Cake Boss and famous Carlos bakery in Hoboken, unveils the trials and tribulations behind a bakery at sea and the secret to the lobster roll (P.S.: not the seafood, but the creamy baked goods variety)
Jason Cochran, editor for Frommers, uncovers his secrets to a great cruise and where some companies are going right and wrong in the industry.
Kevin Sheehan, CEO Norwegian Cruise Line, tells Peter what he learned from his experience on the reality television show Undercover Boss and how it changed things for both Norwegian Cruise Line and the industry as a whole.
Julie Valeriote, your cruise director, and yes, her name really is Julie!
By Peter Greenberg for PeterGreenberg.com