Cruise Radio

Doug Parker

Doug Parker gives weekly cruise news, ship reviews, money saving tips, answers your travel questions, and helps you make the most of your cruise vacation. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Cruise Radio podcast offers an extensive view of the cruise ship industry. The industry has seen many innovations, with cruise vacations getting more popular. The host, expert guests, and cruise ship passengers discuss various ships. The weekly show offers cruise ship reviews, news, and more in each episode. The series keeps listeners updated on new and old ships and their offerings.

Host Doug Parker has decades of broadcast experience. He founded Cruise Radio in 2009. The podcast airs from Jacksonville, Florida, the location of its parent company, Cruise News Today. Before this show, Doug was an on-air talent and producer for Renda Broadcasting. He also worked at Clear Channel Radio. Cruise News staff writer and author Richard Simms often joins Doug. Richard is also the executive editor of Soaps, a website dedicated to soap operas.

Doug and Richard have a great rapport on the fast-paced show. Episodes start with news recaps and updates about happenings in the cruise sector. After the initial stories, they explore and review different ships. The third part of the podcast often features guests. Many guests share fascinating, adventurous, and enticing stories. They offer first-hand reviews of cruise ships they've been on. They share about trips through ports in Hawaii, Miami, the Bahamas, Bermuda, and beyond. Ships reviewed range from the Disney Cruise Line to Mediterranean cruises.

Guests talk about embarking and disembarking from ships and experiences onboard. They also share about the onboard food and entertainment. Plus, they discuss cruise ports they explore, offering tips and advice. In one episode, father of four Dale shares about spending Christmas aboard Carnival Magic. The cruise took Dale and his family through multiple Caribbean islands. Dale chronicles his seven-day cruise, sharing details about each aspect of the voyage. He's frank and articulate about the positive and negative experiences. Listeners can expect many more similar interviews on the Cruise Radio podcast. New episodes drop several times each week.

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