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Love talking ship? Ric and Billy cover cruise news, reviews, history, and more. The CruiseHabit Podcast is the companion to the cruise information site CruiseHabit.com.

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Love talking ship? Ric and Billy cover cruise news, reviews, history, and more. The CruiseHabit Podcast is the companion to the cruise information site CruiseHabit.com.

    Norwegian Sky 3-Night Cruise Recap - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 19

    Norwegian Sky 3-Night Cruise Recap - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 19

    When it comes to cruising, we think that longer is better.  Recently though we enjoyed the newly refurbished Norwegian Sky for a three night sailing, and it reminded us that sometimes a weekend getaway on a great ship is just what the doctor ordered.  Ric and Billy talk about their staterooms, the various packages NCL offers, as well as dining, drinking, and enjoying all that Norwegian Sky and Great Stirrup Cay has to offer.
     
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    Norwegian Sky 3 Night Cruise Live Bloghttps://www.cruisehabit.com/tags/norwegian-sky-live-blog
    The Best Time to Cruise - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 16https://www.cruisehabit.com/podcast/best-time-cruise-cruisehabit-podcast-episode-16
    The Difference Between Stateroom Types, Categories & Guarantees: Demystifying the Stateroom Selectionhttps://www.cruisehabit.com/difference-between-stateroom-types-categories-guarantees-demystifying-stateroom-selection
    Uber, Lyft, Cabs, Shuttles? How to Get to and from Your Cruise Easily & Cheaplyhttps://www.cruisehabit.com/uber-lyft-cabs-shuttles-how-get-and-your-cruise-easily-cheaply
    Manila SOUL - The band we enjoyed on Norwegian Skyhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/Manila-SOUL-341039609561940/posts/
    Key West - Great Cruise Destinations Don't Have to Be Far Away - Episode 2https://www.cruisehabit.com/podcast/key-west-great-cruise-destinations-dont-have-be-far-away-episode-2
    Mariner of the Seas Live Bloghttps://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/boards/index.php?/topic/9322-mariner-of-the-seas-liveishblog-917-922/
    Want to book a trip like ours? Get help from a great travel agent and support the show!https://www.cruisehabit.com/content/get-help-great-travel-agent

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    Seven Things You Should Know About Travel Insurance - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 18

    Seven Things You Should Know About Travel Insurance - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 18

    Usually when we think of planning for a cruise, the thoughts are about fun, relaxation, and getting away from it all. Things happen though, and travel insurance can help take the sting out of unfortunate circumstance - but only if you understand it, and buy the right type of policy for your needs.  We've discussed trip insurance before at CruiseHabit.com, but with hurricane season just beginning, we thoughts we'd cover the seven things you should know about travel insurance.
     
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    How to Pick the Right Travel Insurance Policy for Your Next Cruisehttps://www.CruiseHabit.com/insurance
    Cruising During Hurricane Season https://www.CruiseHabit.com/hurricanes
    Royal Caribbean Blog's Hotel Reviewshttps://www.royalcaribbeanblog.com/category/category/hotels
    Comparing Cruise Line Credit Cardshttps://www.cruisehabit.com/comparing-cruise-line-credit-cards
    Should I Use a Travel Agent or Book Directly with a Cruise Line?https://www.cruisehabit.com/should-i-use-travel-agent-or-book-directly-cruise-line
    I mentioned my awesome travel agent - you can try them out yourself!http://bit.ly/2XPIPnE

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    We Chat with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' CEO Frank Del Rio - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 17

    We Chat with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' CEO Frank Del Rio - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 17

    On this special episode we sat down with Frank Del Rio, the President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.  We discuss his journey from a boy in Cuba to the CEO of a publicly traded company, the cruise industry's growth potential, fleet expansions, what he's most excited about at NCL, Oceania, & Regent Seven Seas, and more.   
     
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    Norwegian Sky Emerges From Three-Week Drydock with New Lounges, Starbucks, Sushi Bar, and Morehttps://www.cruisehabit.com/norwegian-sky-emerges-three-week-drydock-new-lounges-starbucks-sushi-bar-and-more
    OceaniaNEXT, Including a $100 Million Overhaul of Oceania's R-Class Shipshttps://www.cruisehabit.com/oceania-cruises-announces-100m-overhaul-r-class-ships-first-step-oceanianext-initiative
    Norwegian Bliss Details Revealed Including Laser Tag & Largest Competitive Racetrack at Seahttps://www.cruisehabit.com/norwegian-bliss-details-revealed-including-laser-tag-largest-competitive-racetrack-sea
    Oceania Cruises Orders Two Allura-Class Ships - Will Offer More Space for Guesthttps://www.cruisehabit.com/oceania-cruises-orders-two-allura-class-ships-will-offer-more-space-guests
    HAL Nieuw Statendam Live Bloghttps://www.cruisehabit.com/tags/nieuw-statendam-live-blog

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    The Best Time to Cruise - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 16

    The Best Time to Cruise - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 16

    Planning a cruise requires a lot of decision making.  Some things come down to preference, but if you're looking for the cheapest time of the year to cruise Alaska or the Caribbean we can help.  After analyzing thousands of price points across the year, we go over the most economical and most expensive times to sail, as well as why the time of year matters.
     
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    Which cruise line is best for me? The differences between cruise lines. (explaining different types of lines)https://www.cruisehabit.com/which-cruise-line-best-me-differences-between-cruise-lines
    What are repositioning cruises?https://www.cruisehabit.com/what-are-repositioning-cruises
    Nieuw Amsterdam Live Bloghttps://www.cruisehabit.com/tags/nieuw-amsterdam-live-blog
    What happens if I book a cruise and then the price goes down?https://www.cruisehabit.com/what-happens-if-i-book-cruise-and-then-price-goes-down
    A 'Fare' Price - Cruise Pricing & Promotions Explainedhttps://www.cruisehabit.com/podcast/fare-price-cruise-pricing-promotions-explained-cruisehabit-podcast-episode-15
    Key West - Great Cruise Destinations Don't Have to Be Far Awayhttps://www.cruisehabit.com/podcast/key-west-great-cruise-destinations-dont-have-be-far-away-episode-2
     

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    A 'Fare' Price - Cruise Pricing & Promotions Explained - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 15

    A 'Fare' Price - Cruise Pricing & Promotions Explained - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 15

    Cruise pricing can require a lit bit of explanation, but sales and promotions can be even more confusing.  Some promotions aren't combinable, sales can take percentages off rates that aren't easily found, and different packages offer different levels of value depending on what you're looking for.  Whether you're hunting for the best deal, or just trying to understand how much a cruise will cost you, we'll try and make it a bit easier to understand.
     
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    How Much Does it Cost to Dock a Cruise Ship?https://www.cruisehabit.com/how-much-does-it-cost-dock-cruise-ship
    Should I use a travel agent or book directly with a cruise line?https://www.cruisehabit.com/should-i-use-travel-agent-or-book-directly-cruise-line
    What Is Onboard Credit (OBC) & How Can You Use It?https://www.cruisehabit.com/what-onboard-credit-obc-how-can-you-use-it
    Cruise Line Beverage Packages: Should you get a drink package?https://www.cruisehabit.com/cruise-line-beverage-packages-should-you-get-drink-package
    What happens if I book a cruise and then the price goes down?https://www.cruisehabit.com/what-happens-if-i-book-cruise-and-then-price-goes-down
    First Glimpse of Virgin Voyages Priceshttps://www.cruisehabit.com/first-glimpse-virgin-voyages-prices 

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    Virgin Voyages - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 14

    Virgin Voyages - CruiseHabit Podcast Episode 14

    Over the past couple years we've had the opportunity to watch a new cruise line emerge.  With details of Virgin Voyages trickling out at a pace that leaves us constantly wanting more, we thought we'd take this episode to share what we know so far about Sir Richard Branson's first dive into cruising.  We talk about who is behind the line, what the ship will be like, the things that make Virgin Voyages so different - and even tattoos.  Check out the links below for photos, renderings and more information. 
     
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    Virgin Voyages Reveals Additional Details: No passengers and no children.https://www.cruisehabit.com/virgin-voyages-reveals-additional-details-no-passengers-and-no-children
    Branson promised different, did Virgin deliver? A First Look at Virgin Voyages' Cruise Ships!https://www.cruisehabit.com/branson-promised-different-did-virgin-deliver-first-look-virgin-voyages-cruise-ships
    Virgin Voyages Gives Sailors (Cruisers) Another Way to Remember Their Sailing - With Tattoos at Sea!https://www.cruisehabit.com/virgin-voyages-gives-cruises-another-way-remember-their-sailing-tattoos-sea
    Virgin Voyages Names First Ship, Aims to Keep Sailors & the Environment Healthyhttps://www.cruisehabit.com/virgin-voyages-names-first-ship-aims-keep-sailors-environment-healthy
    Virgin Voyages' Scarlet Lady to Deliver Distinctly Non-Cruise Dining. Drag Brunch & Food Hall? Yes. Buffet & Dining Room? Nope.https://www.cruisehabit.com/virgin-voyages-scarlet-lady-deliver-distinctly-non-cruise-dining-drag-brunch-food-hall-yes-buffet
    Virgin Voyages Reveals Clever Cabins and RockStar Suites on Scarlet Ladyhttps://www.cruisehabit.com/virgin-voyages-reveals-clever-cabins-and-rockstar-suites-scarlet-lady
    First Glimpse of Virgin Voyages Priceshttps://www.cruisehabit.com/first-glimpse-virgin-voyages-prices
    All Virgin Voyages Articleshttps://www.cruisehabit.com/tags/virgin-voyages

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The CruiseHabit Podcast is the best cruise line agnostic cruise podcast currently being produced. Ric and Billy don't limit their discussions to one specific cruise line, they discuss them all. And they know what they are talking about too, I highly recommend this podcast.

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