202 episodes

Maritime History, cruise reviews, news and tips. A weekly travel show where real cruisers review their recent cruise holidays, our cruise experts answer your cruise-related questions and industry experts comment on the latest cruise news.
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The Big Cruise Podcast The Big Cruise Podacast

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    • 3.9 • 10 Ratings

Maritime History, cruise reviews, news and tips. A weekly travel show where real cruisers review their recent cruise holidays, our cruise experts answer your cruise-related questions and industry experts comment on the latest cruise news.
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    Ep190 - History of Ocean Village, Listener Questions and Cruise News

    Ep190 - History of Ocean Village, Listener Questions and Cruise News

    In episode 190 on TBCP listener Croix comments on the loss of P&O Australia and reminds us that the Ocean Village Ships became part of P&O’s 5 ship fleet, which prompts Chris to share the history of Ocean Village. Listener David asks for tips on his planned Cunard voyage to Alaska and we share the latest cruise news from Carnival, Viking, Costa, Aman, Captain Cook Fiji, Paspaley by Ponant, MSC and Aida.
    CRUISE NEWS
    Carnival Delights Families Of Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation With Grinchmas Family Fun Day In Sydney HarbourViking Marks Float Out of Newest Ocean ShipCosta launches new Japan & South East Asia cruisesAman at Sea Last Chance to Discover Remote Fiji and Tonga by Expedition Ship MS Caledonian SkyPaspaley Pearl by Ponant unveils inaugural digital brochureCelebrating 15 years of MSC Yacht ClubExtensive Modernization for Two More Sphinx Ships from the End of 2025
    Listener Question:
    David asks: Hope you enjoyed your 'no boat' holiday Chris!
    We've taken the plunge and booked our once in a lifetime trip for next year to Alaska on Queen Elizabeth. This is something we've wanted to do for years but decided it was probably now or never. It'll be our most adventurous and furthest-travelled to date and really excited about it. We picked voyage Q525 as there's a visit to Hubbard Glacier. Baz, is there any advice or guidance you can give for trips to Alaska, or even any maritime history connected with the area for coverage on the podcast? We definitely want to get a sailing excursion around Hubbard Glacier (and I've been reliably informed that my wife Louise wants to do a husky sled excursion in one port call!)
    Just thought it would be good to hear some trusted first hand travel or port info from someone in the travel industry know!
    Still the best podcast with you guys. It's great to listen to the camaraderie between you every week, really cheerful!
    Q525 – QE – Seattle round trip (11nts)
    Ketchikan - Juneau - Glacier Bay - Haines - Hubbard Glacier - Icy Straight Point - Sitka - Victoria BC
    Support the show:
    Listen, Like, Subscribe & Review on your favourite podcast directory.Share the podcast with someone you think will enjoy the showBuy Me A Coffee – This podcast is only possible thanks to our supporters, simply buying a coffee keeps us on air. It is just like shouting your mate a coffee, and we consider our listeners close mates. https://bit.ly/2T2FYGX  Sustainable Fashion – choose a TBCP design or design your own… all using organic cotton, green energy and zero plastic https://bit.ly/32G7RdhFollow Chris and his latest videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial
    Join the show:
    If you have a cruise tip, burning question or want to record a cruise review get in touch with us via the website https://thebigcruisepodcast.com/join-the-show/  
    Co-host:
    Chris Frame: https://bit.ly/3a4aBCg  Chris’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial  
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    • 30 min
    Ep189 - Norwegian Capricorn Line, Listener Questions and Cruise News

    Ep189 - Norwegian Capricorn Line, Listener Questions and Cruise News

    In episode 189 of TBCP, Chris shares the rise and fall of Norwegian Capricorn Line, listener Keith asks about other cruise lines owning hotels/resorts PLUS the boys share the latest news from Crystal, Costa, Aida & MSC. 
    Listener Question:
    Keith asks: “I’d like to learn more about hotels owned by cruise lines. Was this done to capture more of the vacation spend or done as a way to offer a more complete package and capture more customers? Which lines have done this and beyond Holland America, who continues to own a hotel?”
    Cruise news:
    Crystal Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Fincantieri for Two New Ocean ShipsCosta Launches new experiences for familiesCast off for AIDA Summer 2026MSC Sustainability update
    Support the show:
    Listen, Like, Subscribe & Review on your favourite podcast directory.Share the podcast with someone you think will enjoy the showBuy Me A Coffee – This podcast is only possible thanks to our supporters, simply buying a coffee keeps us on air. It is just like shouting your mate a coffee, and we consider our listeners close mates. https://bit.ly/2T2FYGX  Sustainable Fashion – choose a TBCP design or design your own… all using organic cotton, green energy and zero plastic https://bit.ly/32G7RdhFollow Chris and his latest videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial
    Join the show:
    If you have a cruise tip, burning question or want to record a cruise review get in touch with us via the website https://thebigcruisepodcast.com/join-the-show/  
    Co-host:
    Chris Frame: https://bit.ly/3a4aBCg  Chris’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial  
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    • 32 min
    Ep188 - Asian Pacific Cruises, Cruise News and more

    Ep188 - Asian Pacific Cruises, Cruise News and more

    In episode 188 of The Big Cruise Podcast, Chris answers a maritime history question from listener Stephen, about the cruise line, Asian Pacific Cruises and the ship, Minghau. We have a great selection of cruise news from Disney, Explora Journeys, Carnival Corporation, Costa, Celebrity, Carnival, Cunard, Uniworld & Seabourn. Plus Chris surprises Baz with a Fact or Fiction? 
    Listener Question/feedback:
    Andrew asks: “Hi I love your podcast. I was wondering if you could do a short history of the Asian Pacific Cruises company that operated the Minghua out of Australia in the early 80’s. I saw an old for the Minghua sailings on YouTube and was interested in it’s history as it would be great to see an Asian themed cruise company sail out of Australia again.”YuSaNa added a comment via Buy me a coffee: “I like to listen to your podcasts! Thanks for sharing info about cruise trips. I’d recommend checking out a Nile River cruises. Maybe you can make podcast with them also. It like a fantastic travel destination; I definitely want to plan a visit there soon! Looking forward to more great content from you guys! Cheers!”
    Cruise News:
    Eden (regional NSW port) busiest season on recordDisney Cruise announces a return to Australia in 2025/26Explora II completes successful sea trailsCarnival Corporation Celebrates Shore Power Launch at PortMiami After Exceeding Industry-Leading MilestoneCosta Cruises starts to use shore power in Port of KielCelebrity Xcel Keel Laying CeremonyGrinchly new guest joins Carnival for more Christmas in July funCunard Reveals 2025 Event Voyages ProgramUniworld Announces New Sailing Dates for High Demand ItinerariesSeabourn unveils top ten reasons to experience the Arctic in 2025
    Support the show:
    Listen, Like, Subscribe & Review on your favourite podcast directory.Share the podcast with someone you think will enjoy the showBuy Me A Coffee – This podcast is only possible thanks to our supporters, simply buying a coffee keeps us on air. It is just like shouting your mate a coffee, and we consider our listeners close mates. https://bit.ly/2T2FYGX Sustainable Fashion – choose a TBCP design or design your own… all using organic cotton, green energy and zero plastic https://bit.ly/32G7RdhFollow Chris and his latest videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial
    Join the show:
    If you have a cruise tip, burning question or want to record a cruise review get in touch with us via the website https://thebigcruisepodcast.com/join-the-show/
    Co-host:
    Chris Frame: https://bit.ly/3a4aBCg  Chris’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial  
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    • 50 min
    Fact or Fiction - Ep188

    Fact or Fiction - Ep188

    For the answer to this Fact or Fiction, listen to episode 188 of The Big Cruise Podcast!
    If you have a fact or fiction for Chris or Baz, simply do what Andrew did and jump on the website and send either a voice mail using the small microphone icon or click on "join the show" The Big Cruise Podcast – Cruise reviews, news and travel tips

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    • 22 sec
    Ep187 - Cruise Review of Liberty of the Seas PLUS History of Royal Caribbean

    Ep187 - Cruise Review of Liberty of the Seas PLUS History of Royal Caribbean

    In episode 187 of TBCP, Chris shares the history of Royal Caribbean before listener, Kurt shares a review of his recent cruise onboard Liberty of the Seas.
    CRUISE REVIEW
    Ship: Liberty of the SeasItinerary: Cape Liberty, NJ - Cruising - Bermuda - Cruising - St. Maarten - Puerto Rico - Labadee (replaced with Puerto Plata) - Cruising - Cruising - Cape Liberty, NJ.
    Support the show:
    Listen, Like, Subscribe & Review on your favourite podcast directory.Share the podcast with someone you think will enjoy the showBuy Me A Coffee – This podcast is only possible thanks to our supporters, simply buying a coffee keeps us on air. It is just like shouting your mate a coffee, and we consider our listeners close mates. https://bit.ly/2T2FYGX Sustainable Fashion – choose a TBCP design or design your own… all using organic cotton, green energy and zero plastic https://bit.ly/32G7RdhFollow Chris and his latest videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial
    Join the show:
    If you have a cruise tip, burning question or want to record a cruise review get in touch with us via the website https://thebigcruisepodcast.com/join-the-show/
    Co-host:
    Chris Frame: https://bit.ly/3a4aBCg  Chris’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial  
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    • 46 min
    Ep186 - What a week in cruise...

    Ep186 - What a week in cruise...

    In Ep186 of TBCP, what a week in cruise! A week that an announced the unforeseen closer of P&O Australia, Queen Ann officially named and we later celebrated World Oceans Day (8 June). Thank you to Anthony for your coffee donation via Buy me a coffee!, Thanks to another Anthony for this week's Fact or Fiction, and to the many of you who contacted us about the announcement around P&O Australia. 
    Cruise News:
    P&O Australia - The end of Australian cruising as we know itCelebrity Cruises dives into World Oceans Day with exclusive fleetwide festivitiesCosta Partners with Bing Bunny Carnival Legend commences Europe seasonCunard Names City of Liverpool as Godparent of Queen Anne with Five Liverpudlian Icons
    Support the show:
    Listen, Like, Subscribe & Review on your favourite podcast directory.Share the podcast with someone you think will enjoy the showBuy Me A Coffee – This podcast is only possible thanks to our supporters, simply buying a coffee keeps us on air. It is just like shouting your mate a coffee, and we consider our listeners close mates. https://bit.ly/2T2FYGX Sustainable Fashion – choose a TBCP design or design your own… all using organic cotton, green energy and zero plastic https://bit.ly/32G7RdhFollow Chris and his latest videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial
    Join the show:
    If you have a cruise tip, burning question or want to record a cruise review get in touch with us via the website https://thebigcruisepodcast.com/join-the-show/
    Co-host:
    Chris Frame: https://bit.ly/3a4aBCg  Chris’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ChrisFrameOfficial  
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

tom in Connectict ,

New listener

Really enjoy this podcast. I’m hooked! So glad I found it.

RebeccaNYC ,

Wonderful and Informative Cruise Podcast

I am so happy to have recently discovered this podcast, which is the best cruise podcast I have found. I have long been a fan and follower of Chris Frame, one of the hosts, for his excellent cruise history videos and books. And he and Baz, the primary host, are wonderful at sharing their passion for cruise history and the industry today. I have started to go back and listen to earlier episodes and the podcasts cover a wide range of history, reviews, cruise news, and guests that include fellow travelers and those who work in and around the cruise industry. I now eagerly look forward to new episodes dropping in my podcast feed.

PCR NC ,

Loved it - because I love cruising!

Love, Love the helpful tips and also how you explained the various neighborhoods on the ship. Great idea for people going on their first cruise. And, I also enjoyed hearing about new ships coming out and what’s on them for seasoned cruisers. You just sold me on taking the newest one coming out next year. Awesome podcast!

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