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Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:49 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek

"Yes. Hot sand, a golf course. Swimming pool, one of those drinks with the umbrella. But Brett, you know, it's such an unusual economic environment that we're in right now. We have high inflation, but super low, unemployment, everyone's worried about a recession. I'm wondering which of those variables matter the most to your business. Is it unemployment? Is it GDP? Is it inflation? My guess is unemployment is probably the main thing that would sort of be a headwind to travel. Is that a fair assumption? Yeah, I think that's a fair assumption. I've been in the industry for over 25 years. We went through this back in O 8 and travel is a very resilient category. People seem to prioritize that. They always want to have that opportunity to visit family to take a break. And so if you're unemployed, obviously that makes it very, very challenging to pull together the dollars that's required to take a trip like this. But what people will typically do if they're constrained is they'll start to modify how they travel. They may drive instead of fly. They may drop down a star category. They'll find ways to save money, but still take that trip. And we're not necessarily seeing that trade down happen yet, but certainly that's what consumers may end up doing if they're really pressed for cash. Brett, we spend, I feel like every day in and out here at Bloomberg, Picasso, the upcoming fed meeting because of the fed conversations because of J Powell speaking this week. We talk about the prospect of a recession, whether it will be shallow, whether it will be deep either the fed will overdo it. What's the conversations constructive conversations you guys are having at priceline when it comes to the economic outlook and the possibility of a recession? Sure, well, that's obviously on everyone's mind here as well as we read the news and everything that's going on in the category. Right. What's interesting, though, is so far the hotel chains, the major airlines, they are all signaling good, strong, healthy demand for their product. And a lot of that, obviously, is because of consumers not being able to travel for really a good year and a half. And so that's propelling travel forward. And when you think about what consumers are looking to do with whatever extra cash they have, they are prioritizing this now over really commodities. So as we think about a recession, we're thinking, yeah, this could be this could be obviously harmful to the industry longer term. But we just don't see that. And historically, when you look back to OA, it weathered that very, very well as well. So we're very optimistic about the next couple of years, even in the face of what could be a recession. But you can't predict the future anymore. It's becoming a bit too challenging. Bret quickly, I was looking at some of the notes you sent us before the show. And cruises, the price you gave the low price for a cruise ship per night made my eyes pop out. Is that a typo $70 a night? You can go on a cruise swear. No, that's absolutely an accurate figure. In fact, it's one of the most people don't know this. It is one of the most cost effective vacations there are. Because it typically includes obviously food and beverage as well. So you bring that together, it's a really nice vacation. Now, you have to get yourself to a cruise port, but there are ways to either drive there or find a cheap flight to get you there to then get you onto that cruise line. And the cruise lines obviously had a tough time through COVID and continue to have a lot of excess capacity more so than many of the other travel categories. So they're really, they're really rolling out the credits and other things to get you onto those ships. Yeah, I just talked with the CEO and CFO of royal Caribbean for an upcoming Bloomberg television broadcast and they seem pretty optimistic about the outlook. They're pretty busy. All right, Brett Keller, thank you so much. CEO at priceline, joining us via Zoom in Connecticut. All right, back to world of national news

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Desperate for Oil, Biden Turns To Venezuela

The Trish Regan Show

01:59 min | 18 hrs ago

Desperate for Oil, Biden Turns To Venezuela

"If you haven't heard the news yet, the vitamin administration is now going to allow Chevron big American oil company to pump oil out of Venezuela. So what's unusual about that, you might say, is, well, the fact that we had previously been sanctioning Venezuela because we have repeatedly accused the regime there of being a dictatorship. You see, we have recognized a totally different politician and totally different guy Huang Guaido as the real president of Venezuela. So now we're doing a deal with Nicolas Maduro. And the reason we're doing it, let's be honest, is because we have to. We absolutely have to. I am a realist and I've said all along, it really hasn't made a ton of sense to treat Venezuela like such an enemy in light of the fact that they're so close to us. I mean, let's just go back to the Monroe doctrine for a second, right? They're right here in our hemisphere. You're talking a few hours from Florida and for some reason we've treated them in a more hostile way than we treated Russia until recently. In a more hustle way than we've treated countries like Iran. So why the change now? What's so special about this moment in time? Well, oil prices are through the roof. And it just so happens that this week they're likely going to go even higher because now these sanctions we are putting on European countries and others Vis-à-vis Russia, they're going to go into effect. And that means you're going to have even less energy on the market. And so what do they do? Well, they get all this oil sitting down there in Venezuela, and it's getting sold anyway, frankly, illegally on the black market. I've walked you through this whole triangle before. Because you're a Caribbean island where they switch the flags on the ships, and then those container ships filled with oil, go over to Asia where again, they switch the flags and then they go eventually to China. My sources have walked me through this and I've walked you through this. The oil is making its way onto the global market in one way form or another.

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Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on The Trish Regan Show

The Trish Regan Show

00:38 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on The Trish Regan Show

"Us. I mean, let's just go back to the Monroe doctrine for a second, right? They're right here in our hemisphere. You're talking a few hours from Florida and for some reason we've treated them in a more hostile way than we treated Russia until recently. In a more hustle way than we've treated countries like Iran. So why the change now? What's so special about this moment in time? Well, oil prices are through the roof. And it just so happens that this week they're likely going to go even higher because now these sanctions we are putting on European countries and others Vis-à-vis Russia, they're going to go into effect. And that means you're going to have even less energy on the market. And so what do they do? Well, they get all this oil sitting down there in Venezuela, and it's getting sold anyway, frankly, illegally on the black market. I've walked you through this whole triangle before. Because you're a Caribbean island where they switch the flags on the ships, and then those container ships filled with oil, go over to Asia where again, they switch the flags and then they go eventually to China. My sources have walked me through this and I've walked you through this. The oil is making its way onto the global market in one way form or another. And so now the Biden administration has just woken up to the idea that, hey, you know, this stuff is there any way we get these American companies, they could go back into business there. Let's make it work. Of course, it's all under the pretense of we're doing this because we're trying to restore democracy in Venezuela and therefore we want to encourage them to meet with the opposition. That would be Juan Guaido and company. They want to encourage this chat between Maduro and Guaido. Great. I mean, call it whatever you want. But let's just get back to the root cause of the problem. Shall we? Use a Kamala Harris expression. Remember that the root cause of why we have so many people migrating to the United States illegally over the border? Well, the root cause of this oil issue, this economic issue, this inflation issue for all of us here in the United States is that we have not thought strategically about our energy supply. If we were thinking strategically about our energy supply, I guess what we would be doing a whole lot more here. And I get it. You know what? A lot of companies I'll give them this. A lot of companies said, well, we don't really want to. Because we run the risk that oil prices go way down, just like they did during March 2020. Yeah. But it's made doubly hard by the reality that the Biden administration doesn't want to renew any leases. So when those leases come up, it's much harder. And thus, if you are an investor in the energy sector, if you are an oil company, do you really want to be in such treacherous territory where you don't know if you're going to get that lease? Or you put all this money in and who the heck knows if you'll ever get any money out? They have done so much damage. With all of their rhetoric and their lack of planning that they now find themselves, frankly, going hat in hand to these two bit dictatorship, you know, when I'm being cruel, Franklin Maduro, right now, you know, these places that they used to not like, even Robert Menendez, senator from New Jersey. He's having a hard time with this. I've always said, you know, he ought to get a little bit more on board, just the practicality of this in that this country is close to us, and we should have a good relationship with them. And we should have a source of oil there, just as we should have a source of oil here. I'd rather be reliant on somebody there in our hemisphere than way over in the Middle East, but even Robert Menendez is troubled a bit by this. And while he's putting a sunny face on things, there are a lot of people, even within the Democrat party that question it. What I would just say is the right to question it, but we ought to be questioning the entire philosophy around all of this stuff. You know, in a more holistic way, because we need energy. And we need to be self reliant. We need our own stuff, okay? And whether you want to make it green or whether you want to make it the traditional stuff, I don't care. Just make sure we have it. And then once you're confident in that, you know what, you can sprinkle a little in from the likes of Venezuela, and Canada, and hopefully more countries in places that we have more in common with culturally than some of these other places in the world..

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From Minnesota to Peru, Day of the Dead celebrations take many forms across the Americas

AP News Radio

02:06 min | 3 weeks ago

From Minnesota to Peru, Day of the Dead celebrations take many forms across the Americas

"On this week's religion roundup from Minnesota to Peru day of the dead celebrations take many forms across the Americas While many American children gobbled candy on the days after Halloween families across North and South America and the Caribbean Celebrated the day of the dead It's a day when the living remember and honor the departed But with celebration not sorrow What was once an intimate family tradition observed with home altars and visits to local cemeteries has evolved to include festivals and parades The Minnesota state capitol hosted its first ever community altar for the day of the dead Henry Jimenez sees the altar as a meaningful connection between his state and Latin America Connect me to seeing them in Mexico and El Salvador and now they're here in Minnesota Meanwhile in Haiti celebrants flocked to a cemetery in the capital Kicking off the voodoo annual two day festival of the dead And in Peru it was the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began that festival goers could take part in the tradition without restrictions Families gathered at a cemetery in Mexico City for the annual day of the dead festivities A group of traditional Aztec dancers chanted and paid their respects to the deceased It's one of Mexico's most colorful holidays It combines Roman Catholic observances of all souls day with pre Hispanic customs of offering flowers and food or even cigars and tequila to returning souls At another cemetery in southeastern Mexico a family cleans the bones of their parents in a tradition passed down through the generations in their Mayan community As she cleans the bones of her relatives Maria two says she feels the dead are with her and her family during the celebrations I'm Walter ratliff

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Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on The Trish Regan Show

The Trish Regan Show

00:19 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on The Trish Regan Show

"If you haven't heard the news yet, the vitamin administration is now going to allow Chevron big American oil company to pump oil out of Venezuela. So what's unusual about that, you might say, is, well, the fact that we had previously been sanctioning Venezuela because we have repeatedly accused the regime there of being a dictatorship. You see, we have recognized a totally different politician and totally different guy Huang Guaido as the real president of Venezuela. So now we're doing a deal with Nicolas Maduro. And the reason we're doing it, let's be honest, is because we have to. We absolutely have to. I am a realist and I've said all along, it really hasn't made a ton of sense to treat Venezuela like such an enemy in light of the fact that they're so close to us. I mean, let's just go back to the Monroe doctrine for a second, right? They're right here in our hemisphere. You're talking a few hours from Florida and for some reason we've treated them in a more hostile way than we treated Russia until recently. In a more hustle way than we've treated countries like Iran. So why the change now? What's so special about this moment in time? Well, oil prices are through the roof. And it just so happens that this week they're likely going to go even higher because now these sanctions we are putting on European countries and others Vis-à-vis Russia, they're going to go into effect. And that means you're going to have even less energy on the market. And so what do they do? Well, they get all this oil sitting down there in Venezuela, and it's getting sold anyway, frankly, illegally on the black market. I've walked you through this whole triangle before. Because you're a Caribbean island where they switch the flags on the ships, and then those container ships filled with oil, go over to Asia where again, they switch the flags and then they go eventually to China. My sources have walked me through this and I've walked you through this. The oil is making its way onto the global market in one way form or another.

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Is Biden Turning to Venezuela for Oil?

The Trish Regan Show

01:55 min | Last month

Is Biden Turning to Venezuela for Oil?

"Need oil sources. I would still go back to the obvious, which is that you should be drilling right here in the United States of America. But apparently in lieu of that, they think, well, maybe we can do Venezuela. And I think this is partly what all of this is about. So the idea now is that we're going to welcome Venezuelan migrants into the country that are coming here with work authorization visas. And so they are going to be allowed to be transported into the country via plane. Don't forget all the air travel have been shut down, right? We sanctioned the country. And so this is an example of these sanctions, perhaps gently being lifted in an effort to make nice. Make nice with the government down there and see if there's a way to maybe get a little oil. Right now, Chinese, I guess, are getting it. It's going through many, many ports and my sources have told me all about the elaborate route. That this oil takes out of Venezuela. It goes to a Caribbean island. They change the flags, and then it goes to Asia. They change the flags, I believe in Singapore is it, and then it goes on to China anyway. There's a few stops along the way, and many, many different flags and flags and many different paperwork vehicles, but ultimately it's going to China. And so they've found a workaround for the sanctions. And I think the U.S. is just thinking realistically. What the heck are we going to do? Because, hey, gas prices could be 6 bucks before you know it, nationwide, $8, maybe in California. That was yesterday's program. Go and watch or listen to that. If you get a chance, but with $8 gas in California, $6 nationwide, do you think that people are going to start looking for maybe some better places to live? I mean, this has been my view, right? I think people are looking at places like Texas, like Florida, places that have low or no income tax. These are the places, the free states, if you would, in this country that have done so extraordinarily well, despite a more challenged economy and, frankly, they're all led by Republican governors. So

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Puerto Rico under hurricane warning as TS Fiona approaches

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 2 months ago

Puerto Rico under hurricane warning as TS Fiona approaches

"I'm Mike Gracia reporting Puerto Rico is under a hurricane warning as tropical storm Fiona approaches Puerto Rico is bracing for the arrival of tropical storm Fiona the 6th named storm of the 2022 hurricane season Fiona was 130 miles southeast of Saint Croix Saturday morning moving west at 8 mph The storm is on a path to pass near or over Puerto Rico Sunday Night at forecasters say it could dump up to 20 inches of rain So far Fiona has battered various eastern Caribbean islands with one death reported in the French territory of Guadalupe Fiona is expected to swipe past the Dominican Republic on Sunday as a potential hurricane and then Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands on Monday and Tuesday I'm Mike Gracia

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Queen Elizabeth II changed the monarchy forever

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

Queen Elizabeth II changed the monarchy forever

"Constant in my life the world mourns Queen Elizabeth II The queen was much more than Britain's monarch she was a sovereign to another 14 nations and a rare figure who was almost universally admired through hemispheres generations social divisions and politics tributes to her have come in from other monarchs leaders dignitaries and rockstars even in places where the relationship with British monarchy is complicated for tributes flowed in India prime minister Narendra Modi said Elizabeth personified dignity and decency in public life while Caribbean leaders from Jamaica to Bermuda Monte death which occurred as several British territories in the Caribbean seek to replace the monarch with their own heads of state I'm Charles De Ledesma

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A Shakespeare Boredom

Dennis Prager Podcasts

01:05 min | 2 months ago

A Shakespeare Boredom

"You know, I don't think there's I'm not observing that much bigotry. So just for the record, they're making a change at the University of Pennsylvania when I commented on often. They took down Shakespeare's image from the English department at the University of Pennsylvania, and they put up a lesbian poet from the Caribbean. So that she's not American. She's not heterosexual, and she's a female. That's important. Not who writes the best English. That's irrelevant. So this is a theory. I came up with many years ago on this change issue. The average Professor of English. Thinks that it is boring in the deepest sense of the French sense of ennui. It's boring in the regular sense of the word, and it's boring philosophically and existentially. To teach Shakespeare every term. Right.

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Italy's Lake Garda shrinks to near-historic low amid drought

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 3 months ago

Italy's Lake Garda shrinks to near-historic low amid drought

"Italy's Lake garda has shrunk to a near historic low amid severe drought Taurus are finding a vastly different landscape than in previous years as it is worse drought in decades reduces the country's largest Lake to near its lowest level ever recorded exposing swathes of previously underwater rocks and warming the water to temperatures that approach the average in the Caribbean Sea northern Italy hasn't seen significant rainfall for months and snowfall this year was down 70% drying up important rivers like the Po which flows across Italy's agricultural and industrial heartland many European countries are too enduring droughts this summer that have hurt farmers and shippers and promoted authorities to restrict water use I'm Charles De Ledesma

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Everything You Need to Know About the FBI Raid of Mar-A-Lago

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:04 min | 3 months ago

Everything You Need to Know About the FBI Raid of Mar-A-Lago

"24 hour period we saw some of the most significant expansions of federal power ever. This is more significant than the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in 24 hours you saw to seemingly disconnected data points that are trying to achieve the exact same thing. You saw 87,000 new IRS agents approved by the U.S. Senate and you saw an armed raid of a former president and his home. What exactly happened yesterday? Well, Mar-a-Lago, for those of you that have never been there, it's a phenomenal spectacular property. I've had the blessing to be able to visit there a couple of times is the residents, not a property, is the residents of Donald Trump. It is his home. A hundred FBI agents showed up with weapons and a warrant that was signed by a judge we're still learning more about the judge because there's some information circulating about the judge saying that he might be connected to Jeffrey Epstein. We're going to get that confirmed. Shows up to Mar-a-Lago while he is in New York City. And walks out with 15 boxes, opens the safe, splinters the safe for what? The only action that could possibly justify that is if Donald Trump had an act of dirty bomb in the living room of Mar-a-Lago with an impending intent to try to blow up Miami. Or if Donald Trump was sex trafficking children via the Lolita express to some unknown island in the Caribbean. The idea of going in with armed federal agents, they knew exactly what they were doing though. This for weeks they were methodically planning this. Christopher wray knew about this raid when he was testifying smugly in front of the U.S. Senate. We even said last week on the program how smug and arrogant Christopher wray is, as he is in front of all the senators because he said, oh, you have no idea. Your boy's about to get rated next week. This was all planned.

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Former Speaker of House Newt Gingrich on the Democrats' Midterm Plan

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:49 min | 4 months ago

Former Speaker of House Newt Gingrich on the Democrats' Midterm Plan

"That I'm a little paranoid about though, mister speaker, and I talk about this openly on the program, is that the Democrats have some sort of plan for the midterms that we might not yet be gaming out correctly because I have so much respect for our opposition and how Machiavelli and they are and how they're able to use tragedy for their own purposes. What do you think their midterm plan is? Because up until recently, you know, as per your example of the Saudi Arabian visit, it seems as if they are enthusiastically accelerating over a cliff. Political consequences be damned, I suppose, what's your thoughts? Well, I think first of all, I help publish papers in the 1980s called the Grenada papers. When we liberated the island of Grenada, which spoke English, this was an island occupied largely by Africans living in the Caribbean with agriculture and tourism as there are two biggest incomes. And the communists took it over. And as the communists tried to impose communism, everything fell apart. It was a disaster. So we now know because this is how we got to the Grenada papers. Because everything they wrote was in English. So we didn't need to translate the State Department couldn't screw it up. And it turns out that the leadership of the Communist Party of Grenada, when everything was failing, would meet every Tuesday afternoon for a study group. And what they were studying was not supply side economics. It wasn't Milton Friedman. It wasn't Adam Smith. What they were studying was Stalin's writing. Now, you have a Georgian bank robber who becomes dictator of a country that covers 13 time zones, living in Moscow and really bad cold winter, being studied by African descended, Caribbean native native folks were looking around going, what should we do next? Well, what does Stalin think we should do? The reason I tell you this story is, when AOC gets in a room, she doesn't have any point of reference. But I mean, Biden's different. Biden doesn't have a point of reference because he's not sure what rumi said. But I guarantee you that Newsom Kamala Harris, barriers, other people, senator Warren, Bernie Sanders, who remember honeymooned in the Soviet Union. I mean, just ask yourself, a guy who is born who lives born in Brooklyn, but a guy who was living in the forest of Vermont. Besides to go on a honeymoon, does he go to the Caribbean? Does he go to the beach now? He goes to the motherland to the great forest of Russia from the forest of Vermont. I mean, this isn't true believer.

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Prosecutors: 2 more suspects arrested in De Vries slaying

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 5 months ago

Prosecutors: 2 more suspects arrested in De Vries slaying

"Netherlands prosecutors say two suspects in the slaying a year ago of the Dutch crime reporter Peter de vries had been arrested overseas The arrests come a day after the suspected director of the shocking killing was detained the national prosecutor's office saying a 27 year old man has been arrested on the former Dutch Caribbean colony of kurokawa and a 26 year old man detained in Spain both men who were arrested on Monday a Dutch nationals who will be flown to the Netherlands to face justice They would detain as part of the probe into the person or people who ordered the killing of de vries who was shot at close range on a busy Amsterdam street on July 6th last year and died 9 days later I'm Charles De

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Biden to Host Latin American Leaders at Summit in Los Angeles

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 6 months ago

Biden to Host Latin American Leaders at Summit in Los Angeles

"The summit of the Americas is being held on U.S. soil for the first time in nearly three decades And vice president Harris is looking to show her clout in her home state The gathering in Los Angeles will give Harris a chance to connect with Latin American and Caribbean leaders who have seen little of hers since she was given the thankless task of addressing migrations root causes The only three with whom she met on two quick trips to the region are skipping the summit The presidents of Mexico Guatemala and Honduras who are protesting the U.S. decision to not invite authoritarian governments from Cuba Nicaragua and Venezuela Harris biggest achievement in the region so far was helping secure $1.2 billion in corporate commitments to invest in Central America Today she announced more than 1.9 billion aimed

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Pageant participants in queen's jubilee celebrate diverse UK

AP News Radio

01:08 min | 6 months ago

Pageant participants in queen's jubilee celebrate diverse UK

"Jubilee festivities will be capped off with a pageant outside Buckingham Palace where a celebration of Britain's diversity and the Commonwealth will be on display designer clary salandi is busy preparing a dozen giraffe and zebra heads that will be part of the diversity display at the jubilee pageant Salandi and her team have created a playful reimagining of the setting where the young princess Elizabeth learned she was queen in 1952 while on a wildlife expedition in Kenya It kind of felt that there was something lovely about the queen becoming the queen of England but not while she was in England To me that says something about what her role in the world means The designer hopes that display and the performers will spark joy in the jubilee audiences When you see it you should go wow That's amazing You should be lifting your spirit We're going to lift people out of COVID And take them forward That message will be delivered by a group of 250 artists and performers from the African Caribbean community which was particularly hit hard by the pandemic and is now being squeezed by the cost of living crisis I'm Karen Chammas

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Charlie Presents a Different Perspective on the Depp-Heard Trial

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:51 min | 6 months ago

Charlie Presents a Different Perspective on the Depp-Heard Trial

"The trial of Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard. I never heard of Amber Heard before. People said she's a big deal. I guess she was the one with the red hair in Aquaman. And she's a terrible actress, by the way. I found her very not compelling and kind of rehearsed. People say she's good-looking. Whatever, I guess so. Not really. Sure about that. She just comes across as a crazy person, which she is. And so they were Johnny Depp and her married. And again, there's some broader cultural stories here implications and kind of political impacts behind the story, which is why we're talking about it. So Johnny Depp and her were married, Johnny Depp, from Pirates of the Caribbean, also the secret window, which is a great movie, by the way. Johnny Depp is an objectively terrific actor. And again, I had no real interest in the story as this was progressing. It was someone I'd never heard of suing captain Jack sparrow is kind of weird. I didn't really understand the whole part of that. And so they go to trial and then all these people are like, yeah, she pooped in his bed. I'm like, why is this nationwide news? Sounds like two crazy people suing each other, but actually it's really interesting when you look into it. So you go a level deeper and yesterday was the verdict, so basically Johnny Depp was suing to defend himself. And you might not think the story applies to you, but it absolutely applies to you. It applies to you in the sense of, if you've ever been wrongly accused of anything, if you have a son or a grandson in your life and the world that you're putting them into, that this sort of a cultural battle is incredibly important because it sends a signal to future people that very well might be falsely accused. So Johnny Depp was accused by Amber Heard by for beating her and she said he beat me, he broke my nose and immediately Amber Heard the crazy person was believed. And there was a massive kind of cost that came from this. Where almost immediately, Johnny Depp was canceled by every major institution. Imaginable, including Disney, by the way, so Disney canceled Johnny Depp from Pirates of the Caribbean. And so Johnny Depp was kind of in career limbo. People were treating Johnny Depp like how Kevin Spacey was treated after all these accusations. And this bothered Johnny Depp and so he said, I'm going to have to fight back. I'm going to have to legally push back against it. So some people say, oh, Johnny Depp was too big to cancel. I have nothing to do actually with how big Johnny Depp was. I mean, they canceled Harvey Weinstein because he was a scumbag. And he is a scumbag. They canceled Bill Cosby because not exactly a good guy at all. They tried to cancel Johnny Depp, but the only reason why Johnny Depp is now victorious is not because of how popular Johnny Depp is or how popular Johnny Depp or how big of a following is, it's because Johnny Depp fought

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Trish Reacts to the Depp-Heard Verdict

The Trish Regan Show

02:05 min | 6 months ago

Trish Reacts to the Depp-Heard Verdict

"Right, let's get to Johnny Depp and Amber Heard the trial of the century, right? I mean, my gosh, this thing. Was up way too much information. T am I guys? I really didn't want to know about all this. And I'm not someone who was glued to social media tracking it all but it still was all the incoming was a lot, right? I mean, I think we all, even if you're not following it just on the periphery, we got just inundated. With stuff, well, you know, basically I just didn't even really want to ever have to think about. So we now know way too much information about these two individuals, but I'm telling you what the jury did and what that decision came through. I think it's very important. At this particular time, in our culture, and I say that because there's a whole lot of accusations going on right now about everyone, right? And so what this tells you, and by the way, let me at least give you the verdict, the jury awarded 15 $1 million to Johnny Depp. So basically, he had a big win in this because he had said that miss heard, his former wife actually was acting with very deliberate malice when she published a big article in which she talked about being the victim of domestic abuse and it hurt his career. He wound up losing his Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. He was supposed to make a lot of money in that. And so consequently, he sued her for $50 million. She in turn, countersued with a $100 million lawsuit. What's interesting to me, at least from a sort of both legal and societal standpoint is that the jury's verdict in this and we'll see if it holds, right? Don't forget like this could go to an appeal, but the 7 member jury basically found that she did act with

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Watch Live: After 6 weeks, jury hears closing arguments in Depp-Heard trial

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 6 months ago

Watch Live: After 6 weeks, jury hears closing arguments in Depp-Heard trial

"The jury near Washington D.C. is expected to hear closing arguments today in the high profile libel case filed by Johnny Depp against his ex-wife Amber Heard for time it seemed it would never end but now we are close to a conclusion of the libel trial that pits the Pirates of the Caribbean star against his ex-wife and fellow actor Amber Heard after 6 weeks of conflicting testimony about the actors and their claims each side now gets two hours to sum up their case after that the jury gets its instructions from the trial judge and then finally gets the case The trial has gone on for 6 weeks and with broadcast cameras in the courtroom the case is given fans a chance to attend a celebrity trial without making the trip to suburban Washington D.C. and it has given those willing to make the trip the chance to see the proceedings in person in

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Johnny Depp testifies again, calling Amber Heard's allegations insane

AP News Radio

00:37 sec | 6 months ago

Johnny Depp testifies again, calling Amber Heard's allegations insane

"Johnny Depp has returned to the witness stand in his libel case against his ex-wife Amber Heard it was a legal curtain call of sorts for the star of the Pirates of the Caribbean star who took the stand as a rebuttal witness he described the allegations that his ex-wife Amber Heard had made against him as insane ridiculous painful savage not to mention all false He also made comments to respond to testimony from heard sister Whitney henriques who provided the jury with rare eyewitness accounts of depths of violence toward his ex dip as suing heard for libel for running an op-ed piece in which she described herself as a victim of domestic abuse

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Heard's sister, friend back her assault claims against Depp

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 6 months ago

Heard's sister, friend back her assault claims against Depp

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We Need to Get Serious About Sanctions... and So Does Europe

The Trish Regan Show

01:59 min | 8 months ago

We Need to Get Serious About Sanctions... and So Does Europe

"Know, if you go back to the war between France and Spain and the UK, in 1701, guess what? They were still importing Bordeaux wine into the UK, even though the UK was at war. With France and they were doing this by just sending it to Spain and slapping stickers on the bottles, right? And then shipping them in Spanish casks and pretending that the bourdeaux wine came from Spain. I mean, this is what happens. In Venezuela today, I have sources that tell me the ships are going to the Caribbean. They change the paperwork and the flags, in the Caribbean, and then they send the ships on to Singapore where the paperwork gets changed again. The flags get changed again and then eventually it makes its way to China. In other words, there's all these workarounds. And there's a whole bunch of middlemen in the process, and so that's the problem. If we're going to get serious about sanctions, we need to put them all in there and then we need to actually enforce them and we need to do that in conjunction by the way with the EU, which is still getting its natural gas from Europe, like that makes sense. You know, look, I get it. It's going to be painful. And we all need to recognize that. I mean, it's going to be very painful for Europe, which in turn is painful for us because they are a major trading partner with us. And they're going to have to face the fact that they relied on Russia stupidly, frankly, that was completely naive for their natural gas 45% of their supply. That's going to change. What does it do? It shoots natural gas prices higher. And they rely on natural gas. And it shoots energy prices across the board higher, which means more and more inflation in Europe, more and more inflation back here at home, less trade, et cetera. You understand, like this is a domino effect, and it's really just so darn unfortunate because we knew what Putin was capable of. We knew it from Aleppo. In Syria, we knew it from Chechnya, and somehow people are just waking up to how bad he really is and what's really happening.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"I do believe. As far as i know it's still theoretically scheduled to occur at some point noncommittal update for you but i guess not cancelled yet anyways business and put it actually mills from suzanne stevens. I'm at greece from the uk. We find your podcasts. At the beginning of the summer we love it. We worked our way through most of the old episodes and new ones each week. We got off a anthem. This morning after nights station crews southampton england. We had an amazing time and want to share thoughts as our kids are unvaccinated guests and therefore couldn't get off without being on a ring syrian. We stay on board for the duration of the cruise. We were worried. We feel trapped but this is not the case. We have time to get bored. We've sailed on voyager and independence of the season pass but this was our first quad flash. We love the. I fly sea plex and we will rock. You missed the ice rink. Lease request and water. Slides is our first cruise with kids ages. Four and eight and they loved adventure ocean which occurred after. i'm glad we did dacoven restrictions. We were limited ten hours over the trip and we saw several families trying to register after the first day only to be told there are no available sessions left. We could not agree more about the dress code. That should be enforced the main dining room. She fell a bit out of place on friday night. As we'd gone all out but mostly it was nearest wearing jeans and t-shirts we've got out. Our crews comes check. We hadn't gotten into the wrong night. Our kids now love cruising much as we do combine a trip to walt disneyworld with caribbean cruise. Twenty twenty three. This'll be a once a lifetime vacation for us which ports and ships were for young family. Who are unlikely to return to the caribbean. Thanks for all you do great email. Thanks for the review there of anthem these out of the uk Love hearing i love the hearing at. Your kids are hooked. Well if you're in my mind looking for which shipped to do For once in a lifetime or unlikely to return the caribbean you wanna do a waste class ship there. There's no doubt in my mind. Whatever it is it doesn't really matter. I might lean towards a wastes or harmony personally but symphonies fantastic alerts great. Just pick one of those and go there. You won't get wasted class and everything else. Think that would definitely be a good choice for you and our last email. This week comes from donna and rick smith. Hi matt you demand.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

04:31 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"Ship the more balanced the venues are in terms of popularity in the spaces. The more evenly spread out the better. That chip is going to feel less crowded. It's gonna feel the better. Everything's just gonna work and you're right there. There are a lot of ships Royal carribean and otherwise that have spaces that just don't tend to be as popular or maybe aren't as popular in certain markets the Vintages is a great example of that right. I was look advantages. On-road caribbean chips. And i say well there's no one there that's law space right now while other places are crowded when you have ship just is every spot is equally as popular it spreads people out and it also means that everyone has options that they're excited about at any given time of the day you know we didn't mention to seventy that's another one that could very easily have been just a space where people went in the evening.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

05:42 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"You're wicked look into the world of real cruising ivanhoe's matt hochberg and this episode over four hundred and twenty two. I just went on beans odyssey of the seas the brand new crucial newest in the fleet and my first time on a quantum ultra-cautious. What was it like. what did i love. And what do i think of odyssey of the seas. We got a full review on this week's episode. Here we go anytime. I got to go on a new royal caribbean cruise ship. It's always extra exciting. And after i don't know seventeen months. Whatever it account is of no cruises going on a new cruise ship in canada. Getting back into the swing of things of that type of excitement is extra. Welcome because of course. It's been so long as nice people to be doing this again. And i just held on rabin's odyssey of the seas for a six night western caribbean cruise as my first time on odyssey of the seas and also joining me on this podcast and also was on board of me. is billy hirsch. From crews habit dot com. No doubt billy is recording this podcast. Where we're back at home now and I'm sure all the windows are shut. There is Evanescence playing in the background. And i believe the world's tiniest violin may or may not be on his shoulder. Billy welcome back to the roadblock podcast. You have absolutely nailed my My post cruise depression playlist and in routine. But i'm glad to be here talking with you at least app. Listen a little amy lee. Never heard anybody. It just makes the makes getting back into the world just a little bit easier and We're talking of course about odyssey of the seas and both bill. And i were able to go on this cruise. So this is billy's first class ship and my first time on odyssey although had been on quantum and anthem of the sea so we were coming under different perspectives and billy. Talk about his perspective here for me. I'd gone on quantum and anthem. And i was like the quantum class ships. I always still prefer the away scholarships over them but what was nice about the quantum is that they were different enough from the voyager freedom class lineage that it just gave it a little different kind of feel I felt like it lacked a little something and i think odyssey really filled. Don't talk about that later. But talk to me about your decision to pick odyssey the seas. I've wanted to get on board a quantum class ship for a while now and i think You and i were actually supposed to be on anthem. I believe it was in july. Yes was a roker and blogger cruise to norway nor My favorite cruise destination. By the way so i was really excited because i've been wanting to see a quantum class ship and that was obviously disappointing so when the opportunity came up to Get on not only a quantum class up. At a quantum ultra class ship which..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

08:15 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"But someone goes on their first. Royal caribbean cruisers. A lot of things that go on in terms of planning and expectations and whatnot. But i think it's always a little bit different when you've got someone who's trying their first royal caribbean cruise but has actually done a lot of work. Learning about royal caribbean before they actually ever go on their first crew certainly advocate researching and learning about your cruise before you get on board but in this particular scenario we actually have somebody who was quote unquote working in the space learning about cruises and then kinda then took her first cruise. It's kind of an interesting dichotomy and we're gonna talk about that today with our very good friend. Jennifer rely podcast. Thank you bet absolutely and Jennifer if you are unaware actually does our youtube video editing. She's our chief editor. We're gonna really cool title for your general life. Viceroy of youtube editing. Or something like that. Yes that would be good. And when geno when we've been i've been working with jennifer about a year now and when you first started working in the you would never been on a royal caribbean cruise. But you finally went on a cruise for the first time on. Roker ms mariner. The sees a four nights sailing. That i was on as well. So let's start before all this channel. Let's go back about a year ago and you've never been on a cruise before. Why had you never taken a cruise before. Was there any particular reason or just never got around to it. No there was no reason really. I grew up in ohio. And i had a pretty big family so we would usually just drive to the beach for our summer vacation or or go to various parts of the midwest Side never really thought about it. Too much I do have an aunt and uncle that live in port canaveral so they always talked about going on cruises and it always seemed really find that this never. We never debate as our family vacation. So i guess going and being becoming an adult it was something i had thought about much yoga. So just haven't got around to it kind of thing. And lo and behold to get an opportunity to cruise now again. What's make this interesting is gentlemen. Would edit the youtube videos and what that means basically is i would record the audio for the video and i will talk about whatever jenna would listen to it and piecing together and i think that created in in my opinion. It seemed like it would create a certain expectation or certain observation if you will about what cruises are for you having just simply edited them in certain bits of information. Kind of stuck with you. So you know going back to when you were leading up to this i cruise. What were your thoughts going into it. How prepared did you feel. By virtue of the fact that you had essentially learned about real derby through osmosis. You kind of just like absorbed a lot of information inadvertently. Yeah i actually felt pretty prepared for it. Just because i had the videos for close to a year and we do two videos a week will now three with the q. And i live spec to videos usually about eight to ten minutes long of about tips and different tricks with royal caribbean side. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. However a lot of my visual knowledge came from the video clips that we use that are provided by royal caribbean. So the very marketing focused. You know It's kind of what they want to show. So i was curious to see what the experience was actually like visually. Not looking at the video footage from royal caribbean and seeing things with my own is absolutely and this was a four nine crews mariner the seas out of port canaveral. We went to perfect kooky nassau and we had a cd. Let's start off with the embarcation process. Kind of difference on these brand new for a lot of folks including yourself of course with the pre crews testing the check in times What was your experience like with with check. And how did you. What what did you think about that whole process essentially from leading all the way up until you actually stepped on board the ship. Write the check in process was fairly easy. I had a couple of technical problems with the royal. Curbing apt which i was trying to figure out but is scheduled the cover tests ahead of time which was easy then but now i think it's more in demand so you might want to try to schedule your cupboard tests even more in the future than you think you have to And then i got to the cruise terminal. And i had a cps card for my sister or the set sail. What's the boarding pass called so so pass. This set sail past. The i had it for my sister. But it wouldn't show up for me. So i had to kind of ask them why not had a couple of technical problems but other than that. It was really easy. You know you did the little wellness check at the terminal. And then you pretty much immediately boarded the ship that gave you a wristband if you're vaccinated and then at trae slit for contact pricing and neglected to mention that your sister was with you on board as well so that did help you kinda have somebody else there and against someone else's brand new to cruising and and she knew nothing before i knew i knew more because i've done the videos but she didn't know anything. Okay that's good. I mean it's kind of funny how you're kind of like a little a little edge on her in terms of her of knowledge about what to expect even though both of you there on the exact same amount of cruises so you get to. Let's talk about your statement. You had a balcony room. What you think about it was it. Was it what you thought. In terms of size amenities. What were your thoughts on all that. Yeah i loved the balcony room. I thought it was great size wise. I think it's pretty standard. I'm not too picky about anything really in particular so it was good for me. There was a couch their desk area in the bed and i really liked to go out on the balcony. I wasn't on it too much just because we are doing so many things throughout the crews that we did get room service when morning headed on a balcony and that was really nice so overall i like to the rim or your thoughts on the stadium attendant. How that how that all went. Because i'm just curious again there. There isn't really anything like that on land where you've got somebody who comes to your room twice a day and you know sets your fixes your room essentially twice and it's a lot more personal when you stay in hotel even when they come once a day is pretty rare you ever see the person and or have any kind of conversations with them but talk me about what your how that all went and kind of how that did it meet your expectations and kind of what you thought about that whole process. Yeah i was actually surprised. I didn't know that they Because we got a knock on the door. A little bit after arriving in our superintendent. She introduced herself. She was actually from brazil. And i speak some portuguese so we were talking a little bit And yeah i mean. The room was really clean. I didn't see her too much. Because we were pretty much in. And out of that room rushing around the ship the whole time about. I thought it was a nice nice touch and i had a lot of camera equipment everywhere so she was able to. You know fix up the rim and make it nice. Even though there was a lot of equipment around absolutely that makes sense so mariner of the seas obviously a great. I've been on there so many times. I've lost count already at this point. What did you think about the ship. I know we talked about this. When we were on board i was i was kinda curious. You know it's when you see these. Things are only in photos or video in this case you know. I don't think the scale is ever is easy to grasp. So what do you think of the ship in terms of its size. Was it what you expected. What was What stood out to you about mariner the season the most right So i had seen a lot of marano. Disease aerial footage from the drone. that row. Curbing has so you can't really get the true scale size just from looking at that so i was pretty impressed by the size. I have no expectations from previous scholarships or anything. But i really couldn't believe that all of that could sit on a ship and it could still float So i really liked it. I thought there are a lot of activities for kids and adults And all the different venues on board like the ice skating show and even like the helicopter patent of front there were just so many areas to explore. I thought that four days maybe wasn't enough. Maybe one more see day. We would fully kind of seen an experienced all of the ship. But i was impressed by the size of it if you if you could magically transport yourself to one place on the ship right now and spent an hour there where would you wanna go..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"I obviously there's a very very very very very strong preference for the vaccine and that's primarily because the vaccine is more known in terms of its efficacy going forward as opposed to you know how long antibodies are there and you can make the argument the other way around. I'm not going to get that argument. But i'm just pointing that they there's been far more of a focus on that aspect and there has been on the other one and the end of the day. I think they're trying to the. That's the route they'd be going that change hundred percent. Of course they could change. Will the change that i don't. I have no idea on that. But as your russian how would you experience be vaccinated verizon backs somebody would be technically unvaccinated. You would not be allowed to go into the the main issue. I say there's two things number one before the you have to undergo some testing which will have an additional cost to it that occurs before and during the cruise and then number two you would be relegated out of certain areas so there are certain vaccinated only zones you have access to depending on when you sail maureen. This could change. I don't want to you. Should everyone should know the policies. I'm talking about right now. Pertain to know really cruises here in august. Two thousand twenty one. If you cruise in january gabrielle does or october or twenty twenty three. It's likely all going to be different. But as of right. Now if you're going a cruise ship out of florida as you would not be able to out of other places maureen. You would be not able to go to certain places like the pub. Schooner bar casino izumi hibachi there's other places but those are the ones that jump out to me. I've taught my head but you'd be able to go anywhere in the pool deck anywhere basically outside. You're pretty much good to go for particular key. The pool deck the flow rider water slides. No problems at all. It would just be a lot of those indoor places that are typically only frequented by adults that you would have to. You have to wear masks. But of course even vaccinate. People are wearing masks on board You know the natural immunity thing is an interesting. I don't have a plan. I really don't i you know. There's there's a lot of factors at play here. I don't pretend to know them. All and i certainly am not Naive enough maureen to give you any kind of addiction. Because i have no clue but i think it's i think it's a very valid point and i'm glad you brought it up and i appreciate you sending the email and and that will do it for this episode of the c'mon blog podcast. If you want to share with me your question your comment your thoughts your whatever about cruising i would love to read it here on the podcast through tips. That was a good one. That's matt so. I wouldn't expect anything less than someone named mafraq connecticut because those are really cool people your email matt at roker blog dot com matt m. Att at royal caribbean blog dot com. So until next time. I'm matt i. We'll talk again real soon.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

05:28 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"A news article saying that is not considering canadians. Mixed doses of the vaccine fully vaccinated as a canadian who did due diligence by getting any. I seen that was made available to me for both doses and was encouraged. By our prime minister up concerned. I got visor person. Dinner fully vaccinated and had my government. Issued proof of both doses. Is it true that rokhmin will not consider to vaccinated. I've cruise book for january. Two thousand twenty two people. I'm going with Are vaccinated with the mic with the unmixed doses. So it's just me in jeopardy here. This kind of devastating cross my fingers thanks for sharing laze in greece. On your podcast gabrielle. Thinks to the email. And i. I gotta say i feel so bad for all of you canadians. That are out there that are listening and reading. Railway block dot com. You did exactly as gabrielle said. You did exactly what your government said to do you got. I mean it's all you guys went off on your own and do this way. You did exactly what you're supposed to do. And i say that this is the cdc rule. Not that makes it any better than like okay. Well that that's the basically the us centers for disease control and the cdc has issued this edict reading it. Personally my unscientific opinion. Because i'm not a health official by any means is house like basically the cdc saying. We're not exactly sure how that works. There's not enough data out there when you mix vaccines to know truly. It's a factor how effective it is and therefore we're not going to recommend and therefore if you're a cruise ship passenger which the cdc has jurisdiction over They feel like you know what played safe. We're not gonna. We're not going to recommend her..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:18 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"Toyota built the plants here in the us. And they do that to you know lotteries. I'm not gonna get into all of these things. This is just how business works. It's aim pretty ladies and gentlemen. It's just big. Business is big business. And i'm not here to make excuses for them. I'm here to tell you that. There is a rationale for it beyond simply dollars and sense is just the nature of the beast mentioned longer conversation. You can have about this because it is kind of an interesting discussion point but really and truly it has to do with how. Us laws are made a lot of the us. Maritime laws were created in the nineteenth century. And they really haven't changed And the great example of that is the passenger vessels. Services act of the west known sometimes incorrectly as the jones act and There's a lot of Cabotage laws every country has cabotaged laws and the us specifically in how they handle crew members. It's basically makes it impossible. And if you wanna say that's all that you're you're totally wrong on this. They could run a cruise ship out of the us. Look norwegian has one they do indeed. The pride of america is indeed a. We'll call it a modern crucial. That operate that is that is flagged in the united states. It is staffed primarily americans and operates out of hawaii. This is how norwegian is able to offer cruises around hawaii opposed to just why being a stop along the way and people apply it there. You go there's the example until you actually talk to someone who's actually gone on that particular ship and listen. Every ship is different. And i've talked linked about how reviews are notoriously. But it's trust me when i say that. If you were to go try you would probably come back saying what many other people who reported and i have not done personally. So full disclosure. I have not tried it myself. But it is a sub par experience in a lot of people's views because the ship is super small super old. And it's just doesn't offer what cruise ships can offer and there's no way we can really do much with it beyond what it currently does. It's essentially a glorified overnight ferry. That may be a little harsh. But what i mean is its purpose is to offer cruises around the hawaiian island so a floating hotel if you will as opposed to what cruise ships are even norwegian's fleet else. Other outside of the pride of america and that is you know their destinations things to do on their and they're they're much significantly larger. It's a again. This is a much larger conversation. But that's part of the reason why i went on. I should have just said row communist from based in liberia. And they're headquartered in miami left it at that but it's obvious question. It's it's a good one there so there you go. There are some weird. Google searches that are out there and this is. This is kind of interesting. Let me different. Maybe you knew about some of these all these none of these. I don't know maybe. I'll have to do this in the future is as time permits to He's there's plenty of people google just like it makes. You may scratch your head about all these things to you. Know what where it's all based out of and all that kind of stuff so so there you some fund we hear about royal carribean is already answer your listener emails. This part of the episode where i read emails. You've sent in if.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:12 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"I wonder what that one actually brings up. Google royal caribbean is an example of. I don't know. I don't know why you'd want to search for that. I think if people wanna figure out like the people also ask what's gonna be known for what type of cruises royal caribbean was an example cruise. I think people. I don't know why he wants that. Exact term is an example of but. Yeah it's i mean. Obviously it's a broker is an example of a mass market cruise line. contemporary cruise. line is is a You know basically it's not a luxury cruise line gets not a boutique cruise line. It is not a premium cruise line Premium cruise lines would be like celebrity and princess cruise lines holland america to some extent You know boutique would be like silver. See or something like that as a luxury frankly and then royal caribbean is more like their contemporary cruise. Lines mass-market carnival norwegian disney cruise. Line that grouping if you will and the last thing i see here when people type in relic rabin is from wear. This is actually a more common question because where roku is based out of so you know. Roka's headquarters broke national roar. Real curbing groups headquarters. I should say is in miami florida but the company is based in liberia. So this is a very common practice in the cruise industry that cruise lines are not. They're not us companies in the sense of where uncle sam reports to you. Look up royal being group. It certainly operates in the us their headquarters in miami..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"The main dining remain. Essentially as long as the main dining room was opened serving people. You can order off that menu which is nice. They have another one here. Arocca mean is food. free talked about that. there's free food and there's food the cost extra and it's you know. How much do you know. Could you really go on a cruise and not spend a dime on food. Yes i could totally see short cruises where you know three crews. You're a coq one of the days. Sure why not. I love the dining room. And i love the wind. Jamir and you remember breakfast. Do whatever you're doing on shore you even have lunch on board the ship dinner in the dining room and you know snacks. It's totally conceivable. I think the drinks the harder want to do that. Like i think food is totally conceivable to do that. I'm not sure that drinks would be again. It depends how much of a drinker you are. And it'll be huge. It'll be wearing a hawaiian shirt and be someone that would fit into animal house movie by by any means i what i really mean is just for a lot of people being on vacation as having those pretty drinks those drinks with an umbrella in the or the ones that have all the colors. We will go. Whoa what is that right. It looks great. That guy drinks the harder one to to make while for food washer on longer sailings cruise or longer. I personally feel it's harder to shy away from the extra cost food just because it's variety right. Sometimes you just feel like sushi's feel like you want go have a great filet mignon and that's an option as well so It is free but there are added options. Roker being a passport needed. Oh boy this is a very very common questions. Do you need to pass. Is it needed a need. Is the key word right here if you're a. Us citizen sailing on closed loop sailing meaning accrues that departure in the united states goes wherever goes and comes back the same port in the us. You do not need a passport. You can cruise with a birth certificate state issued. Id needs to be the original birth certificate. You can do that. I think that's actually absolutely one hundred percent a mistake to do that. The reason being is that seems everything is fine even if everything is fine it's still makes it longer process both check in for your crews and then when you're disembarking the cruise you go through different line. People who don't have a passport. Do yourself aver get a passport. It's not needed for in that scenario. If you're going overseas if you're cruising on open jostling workers begins ends another transatlantic If you're cruising in europe do you need a passport that one. I think a little more obvious but a lot of americans tend to. Oh we don't need a passport. I i can say it myself a hundred bucks and the time to go get one process. Trust me when..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:37 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"They renamed themselves in two thousand. Twenty two roker. Being group rogue group owns rocca international celebrity cruises and silver city they also have partial ownership and other cruise lines to e in a couple of other ones as well so that is the company that owns roque me international and initially when the company was first created back in the seventies. Yes it was actually real caribbean it was brokering cruise line and then when roker bought celebrity acquired kirk celebrity lines then they formed road caribbean cruises ltd. Which was the parent company for rookie international. Which was the original cruise line and then celebrity right so that makes sense roker is food included it is included mostly included. Yes to the point that you can go on a cruise. never spend a dime and have all your meals. Snacks paid for right You may be this but there is an opportunity to be able to have additional food options. That are not included. Not every single piece of food is included in your cruise fare. Right the You're the main dining near the wind. Jamir that's that's included. You go to sorrento speech. That's that's included. You wanna have water milk Coffee black coffee tea. That's included as well. The what's not included foodwise. Would it be specialty restaurant dining right so chops grill. Suppor one fifty central park wonderland. These are not. These are additional cost items sushi at zooming right. In addition obviously alcohol is not included juices or not included. Bottled waters not included. But you can absolutely go on a cruise and i'll pay extra for food So when people ask is food included it is but not every single piece of food but enough that you don't have to you can elect to get some. I think the alcohol is probably the biggest thing as soft drinks as well again food versus drinks. If you want to make that delineation but Yeah Israel roker. Bean is room service. Free room service used to be completely complementary couple years ago they changed it and now room service has a seven ninety five fee associated with it. So it's a per.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

04:14 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"Now pre kobe. You could board the ship. Israelis will say eleven. Am and you're gonna be racial one o'clock pm. So there's that gap where you'd have to be lugging around all your stuff. And i've been having me quite a number of times now granted. That's a benefit that extends for like three or four hours as opposed to you by the key for the whole cruise that you have to can't pick and choose one day the key for the entire sailing so i'm not sure there but you know the internet. You can always get a pretty good deal on the internet package by pre purchasing it before the cruise missile during a cruise planner sale..

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:25 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"Welcome to the real blog. Podcast week look into the world of roker be cruising house hodge bergen this episode of four hundred and nineteen. This week's episode a little bit different..

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

05:58 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"Pickle member preko video got drinks but there were a limited menu. There were only in the evening. Royal caribbean because i think well they say primarily because the social distancing they don't want everybody in the demand anymore so they've offering basically everybody a pseudo during package a poor man's drink package if you will where you basically get four or five or six drinks per day that are vouchers for any drink up to thirteen dollars per gender fourteen on ships from the uk. And it's like a drink pack if your diamond you get four beverage vouchers. That are out all day at any bar except for starbucks uncles alcoholic and non alcoholic options. Basically if you have the drink package it's the same rules. You just go up. Somebody let them know you can use it. I love this this change because number one. I always drink the diamond drink menu before was so limited it specify the type of liquor the brand of liquor you could use and whatnot and it just. I never loved it. I drank because it was complimentary but it was like in the nfl going back to the drink package variety and offered not to mention the fact. That diamond drinks were only available at night and that was very limiting in the daytime. Anyway so now fast forward these drink. The drink vouchers are available throughout the day. It's a very compelling choice. When i go i have a cruise booked on mariner of the seas later this month sephora nicer i think i'm gonna forego the drink package and go with my diamond drinks which will be five diamond plus. I'll get five drinks today. Your order five drinks a day and still order. Let's say three or four drinks on top of that. I'm still coming out ahead of the drink package price so you know. There's some food for thought. I'm not sure if i'm necessarily sold on it. I really liked the drink package primarily. Because i don't have to even think about it the i initially when i first came out i thought that was really lame. Excuse but truthfully. I really don't i really enjoy not thinking about it like it's just so much easier. Peace of mind not having to do that. So that's really interesting. Something else that i love doing changing the for for kids. They're getting a wifi discount. And both both the the beverage voucher Change and the wifi discount for kids are both permanent changes. A one of the things you mentioned about the that i go back. I forgot the probably other big elven room there. And that is you're not getting it. Unlimited drinks the diamond lounge anymore. You know basically before this if you go that i'm allowed from four to eight or whatever. It was happy hour times. You go there and you can have unlimited drinks. It didn't count against your diamond rings now. It does and obviously the brokering does not want this lounge to be full of people. They need social justice involved. And here's raul. Tell you all the any proponent of the diamond like love that. I'm allowed to tell you that it's all about the social aspect being able to be in there and talking to other guests so the fact that there are a limited drinks. According to those people the argument was never about that was about the social aspect having a dedicated lounge. So that's still there. And i think the the flexibility you get with the new drink vouchers. Far exceed the The drawback if you will that you can't get unlimited drinks and the diamond lounge anymore in the evening..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"We work to build out The beach club here. We are going to continue to bay the straw markets. That are here. We're looking for new businesses to start to help either fuel activity on the beach club or here Within the downtown area. And so there we gotta get guests from ships to the location and so that's a opportunistic. Built a business that were that we don't want operate we don't want wanna bill. We wanna work with amiens to do that. you know one of the fears. We've talked to.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

02:08 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"We're talking all about adventure of the seas and the first cruises back in north america. Here we go so. I am recording. This episode on a roll on roll is adventure of the see something that i'm not sure i thought was really going to happen as soon as it happened even a couple months ago adventure. This is the first world caribbean cruise ship to restart operations from north america. She began her cruises on june twelfth. And we Had the opportunity to book two cruises in a row the first two sailings hence why we didn't have an episode last week. I'm sorry about that. But i figured it was better to have a full recap then split it up. I mean i could have done that. Obviously in that would have gotten too. But i feel like i've got a really good sense of it and this'll be a really interesting episode. Because next week's episode spoiler alert. I'll be on a freedom of the seas to check out that love more on that later so compare contrast all that. You'll get that next week. But i wanted to give you a look at what it's like being on arocca cruise ship that is sailing once again number one. It is amazing. It feels so good to be back on their. This is something that i knew was going to happen. But i don't whether it was coming on board the ship on the first day or others coming on board. Either these sailings everyone on board the all the guests on board seem to have this really sense of. I can't believe it's actually happening because as you all know it's been so long since we've been able to go on a cruise together or at all and you know the after a while. I think a lot of took this pessimistic view of when will cruises actually begin. We certainly had a couple times along the way where thought might not happen. But anyway it's here. It's real and Honestly i'm going to go through some of the big differences on adventure this compared to what it was like in two thousand nineteen. But i'm gonna tell you off that it's a lot more like it was before than different. I think a lot of people assumed or maybe thought that going back on cruise and twenty one is going to be like this lockdown experience and i can tell you at least on an adventure of the seas. It's nothing like that.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

04:20 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"That one two or does a great dish but you know they want to make your crews amazing they want you to have an amazing experience and in this case they were able to make that happen which is fantastic so yeah never hurts to ask or at least you speak up or you know be not be mean nitpick but to simply ask. They might say we can't do that. I'm sorry or hey. We have this rolodex of old recipes. Good news we can do that next. Emails from jack pile from seattle. I imagine think welcoming would have odyssey takeover alerts schedule for the first month of they get odyssey up and running. This is put on hold for a while. Not the rush back into service for big promo for debut with a full ship jackson. The amount obviously jacksonville is the only before last week. 'cause last week we're we've got the answer to your email jack and that is no. They're not because they're gonna send paul ships back into service this summer. So yeah if you didn't hear about jack. Royal caribbean has announced summary. Plans odyssey will restart cruises in july. July third and alerts are a little later in the summer. But they're both going and the answer is note that it's pretty rare talking cova versa. Let's take that out of the equation. It's pretty rare for rail to swap out ship a b. It does certainly happen but not as much as you might think so. There you go there. I love when i can in this case. It helped me out. Because i don't know what i would have told you before this announcement but bladder to the scene this week so i can sound very smart. Look oh yeah of course which granted you're all set there and our last email comes to us from nickel ends up. I'm trying to decide which to sail on. My wife is still adventure of the seas back in two thousand six hundred. Sixteen in the caribbean then. In two thousand seventeen we sold unexplored the season alaska with our kids and that cruise. We knew we wanted to is on a warm weather so we bit decreased two thousand eighteen knowing that wanted to push back to it later. Date we re booked for april twenty twenty. We have now revoked a couple times. He signed switch back and forth between the freedom and the oasis class. We're not putting liberty sees july thirty twenty twenty two..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

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