The Daily Cruise and Travel News "Podcast" with Tom Drake

The Daily Cruise and Travel News "Podcast" with Tom Drake

After almost 30 years of performing stand-up comedy on cruise ships worldwide, Tom Drake has seen everything, done everything, and so now he knows everything! 
 
That is why he is called the "Guru of the Seas." 
 
His podcast delivering all of the day's cruise and travel news can be heard every Monday thru Saturday, as Tom says, wherever people "pod their cast."
 
Offering an "unfiltered view" of the cruise and travel industry, Tom delivers the news and then gives his opinion on what it all means, or as Tom says, "it's the days' news with a bit of commentary."
 
If you are a fan of cruising, or maybe someone who gets frustrated with air travel, or maybe someone who likes to laugh and enjoys a little bit of frank, honest opinion, you will enjoy this podcast!
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June 13, 2024. The French have an unusual way of showing their displeasure with the Paris Olympics!

Victoria Cruise Lines told to cease taking deposits by the State of Utah!

Goddess of the Night detained in Italy due to unsanitary conditions!

Explora Journeys second ship passes sea trials!

Unhappy French plan a Number Two in the river Seine to sabotage Olympic swimmers!

Victoria Cruise Lines residence at sea ship might not ever sail!

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Jun 13, 2024 5:24 AM
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June 12, 2024. Seattle mandates shore power connections for all ships by 2027! Queen Anne generating record bookings!

How much training do you need to work in a cruise ship gift shop?

Ships calling on Seattle must have shore power connection by 2027!

The New Margaritaville ship will have biodigestors! Jimmy would like that!

Now the Houthis (no Blowfish) claim that they have captured spies. Really?

Delta now offering premium seats on JFK-LAX routes on their old 767's!

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Jun 12, 2024 4:52 AM
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June 11, 2024. Will there soon be new bosses at Southwest? FAA still can't find people to work in NYC airports!

FAA continues to struggle to find air traffic controllers for NYC airports!

A hedge fund makes an1.8 billion in Southwest and wants the CEO gone!

NCL Holdings is determined to buy less water for their ships next year!

The Holy Hemorrhoids have taken 11 UN workers hostage!

TUI cruises takes delivery of their new Methanol cruise ship!

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Jun 11, 2024 5:31 AM
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June 10, 2024. Southwest raises the price of fighting to get a better seat!! Dumb idea!

Southwest raises the price of fighting to get a better seat!!

Paris Olympic officials care more about the environment than the athletes!

Atlantic Paradise Island converting to a Barbie Paradise!

Oceania going "old school" with their mailed welcome packages! 

What's up with the return of 3 and 4 day cruises!

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Jun 10, 2024 5:2 AM
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June 7, 2024. The Russians are coming to the Caribbean for exercises! Fleet Week in St. Bart's?

Carnival says wearing your military uniform on their ship is OK with them!

MSC will now show one price on their sites to help the Californians who could not figure it out!

The Russian Navy will be in the Caribbean this season for naval exercises! 

Do you carry a scented candle in your carry-on?

A badly needed cruise terminal will be built in Civitavecchia! Ready in 2025.

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Jun 7, 2024 3:57 AM
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Podcast June 6, 2024. Remember D-Day! United Boss Scott Kirby throws Spirit under the bus!

The LGBQT+ is important to the travel industry, according to Travel Weekly!

United Boss Kirby says low-budget airlines are a lousy business model!

Spirit Airlines passengers channels Columbo and finds her stolen luggage!

Disney intends to spend 17 billion dollars in Orlando after dropping their lawsuit against the Governor!

Frontier President calls out people who fake injury to get wheelchair assistance!

 

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Jun 6, 2024 5:9 AM
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June 5, 2024. Bye Bye P&O Australia! It will now be Carnival Australia! Villa Vie still not sailing!

Villa Vie Odyssey sailing is delayed again because of rudder post issues!

Investigation clears Celebrity Edge of the charge of going to close to the Hawaiian shore!

City of Juneau and cruise lines agree to limit cruisers!

P&O Australia will be dissolved, and ships will become Carnival ships!

Private nannies at Disney help give Mom and Dad a break!

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Jun 5, 2024 4:30 AM
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June 4, 2024. Alaska is not as busy as usual this year and that might be a good thing!

Nicko cruises will give you free family cabins if you book their Grand Voyage!

Cunard names an entire city the Godparent of the new Queen Anne!

The Holy Hemorrhoids are training to invade Israel once they figure out where it is!

Alaska cruise numbers are down, but they might be a blessing for some people!

The G7 is good for one cruise company who has chartered their ship to house 2600 security staff!

 

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Jun 4, 2024 3:11 AM
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June 3, 2024. Is Margaritaville at Sea Islander ignoring the parrot heads and focusing on kids!

More and more travelers are only "woke" when it suits them! 

The cockeyed Houthis attack a grain bulker on the way to their sponsor, Iran!

Margaritaville at Sea Islander unveils its kid's program, which can not compete with the other family cruise lines!

American Airlines bosses had an epiphany and decided to back off on new loyalty points rules!

The newest cruise line competition is all about their private island destinations!

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Jun 3, 2024 4:10 AM
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May 31, 2024. Royal Caribbean Group ships will honor other lines loyalty rewards. The Guru likes that idea!

Princess Cruise will have Pitbull Vodka on Sun Princess! Four shots, and you will want to bite someone's leg!

Overkill? MSC will have seven ships in the U.S. 2025-2026!

Bar Harbor politicians have spent 300K taxpayer dollars fighting to keep cruise ships from visiting!

Villa Vie World Cruise delayed AGAIN!

Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Silversea will honor each other loyalty rewards!

 

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May 31, 2024 4:23 AM
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May 30, 2024. Viking lost close to a half-billion in the first quarter and the boss is pleased?

The completely refurbished Oceania Marina is out of drydock with many new features!

Viking orders two more cookie-cutter ships and releases its first-quarter financial results!

Atlas Ocean Voyages will show you how to cook this summer!

Valencia, Spain, is the next city to tell the mega-mother ships to keep sailing by beginning in 2026!

Saeabour is rolling out a new non-alcoholic drink menu. Will that help sell a suite?

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May 30, 2024 4:9 AM
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May 29, 2024. ASTA's Zane Kerby tells Viking that you can't have your cake and eat it too!

Is running up the aisle naked on a Virgin Australia flight a new Aussie activity?

A traveler in the Admirals Club in Miami visited to fill a zip-loc bag with cereal and leave. 

Spirit Airlines Captain tells passengers to prepare for a water landing. Wait, I checked my snorkel gear in the hold!

The Guru needs to know your favorite mattress!

The Port of Quebec wonders if it can be a year-round port. The Guru says no!!!

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May 29, 2024 5:35 AM
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May 28, 2024. The new Ritz Carlton Yacht will carry 458 guests! It is a cruise ship! Not a yacht!

Carnival is the good deed cruise line rescuing young people from Vananatu!

Explora Journeys partners up with the America's Cup that 1 billion people will watch!!

Shut up and do it! Barcelona officials are still talking about reducing cruise ship visits!

Are cruise ship guests paying more for medical treatment in the Islands because they are on a ship?

The latest Ritz Carlton Yacht is really a cruise ship no matter what Ritz Carlton says!

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May 28, 2024 3:28 AM
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May 27, 2024. Does the new Azamara boss know her cruise line is hosting a sex cruise in 2026?

Killing Kittens announces their first sex cruise will be on Azamara in 2026!

Carnival rescues 25 stranded on a boat off the coast of Mexico!

The crew on Villa Vie will work only 8-hour shifts. Will that work?

Buckle Up Ya Bums It's Not a Block Party!! More were injured by turbulence on a Qatar Airways flight!

Is the increase in air turbulence actually caused by global warming? 

 

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May 27, 2024 3:52 AM
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May 24, 2024. Fincantieri joins the golf world taking millions from the Saudis!!

NCL Holdings talks more about its efficiency goals!

Fincantieri is committed to showing Saudi Arabia how to build a boat in the desert!

The Guru is back onboard on Oceania and happy!

Remember you must pay for medical care on a cruise ship, and you pay dearly!

Is Azamara really a secret among travel advisors?

 

 

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May 24, 2024 7:2 AM
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May 23, 2024. The Guru loves Villa Casanova in Lucca, Italy! Breeze Airways expanding in Providence RI! Why not Pittsburgh?

NCL Holdings will be all about efficiency going forward!

Regent Seven Seas Splendor Formula One cruise will include having a real race car on the pool deck!

Carnival adds another area to Celebration Key for toddlers!

The Villa Casanova in Lucca, Italy is a beautiful property and a great value!

Andrea Bocelli will perform at the naming of the Queen Anne!

 

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May 23, 2024 3:9 AM
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May 22, 2024. One travel advisor thinks Four Seasons Yachts have the right idea! NCL brigning more ships home next year!

Buckle up Ya Bums! Flying is not a block party!

Norwegian Cruise Line leaving most of the big ships home next year!!

Will Four Seasons Yachts be successful with their non-traditional ideas?

Fingers Crossed! Oceania bringing Allura out one week early!

US State Department warning about attacks on travelers without any proof!

 

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May 22, 2024 3:23 AM
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May 21, 2024. Villa Vie residences finally ready to sail? The Guru is not a fan of Suntransfers!

Booking a transfer and taking the Guru's money without showing up is bad business!

NCL Holdings rolls out a plan to achieve better results for their stockholders!

Villa Vie Boss says the ship will sail on May 30, even though work is still to be done!

Execs at Four Seasons Yachts need to hire someone who knows the cruise business!

Spirit Airlines follows Frontier and drops change fees!

 

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May 21, 2024 3:28 AM
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May 20, 2024. Carnival Brand Ambassador not happy with people who post incorrect facts about his cruise line!

The DOT Secretary is now sticking his nose into investigating airlines' rewards programs! Take a nap, Pete!

Cruise ships returning to Port of Baltimore at the end of May!

PortMiami releases economic impact report with huge gains!

Carnival's brand ambassador calls out people who post false stuff about his line!

American Cruise Line is unsure if they will keep any of the paddle-wheelers they bought at the auction!

 

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May 20, 2024 2:50 AM
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May 17, 2024. Is Carnival in too much of a hurry to return to Baltimore? Did the Judge who blocked the Spirit/JetBlue merger do more harm than good?

Virgin is offering their "work from hammock" deal in the Caribbean!

Carnival wants guests on the Pride to ride the bus from Baltimore to join in Norfolk!

Spirit Airlines might file after Chapter 11, thanks to a Federal judge in Boston!

MSC is bringing a second ship to Port Canaveral in 2025!

The Feds arrest four flight attendants caught carrying lots of cash to the Dominican Republic!

 

 

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May 17, 2024 3:30 AM
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May 16, 2024. More troubles at Boeing! More room at the Yacht Club on MSC! Another ship hits a bridge!

MSC World America will have more suites for guests with more money!

The Feds are thinking about criminally prosecuting Boeing for being Boeing!

Really? A fuel barge has hit the Pelican Island bridge in Galveston!

The class in Las Vegas has left the building! Mirage will now be a Hard Rock!

Delta passenger is  suing for one million because he fell out of his seat!

 

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May 16, 2024 3:4 AM
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May 15, 2024. Margaritaville at Sea Paradise gets hammered by CDC inspectors!

New rules in Bar Harbor force Princess ship to go to Portland!

758 PAX Silver Ray delivered to Silversea! More guests mean more bucks in the luxury market!

American Cruise Line dumping two paddle-wheelers that they just acquired!

Boeing received orders for just seven planes in April!

Carnival completes star-link installation all 90 ships!

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May 15, 2024 5:35 AM
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May 14, 2024. Azamara has a new Boss! Victory cruises coming back! US Airlines suing those annoying Feds!

US Airlines are suing to keep the government from trying to run their airlines through needless regulations!

Celebrity Cruises former VP of sales is now the Big Boss at Azamara!

The former CEO of American Queen Voyages is restarting Victory Cruises!

The Guru had dinner with a couple from Saudi Arabia and learned a lot!

Delta 737 hits a Spirit A321 at the Cleveland Airport! How can that happen?

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May 14, 2024 6:26 AM
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May 13, 2024. Oceania offering amazing upgrades! The Guru reviews Hotel Indigo Barcelona!

Norse Atlantic offers a good value in their premium class!

Viking hires an experienced VP of investor relations who knows the cruise industry!

Oceania's new  Upgrade Sale is this week's great cruise deal!

Regent Seven Seas is offering even more time overnight in some great ports!

Some people of Majorca would like the big ships to sail past!

 

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May 13, 2024 5:17 AM
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May 10, 2024. An unlucky MSC ship hits a whale! Seabourn inviting guests to sail a ship they no longer own!

Princess will be in Europe next year with five ships deployed!

Port Canaveral will have its newest terminal ready by 2026!

A&K stays Italian for their new builds!

MSC Miraviglia arrives in Brooklyn with a whale on the bulb!

Jet Blue changes course and apologizes to a Jewish guest upset by flight attendants' Free Palestine button!

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May 10, 2024 6:13 AM
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