The Daily Cruise and Travel News "Podcast" with Tom Drake
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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April 10, 2024. Two more channels open in Baltimore! Guns meant for the Houthis go to the Ukraine!

April 10, 2024. Two more channels open in Baltimore! Guns meant for the Houthis go to the Ukraine!

Cruise line bosses agree that the industry needs to be greener!

Carnival boss says you can not forget about the 30 billion of pandemic debt!

Carnival announces a Godfather for Carnival Firenze! Tradition!

The US sends thousands of guns that were meant for the Houthis and intercepted to the Ukraine!

Spirit airlines pushes back Airbus delivery after JetBlue merger is blocked by a Judge!

April 9, 2024. Did Viking really lose 1.8bn last year? NCL Holdings help make Fincantieri happy!

April 9, 2024. Did Viking really lose 1.8bn last year? NCL Holdings help make Fincantieri happy!

Sun Princess will have a Godmother and be christened! Tradition!

Viking's F-1 prospectus provides some eye-opening numbers!

Jimmy Kimmel loves Japan and calls the USA a filthy, disgusting place. The Guru says to learn Japanese and move...you moron!

Boeing pays Alaskan Airlines 160 million. An expensive door!

Another freighter loses power near a bridge in New York!

April 8, 2024. Oceania adds Giada DeLaurentis as Culinary Ambassador! Venice is now charging an entry fee but the Guru thinks it is not enoigh!

April 8, 2024. Oceania adds Giada DeLaurentis as Culinary Ambassador! Venice is now charging an entry fee but the Guru thinks it is not enoigh!

$5.40 to enter Venice is not enough to keep the tourists out!

Southwest 737 loses engine cowling during take-off. Their attention to detail needs a little work!

British Airways' Fear of Flying course costs $508.00, which is all economy seating!

Port of Seatle is set up for shore power this summer. Plug away, Captain!!

Princess will have the Love Train in Florida after partnering with Brightline!

April 5, 2024. Crystal says the Suez transit on Symphony was safe and it is over!

April 5, 2024. Crystal says the Suez transit on Symphony was safe and it is over!

Hilton buys a luxury lifestyle brand, and the Guru likes it!

Crystal Cruises reports that the Crystal Symphony Suez transit was safe and without incident!

Guests on MSC Armonia have left Barcelona and left sixty-nine Bolivians behind!

MSC is expanding its "World Bars" concept after liquor Maestros trains their staff!

US Army Corps of Engineers says the Port of Baltimore channel should reopen by the end of April!

 

April 4, 2024. Are the Houthis running out of weapons? Crystal Symphony sails the Suez without guests!

April 4, 2024. Are the Houthis running out of weapons? Crystal Symphony sails the Suez without guests!

Travel expert tells the NY Post how to avoid being left behind when cruising! Guru adds his thoughts!

MSC's new mega-mother will have districts and not neighborhoods!

US Central Command says the Houthis weapons closet might be empty! 

Guru talks about the US drop-your-pants diplomacy!

Holland America's  Neptune suite and private restaurant worth the price?

April 3, 2024

April 3, 2024

Israel classifies the Holy Hemorrhoids as a terrorist organization.

US Army Corps of Engineers opens a channel in Baltimore harbor!

American Cruise Lines buys America Queen paddlewheelers! Its a paddlewheeler monolopy!

Holland America will sail out of Miami next year!

United asking pilots to take an upaid break!

 

April 2, 2024. Another United windshield cracks! Carnival Sunrise became the Carnival Waterlogged!

April 2, 2024. Another United windshield cracks! Carnival Sunrise became the Carnival Waterlogged!

Carnival Sunrise takes on water during heavy rain, and guests are soaked and upset!

The 1000-ton crane being used in Maryland was initially built for the CIA!

Cruise Lines will discuss nuclear energy at the Seatrade Cruise Global Summit!  Really??

Virgin's Valiant Lady completes a successful San Juan homeport!

No drink package when the Carnival Legend is in Virginia waters! Ridiculous!

April 1, 2024. No pranks just the facts! Carnival Corp. continues to attract new cruisers!

April 1, 2024. No pranks just the facts! Carnival Corp. continues to attract new cruisers!

The story of the NCL guests left on an African island does not add up for the Guru!

The Guru says, "In some places in the world, you should only book the ship's tour!"

Explora Journeys bosses are talking about the furniture and not the food!

Thousands are spending more thousands to see the solar eclipse!

Oakland airport officials want to rename the airport to attract more flyers!

 

March 30, 2024. Big ships will still visit Key West! Queen Anne officers will have Savile Row uniforms!

March 30, 2024. Big ships will still visit Key West! Queen Anne officers will have Savile Row uniforms!

Virgin backs off itinerary change and reinstates ports of call!

The New Buffett ship will have eleven bars with cute names and six dining concepts with even cuter names!

Cunard's Queen Anne officers will have bespoke uniforms from Savile Row. Life jackets will be standard fare!

Carnival Cruise Lines's new debark system involves the guests more than ever!

United Airlines maintenance issues continue to cause cancelations, delays and the sale of rosary beads to skyrocket!

 

 

March 29, 2024. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will remove bridge debris in Maryland.

March 29, 2024. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will remove bridge debris in Maryland.

Magic Castle dinner on Princess is priced at $149.00. Guru thinks it will be popular!

William Shatner will be onboard Seabourn Venture in Antarctica!

Explora Journeys offers truffle hunting tours! Will that attract cruisers to book?

TSA Pre-Check is being offered to foreign-run airlines! Good idea?

Houthis would never win the big prize at a Carnival with their aim!

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