Backstage With Lee Mason Your Cruise Director

Lee Mason Panorama Cruise Director

We have your Cruise Director Lee Mason joining us on the podcast today

This week on the podcast, we have a special guest! Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Director Lee Mason joins us for a “backstage chat” about his upcoming assignment on Carnival Mardi Gras, the cruise restart & future of cruising, and his vacation at home in England.

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We’re joined today in our VIRTUAL studio by Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Director, Lee Mason to talk about the cruise re-start, Lee’s career, and of course, some fun facts about Lee and Carnival Cruise Line. 

Here are some of the questions we’ll be asking Lee today:

  • How’s vacation been in England?
  • How are you feeling about heading to Mardi Gras soon?
  • What are you most excited about in 2022?
  • What packing advice do you have for our listeners?
  • What 2 or 3 things you always take on a cruise?
  • What is something you don’t need on a cruise?
Lee Mason your cruise director
Lee Mason gets the Carnival Panorama party started as Santa Claus

Questions from Backstage Crew Community:

A few sample questions:

“I’d ask “as someone who LIVES on a cruise ship, how do you “check out and relax” (or “what do YOU do to be entertained”).” 

“What can cruisers do to best thank crew members, ESPECIALLY the entertainment cast whom we get the least interaction with?”

We’ll close out the podcast with these Rapid Fire questions

  1. Best part about cruising right now?
  2. Worst part about cruising right now?
  3. Go-to non cruise getaway 
  4. One feature you wish Carnival would put on a ship
  5. Fave specialty restaurant on Carnival
  6. Last meal you had at home
  7. Last drink/cocktail you had on a cruise
  8. One piece of advice for a newbie Carnival cruiser

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Sheri and her family are California based cruise content creators focused on providing practical tips and advice to new and seasoned cruisers. CruiseTipsTV’s audience enjoys following Sheri and her family as they travel the world by ship creating travel films. Sheri has visited destinations like Japan, Mexico, Alaska, Europe and the Caribbean, and has experienced 33 cruises on 6 cruise lines. She was named one of Porthole Cruise Magazine’s 10 Travel Influencers Changing How We Vacation in 2018 and 2019. Sheri has been quoted in the New York Times, CNBC, Forbes, Prevention, and Business Innovator Radio. Her YouTube Channel, CruiseTipsTV has over 87,000 subscribers and 17 million views.