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Archive for February, 2009

Cruise Shows the Cheesy Standard?

I watched the Oscars this year, and I saw the dance bit that Hugh Jackman did with Beyonce. There were top-hats and a few Fosse poses in parts where they really didn’t belong. I couldn’t help noticing Beyonce reprised a few stanzas of her version of “At Last,” the song she sang to Obama on the [...]

What do you look for in a Travel Agent?

I recently attended a class in Fort Lauderdale for travel agents new to the industry, and my eyes were opened to many things.  I think I came away from the class with more questions than answers, to be totally honest. Sure, the mechanics of booking cruises, working with clients, customer service, etc. can be learned, [...]

Cruise Lines and Their Smoking/Non-Smoking Passengers

I am so heartened to read all of the feedback on last week’s entry to this blog.  That’s exactly what I want this blog to be – a two-way street with all of us expressing our feelings to each other.  Who knows?  Maybe together we can all come up with some good ideas to make our cruises [...]

Why People Love Carnival

I just returned from the John Heald Blogger’s cruise chock-a-block full of Carnival Cruise Lines lovers. This is to be expected since hundreds of the people on board were fans of the erudite Carnival ambassador, cruise director John Heald. Heald waxes on daily shipboard life at his www.johnhealdsblog.com blog site. Hence the name “Blogger’s Cruise.” [...]

The Hot Topic of Smoking

I love controversial topics, so I thought a post on this subject might get people talking.  How do you feel about smoking on your favorite cruise ship? I will be honest, I am a smoker, but it seems more and more cruise lines are not too friendly to us smokers these days.  The areas you [...]

Blog2NOLA – The Second John Heald Blogger’s Cruise Is Upon Us

In January 2008 I was sailing on the Carnival Freedom with John Heald, Carnival’s Senior Cruise Director, on the first ever Blogger’s Cruise. The cruise came about as a result of the daily blog John had begun writing 9 months earlier http://johnhealdsblog.com/ The popularity of John’s blog grew at an astounding rate, and combined with [...]