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Archive for March, 2011

Cruise Ship Crews – Overworked and Underpaid?

Anyone who has ever cruised knows the crew on ships work extremely hard. The crew on most cruise ships is comprised of a multinational group of people from countries all over the globe; mostly countries where the average annual income is very low; the unemployment is high, and the opportunities for finding a lifetime career [...]

How To Achieve Great Value For The Cruise $$ You Spend

No doubt, like most everyone, every time you spend money you want to feel satisfied you got value for your money. There isn’t much that can make us as irritated as feeling as though we’ve spent our hard earned money, and got “less than we paid for”.   Repeatedly you’re told that cruising offers the [...]

Ship Spam – My Pet Peeve

When the use of email became commonplace, the emergence of unsolicited junk mail has given the canned meat of the same name a bad name. One definition of electronic spam – “flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose [...]

Mobile Shocked by Carnival

Mobile, Alabama, was completely taken by surprise by the yesterday’s announcement by Carnival Cruise Line that it is pulling its only cruise ship in Mobile from the city and relocating it in Port Canaveral, Florida. City officials said they had no warning of the change, which will take place on October 22, 2011. Mobile is [...]

Malt Shop Memories Cruise

If you have never taken a music cruise, trust me, it takes cruising to a whole new level, far better than you ever imagined. It’s like the sum of one plus one becomes three as you become completely esconced in a world where the music is the only thing that matters. There are several music [...]