Cruising’s Gonna Be A Breeze
Written by: Kuki
Carnival Breeze. As far as I’m concerned that is one of the best names ever for a ship in today’s cruise industry.
I hear the name Carnival Breeze and there is immediately a positive image in my mind’s eye of a relaxing, yet exhilarating, time at sea, leading one to anticipate a languid day on deck – with a gentle breeze brushing over your face, while you’re enjoying the time with a drink in hand, with the small umbrella in your drink swaying slightly with the rhythm of the ocean – while you’re thinking about the adventure of your next port of call.
Boiled down to the basics, I think that’s what cruising means to most of us who love it. And to have that all brought to mind simply with the name of a ship… Brilliant!
I wrote recently about ship names, and how so many ships names are repeated by the various cruise lines. But now I feel compelled to commend Carnival on the original and wonderful new name. Her interior design work is also new and original in many ways. Without famed Carnival designer Joe Farcus in control, the ship’s interior design team has gone in an entirely new direction to previous ships from this company.
Her first full sailing began last week, and will be concluding this Friday morning, June 15. Inital reports have been quite glowing. On June 15 a rather large group of media representatives, journalists, and bloggers will be boarding for a “press trip”. As is normally the case on these press trips, they’ll be escorted by many representatives of Carnival Cruise Line. No doubt, within minutes of their boarding, there will be an explosion of information sharing about the ship available in numerous mediums, as well as hundreds of pictures of the ship… which I eagerly look forward to seeing.
Many members of the press prefer to see ships they are going to cover on these press trips. They feel the access they are given, to almost all areas of the ship, as well as to the executives and representatives of the cruise line, allows them to dig deeper, and be able to ask the people in the know questions about all aspects of the ship, and the cruise lines hopes for the direction of the ship.
I on the other hand, prefer to sail, to cover these ships, on unescorted trips. I prefer to write about the ship, and the actual cruise experience; to see and describe the ship as most other passengers might see it on their cruise.
And that is why I became very excited when I was recently informed I would be sailing on board the Carnival Breeze on the June 27 sailing, out of Barcelona (Plus, in my view its rather unique itnerary, with overnights in Rome and Venice, makes it more interesting than the June 15 sailing).
I will miss out on seeing and touching base with some of the journalists I’ve met on previous press trips. I’ll be following all of your reports from the ship, and then I’ll get to follow up by boarding when you all disembark.
I’ll be writing and posting daily for a Virtual Cruise for CruiseMates, which will allow you to “cruise along” with me, and hopefully see the ship, and ports of call from my eyes, and my sometimes “Kuki” perspectives. While I may not be able to supply you with some of the details cruise line representatives would like the press to supply, I do think I’ll be able to supply you with a perceptive of the ship that is more akin to what you might experience when you sail this ship.
I’m very much looking forward to sharing the experience with you. I hope you make a point of tuning in. It’s going to be a Breeze.
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Posted: June 12th, 2012 under Kuki.