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Archive for May, 2013

Carnival – Floundering Or Rebounding

Carnival Cruise Line has certainly had a stretch of bad luck and bad PR with a number of on board incidents; all falling in relatively short time frames, following the grounding of the Costa Concordia. Carnival Cruise Line, as well as Costa Cruise Line, fall under the umbrella of Carnival Corporation (and its subsidaries); as [...]

Memories Of Golf Legend Ken Venturi

Two years ago this week, while covering a golf themed cruise on Crystal Cruise Line, I had the pleasure of meeting and spending two full weeks with golf and golf broadcasting legend, Ken Venturi, and his lovely wife Kathleen; an amazing couple. When meeting Ken and Kathleen they exuded gentleness, class, and genuine warmth, making it impossible not [...]

Who’s A Cruise Expert?

It amazes me how so many people can tell you exactly how many cruises they’ve been on. While they may not be able to tell you the birth-dates of their children, they can tell you how many cruises, which ships, and what type of cabin they had on each – sometimes, even recite the various [...]

Everyone Should Pay Their Fair Share

One of quickest means to ruining a good relationship can be disagreements over money. And it just doesn’t take much for one person or another to feel like they are being taken advantage of financially. On land, when going out to dinner with friends, whether singles or couples, how do you handle the check? Do [...]