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Archive for September, 2013

Are The Cruise Lines Forgetting We “Older Folks”?

At one time the most important base passenger demographic for the major cruise lines were the “older folks”.  Of course, at that time I was (or considered myself ) not in that category. Today I’m a card carrying member of AARP, and pretty much qualify for every definition of being an “old fuddy duddy”. Me and other proud [...]

Cruise Thinking

Take normal, reasonable, clear thinking individuals; wait until they are booked or going on a cruise, and their mind almost automatically take a turn. Cruise thinking takes over from reason and rational. Even their vocabulary changes and adjusts. They suddenly start talking in cruise lingo in reference to pretty much any topic. If someone books a flight [...]

Choosing A Cruise – Part 2

Today’s cruise world has truly gone global. If there’s a significant body of water, these days it seems some sort of cruise vessel is sailing upon it. In my view there’s really three types of cruises – the travel cruise; the adventure/exploration cruise; and the pleasure cruise. While there are some features or amenities which cross-over amongst [...]

Choosing Your Cruise

There have quite literally been thousands of articles written with advice about how to choose a cruise. That’s due to several factors; the evolution and continual changes within the cruise industry;  the broadening appeal and size of the cruise audience; and the fact there is really no “right” answer. When attempting to offer useful advice to an [...]