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Archive for December, 2013

Nigerian Scam Comes To Cruising

Over the years, I’m sure most everyone has received emails  from purported lawyers , offering large amounts of money from wealthy business people, or inheritances from unknown, long lost relatives. These have generally come to be referred to as Nigerian email scams. There have been all sorts of various take offs on these scams, and now I’m happy to [...]

No Guarantee Of A Seaworthy Vessel

To be clear, and up front, it’s plainly obvious that I am an an avid cruise enthusiast. I think cruising is the best vacation experience available. It combines vacation, travel, entertainment, and adventure, all quite inexpensively. And I do believe the vast majority of sailings are safe, and incidents and issues are indeed very rare. [...]

Cruising Social

Unless you are cruising with a group of family members, an affinity group, or participating in a themed cruise, the social life of the ship is not likely your first consideration when choosing a cruise. Nor do I think it’s one of the top things cruise line executives and advertising agencies consider when planning ships and [...]

Tethered To Technology

There is no question that our global society has been dramatically altered by advancements in technology, that continue to change almost daily. One of the fastest growing industries these days is creating “apps” for smart phones. Today there are young people who have grown up without ever knowing what a land line telephone was, other than an [...]

Trust And Mistrust

A short while back the big story in the news was the “revelation” of the U.S. government “spying” on the heads of state of various nations around the world, as well as people “of interest” around the world. In the news all of this is referred to as a result of the actions of James [...]