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Archive for October, 2014

Gone Kuki

Over 15 years ago Paul Motter and Anne Campbell approached me inviting me to join them writing for their new website, At the time I had spent 15 years in the bar and restaurant business, and was a relatively new but avid cruiser. I had somehow stumbled into a position hosting a cruise message […]

A Taste

Cruising is in fact one facet of the travel and tourism industry which ranks amongst the highest in satisfaction ratings from past clients. Though, naturally, it is not without complaints. One of the most common complaints is lack of time in port. Time in port is generally dictated by the proximity of the ports of […]

Things You Can Do Right

Over my years at CruiseMates I’ve written many advice columns about how you, and your attitude, contribute to how well you enjoy your cruise experience. This week I thought I would attempt to get to some of the very basics that will help lay a foundation for a successful cruise. #1 – The most important […]

I’m All In For Dining Options

The very first “alternate” restaurant on board a ship that I recall hearing about was in 2000,┬ájust prior to the arrival of the Costa Atlantica into the United States. At the time I was aghast, when I learned they would be charging an extra fee for those who wanted to dine there. At that time […]