Gee, that's quite a coincidence; week before last my Blog was about Carnival Cruisemates Blog » Carnival ? Floundering Or Rebounding ? Kuki
And in it I referred to, and reposted my interview with Bob Dickinson, when we happened to run into each other last July on the Carnival Breeze.
Bob definitely knew the business, his book Selling The Sea, was/is a must read for those in the cruise industry.
As an aside, when CruiseMates first began, our very first group cruise was a "Cruise With Bob" where he met with, dined with, and generally spent time with our group.
From that time, until he retired, he was always a friend to CruiseMates.