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ByRick Deutsch

My Christmas on Crystal Cruises; a warm and enjoyable week.

Two years ago, my wife could not join me on a speaking assignment on the #1 rated line – Crystal Cruises. Very nice ships. Only 900+ passengers. It was kinda lonely, but I really don’t mind sailing alone. I get the whole room to myself – huge closet space and I can sleep until I wake up.

There are always plenty of nice folks on board to chat with. The ship had decorations and even a big tree in the main area. The dining room featured the traditional turkey and all the fixings. People really dressed up for the day. Men had tuxedos and women were all decked out.  Christmas music filled the hallways and common areas. They really didn’t let you get homesick.

My Christmas concerto on Crystal's Symphony

My Christmas concerto on Crystal’s Symphony

Crystal does allow children, but they are generally kept under control by their parents. The line is not cheap, and former CEO’s, company presidents, celebrities and sports figures often sail with them. If interested, you can go to their website and check out their fares. This is truly a special line. Most are repeat passengers. The ship goes to different ports to keep the regulars coming back.

It was really special to be onboard at Christmas. I’d do it again – with my wife.

 

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ByRick Deutsch

Australian Cruise ship speakers have opportunity to sail on the great MSC line

MSC needs quality speakers for Australian based cruises

MSC needs quality speakers for Australian based cruises

MSC Cruises is bringing a ship to Australia for the first time in its history. The 2,550 passenger ship Orchestra will arrive in Cairns in March 2015 before continuing to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide on March 22. The cruise ends in Fremantle on March 26. The Australian visit forms part of the lines 33-night Grand Voyage from Dubai to Australia, departing February 2015

MSC will entertain local travel agents who will be given tours of the Orchestra. “I am thrilled to be bringing MSC Orchestra to Australian waters,” managing director Lynne Clarke said. “I will be equally excited for our loyal passengers to have the chance to see the cruise ship in their home waters.”

Other ports include Mumbai, Cochin and the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. The ship then continues to Phuket, Langkawi, Singapore and Benoa in Bali. The grand finale is a trip back home to Australia.

Speakers can go for free. This is a good deal with prices $3,000 AU and up. An outside cabin will be nearly $4,000 and over $5,000 for a suite – all PER PERSON!!.

This is one I MAY EVEN APPLY FOR. …. Speakers – refine your skills and contact us for tips on how to get booked.

 

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ByRick Deutsch

Company offers way for speakers to get lecture assignments on cruise ships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Public Relations Dept
SpeakOnCruises.com
San Jose, CA

San Jose CA. SpeakOnCruises of Silicon Valley, CA announced the availability of an orientation webinar for new prospects who desire to earn a free cruise for two by being a speaker on board touring cruise ships. Most of the “names” in the industry feature Destination and Enrichment speakers while the ships are “at sea.” Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Silversea, Carnival, Crystal and others offer these to perk up the passengers’ day while sailing between ports.

Good speakers are in demand on cruise ships

Good speakers are in demand on cruise ships

The 15-minute webinar is a  overview of the benefits of being a speaker, the steps needed to secure assignments and the costs involved. A replay of the webinar is available 24/7.

SpeakOnCruises offers two different Options for their help. One is a general training seminar that provides all the information for an individual to begin their quest to secure bookings. The other option is a consulting agreement to allow individuals to select topics they are deficient in.

SpeakOnCruises is managed by worldwide travelers who have developed this unique offering to share their experience with candidate speakers. They have relations with industry agencies to assist in the placement of qualified speakers.

Media kits are available through the website CONTACT page.

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