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ByRick Deutsch

Cruise Ship Lovers MeetUp September 23 Agenda

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Cruise Ship Lovers
MeetUp Agenda
Sep 23, 7:30 pm
Palo Alto Church of Christ
3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA

 Agenda

7:30 Sign in – Name badges
– Socialize, network
7:45 Welcome, Introductions
– Rick Deutsch
– Website / Forum Review
8:00 Cruising out of San Francisco – Alaska / Mexico
– Madlen Mirzaian-Saddik
Leisure, Luxury Travel & Cruise Consultant
8:30 Other Free Cruise Opportunities – Entertainer
– Benjamin Belew, Concert Pianist
9:00 Q & A – Socialize, network
9:30 Adjournment

ByRick Deutsch

The Costa Concordia has risen!

After a year and a half sitting on its side, a multi-national team of engineers rigged up a cradle to upright the ship. Two bodies are still inside plus all the waste and toilet overflows. Yuck. Concordia is the 300 yard long monster that Captain Francesco Schettino, drove into a rock off the Italian island of Giglio in January last year. 32 people died . Four of the crew have been found guilty and the Captain is awaiting trial. A new 3,700–passenger mega-ship is being built to replace it. Read the background.

Here’s how they floated it….it’s going to salvage next. Click to enlarge.

The Plan to raise the Concordia

The Plan to raise the Concordia

ByRick Deutsch

San Francisco to Alaska and Mexico Cruise Meetup

Our next MeetUp is at 7:30 pm on Monday Sept 23. We promise a lively meeting and networking opportunity. Our Guest Speaker is Madlen Mirzaian-Saddik. She is a leisure, luxury travel and cruise consultant. She has been a LOT of places and can give you a real world opinion of places, prices and lines. She’ll focus on trips out of San Francisco to Alaska and Mexico. It’s nice to depart from near home. 

We meet at the same place: Palo Alto Church of Christ, 3373 Middlefield Rd. No religion here – we just use the room.  

Please RSVP on our MeetUp site. 

See you there!        

SpeakOnCruises Team