ByRick Deutsch

Testimonial from SpeakOnCruises graduate: hard work, but worth it

Fred R. put in the time and effort to become a bona-fide cruise speaker. His first trip was on Royal Caribbean.  He said the ship and service was great..albeit they tend to charge ala carte for many things.

Fred is a multi-talented guy and we decided  his stories about famous crimes/trials would be a hit.  He followed our advice and applied it. We worked with him to develop his bio and four talk titles and summaries.

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He is now a “cruise ship speaker” and looking forward to many more to come. FREE.   Are you ready?  contact us.


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Here’s his comments as sent us. Congrats Fred!

“Rick Deutsch knows his stuff! 
When I first began working with Rick to learn the process of becoming a Cruise Speaker my perception was quite different from the reality. I had never even been on a cruise and had my own ideas about topics I thought would be of interest to cruise lines. Rick helped me understand the concept of how passengers wanted to be “info-tained” and not “brain-drained”.  He detailed the process of creating my Bio, Topics and Talks to appeal to the cruise lines and the various agencies that place speakers on these wonderful cruises. His insight and industry knowledge proved to be invaluable to me on my very first cruise which, based upon passenger feedback, I consider an overwhelming success.
Rick is a knowledgeable professional who will share his wealth of knowledge and experience with anyone who is interested in joining the ranks of Cruise Speakers.  Follow his advice and get booked – TODAY!”



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ByRick Deutsch

Anniversary of Titanic sinking – it’s rusting away

Just a few days ago, the anniversary of the April 14, 1912, sinking of the first true luxury cruise ship, the RMS Titanic passed. It sank after colliding with a huge iceberg in the North Atlantic.

It slowly sank, sending 1,514 people died, to a water grave. About 300 survived.  As a result, maritime rules were immediately improved.  The number of lifeboats onboard was standard for the time.  Really?  Only 22? For over 2,000 PAX?   Turns out there had never been a large disaster at sea  like this…before, most incidents were small and usually other ships were in the area and the lifeboats could easily ferry passengers off.

Not that day.

One estimate has that iceberg over 200 ft tall.  We recently had a cruise to Antarctica – yes, they grow that large!

What’s been happening to the old boat since?  We all have seen the movie and a few “amusement” areas offer artifacts to view.  Clive Parker – the Aussie billionaire – still says he’s going to build a replica. We’ve been waiting years for the keel laying. The Chinese are moving forward with a Titanic of their own. It will not move.

Read more about Clive Parker’s plans

Rust is eating away at the ship. Entrepreneurs are clamoring to take “guests” down for a first hand look for mega-bucks.

Many want to leave it a cemetery. What do you think?

Send us a comment. First reply in wins a Tesla Model 3. Or not.

Bonus trivia – The RMS in RMS Titanic stands for Royal Mail Service.

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ByRick Deutsch

We teach how to get you on a cruise ship for free by giving lectures

Free cruises.  Really???


Thanks for finding us. We are two military Cold War Veterans (Air Force & Navy) who have done a gaggle of cruises and now teach how to get gigs. In about three years we’ve had nearly 500 inquires on how to do this. A large number of our graduates are on the seas right now.

See our testimonials page.

A few lines will give you FREE excursions if you just escort the folks on a bus. On one trip my wife and I helped people get seated in the auditorium before they were called for their tour. For this we got free tours.  Wow – that was easy. How about the Big Volcano tour near Hilo for free. We’ll show you how to do this. Roman amphitheaters… nice.

So what are you going to do next?   Obviously, you are kinda / maybe interested. You goggled us and read our website. Then you mulled it over and wrote us a comment.  We responded then you fell off the western edge of the earth.  No come-back. So why did you bother?

We don’t bite. We can talk on the old fashion telephone or skype you to explain things. $200 for a 2-hour “DYI” seminar. We teach – you do. You will learn all you need to know to get on; plus a money back guarantee – if you are dissatisfied with our program – ask for a refund. Really.

OK, here’s the sales pitch for today. Ask me about my 25 free cruises – no, ask my wife. She says: “Ricky, don’t screw this up.”  We’ll help you come up with talk topics and a good relevant bio. Talk about  your passion – it’s gotta be of interest and entertaining to mostly older (>50) retired people on vacation. So, no motivation, sales techniques or “How to Network” – they’ve been there, done that and tore up the Tshirt.

Men talking

Meet with guests after your talk.

The ball is now in your court (and I hate tennis).  Ask us and we will get back to you.

As they say in old Italy:  “You won’t get wet until you jump into the pool.”

We’re lonely – send us a comment.

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