From time to time the needs for special interest, destination and hybrid speakers are asked for.
Let me know if you are interested.
Dec 07-Dec 22 2013
Fort Lauderdale to Valparaiso
Open to a Naturalist
Dec 22 2013 – Jan 05 2014
Valparaiso to Buenos Aires
Open to a Naturalist AND a Destination Speaker
Cruise Ship Lovers
Sep 23, 7:30 pm
Palo Alto Church of Christ
3373 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
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
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.