We’ve talked a LOT about the project funded by Clive Palmer, the billiionaire Aussie who wants to construct an exact replica of the Titanic ship that went down into 12,000 feet of the Atlantic in 1915.
The world’s largest cruise company, Carnival Holdings, now has a monster ship. How does 6,000 passengers sound? And 1,500 crew. Yikes! That’s a small city where I come from. Births, deaths … whatever you can imagine. The name is AIDAnova.
The beast cost shy of $1 BILLION to build. What do you… Read the rest
If you‘ve been keeping up with the news lately you heard that a woman fell off a ship and treaded water for 10 hours. That is no typo – again TEN hours. Details on WHY are not public. This is the second person to fall off a ship of this cruise line in two months.
The reality is that it’s the person’s fault – end… Read the rest
On this site we cater to speakers on cruise ships – and those who want to be one. We’ve blogged about the state of the ports that ships are stopping at. They unload tourists who partake of up to ten “excursions,” aka tours done by locals. Many of those destinations are getting tired of all the visitors.… Read the rest
Mallorca (sometimes spelled Majorca) is an island that is an “autonomous region” of Spain – since 1983.
The capital is Palma. It’s a favorite destination for cruise ships in the Mediterranean.
Because of its history, many – I mean many – people have it on their list of places… Read the rest
Surely you have heard about the Texas-sized pile of garbage that is floating out in the Pacific. But it’s not the only one. Mega-tons of our discarded refuse heads out to sea daily.
The ocean is huge. 70% of the surface…so what’s it matter if you toss a bag, or wrapper or STRAW into the drink. Well,… Read the rest