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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

ByRick Deutsch

Press Release – Cruise Ship Lovers

Contact: Public Relations Dept
San Jose, CA

SpeakOnCruises of Silicon Valley, CA announced an in-person MeetUp for August 26 in Palo Alto, CA. The MeetUp is for cruise ship lovers. Co-founders Bill Belew and Rick Deutsch will host the event designed for new and veteran cruisers to share their experiences. As of press time, nearly 100 people have registered for the MeetUp with half of those RSVPing to attend.

After the highly successful July session, the theme will focus on the Caribbean. Guest speakers will discuss the ins and outs of cruises, the advantages of visiting the islands and insider tips.

In addition to their MeetUp program, conducts group webinars, technical instruction on the tools speakers need master, individual webinars, and in-person  face-to-face consulting. Their website displays a robust blog with free information to visitors. Free white paper program is also available.

Belew and Deutsch are both worldwide travelers and 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.


ByBill Belew

Speak on a cruise ship in Asia, Africa, Europe, South and North America

Want to speak on a cruise ship?


Asia? Africa? Europe? South America? North America?

Speak on a Cruise Ship

Speak on a Cruise Ship

Want to have your pick of the lot?

How often would you like to go? One cruise or back to back?

Want to get asked?

I was.

I got an email: Exciting News – 2014 Lecturing Engagements Aboard …..

“(Our agency) will be the exclusive booking agent for (cruise line)’s enrichment programs, including lecturers, watercolor art instructors, bridge instructors, and clergy.”

The letter continued:

“This email has only been sent to a select set of lecturers who I would like to get their requests from first.  If you are receiving this email, I feel you would be an excellent addition to the enrichment program aboard …”

I reckon that means I qualify. I got the email after all.

There was more:

“Please visit www….com and peruse the itineraries.”

And finally:

“Via email, please send me the sailings you would be interested in and available to sail on in your order of preference as well as how many voyages in total you would be available to lecture aboard.”

I went to the web site and ‘perused’ the itineraries. There were 113, count ’em, to check out between now and the end of 2014. The boats went around the world. The only places they didn’t go was the upper Pacific Rim and down under. Everywhere else was fair game.

Overwhelming to be honest. My wife and I went through the list. Rick, co-founder of and I went through the list. Finally, a couple of hours ago I sent off my preferences. I will let you know how it pans out.

I will advise on the specific voyages you are confirmed on, which should be by the end of next week if not sooner.

How about you? Have you received your letter yet?

Do you want to know what it takes to get a letter such as this?

That’s what Rick and I do.


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