Category Archive Upcoming Cruises

ByRick Deutsch

Is it worth your time to be cruise speaker….?


Here’s a recent list of some of the amenities that are given to a speaker selected to join a real voyage. Folks – this is a good deal. Why not contact us and we’ll show you how to go thru the turnstiles and get selected.

• One complimentary double occupancy outside stateroom for you and your guest.
Port Charges for you and your guest
Complimentary shore excursions for the duration of the voyage for you and your guest
Complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks and house spirits throughout the cruise
Complimentary internet/wi-fi

Trivia:  Are there any female cruise ship Captains? Answer

This is one of the best deals I’ve ever seen!!!  FREE wifi – free tours!  Jump on it. BUT you have to be vetted. One of the ports of call is Havana.The trip is in May and you have time to get the smarts and go for it.

1959 Buick

Classic cars are plentiful in Cuba

The agent fee for all this fun is only $80 a day!   I’m already booked or I’d jump on it.

I really want to see Cuba before Mr Starbuck moves in. The 1950’s cars will be my high point.  I’m going in 2018 even if I have to pay.

I won’t have time to do any SpeakOnCruises teaching for a while…..soon the wife and I will be sailing from Chili to Argentina…via the Falklands and the Antarctic sea. Cruise ships are no longer allowed on the continent…too many got stuck in the ice and had to be pulled out. Only russian ice-breaker trip are allowed to stop. $$$$$$ So all we can do is dodge icebergs – Titanic style – and be close enough to see the place.

Oh, yeah…did I tell you it’s F R E E ???



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ByRick Deutsch

More cruises added – get ready – want to sail for free?

This is a quick follow-up to a recent entry under Upcoming Cruises. You inquired with us because you want to get free cruises….OK – take the training then just do it!   We have graduated many who are now sailing the oceans blue.Why not you? How about Southeast Asia?

Australasia is a great trip. The Barrier Reef and the Indo-Pacific have crystal clear water. Super for snorkeling or scuba. When these come up you have to jump on them.

Look at these trips….OK, these are short-fuse…departures in April and May. Some folks can do these. if you work at home, you can continue your business via the on-board internet. Many ships have upgraded their systems . . . or you can go to a shore based internet cafe.

Keep that suitcase handy. Often with short-notice trips, the agency & the ship need to know who the speaker will be and get you on the program. Also, often the agency fee is waived or reduced.

On a long cruise, they may need many many talks – like 9 on one of these. Work – yes; but free – yes.

man with suitcase

Pack your bags – the seas are calling and you must go.

Gang, if you are really interested in sailing for free, git-er-dun!! We’ll show you how and share our experience.  Any and all work permits for Australia can be gotten in 3 days. They are required, since the ship may sail into Aussie waters. The agent helps with that.

What’s the downside?  I can’t think of any. Well, maybe the LONGGGG  flight. I’d take one  but I am already booked out near term. Are you flexible? As soon as I see one that fits, I’m jumping on it. Why not you?  We are NOT in competition. There are plenty of assignments to go around.

You could be accepted even for the ones listed here and in previous blogs…but we’d have to act fast.  Let us know.

Look what just came in:

Hawaii, Tahiti, South Pacific, Singapore/Fremantle,  North Australia, and Ft. Lauderdale/Barcelona.

Contact us and we’ll elaborate.


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ByStella Tuscano

Can I really get a free trip on a cruise ship?

This post gives no-nonsense tips on how to get a free cruise for 2 from 2 people who have ‘been there, done that’ many times.

Norwegian Pearl at sea

……………………. Free Cruise for Speaker and Guest ………………………..

Question: Is it really possible to get a free trip on a cruise ship?

Answer: Yes, it is possible. IF … If you have an expertise and are comfortable as a public speaker.

3 Spots You Can Grab

You can get a spot as a guest lecturer, seminar leader on a cruise ship as a:

  • Destination speaker – talk about places you have been and where the ship is going.
  • Enrichment speaker – share an expertise that the cruising demographic will have an interest it.
  • History – Mix the two. Talk about something interesting that happened at the destination.

What you need to apply:

  1. An agent – this can be searched or you can ask  us.
  2. A book if possible – gives credibility.
  3. A website – this is necessary. No need to break the bank. Basic is best.
  4. A YouTube video or 2 or 3 of you in action – doesn’t need to be super high quality
  5. 5-6 related topics that you can talk on – titles and descriptions.

Both Rick and Bill have done this numerous times.

Rick and his wife are going to the Baltics for 10 days in May.

Bill and his wife are going from San Francisco (his home port) to the Mexican Riviera for 10 days in May.

When are you going?

Complete this form and we’ll send you an eBook:

Diary of a Cruise Ship Speaker

(36 pages – from interview to get accepted to debrief after coming home)

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