Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – Checking In and Feeling Important

ByBill Belew

Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – Checking In and Feeling Important

It wasn’t till I got to the hospitality desk at the cruise ship port check-in that I felt remotely important.

Out of the shuttle, after stopping at a 7-11 to buy gas and waiting for a couple of Disney Cruisers to finish their shopping sprees at the food court at the airport AND at 7-11. What could they possibly need? Mickey and the gang were waiting for them!

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew

I followed the people until I got to someone who looked like he knew something. He didn’t. Then another. She didn’t know either. Then another. Still getting blanks looks, but definitely getting closer to the ship.

“Can I see your booking ticket?”

“Um, all I have is this assignment letter.”

“You’d better go to the hospitality desk.”

“Hello, Mr. Belew. We’re glad to have you here. Please fill out these forms and we’ll have you on the ship shortly.”

” … ”

“Mr. Belew?”

“Just enjoying the moment. Thanks for your help.”

I think I was one of the first 20 people to get on the ship. Partly because I got here so early. I left the night before to get here. But mostly because the hospitality desk was waiting for me.  And I know this because they take your picture right before you board, then post them in the lounge by time of boarding so you can find them. Yup, top 20.

Lunch on the ship was being served at 11 and my stateroom was going to be ready at 1. What to do but head for the food.

Point – cruise ship speakers are taken care of. Next it is my turn to give back. After all, that is why I am here.

About the author

Bill Belew administrator

Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of SpeakOnCruises.com

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