November 2006

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    Don’t Be Fooled

    “I just had a chat with a girlfriend who is planning a large family reunion onboard a cruise ship. Her travel agent told her that she doesn’t need to take anything into account except the size of the ship, because the bigger the ship, the more there is for everyone to do and the less […]

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    BVI History Online

    “I just received the latest e-mail newsletter from Ed Hamilton & Partners, a charter agency that books bareboats and crewed yachts alike. (Check out Ed’s CharterWave profile by clicking here.) We here at CharterWave put out a great monthly edition of our own eNews, but one thing we don’t typically cover is the history of […]

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    “Food, Glorious Food”

    “Over here in the States, refrigerators are full of Thanksgiving holiday leftovers. It’s amazing how many different dishes you can make using leftover turkey if you’re willing to get a bit creative. My personal favorite is turkey noodle soup, and the weirdest I’ve tried over the years is turkey omelets with cranberry sauce topping. Hey, […]

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    Making Memories

    “Our family Thanksgiving took a devastating turn this past weekend when my father-in-law succumbed to his long battle against Alzheimer’s Disease. His last meal was turkey and mashed potatoes here in our home, with his family all around him. He was 82. My husband and I have spent the past few days with our siblings, […]

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    “It’s the beginning of a long, food-filled holiday weekend here in the States, which means I’ll be up to my ears in turkey, cranberry sauce and cousins within a few hours. I’ll see you back here on Monday to begin another week’s worth of regular daily blog posts. Until then, Happy Thanksgiving!”

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    More Sickening Stuff

    “My friend Reggie pointed out a great website to me that puts the whole “cruise ship/disease outbreak” picture into perspective. The site is run by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it has an entire page devoted to reporting illness outbreaks onboard cruise ships. You can view it by clicking here. […]

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    Think Big

    “I was chatting yesterday afternoon with Barbara Stork, a high-end charter broker with The Sacks Group in Fort Lauderdale. I was getting more details about a fabulous vacation she just booked for a longtime client who wanted a special family charter in celebration of his 50th wedding anniversary. (Look for details in the December issue […]

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    Sickening Stuff

    “The Carnival Liberty cruise ship is docked in Port Everglades, Florida, today, undergoing what the cruise line calls a thorough scrubbing after a stomach illness spread to nearly 700 passengers and crew members. According to the Sun-Sentinel newspaper in Florida, it could be one of the largest outbreaks in the history of the cruise ship […]

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    Zero-Speed Stabilizers

    “I learned recently from management company Northrop & Johnson that the 153-foot crewed motoryacht Argyll now has zero-speed stabilizers. For those of you who don’t know about them, zero-speed stabilizers are a technological advancement that allow a yacht captain to keep a boat stable both under way and while at anchor. Practically speaking, this means […]

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    Money Matters

    “I’m reading this interesting little book called Cruise Ship Blues: The Underside of the Cruise Industry, by Ross A. Klein. In the chapter titled “The Myth of the All-Inclusive Vacation,” Klein explains that the money cruise ships shake from your pockets after you’ve paid for your cabin is actually the ships’ biggest source of revenue. […]

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