Musings

Here you can read some of my random thoughts and posts on cruising and travel, but not necessarily related to my cruising history.

River Cruising – Is It for You?

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River cruising can be the perfect way to experience the countries of Europe! Guests travel along rivers that were the thoroughfares of culture and commerce for thousands of years and dock right in the heart of these lovely cities. There are pluses and minuses when comparing the river cruise experience to ocean cruising, with the…

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“Zoomin” Through the Pandemic and Beyond!

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In March of 2020, I attended my last in person event for the year. Ironically, it was a CruiseOne/Dream Vacations training event held in Long Beach, CA. We were supposed to conclude our training and have a tour of one of the Carnival ships that was in port. On Friday the 13th, 2020, all cruise…

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Earning My Master Cruise Counselor Certification in 2021

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I decided to use the downturn in the travel industry during the 2020/2021 Covid 19 Pandemic as an opportunity for professional development. At the beginning of the pandemic in February, March and April of 2020, I was very busy. There was a lot of worries and concerns, and I spent a good deal of my…

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Post Shut Down Return to Cruising – My Experience

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I want to start by saying that everyone has their on comfort level with cruising in a a world where the Covid pandemic caused or contributed to the death of millions of people world wide. This article is in no way intended to diminish the suffering that so many had world wide either through their…

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Cruising Is Back – With Testing and Vaccinations

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The day we have been looking for is here! Cruising is back! It has been a long hard road for all of us in the travel industry, and we know that all the bumps aren’t yet smoothed out, but cruising is back. Celebrity Cruises, who is my best selling cruise line, was the first back…

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