Online check-in: The key ingredient to a successful embarkation

A cruise is one of the most exciting vacation experiences which travelers treasure on a year-round basis. From family-oriented cruise lines such as Disney, to cruise lines such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean which feature something unique for everyone, cruising provides experiences and memories which travelers treasure for years to come. Regardless of how often …

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“Washington, DC: A destination of ‘monumental’ proportions” is ‘history’ in the making

Washington, DC is one of the most beloved cities in the northeastern United States. It’s respectfully referred to as our nation’s capital. Within our nation’s capital are many iconic buildings including the White House, the Capitol, the Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial. In addition are the world-renowned museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Aside from all …

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“Walt Disney World: To the Mouse, the castle, and beyond!” is making magic

So many have attended my lecture, “Cruising: Making Waves & Sense”. It has been an immediate success and well-received. So far, three libraries have booked my latest program, “Amtrak: Staying On ‘Track’ With America’s Railroad”. I can’t be more excited to present the topic in late September. While my Amtrak presentation is picking up speed, …

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It’s official: New Amtrak lecture is complete and “rolling”.

This January 2015, I added to my writing repertoire by doing a lecture on cruising. Out of my experience working at the NY area cruise terminals and my travel writing came my program, “Cruising: Making Waves & Sense”. It is geared toward novice cruisers and those seeking helpful hints for future cruises. It has been …

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“Cruising: Making Waves & Sense” a splash hit!

Since February 2009, I have had the most exciting part-time job in the world. I have been on the New York area shore staff doing passenger-check-in. My other responsibilities have included assisting passengers with locating their luggage, ground transportation, tending to passengers with special needs, and carrying out an array of cruise line policies. Aside …

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Royal Caribbean dining: A “Dynamic” change finally in place

For those who have sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of The Seas, the reaction to the Dynamic Dining concept has been negative beyond one’s imagination. Dynamic Dining is the brand new dining concept introduced on the Quantum class. Instead of a main dining room, passengers get to eat in one of four themed dining rooms. …

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