Making History in a Time of Covid-19
March 21, 2020
Sitting home in imposed dry dock and self-imposed quarantine, I have the opportunity to view the crisis hysteria in the US and learn the latest from Washington and Wall Street. The following are reflections in a time of heightened fears, distrust of Washington and prejudice toward travel and cruise travel. A dose of rational action is the healthy option....
Greetings from the Oceania World Cruise in a Time of Covid-19
March 13, 2020
In the midst of what has become a pandemic, I am on the 2020 Oceania Insignia World Cruise. The ship left Miami on January 8 and will arrive in New York City on July 25. As a presenter of stories from a Cruise through History, I came prepared with one hundred stories to entertain the 650 guests, about half of whom are world cruisers. Due to our change in itinerary, there will still be as many stories, about half of different ports....
The World Cruise Experience – Part 2
March 3, 2020
As a storyteller of the places you visit on a cruise, I am always in prep mode to the day I depart. I also look around me and know that I will be gone for months at a time. It is not unusual to travel, at random times, for six or seven months in a year, although to leave home for half the year in one go, presents certain challenges. Snow birds will understand. They do this routinely every year. Repeat World Cruisers are experts at long-absence planning. The following are a few tips for preparing for a World Cruise....