– Avalon Myanmar – Myanmar River Cruise – April 2017
*Azamara Club Cruises – Azamara Journey – Singapore to Dubai (April 8, 2018)
* Azamara Quest – Southeast Asia and Japan (February 2015)
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? – Part I
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? Part II
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? Part III
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? Part IV
– How Close to Luxury Can Celebrity’s Smallest Ship Get? – Some Final Observations and Thoughts
– The Prologue to the Travelogue
– The Adventure Begins…With a Bump or Two
– Settling In Made Easy
– Luxury Touches Here, There and OK, Not, Everywhere…But There Are Lots of Them!
– Asian Flair Onboard and On Shore
– Private Tours, Israel and Conflicts in Perceptions and Perspective
Celebrity Equinox 2009 – Egypt…Impressive and Depressing
– Dining With the Captain and the Reidel Wine Seminar
– The Last Dinner (Tuscan Grille) and Disembarkation
– What Happens When A Class Act Meets Highly Discounted Cruise Fare
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part I
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part II
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part III
– Lisbon to Monaco: Crystal As a “Move Up” & “Move Over” Luxury Option – Part IV (Food & Wine!)
– Princess Cruises Doesn’t Treat You Like Royalty; Celebrity Cruises Does! Which is a Better Value for the Upscale Cruise Guest? Part I
– Celebrity Silhouette vs. -Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part II: The Standard Veranda Staterooms
– Celebrity Silhouette vs. Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part III: Treating You Right From The Start
– Celebrity Silhouette vs. Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part IV: The Wine Lists Speak Volumes (As Do The Beverage Packages)
Regent Seven Seas Voyager – August 2017
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part I
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part II (Getting There, The Stateroom and First Impressions)
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part III (“You Can’t Teach Five Star Service” and Bonafacio, Corsica)
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part IV (Calvi, Monaco, Portofino, Porto Azzurro…and Stale Bread)
– Italy and Corisca 2014 – Part V (My Last Day…and How The Chef’s Team Makes It Happen)
As many of you know I am not only a travel agent, but a lawyer whose practice is focused in large part on superyachts and the maritime industry. On Friday, the New Jersey Appellate Division announced a decision ruling, for the second time, in favor of my client in a rather complicated (and frustrating) estate matter.
The New Jersey Law Journal published an article today about the case. Read it and you will see while I smiled when I read it and, when I got to the end of it I had to post it here:
An Imperfect Storm — Eric Goldring devotes so much time to marine law that the Web site of Goldring & Goldring in Red Bank is called yachtlaw.com. But he has been on a rough voyage in a nonadmiralty matter — an estate case afloat for three years and still far from harbor, even after an appeals court ruling on Friday.
As the estate’s lawyer, Goldring defeated three plaintiffs’ claims that they were entitled to bequests under a codicil. Even so, the claims were reasonable enough to entitle the plaintiffs to $15,000 from the estate to pay their lawyer, Jeffrey Knapp of Basking Ridge, Essex County Superior Court Judge Renee Weeks ruled last year. But her opinion didn’t explain why she picked that amount, so an appeals court remanded the case for more math.
On Friday, the Appellate Division ruled that Weeks got it right the second time around in the Matter of the Will of Richard XXXX , at least about the amount of the fee. But Judges Mary Cuff and Alexander Waugh Jr. say the record remains murky about whether Knapp has already been paid. If so, the $15,000 should go to the litigants as a reimbursement. If not, it should go to Knapp.
What’s more, there is some suggestion in the case that Knapp might have been paid by a nonparty — a son of the decedent who was disinherited. If that’s true, the estate is off the hook for the fee, the court says. So the case was remanded again.
Knapp did not return a call, but Goldring says it is frustrating trying to explain to the heirs — the decedent’s daughter and grandchildren — why the cruise is taking so long.
— By Michael Booth, Charles Toutant and Henry Gottlieb