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CNBC – Discusses Cruises With Goldring Travel – UPDATED

A couple of days ago I received an email from CNBC letting me know that they read this blog and thought I might find its upcoming show “Cruise Inc: Big Money on the High Seas” of interest, which begins airing on March 24, 2009 at 9:00 pm EDT. They also sent me a link to

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Some Thoughts About Silversea Cruises

I was trying to stay away from another concerning post, but the news about Silversea Cruises needs to be discussed. I have said for a number of months that I have concerns over Silversea’s future.  In November 2008 I wrote Silversea – Lost at Sea? which was followed by a telephone call from Marilyn Conroy, resulting in

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Goldring Travel Is Setting Up a New Message Board

The response to my blog from so many people has been just fantastic. I, as well as so many readers and posters, are very appreciative. I know the Comment section of the blog is a bit cumbersome, so I am working on something new. As many of you know I just re-launched the Goldring Travel

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What Does the Future Hold For Regent Seven Seas Cruises?

For the past few days we have had some pretty interesting and honest discussion about the trials and tribulations at Regent Seven Seas Cruises. I am sure as you have read them you probably feel I am very negative about Regent. Well, guess what: You Are Wrong! Going back to 2003 or 4 (I don’t

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What Are the Objective Standards Used to Award a Five Star Rating?

Some people are of the opinion that challenging Regent Seven Seas Cruises “Six Star Luxury” claim is, well,biased toward Seabourn or some other line. They even feel that such a challenge is an unfair or cruel attack on them, personally, or their happiness. To the contrary, the star rating system was originally established an an

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Seabourn Odyssey – Maiden Voyage Update

It is interesting how the media is transfixed on taking any kind of news and putting a negative spin on it.  Well, actually it is not interesting, it is exhausting and unrealistic. While it is true that the maiden voyage of the Seabourn Odyssey sold out (actually there was a waitlist to get on the waitlist)

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A Visit To Seabourn’s Offices…and Some News

Earlier this week I had the opportunity, and pleasure, to visit Seabourn’s offices in Miami.  I had the opportunity to visit with everyone:  reservations, marketing, sales, tours and hotels, guest relations, the Seabourn Odyssey “command center”, etc. and, of course, the President, Pamela Conover. It was great putting faces to those voices in Reservations who have

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