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Bronx woman says NCL cruise got low low low…

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 31 - 2008

This picture has nothing to do with this story, but what the hey.In today’s New York Daily News, a woman claims “pervs” ruined her Norwegian Cruise Line cruise.

A Bronx woman says her cruise on the Norwegian Spirit was ruined when her cabin steward opened the cabin door while she slept naked and she claims her booty was slapped on the dance floor. Was she wearing Apple Bottom jeans and boots with the fur and was the whole club looking at her? Who knows?

A Norwegian Cruise Line spokeswoman said the company believed both complaints had been resolved and said the couple never made a formal complaint with the company.

Go to the New York Daily News to read the entire story.

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Carnival cruise director may get TV sitcom

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 28 - 2008

John on deck (photo courtesy of Carnival) Move over “Love Boat,” according to Carnival cruise director, John Heald, Carnival is now in early talks with ”a major TV producer” about doing a TV sitcom, which would likely feature a cruise director in a central role. The show would be based on Heald’s widely popular blog.

”I think it has tremendous potential,” says Roger Blum, Carnival’s vice president of cruise programming. “Reading John’s blog is like another episode every day.”

Indeed, I hope John Heald gets to be the star of the show — how cool would that be?

Telly ho! Or is that Tally Ho? 🙂

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Costa to attempt world record for longest pizza line

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 28 - 2008

Costa Cruises will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the longest line of pizzas at an Italian festival in Sydney, Australia on June 8.

The charity event will put Costa’s 60th birthday celebrations in the news for a good cause and its Italian heritage. The pizzas that will be lined up on tables and will be given to OzHarvest, a charity that collects excess perishable food from regular donors and distributes it to organizations that care for the needy.

The current Guiness World Record is held by Fort Pierce, Florida based Big Apple Pizza where the line reached 721 feet.

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Norwegian Majesty rescues fishing boat crew

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 27 - 2008

Norwegian Majesty diverted from course Saturday to answer a distress call from the captain of a fishing boat that had been caught in a storm off the coast of South Carolina.

The ship rescued four men from the 24-foot boat dubbed “Not On Call”, then resumed its course to St. George’s Bermuda, arriving this afternoon.

The men are expected to fly from Bermuda home to South Carolina.

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Anita on Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio show Saturday

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 23 - 2008

Peter Greenberg (photo courtesy of Peter Greenberg)On Saturday, May 24, our editor Anita Dunham-Potter will be on the Peter Greenberg Worldwide radio show to discuss the story of the couple banned from Royal Caribbean.

Peter Greenberg is the Travel Editor for NBC’s Today show, CNBC and MSNBC, a best-selling author and host of the nationally syndicated radio, Peter Greenberg Worldwide.

Visit Peter’s Website for more information on where to listen and how you can phone in and ask questions.

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Royal Caribbean’s Genesis-class ships to be named Oasis and Allure

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On May - 23 - 2008

Royal Caribbean\'s Genesis Class ship (image courtesy of Royal Caribbean)It’s official. Royal Caribbean’s Genesis-class vessels, the largest in the world at 220,000 tons, will be named Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, names concocted by a reader of USA TODAY.

The publication says more than 91,000 readers sent in suggestions. A panel of five judges picked Weiser as the winner. Weiser will receive a seven-night Caribbean cruise for two on one of the new ships, among other prizes. Go to USA TODAY to read all the details.

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