Every day stories about cruise vacations come to us from a variety of sources. Some we go deep inside cruise vacations to cover, sorting through press releases, news stories, phone calls and emails to bring you relevant information. Others we see and think “Borrrrrring” and this is where those stories end up. Still, they’re probably interesting to someone so here, take a look…
Here is today’s catch, fresh off the grill:
Cruise-line captains enjoying life on the ocean wave- Global Travel Industry News
“Cruise-line companies might be in dire financial straits but their captains are enjoying life on the ocean wave.The average salary for a cruise-liner captain jumped 22.8 per cent last year to US$153,379, (Dh563,435) with wage rates for master mariners aboard less glamorous bulk carriers and container ships receiving a 16 per cent boost to $110,981….”
Boring because: Do we really care how much they make as long as they keep us safe and get us where we want to go on time?
“An amendment in an international treaty on shipping pollution could have profound effects on the cost of getting goods and people in and out of Alaska’s ports. Everything from the cruise industry to the cost of imported cherries could be impacted by costlier fuel.”
Boring because: This reeks of “EVERYONE WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A PASSPORT TO SAIL FROM A NORTH AMERICAN PORT”…as we were told several years ago. But yet US Citizens are still OK with a birth certificate, preferably their own and photo ID.
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