CRUISE QUIZ ~20 Questions …

Question #1: Which Cruise Ship company’s vessels are all lovely “Ladies?” Answer: Virgin Voyages.  Thus far, her ships are named: Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady, Resilient Lady and Brilliant Lady, to be launched in 2024.   Question #2: The Cruise Industry is bullish on building ships.  According to Cruise Lines international organization (CLIA) Environmental Technologies and Practices Report, August 2023, 44 new ships are currently on order.  As of 2019, that represents an estimated investment of: A) $780 …

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Cruise Ship Trivia 2021 – 20 intriguing questions

c. Bob Ecker, June 2021 Think you know your ships?  And cruising?  Try your luck with these… #1. Which ship is often credited as being the first modern cruise ship, specifically designed for passenger comfort and enjoyment versus simply transport?  Name the ship, company and year launched? Answer #1: The Prinzessin Victoria Luise, (named for Kaiser Wilhelm II daughter) was launched by HAPAG on January 5, 1901 from Hamburg, Germany.  It was built more for passenger comfort …

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Big Ship Versus Little: Which Sized Cruise Ship is Best for You?

Travelers looking for a fun cruise vacation have literally tons of vessel choices. But which one to choose? A “Big” ship or a “Little” ship? What are the advantages and disadvantages to each? Is one perfect for a getaway, a honeymoon, destinations, simple relaxation or best for families? Will there be enough activities, fine dining and wine? Everybody is different so which is best for you? For sake of argument, in the “Big” category I’ll use very …

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Bob Ecker’s Bio

Bob Ecker is a Napa, California based freelance writer and photographer providing worldwide magazines, newspapers and websites with compelling destination travel, cruise, wine, culinary, hospitality, ski, automotive and feature content. His work appears regularly in the Dallas Morning News, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today and the Napa Valley Register; Business Jet Traveler Magazine, Business Traveler and many others. He is constantly traveling the world, unearthing new destinations and uncorking emerging stories.

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