Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Second "All Day At Sea"

So what do people do when they are at sea all day? Have literary salons, play scrabble, and talk with staff who make the cruising experience so fascinating!

Authors Victoria Christopher Murray (far left) and Betty Miller Buttram (right) read, signed books, and talked about writing books as well as the nuances of the book publishing world. Did you know that sales from book clubs e.g. Black Expressions, do not count toward getting on the New York Times best seller lists? Did you know that the first week of sales for a book is as significant as the first weekend for a movie?

The scrabble games were out! Here's Cece, sister to author Victoria Christopher Murray, gloating over a challenging game!

Meet Anna, International Ambassador on Royal Caribbean's Splendour of the Seas! She hails from Portugal, speaks Portugese, English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.
Did you know that Royal Caribbean International, created in 1970, was the first company dedicated to the cruise business? Its first ship was the Song of Norway, 20 gross tons, at a cost of US$20 million. The newest ship, Oasis of the Seas, due to sail in October 2009 will be 220 gross tons, cost close to US$2 billion, and will have a capacity of 6,000 passengers?


Sean B. Halliday said...

First off, I have to say that I LOVE cruise ships.
I spent over 12 years working on them as a Scuba Instructor,
Shore Excursion Manager and an IT Officer.

For 2 years I also worked shoreside in Miami as a database IT guy.

During my years on ships, I have to stay that many things happened
and that life is definately stranger than fiction on cruise ships.

Many people have asked me to share the stories I have collected over
the years, so I am complying with their request.

My site is:

If you had any stories of your own to add, please
send them to me and I will be happy to add them.

Sean B. Halliday

Jennie Joy said...

Thanks, Sean. I will read your stories, and definitely send you one for consideration.