Archive for September, 2012


September 19, 2012

Congrats to @kidtravel on Twitter.

She won big time from participating in #cruisechat Tuesday on Twitter!

She will be receiving her choice of great products from @GanoFlorida

Gano Excel has a great line of coffee and tea infused with the Chinese herb Ganoderma Lucidum!

For more details, follow @GanoFlorida, @UnlimitdProfits and go to for more details!



September 19, 2012

Thanks to everyone who was on #cruisechat on Tuesday. I was honored to be asked to co-host cruise chat and talk about Music Themed cruises.

I have successfully promoted the Groove Cruise and now the Blake Shelton Cruise.

Looking forward to meeting folks on the Blake Shelton Cruise Oct 14th.


Great Article! If you are new to cruising, read this!

September 13, 2012

The folks at Avoya Travel break it down for new cruisers!

Importance of “Triple” checking your cabin

September 6, 2012

In March of 2012, I was a chaperone of a high school group from here in Jacksonville. We had 28 kids and several adults. We booked “triples” to save money. Unfortunately, the Carnival Fascination was “overbooked” and it was Spring Break. Instead of having cabins with those cool “pull down” bunk beds, Carnival put mattresses on the floor…yes THE FLOOR so that we would have a triple.

When we booked a cruise for Sept 1st, 2012, we again booked “triples”. When we booked three months previous to the cruise, I insisted that we have cabins with those “pull down” units.


We go to our cabins and our room stewards start bringing mattresses for us to sleep on the floor.

While Carnival fixed the problem by moving us into cabins with “pull down” bunks on the second day of cruise, our first impression of our cruise was ruined.

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Carnival Fascination Cruise Sept 1st, 2012

September 1, 2012

The benefit of living in Jacksonville, Florida is having a cruise ship 15 minutes from my house.

When the ship leaves on Saturday, I drive down to the St John’s River and watch the ship go by. Yeah, I have my flip cam and post the video to my YouTube Channel (see link on the right hand side of this page).

I love cruising because I am a Navy veteran. I was a radarman in the Navy back in the 80’s and enjoyed being out to sea.

Of course cruising on a cruise ship is 100% different!

Great food, entertainment and better living quarters than back on the U.S.S. Samuel Eliot Morison (FFG-13) and on the U.S.S. Ticonderoga (CG-47).

Scott Lara

@scottlara1961 and #winning