Carnival Miracle Nick & Nora supper club was one of the best specialty restaurants tried on any cruise ship. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

Political parties in the Bahamas argue over whether Carnival should issue crime warnings to its passengers (the same as U.S. & UK issue to it’s citizens) The Democratic National Alliance’s (DNA) leader yesterday warned that downtown Nassau’s cruise tourism product …

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A container ship rides the waves in the Atlantic on clear day. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

Carnival Fascination set sail from Jacksonville for Bahamas while Hurricane Joaquin was still beating the islands. CRUISE FACTS: It’s in your contract. If the weather is bad the ship can go somewhere else where the weather is nicer. This event can …

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Orson Welles

War of the Worlds 1938 Radio Broadcast by Orson Welles The War of the Worlds is an episode of the American radio drama anthology series The Mercury Theatre on the Air. It was performed as a Halloween episode of the series on October 30, 1938, and …

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Carnival Pride passes under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C., medevacs an 80-year-old woman from the Carnival Pride cruise ship south of Cape Lookout, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. The woman was suffering from health complications. (U.S. …

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Ketut Pujayasa, 29, Indonesian national, brutally attacked a female passenger on Holland America ship pleaded guilty on Sept 29 2014 in Federal Court Miami

Cruise Line Crew Member Sentenced on Charges of Attempted Murder and Aggravated Sexual Abuse of a Female Passenger  MIAMI, FLA. (Jan. 8, 2015)   — A Holland America cruise line crew member was sentenced to 30 years and five months’ …

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TITANIC 1912 - The original news reporting of the sinking of the Titanic

Deborah Kalb’s books – Q & A of Ken Rossignol with Deborah Kalb Q: Your new series explores the history of the Chesapeake Bay. Why did you decide to focus on this, and what do you hope readers learn about …

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Carnival Pride sails from Baltimore down the Chesapeake Bay. THE PRIVATEER CLAUSE photo

CRUISE VESSEL SECURITY AND SAFETY ACT (CVSSA) STATISTICAL COMPILATION July 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014 CASES NO LONGER UNDER INVESTIGATION BY FBI-  1 Homicide Death (suspicious) Missing U.S. National Kidnapping Assault with serious bodily injury Firing or tampering with …

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Now available in Amazon Kindle

CRUISE FACTS: What to expect For the first timers on a cruise I travel the world on ships and am lucky enough to have very kind and generous audiences (otherwise known as captive audiences with hundreds of miles of ocean between …

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