Links

While scouring the Internet for this site, I run across useful cruise related sites and interesting people and store them here as resource for everyone.

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These are links to people that have influenced or inspired me in the development of my career.

Dr. Cathy Small - Extraordinary? How about a college professor enrolling as acollege freshman, moving out of her house and into the dorms, taking a full load of courses, joining student activities and eating in the student dining hall? Crazy? I think it’s Amazing! The book, which resulted “My Freshman Year,” is now the basis of efforts at Northern Arizona University and around the country to better adjust college structures and teaching to the learning styles of a more pressed and diverse student body. Dr. Small is spending this year speaking at more than 30 different universities and national conferences about how to apply the results of her ethnographic findings. Out-of-the box thinking implemented with enthusiasm for your work delivers out-of-the box results - that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

Seth Godin- O.K so I don’t know him personally, but I love his work. Download “99cows“ and discover how only extraordinary ideas achieve dominance in a marketplace that is flooded with average and “ok.”

Chris Locke, Doc Searls and David Weinberger wrote The Cluetrain Manifesto. When Cluetrain.com was created in April 1999, the web was still in its infancy - and there were plenty of doubters. Those that ignored the 95 Theses of the Manifesto have since been turned upside down or into dust - it was truly the end of business as we know it. A few thousand people signed their endorsement of the ideas. I was fortunate enough to be one of them. The website today has been declared a Read-Only Landmark.

Tom Mohr co-founder, President, and CEO of ResponseLogix. I’ve been fond of saying “the best thing for the newspaper business is to get out of the newspaper business.” While I meant diversifying like the Washington Post’s purchase of Kaplan University or by folding in web start ups, the strategy was only viable while there was still plenty of cash. Tom Mohr didn’t wait. Mohr was President of Knight Ridder Digital - at the time the second largest newspaper company in the U.S. He found seed money and now ResponseLogix lets auto dealers reply to Internet car buyers with a full quote in less than 10 minutes 100% of the time. Plus, it automatically follows up on “cold” leads with personalized e-mails, and provides powerful data tools to analyze sales performance. According to Mohr, all of this typically results in a significant, measurable increase in sales. Nothing typical about it. ResponseLogix’s goal is to be in over 50% of all auto-dealerships across the nation in four years.

Rolv Heggenhougen. Ideas without implementation are just day dreams. The guys at Wrapmail are making their dreams become a reality. Go to their site to see a simple but great idea being very well executed. If they don’t try to become all things to all people and keep focused on their core product it will be huge. Someday, virtually all corporate email will be done this way.

Kathy Beitler is Account Director, Custom Research, for Scarborough. Call her at (781) 740-9770 and if you get her voice mail, you’ll understand why extraordinary customer service and attitude, combined with a laser like focus and knowledge of your industry niche leads to being the best in the world.

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Ship GPS tracker (Sweet!)
Cruise Cal - Where is your ship?

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Cruise Line International Association
Passenger Shipping Association
Seatrade
World Cruise Industry Review
World Cruise Network
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
US Maritime Administration
Niche Cruise Marketing Alliance
Nauticalcities.com Compare Over 730 Cruise Ships
IRN-Research Statistics on the UK and European cruise markets
Cruise Junkie Other Information On the Cruise Industry

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Hurtigruten

P&O

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Carnival Cruise Line - CARNIVAL BREEZE
Carnival Cruise Line - CARNIVAL DREAM
Carnival Cruise Line - CARNIVAL FREEDOM
Carnival Cruise Line - CARNIVAL LIBERTY
Carnival Cruise Line - CARNIVAL MAGIC
Carnival Cruise Line - CARNIVAL SPLENDOR
Carnival Cruise Line - CARNIVAL VALOR

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COSTA DELIZIOSA
COSTA ATLANTICA
COSTA CLASSICA
COSTA FAVOLOSA
COSTA FASCINOSA
COSTA FORTUNA
COSTA LUMINOSA
COSTA MAGICA
COSTA MARINA
COSTA MEDITERRANEA
COSTA neoROMANTICA
COSTA SERENA
COSTA VICTORIA
COSTA VOYAGER

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Princess Cruises - CARIBBEAN PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - CROWN PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - DAWN PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - DIAMOND PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - EMERALD PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - ISLAND PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - GOLDEN PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - GRAND PRINCESS
Princess Cruises- OCEAN PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - ROYAL PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - RUBY PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - SAPPHIRE PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - SEA PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - STAR PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - SUN PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - TAHITIAN PRINCESS
Princess Cruises - CORAL PRINCESS

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MSC ARMONIA
MSC LIRICA
MSC MELODY
MSC MUSCIA
MSC OPERA
MSC ORCHESTRA
MSC POESIA
MSC SINFONIA

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NCL NORWEGIAN DAWN
NCL NORWEGIAN GEM
NCL NORWEGIAN JADE
NCL NORWEGIAN JEWEL
NCL NORWEGIAN MAJESTY
NCL NORWEGIAN PEARL
NCL NORWEGIAN SKY
NCL NORWEGIAN SPIRIT
NCL NORWEGIAN STAR
NCL NORWEGIAN SUN
NCL PRIDE OF AMERICA

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AIDA AIDAbella
AIDA AIDAdiva

Cunard Line QUEEN MARY 2
Cunard Line QUEEN VICTORIA

Crystal Cruises CRYSTAL SERENITY
Crystal Cruises CRYSTAL SYMPHONY

Hapag-Lloyd HANSEATIC
Hapag-Lloyd EUROPA
Hapag-Lloyd COLUMBUS 2

Oceania Cruises MARINA

PhoenixReisen MAXIM GORKI

P&O Cruises OCEANA
P&O Cruises ORIANA
P&O Cruises PACIFIC STAR
P&O Cruises PACIFIC SUN
P&O Cruises ARCADIA
P&O Cruises ARTEMIS
P&O Cruises AURORA
P&O Cruises VENTURA

Royal Caribbean International VOYAGER OF THE SEAS

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Cruise Week
Lloyd's List
News Daily
Travel Mole
Travel Pulse
Travel Weekly
Travel Agent Central
The American Society of Travel Agents
Cruise Industry News
Cruise Industry Wire
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John Heald
Alastair Greener
Cruise Talk Central
The Avid Cruiser featuring Ralph Grizzle
Phil Reimer's Ports & Bows
Cruise Diva
Captain Greybeard
World Hum
Peter Greenberg
Jane Wooldridge
Jane Archer
Expert Cruiser
Repositioning Cruise Guide

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Cruise Critic
CruiseMates
Cruise Line Fans
USA Today with Gene Sloan
Royal Caribbean Fan

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Cruise Ship Phone Numbers (Shore to ship telephone service)
Seafax (by SeaView)
SeaSite - Where Cruise Events Begin
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Building interiors for cruise ships Makinen
The worlds leading maritime services network Wilhelmsen
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Cruise Ship Post card collection
Cruise Ship Advertising collection
Cruise Line History
Internet Archives Way Back Machine
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