2018 Cruise Ship Vacations Deals News Updates Trends Aida Orders New Ship Powered by Liquid Nat Gas

2018 Cruise Ship Vacations Deals News Updates Trends Aida Orders New Ship Powered by Liquid Nat Gas


live we’re live we’re live how’s it
going everybody welcome to traveling with Bruce
just checking make sure all my settings are all right I think we’re good to go
were there how are you doing everybody welcome to you what day is it today
Tuesday Tuesday February the 27th 2018 welcome to another day at fun fun fun oh
what a day we had a beautiful sunny day going here in Creston I’m just pointing
at the outside was great and then about half an hour half an hour ago the the
clouds moved in I forget a 60% chance of a folks 60% chance of snow and this
haven’t rolls my phone here we’re getting snow unbelievable but we’re
about 34 35 degrees so it’s gonna be wet snow so it’s winter you know it’s that
time of year what are you gonna do um I’ve been waiting all day to go on the
air hiya folks I it’s I’m happy to say this is this is
kind of a favorite time a day for me and it’s such a favorite time today I’m
doing it twice we’re going live again tonight in three hours so this is my
first show the five o’clock Eastern show and I’m going to do another show at 8
o’clock Eastern tonight and if you can’t get enough of me and well maybe you
maybe you can’t maybe there’s a way you can get enough of me so I’m kind of
looking forward to seeing if we can reach a fewer more members of the
audience you know folks who’ve been working and can’t catch me alive might
be able to catch me live at 8 o’clock and we’ll build the audience even more
we’ll see how it kind of goes but I kind of like like the 5 o’clock slot but I
kind of curious about the 8 o’clock slot because you know I’m out west and the
population of the country and the continent is more out east
so anyway well do we can um this is traveling with Bruce for those of you
have never been here before this is Bruce and I’m three miles north of the
Idaho border the United States is just over there it’s getting it’s getting
kind of covered in cloud now but it looked good earlier today
America looked good Ganon looks great from where I’m looking out here all as
well my channel is all about traveling cruise ship vacations going on a cruise
finding a deal I love talking about trends in the cruise business rumors or
news announcements you know new ships that are coming any like that and so I
welcome any of your comments about that and we’ll compare notes and we’ll you
know will talk about cruises this is an open Q&A setting here so you can ask me
anything you want about cruise ships going on a holiday what about the new
ships coming up whether you should get a drink package or not if you’re new to
cruising I mean you’re a newbie you’ve come to the right channel believe me do
not be intimidated you have come to the right place because there are no dumb
questions from new cruisers there’s some doozies but no dumb questions but
anything you want to know what going on the cruise for the first time or tenth
time or you haven’t been on a cruise in 10 15 years and you want to know kind of
get caught up with what’s going on you’ve come to the right place right
here between myself and my viewers who are
signing in right now saying hi to me telling me where they’re located what
their high temperature is today we will probably have an answer for you on the
spot if you’ve got a question about going on a cruise or you know what you
should do or how you should do what or you name it you’ll probably even learn
stuff today and on all of these broadcasts you’ll learn more about going
on a cruise and you could possibly learn from any five-minute video out there
because we cover it all and we cover it right on the spot
so we’re alive and we’re happy to answer any questions you have like I said just
fire away when whatever it is you need to know now updates updates update every
day I have updates it just never ends I have YouTube updates YouTube is an is an
evolving moving creature it’s exciting but it is it is it’s changing all the
time right now my channel and when I got off
the air yesterday I was sitting at 1164 subscribers I just noticed I was just
looking at some stats four weeks ago I was at 500
if for weeks I’ve gone from 500 subscribers to 1164 it just it’s
mind-numbing I lose track sometimes how far I’ve come I noticed about a week in
a bit ago I was at 700 something like two weeks ago at 700 and I thought I’ll
never make a thousand because I had to make a thousand by February the 20th to
to remain monetized well we made it unbelievable thanks to a lot of you
folks out there and we called people and contacted people my subscribers who I
you know I had 900 subscribers on the last day and oh man that phone call
Scott made emails got sent threats might have been issued strong-arming was
definitely on the table we made a thousand subscribers on the 19th of
February and here we are now at 1100 right now eleven hundred and seventy
four that’s where I am right now 11th understand before sigh I just want
to thank everybody who’s joined in on this channel in the last few weeks I
keep forgetting that on Boxing Day December the 26th I was with my
daughter’s house just celebrated Christmas I had done a video for almost
a week and the the my daughter’s boyfriend
he became the 150th subscriber in front of it you just subscribe while I was
there so I was hanging out with the 150th subscriber December the 26th this
is what is it now February say February 7 two months later and we’re eleven
hundred and seventy-four I mean my goodness so that’s 1120 for new
subscribers in sixty days well for my channel unbelievable from where we were
for Casey nice that to grow as a thousand subscribers were four hours but
he’s got nine million now so he’s got a bit of a head start so fantastic thank
you everybody now news on on YouTube those of you care
I’m still not monetized I was monetized and getting paid for commercials up
until the 20th February and then all of us got the monetized that were of a
certain size or smaller well nine or ten million of us and I was immediately
notified that yes your demonetized but you’re on the review list right now
you’re automatically on the review list you should know within a week well
today’s a week and I heard a thing and I’m desperately trying to find
information from wherever I can find it how long is this going to because this
is my living and the irony was that the the day before I got mocked demonetised
best day I ever had on YouTube that steak and I thought well if I could keep
this pace up I can make car payments I can pay
insurance I can I can pay bills cut off the day after and haven’t heard a word
since have been checking different different what it was called vlog sites
and YouTube discussion pages and these kinds of places to get updates on what’s
going on and and I’m hearing nightmares I’m hearing two to four weeks for rep
for renews for renewal so it might be a month that I don’t get paid to do this
so my only form of income I don’t want to sound like a beggar but the only form
of income I got now is super chat and that’s where people out of the goodness
of their hearts send me money through YouTube on live streams and there’s a
dollar sign probably on the bottom of your devices when you send me a message
you can send me money a dollar two dollars I want or every one I’ve had a
number of people sending me three and five dollars and some 175 British crowns
and I really appreciate it because it compensates for not getting anything
from YouTube but I fear it’s a month that I’m gonna be down before I see a
dime again so it’s just so frustrating is you have no way of knowing you have
no one to call there’s no 800 number so you just kind
of mmm work for free and see what happens so
anyone who sends me super chat money oh my god you guys are great I really
appreciate it I can’t thank you enough and and we’ll just go from there I’ve
had one subscriber send me some do a patreon pledge I have a patreon site and
they’re doing a patreon plate to thank you for that too that’s that’s fabulous
that’s like a monthly you know commitment thank you so much for that
anyway so that was that now today I got some other news from YouTube uh Sparky
is – speaking of news found out today that YouTube has announced that they are
now starting today maybe or tomorrow but at
any time these live streams that that I’m doing
with you guys the when you’re with me you see the the comments coming over the
your screen you see that you can type in and you can see what you’ve typed and
you can see what other people have typed and you can talk to each other and I
read these these messages to the world because in the evening when people watch
the show they don’t see that the typing well apparently they will now YouTube is
changing live streaming and they’re going to issue and and publish comments
that you folks are making so behave yourselves is that whatever is being
typed in will actually be part of the broadcast going forward and I don’t have
to download special software and work on special codes and learn all kinds of
other computer techniques that I don’t want to learn I don’t want to do that I
just want to do this and anyway so I’m really happy about that that I think
that’s a wonderful thing because apparently now for my channel this will
actually enhance my channels performance because the the comments that you guys
are posting already do count as comments and interaction with the Creator it’s
always a good thing any thumbs up so you guys have been giving me which I really
appreciate also a really good thing I think we had 55 yesterday thank you for
that but now apparently these comments here are gonna register inside Google
search and it enhances my my profile in the search engines and over the next
weeks and days and weeks and months these thousands and thousands of
comments simply coming through as we keep on going forward as they have
anyway will enhance the search ability at my channel so this is wonderful news
I it’s great only I were monetized to get a to get something out of it so that
is fantastic news I was really glad to hear that I was really amazed about that
us that’s just you know going that’s fantastic this saves me a nightmare
because I’ve been looking at various software entities out there to to do
these enhancements and it’s just great that YouTube has said no no no we’re
going to do this in-house and we’re gonna put these comments on there
where we go so I don’t know if today’s episode is going to be enhanced that way
or if it’ll be later this week or exactly but they’ve rolled it out
they’ve said and so I’m assuming that sooner or later it’s going to show and
I’m happy as a clam about that so that’s other YouTube news fantastic Thank You
YouTube I gotta thank those guys I’m just amazed at the fact that there are
20 odd million channels a hundred no was it a billion Watchers 400 hours of video
is uploaded to YouTube every second there are there are the top two top 250
youtubers in the travels segment that I’m part of to make number 250 I’d have
to have a hundred and twenty thousand subscribers to make number 250 just to
give you an idea how big YouTube is and it just floors me that they handle all
of that all the uploading all the watching all
the everything else inside these unbelievable computer systems all over
the world it’s just an amazing system and I can talk to you folks live from my
home in Creston I just find it incredible and I want to say hi to you
all and let’s find out who’s here Heather Young it was the first to type
in about four minutes before I went on air 62 in Kentucky hi everybody sunny
beautiful day here Debbie is saying watching videos of people missing their
cruise ships what a hoot George Bush our 71 mostly cloudy in the villages in
Florida hi George how are you pal nice to have you back
Malika Smith hi Bruce I’m Malika Anna EPI from Honolulu 80 and breezy today oh
gosh darn it I wish I was getting that kind of weather excel law school in
Tokyo spring is coming hi a 15 degrees celcius later today that’s 60 Fahrenheit
basically almost double yesterday’s high that’s fantastic Scott Darwin is here hi
Bruce 727 Fahrenheit and windy in hammer blowing the
windy and Hammer in 27 that feels colder Bob Hollis hi Bruce first-timer here 62
and 11 Bob how are you welcome to that channel this is fantastic I hope you
subscribe order seriously thinking about it there’s a button there give us a
thumbs up fantastic any questions you have you let us know otherwise watch and
listen and take it all in and glad you’re here this fantastic mary w hi
everyone sunny and 47 here in new hampshire
that’s not so bad Pamela Jordan did sign in I think she’s
gonna say some short Liana EP was glad to find you as we will be doing our
first cruise next spring around the Hawaiian Islands so I don’t have to fly
don’t I don’t have to fly and before we move back to the mainland
so it’s glad to find us we’re doing the first Chris next spring around the
Hawaiian Islands so I have to fly oh you know so you don’t have to fly to Hawaii
to see how I you can just take the cruise over that’s what you’re telling
me I think I got it fantastic before we move back to the mainland
quite understand the last part of that Kelly
estoy on omec Haber’s I am going on Royal Caribbean in April we want to we
want to know can we take drinks water tea soda okay hi Kelly how by the way
Kelly how are you Akron Ohio I believe you’re in no no you’re not neck you’re
at the Football Hall of Fame oh I can’t remember that why can’t I
remember that Football Hall of Fame for the NFL that’s where you’re at Canton
Ohio Thank You Canton welcome back Kelly okay
can we take drinks water seat at ISA depending on the line was Royal
Caribbean I believe you can what I would do it again it turns what you want to
bring with you usually you’re allowed to bring a bottle of wine with each for
each of you for each adult each adult when my wife and I go we have one bottle
of wine in my suitcase one adverse not to carry on but just the big old
suitcase is surrounded by all the clothing
I like the pack for a one-week cruise I’ll pack three dozen sodas my favorite
is caffeine free diet coke because I can’t get the caffeine free diet coke
and cans on board the ship and and I save about two
two-fifty a can by not buying it from the cruise line and 70 it was a 36 cans
times 250 a shot about 80 bucks thank you very much I’ll save the $80 thank
you I’ll still buy a cola in the main restaurant or at a specialty restaurant
I’ll still buy a Diet Coke on my room card because I won’t carry a can in on
something like that no but in the buffet I think nothing of having a couple of
cans in a drink squirt cup take a sport cup you know one of those tall ones with
with your own straw take one for yourself and your traveling companion
husband and friend and you can fill up with ice in your room because your room
Stewart will bring you ice every morning and then if you have sodas already in
your minibar fridge which or your iced tea or whatever you’re doing then you
can pour a can or two of those into your sport cup and I are good for hours and
that’s what I do I’ll take that to the buffet I’ll take the sport cup with the
coal in it to the buffet and no one no one that’s a night not a worry so yes
you can take water tea you take soda a couple bottles of wine you bet you and
if you have some if you like chocolates you like chocolate and chocolate bars
take a bunch of those put them in baggies like like Ziploc bags pop them
in there and then take them and it’s throw them into your fridge in your room
and then enjoy one when whenever you want you don’t have to buy them on the
ship if you’re buying them in bulk at Walmart or at Costco you know wherever
you like shot let’s see Scott batch Lee’s here hi
Bruce cold day today in venture California got a little rain last night
for a change 55 degrees but you got rain and that’s a good thing that’s good to
hear Elizabeth green is here 77 and sunny and Daytona lovely welcome back
Elizabeth Wow Pamela Jordan hi Bruce and everyone
sunny and 65 here in Iowa South Carolina not so bad Pamela Debbie are you
monetized now nope no I am not monetized I am working for free now for a week I
have nothing paid I might not be paid for a month
I’m fear as I feared before I’ve talked about this
I feared and I figured they’re behind so drowning in you know re monetization
scenarios even though they’ve cut off probably eight million
channel-set have no hope of being monetized right now because they don’t
have a thousand subscribers they don’t have 4,000 hours of you time but there’s
a couple million of us of me there’s a couple million like me I think that have
reached certain parameters in the last 30 days and now we have to be reviewed
and I don’t know if this is a human thing an artificial intelligence thing
combination of the two I have no idea and it kind of hurts me that that they
announced that a month ago we’re scrambling like crazy to reach
this to meet the standards now we’re demonetised and i have no
ending i have not seen a video yet of a
youtuber who said I’m back I got no I haven’t seen anything like this it’s
been a week and I don’t know of a single channel that’s actually been Ramana ties
with this new policy so I don’t know what is going on for sure I’m praying
that it is a bulk thing I’m kind of hoping that you know a million channels
and one shot will just they’ll just hit the switch and go okay you guys are good
to go you’re back on this you’re back in the stream now carry on and the other
million are coming behind you but I don’t know I’m in the dock here in
the dock so a super chat is my only form of income now and that’s you know it’s
up to you guys if you want to throw me a couple of bucks and I would appreciate
it if you did but you don’t have to but I’d appreciate pamela jordan hi Bruce
and everyone Deb is saying that good morning Bruce from Belinda 73 degrees
here in Australia welcome to the chat today Belinda Debbie Emanuel hi Bruce
sunny but warmer in Chico at 62 very good Charles Jordan Hybris how you doing
Charles uh al Looney a Looney Oh Lonnie I keep kind of screwing it up tonight Oh
Lonnie column hi Bruce around 65 in the Fort Worth area today hope you get
monetized again soon you got that right my wife dude kind of hope melody
Callaghan hi lake charles la Silvan for snipers oh here we are
in Delray Beach 82 degrees Fahrenheit sunny and very pleasant drink of the day
is a bloody Caesar our daily cigar I love the variety you know that way to go
there so and welcome back buddy Debbie Manuel hi Debbie still then you are
making me look up ingredients now for a bloody Caesar gone so men are going
kelly ceramic hey hi Bruce we are going on Royal Caribbean in April
can we take water sorts you bored of this thanks love your channel yeah I’ve
already answered that yes you can Sean Johnson sunshine in st. Louis st.
Louis 69 degrees not too bad Sean that’s pretty good so full of
soulful music 101 degrees Celsius heavy snow double Ireland the beast from that
east has arrived and it’s hit in Ireland and the UK yeah it has arrived Paul okay
hi Bruce Oliver’s 60 degrees and beautiful sunshine everyone’s in a great
mood and Hanover PA fantastic Wes Morrison hybrid is overcast in 77 hear a
newborn Braunfels Texas how you doing pal
Canton Canton Canton Ohio Thank You Kristal Johnson’s here hello mr. Bruce
it’s now 68 in Burlington North Carolina feels like spring tonight dropping down
to 55 North Carolina weather is crazy two seasons in one day it’s true it’s
you’re on that line you know it comes and it goes
the Arctic comes in the Arctic backs off yeah you’re right on that dividing line
no kidding Kelly say I’m gonna take the metal ones stay cold all day those are
the drink cups the sport cups you bet that’s a good good idea absolutely Sean
Johnson a Kelly Royal Caribbean does not allow you to bring beverages on board
last cruise we had a case of water confiscated on our entry they told me
that soft drinks and water are available in there cheaper packages well fair
enough Sean whatever whatever they told you my thinking is Kelly shoved those
cans in your luggage in the big suitcases and make them take them up
just make them find them make it I don’t think that’s gonna happen if
you’re on a big ship it’s gonna have don’t carry it on your carry-on that’s
all I’m saying Steve Bartley got my stockholder credit
today for my next guru Steve way to go buddy for those of you who don’t know
what he’s talking about I did a video a while back it’s called a shareholder
credit that all cruisers are entitled to if you’re a shareholder of the big three
Carnival Royal Caribbean or Norwegian own a hundred shares of stock in your
brokerage account your IRA whatever you qualify for a a credit on every cruise
you take no matter which cruise line these companies own excuse me so in the
case of Carnival you know they own all in America princess excuse me kyun our
core secured the Carnival line itself Seabourn are they owned all these
different lines and if you go on any of those cruise ship lines any of those
lines for a holiday let’s say a one-week holiday you got a hundred dollar cabin
credit every cruise unlimited if you take five a year eighty year in the end
a hundred every time doesn’t matter all the other deals they have the cabin
credit for the the cruise itself for you know they’re giving you a free internet
package or or what that’s all additional he this shareholder credit is on top of
everything else because you’re a part owner of the corporation and that stands
for Norwegian and Royal Caribbean as well so that’s what he’s talking about
he’s taking advantage of the shareholder deal and it’s been available for years
and it’s it’s just not talked about five very many channels out there because
it’s kind of boring but it’s not boring if you take a repositioning cruise a
15-day repositioning cruise which already is on sale I saw one earlier
today I’m going to talk to you about some of these shortly but I think
there’s a there’s a Hall in America 15-day cruise $800 for the balcony and
you get a 250 dollar cabin credit being a shareholder how can you beat that
that’s 125 a person your cruise just went down to 650 to 750 or so 760 15
days balcony booster damn and joy your that’s a pretty good deal so that’s good
stuff Thanks way to go Steve thanks for telling me
Kelly Kelly boost avec boost you see Jack she’s here saying hi Kelly aria
Aulani Oh Lonnie is saying even though I get a kick out of you trying to say my
name it’s just like the Disney Aulani Resort in Hawaii if that helps doesn’t
help I’ve never been to the alot ears but I keep trying I’ll just keep trying
uh Kelly you said first cruise ever in two weeks to Panama on Holland America
I’m from the South I’m from South of Canton Ohio
sunny and 57 Kelly fantastic you’re going on haul in America two weeks
Panama it’s just gonna be good it’s gonna be good and it’s gonna be good
it’s gonna be really good as gonna be great you gonna love just gonna love it
you’re gonna love the food you’re gonna love the ship you love the service
you’re gonna love the the cabin you know it all I’m I’m looking forward to your
report when you get back tell me how it went
that’s fantastic just have to wait it out that’s the only problem
Judy Anstis in Hebrews rain is gone woohoo 57 degrees in Sacramento
California cannot wait for my transatlantic cruise to England April
the 21st on the Norwegian Jay yes the repositioning cruise to Southampton that
is gonna be fantastic you know when you get there you don’t have any jet lag
don’t have any boat like you know you get off the ship and you’re all a
climate a climatized to the time change because it took place over the 14 15 day
cruise that’s gonna be fantastic a case if have you been to Cuba no I have not
been to Cuba I’ve been I’ve been 90 miles south of Cuba I lived in the
Cayman Islands what would you like to know KCI bunk you but maybe I can help
you and we’ll answer any questions you have patrie to saying hi Bruce sunny and
55 and Cherry Hill New Jersey I hope they backdate your monetization
asset I threatened many people into subscribing to your channel laughs a lot you knew someone that that been to Vegas
and things happen in Vegas I’m supposed to stay there and you kind of said if
you want to keep them there you better subscribe this channel you’re that guy
right fantastic no they’re not back date they don’t back
date no no they don’t do it Cathy Butler’s here hi everybody hey
Cathy how you doing good to have you here today
Doreen chapman hi Bruce plus two here in Nova Scotia still above the freezing
line we’ll take it Casey I’m going to Cuba on Empress of the Seas March the
12th right on the cruises to Cuba have sort of started in the last eight months
a year or something like that a number of cruise lines are upping their voyages
to Cuba the first few were expensive because there’s no competition now more
cruise lines are gonna add cruises to Cuba but under the current
administration and and the unpredictability of everything we don’t
know if in a heartbeat that’s gonna change but so far so good the cruise
lines seem to have a pretty good in with the administration they were able to
avoid any kind of tax increase on cruises or cruise lines and the last
budget through the tax bill and there was a rumor that there was going to be
some kind of a tax imposed somehow some way on cruise lines but they were able
to lobby through that and at the moment Cuba is a-okay to go to for cruise lines
we’ll see how long that lasts but so far so good that much I can tell you I can
tell you – on Cuba I did here during the the hurricane season when when when you
know the Eastern Caribbean was really getting it there was the one hurricane
that that came up and ended up in Florida did hit northern coast of Cuba
and the the unbelievable amounts of rain that was coming down for days really
flooded out parts of the number of port cities in in Cuba Havana for a little
while and so some of the streets had to three feet of water at high tide on them
but I can tell you that the Cubans have built their infrastructure and their
cities in such a way that they can handle it they can handle flooding um
they’re able to do it high high curbs on the side of the streets
so you know foot and a half of water it can go cascading down the street and
doesn’t go on the sidewalk that kind of thing and then the front door of most of
these buildings are three or four steps higher they’ve they kind of build their
infrastructure to know to expect this kind of stuff but you know I hear
positive and and mediocre things about Cuba others say fantastic things about
Cuba they have resorts there for all-inclusive resorts that Canadians
have been using for decades Europeans for decades have gone to Florida Air
France has direct flights in believe British Airways also and and other
airlines they take passengers to to Cuba all the time for holiday time Americans
are totally out of out of the loop had been since the sixties on the you know
on the availability of cheap vacations on Cuba but the cruise ship thing is new
for Americans in North Americans in general because Canadians had no way of
taking a cruise to Cuba even though they could go to Cuba if
they wanted to in the past this country has never had an issue with Canadians
going to Cuba but the cruise ship thing they started with the smaller ships the
older ships and and thought they let’s see see how it goes kind of thing and
the reactions been positive more and more people are going and now the cruise
lines are dedicating a little bit a few larger ships and newer ships to the area
so we’ll see how that builds out time will tell
Bob Hollis is saying a booking harmony of the Seas this fall any direction on
best deck for outside balcony jeez Bob but man have you got choices you’ve got
you’ve got the outside you know the outside of the ship that looks out to
the ocean you’ve got the back of the ship looking out kind of the you know
ocean and the inside then you’ve got the inside balconies that look across the
other to the other balcony on the other side of the ship because then the back
of it is open right the back of the ship is open but if you’re close to the back
of the ship you also have the the view out the back between the two hallways
the two you know wings of the ship and so you’ve got that Plus this view and
then you can see down to Central Park and all the other neighborhoods they’ve
got there so you’ve got choices go I don’t have a I don’t have a you know a
favorite or a non favorite for you well what I would do is I would go to the
Royal Caribbean website and you’ll probably see some really good deck plans
there you get some kind of schematic feel for the for the vessel but
otherwise what I would do is go to youtube like I would do before before I
did this if I was thinking of a cruise on that ship
I’d be looking at videos for balcony units on the on the ship for people
who’ve already made videos youtubers or you know they’re not professional
youtubers they’re just amateur youtubers that love to put an occasional video up
for fun and they’ve made one of their ship of their cabin and showing off that
a relative’s so you may want to check that out and see what kind of videos you
can come up with for balcony units on the ship and see what what you find
Peter hekima hi from Tarpon Springs Florida 87 degrees here today 87 just
for you info we are 20 miles north of Clearwater which u.s. rated as America’s
number one beach nice nice fantastic Peter that’s awesome 87 degrees my
goodness that’s wonderful you’re killing me Kelly’s there but just
say now hey Kelley Bukoba I’m in Mays Maisie on few miles from the Hall of
Fame how close are you we’re going to be we’re going to the Caribbean you got yet
neighbors watching me crystal Johnson Congrats Kelly on your first cruise I
have a hundred ninety three days until my first cruise woohoo
the days are going by can’t be saying Brewster you recommend the New England
cruises ah okay New England cruises um I do and I don’t
I do and I don’t they’re becoming popular more and more popular and New
England and the Maritimes of Canada Quebec City Montreal Nova Scotia Prince
Edward Island charming charming locales really charming
beautiful if you’ve never been you gotta go
you won’t be disappointed if you go it’s it’s the cruises are incredibly popular
in the fall because of the changing colors of all the leaves it’s really
really beautiful so yes in that regard yeah it’s nice
we’re I’m a bit concerned on that concerned I’m a bit curious about going
forward now is I have been reading news articles from time to time local local
kind of news reports coming out of a region of New England that area Maine
and Massachusetts and others aware too much of a good thing is kind of a bad
thing and the cruise lines have been increasing the frequency with which they
are coming into those ports with passengers and these villages towns
small cities but really towns in a town of 7,000 people being inundated by 2,000
passengers for six hours and it’s mayhem it’s just it’s just complete man because
they’re not designed to handle that kind of traffic in such a concentrated period
of time and merchants being merchants and being businesspeople are jumping on
the bandwagon if they know there are 15 cruise ships come in this summer or 40
cruise ships come in there’s 120,000 passengers come into town this year more
than normal the ones that come up for the weekend or the long weekend or a
week in the summer or two weeks in the summer or those who live all summer in
the cottage up there now they’re bringing in extra t-shirts and extra
keychains an extra schlock to hit up the passenger hit up the tourists they’re
trying to make a look and some of their making a darn good living at it and the
local bars in the downtown core that you know we’re sleepy in the daytime now are
like busy in the daytime and it’s good times takes away from the charm of the
whole exercise if your idea was to go there to kind of get away from it all
and have a little have a little break thanks Peter
you know your your your defeating the purpose by inundating the
town with 2,000 folks and then tomorrow there’s another cruise ship and the day
after that is another cruise ship and I can tell you how the locals are not
happy a lot of them are not happy and so I have mixed emotions about it um but
you know business is business and progress is progress and what it is is
what it is and Peter did it again I sorry I’m being distracted here because
my little screen here is blighting up you see this Lois
yeah little Leela that’s Peter Peters doing this he’s sending me a dollar
ninety-nine and he’s sending me a dollar ninety-nine again and then I’ve got a $5
on and I know what that means now so he’s he’s playing around with the super
chat and he’s making me it’s making a donation and I really appreciate it I
just laugh but I saw the first one dollar ninety-nine well you know
whatever you want you want it’s up to you you can get you send me whatever you
want and I love it I needed so anyway the the charm oh I’m worried about that
worried about the New England thing and that’s you know kind of my thought but
hey am I am i someone to deny a community from making money from Krista
no but I am seeing the tug of war between those who don’t want him in at
all and those who want as many ships as humanly possible in Canada in st. John’s
and Saint John New Brunswick and in Halifax
they love cruise ship passengers coming in they count the dollars they’re ready
there he can handle pastors they can handle tourists exhale a fax 200,000
people O’Brien bring him in no problem 5,000
more day no problem and you’ll have a good time there you’ll have lots to see
lots of ways to go history everywhere Titanic memorabilia I mean there’s just
stuff to see in Halifax and other spots Prince Edward Island gorgeous gorgeous
and a Green Gables fan TAS oh you’ll love it and they’re they’re hungry too
Pei Charlottetown the City of Charlotte south
maybe the whole island is 30,000 population on it our smallest province
they’re hungry for the business so you’ll be well more than welcome if you
go so there you have it Quebec City fantastic Montreal unbelievable it’s
like being in France go to Quebec City can’t believe in your North American you
can’t believe it you going this is North America I’m in France and you kind of
are it’s really beautiful it’s a if it’s if
you’re ever if it’s your chance to go to Quebec one time do it go as a passenger
get your six eight hours in and then you may visit québec city you know as a
fly-in passenger fly in tourist or a drive up tourists a year or two later
for a week or so and you’ll enjoy it there too uh let’s see what else am I
doing here checking up on my yeah here we go Lisa Morris saying suggestions on
shore excursions in amber Cove I don’t have any off the top of my head does
anyone have a suggestion for sure excursions in amber Cove I need to know
where’s amber Cove help me where are you cases up a case said the lower you are
the more sea spray you will have on the balcony if you’re lower on the ship deal
gets you might get some sea spray that’s true on a real rough sea oh yeah yeah
well you know yeah your own accretion of course let’s see here I Cathy Butler 7
there’s never thought of sea spray nice dip case John Johnson Bob I’m booked on
harmony on November 25th ceiling when do you plan to travel Bob is saying looking
at September 22nd not yet look that’s a big day September 22nd that’s a huge day
that’s my birthday September 26 that’s a big big day that’s that big great day to
go well cruise Kathy Butler New England ports didn’t look that exciting maybe a
once only well you know you know there are these ports that are just you know
fantastic to see and and to to to you know enjoy again these quaint places
like Baja and in other spots you know might be a one-time thing yeah but I
don’t think these cruises are cheap I think these these are costly because
again it’s it we don’t talk about you know 5,400 passenger ships here we’re
talking about the smaller ones and they’re booked up they’re booked up
they’re not going on much of a sale but to each his own Scott batchly a high
buff September 22 I will be on the new Weejun bliss to Alaska my fifth time on
the inside passage it is great if you love it you love it and why not yes
fantastic Scot to reach up and welcome to the Maritimes that’s what she’s
saying because that’s Bob Paulus amber Cove is north side of Dominican Republic
are we talking about the okay thank you Bob I just saw your second comment
because I was thinking it’s not a private it is is it open yet is it
it has Carnival completed it because I’m sure it’ll be nice and I’m imagining
that hall in America and princess will frequent it as well because it’s same
mother corporation that owns it Danielle Kinney Haber’s say Daniel Heidi
and Buddy welcome back Peter hekima story for the two-time $1.99 well that’s
what came up on my screen when I was trying to send you 10 bucks $1.99 and
another $1.99 and m5 or whether you say I don’t know how you did it but it’ll
it’ll come out my stats later and I appreciate everything and you know that
when you do send me a super check you know you have the right not the right
while you do you have the right you can send me a message as well and if you’ve
got a question you want answered before I answer anybody else you do a super
shadow get to yeah I’ll definitely get to that question but at this point I
don’t have enough comments to really worry about if we had like triple these
comments you might want to use super Chad to get a question and because it’ll
stay at the top of the screen for a while and it’ll sort of hang there and
it’ll give you some you know give you a question time for me to get to it but
anyway thank you for that donation I appreciate it that’s kind of like almost
the day’s worth of advertising that I’ve lost as I’ve lost seven now and I’m
probably gonna lose thirty so yeah this is gonna be a costly down the shutdown
for now ababbas saying yes that is a carnival
and he said he was there last April okay tell me
only shore excursions at amber Cove are through carnival check out their website
so yeah if you’re curious about if you’re curious about knowing about amber
Cove you can you can certainly see youtube videos about it for others
who’ve been there for or you can get the itinerary or you can
get the activity list you know what you can and cannot do or you know what’s
offered for you to do if you go into carnivals website and look up amber Cove
there okay but I would check out some YouTube videos from sort of independent
reviewers see like you know if I was there I take the camera and I’d walk
around and I’d make a video for you guys to tell you what my thoughts on it were
the best of it the worst of it the mediocre of it that sort of thing
I’m sure others have already done it okay crystal Johnson say mr. Bruce you
know a lot about cruises have you ever thought about becoming a travel cruise
agent I had a crystal I looked into it I looked into the travel industry cruise
travel industry business about oh about 15 20 years ago I looked into it for the
first time and when I used to live in Calgary Alberta
I was actually young I was actually looking into being a travel agent period
you know just being traveling but I would then zero in on cruising because
that kind of turned me on more but what I found in in Canada and in Calgary I
went to a couple of travel agencies just to kind of take a look at you know get a
feel for these places I’ve always you know you’ve always seen them in shopping
malls or in strip malls and you always look in the window in Canada we have an
outfit called what is it called flight 3000 I think is the name of this firm a
firm and they’re from the UK and Australia and Canada and they have they
have locations like like franchise type locations at various shopping malls in
in Canada and in Calgary they’ve been around forever and I’ve been in I was
inside one once talked to a young lady who was working there there was nobody
around it was quiet there like three people there with no customers and so I
was just asking her you know I you like your job is it okay you know
how do you like working for these guys and then I went on the internet and
looked them up and tried to do some research on it but I didn’t like the
answers I was getting I didn’t like the I didn’t like the answers and I didn’t
like the research I was finding on that firm and then I thought well maybe I
could work for if I was to go into business maybe I
would work for a larger corporation that owned a truck a travel agency and I
ended up talking to another another young lady younger lady I’m at that
point my 50s she was in her 30s and I talked to her for a while I didn’t like
the answers I was getting from her didn’t tell her I just I just absorbed
listened asked listened and then thought about him later and I just didn’t like
the answers I was getting I didn’t like the prospect and I thought to myself
mm-hmm the only way the only way I would have gone into that business would have
been to join a private travel agency sort of an entrepreneur that owned their
own agency where the owner has 25 years of experience twenty over six years of
experience they own their own company they have their own employees and then
they have affiliations with all these various agencies and that would have
been the only way but the only way in to a firm of that type was you had to have
at least three years experience in the business or more and the only way to get
that experience at that time would have been for me to join these other firms
that I had looked into that I didn’t like the look of and I didn’t get the
feel for and I felt you know it just isn’t it’s just it just isn’t there it
just no it’s just not working for me I didn’t want to do a bunch of courses lay
out a bunch of dough and then be disappointed with how it all worked out
and I couldn’t find I couldn’t find personally and I couldn’t find through
my little sorta a very successful travel agent I mean financially doing very well
as if I were to be one I really wanted the top moneymaker travel agents period
because I wouldn’t do it and I had a background in the financial services
sector I was a branch manager and a vice president of a stock brokerage firm
I had like 40 or 35 employees at one point at one firm that I managed and I
was involved in a number of other businesses that I had done in the past
and it was either all in or nothing and I just couldn’t get motivated to jump in
it just wasn’t there for me and so it never happened however with the creation
of the Internet in 1993 when I first got my first home
computer I was lucky enough to be having living in my basement I had two young
gentlemen living in my basement that happened to be my wife’s sisters sons
who were going to college and those two guys one of the two was a geek a
computer geek big-time and he’s become extremely successful in his career
working computer software and everything else systems and everything else and I
had two of these young guys in the basement of the house and I wanted to
get a computer for the home and I used my nephew and said all right young man
show me what I’m getting help me out here and we found the right computer for
what I need it well so I was now on the Internet and of course he showed me how
to a turn the computer on to turn on the monitor how to hook everything up and
then how to get into the Internet and what’s the Internet and so I learned
everything in starting a 93 and that’s how I began my quest for for learning
and absorbing what’s going on in there and I was able to become a travel agent
now I was Bruce the travel agent on my own computer in my own house but in
those days he had to go to the websites of each airline one by one by one you
had to go to the websites of the hotels and already had to have a way to Google
the the name of a Marriott in Orlando and call them yourself and you know this
is primitive days but I was my own travel agent and I started putting
together travel agency you know trips for my family that’s what
I was doing uh Ernest Ernest Ringo $2 thank you very much Ernest that’s that’s
another super day that’s thank you so much for the donation I really
appreciate it all adds up I don’t care how I get it I just get I just need it
this is fantastic thank you so much for the for the $2 donation it’s it’s
appreciated it all helps um so I never joined an agency I never went to the
business but I’ve been my own guy and I have been a sponge for learning about
the business as a whole I know that of course I knew deep down
inside that had I been able to talk my way into a truce into a travel agency
where there was an owner sitting behind the desk who could see this guy has got
passion he’s not a kid either he’s in his late 40s early 50s
he hasn’t got time to screw around he if he’s gonna make it as a travel agent
he’s gonna make it now and if I found the right
entrepreneur who owned the travel agent to agency that would have said I’ll tell
you what I’ll do uh give me two weeks for free and I’ll teach you everything I
can teach you and within two weeks we’ll both know whether you got it or not and
if you’ve got it then I’ll pay you a guaranteed salary to come in here so
that you could live and I’ll make sure that you get trained up as quick as
possible so you start making commissions because if you’ve got it you’ve got it
you’re gonna make it but I never found that person I never I never knew one I
never knew someone who did know one and so it never transpired and so it was a
life that never happened but hey in another lifetime perhaps I could have
been a travel agent under certain circumstance and there would have been
great but what can I say so that was so that’s not but hey I’m
happy doing this I love as you can tell Bob Hall is only short excursions at
amra Kovar through carnival check out the website Pat Reid I agree with
crystal you would make a great travel agent Thank You Pat Cathy J Peter for
the channel support yes Cathy’s way any well she’s kind of
you’re even now again Cathy’s been supporting me – Thank You Cathy for that
patreon donation you made it thanks again
I couldn’t thank you yesterday cuz you saw it last night but yeah thank you
again Scott patching Bruce you are on tonight
yes I am I’m on at eight o’clock tonight folks I’m doing two telecasts today this
one for five o’clock Eastern and I want 8 o’clock Eastern again live let’s talk
some more so it’s gonna be fun let’s keep going Oh everybody give me thumbs
ups today if you’re doing it I love to get some more thumbs ups how are we now
28 up 1 down as usual love to get those thumbs up and let’s build on that thank
you very very much Lisa more saying thanks Bob for the info
Ernest is saying I took princess and Holland and I
like Holland but my wife likes princess have you taken princess the answer is
yes I’ve taken them both and I’m like you I like Holland I like Holland more
than princess because of the food in the main dining room and because of the
cabin I like my cabin I just found Holland to be a little higher up on the
maybe half a star more so if one was four and a half stars princess
Hallman was five stars to me I also enjoyed the Holland America spa with the
heated loungers I really like that I I found the princess’s spa was kind of
disjointed and it was laid out in a funny way and you had to pay a premium
higher premium to be able to use the spa area and it wasn’t as functional as
Holland America I just just liked it more and this staff I really liked the
staff of the hall in America ship where the crew Dutch the Dutch crew and
no-nonsense they ran a tight ship a beautiful ship and I really liked I was
on the you stir damn just so you know all understand it and I was on the Ruby
Princess or for the Princess Cruise did both cruises Mexican Riviera size labels
compare apples to apples for the same itinerary that we had but the Holland
America ship left San Diego and the princess ship left Los Angeles I’ve done
two Princess Cruises and one all in America the two princesses were both
Mexican cruises out of Los Angeles and we enjoyed the cruise like we didn’t
hate it we found it quite alright because we of course we did
princess twice you know we went back to Princess the second time we got a good
deal on princess cut balconies both times and same with all in America but I
enjoyed hall America just more my wife to also noticed little things about food
quality just things and we just enjoyed all in America more but it’s more
expensive on in general it’s a little more pricey than princess but that’s the
way it was now this year princess doesn’t seem to be on sale at all
carnival and princess are coming out of Los Angeles to Mexico
there are no deals I’ve been looking all spring no deals out of Los Angeles this
year or San Diego or Long Beach carnivals same thing no deals
I mean they’re cheaper than the other two but not by a lot so there are no
bargains coming out of California this year because it used to be that the
region used to do Mexico and I think we’re all Caribbean at a time for a time
did it now it’s it’s down to a few few lines like three or four lines that’s it
and they stagger their departure days no competition just so you know Kathy
Butler green earnest trying to decide between princes in Holland as well my
answer is all America again that’s just me person uh yeah Ernest thanks for
supporting Bruce Kathy says Daniel Kenny I was in second grade in 93 laugh out
loud in 1993 I was an owner of a sports card comic book shop in the Chinook
shopping mall in Calgary Alberta Canada and we had experienced the rise of the
sports card market and then the fall of the sports card market and in 93 it was
falling in 92 91 92 good years 93 94 bad years and then there were no more years
because that business died and it was all over and it’s all gone I slapped
some comic books you want some folks all happy to sell it to you I also have some
sorts cards 60,000 of them you want some let me know
Judy ants they’re saying I’m telling you right that cruise info book with a
discount for your subscribers Oh Judy you sent me a wonderful message the
other day just supposing you don’t know Judy sent me a wonderful message the
other day telling me Bruce you should write a book should write a book for
Taylor two new cruisers telling them all about the ins and outs of booking a
cruise finding it crews figuring out what the cruise what Cruz is trying line
you want to get on what you can take on the cruise all the stuff we talk about
all the time you think you should write a book on that you should then offer it
to to your your followers and subscribers get a discount if you
subscribe to the channel you get a bit of a discount for the book and sell it
that way and I thinking about it but it’s only been 2 days that you told me
about it and I got a lot of thinking to do and I
got a whole lot on my mind right now with respect to building this channel I
got i got my 1100 subscribers which is a step in the right direction but I’m the
kid on the block and I don’t have enough subscribers to even think about
promoting anything to my subscribers at this point I can’t even go to a cruise
line at this point and talk about a get together cruise because I’m too puny to
even get a phone back a phone call returned so I have to build my business
here I have to build this channel and I’m working as hard as I can and it is
growing significantly I mean there’s no question about it it’s growing simply
and I appreciate all of you folks joining in on this and all of your
encouragement and all of your support I I can’t thank you enough
I’m just I’m defying the odds this channel is growing faster than channels
that I’ve been around for five years there’s no if ands or buts about it
I’m actually adding subscribers at a faster rate on a percentage basis than
all of my competition it’s really stunning to me I see the analytics I
study them and I’m just going I’m gonna keep doing this I’m gonna keep doing
this as hard as I can and buy it by August of this year I that’ll be my
one-year anniversary I hope to have certain parameters reached and it looks
like I will but there are some stumbling blocks
along the way and one of them has been the YouTube uncertainty or creators
they’ve you know made changes now twice in a calendar year for monetization
April before I joined they changed the rules and now here in January they’ve
changed it again and I’m just I just want to be one of
the good guys and not be one of the bad channels out there creating havoc and so
just waiting for YouTube to say Bruce you’re in we love you keep up the good
work we’re gonna support you and we’re gonna promote you and don’t
you stop for anything and just go you will do it and so I’m just waiting for
them to say you’re Ramana sized and that would be really comforting because this
day to day thing is like watching an hourglass it’s like Chinese water
torture its meinem a year from won’t matter I hope you’re for now look
back no oh I remember how stressed I was about that and now we’re over here and
you know that but I’m sure I’ll be stress to you from but anyway that’s
what’s going on so we’ll see but that book idea I really appreciate that Judy
that’s a great idea and we’ll we’ll you know that’s in my it’s in here believe
me Kathy Butler all my feeling old now laugh out loud
Ernest Ringo my daughter wants to know if the Gateway is any good I’ve heard
good things about the Gateway Ernest I’ve heard very good things about it be
curious if anyone’s been on the Gateway I haven’t uh tell me what you think
folks there are definitely YouTube videos out
there about the Gateway lots of them so you’ll be able to find some reviews on
it as crystal Johnson twenty-nine thumbs up okay we’ve got 29 thumbs up so that’s
great we’re climbing on the thumbs-up spokes thank you for all of you giving
me thumbs ups today please consider doing that you just ship you just below
the screen here just hit that button Kay civic celebrity is awesome they greet
you with a glass of champagne as you board they are us a celebrity I’ve heard
I’m telling you almost nothing but good things about celebrity almost nothing
but good whenever I see like a like looking for a
pole you know favorite cruise line by
passengers not by experts because you know experts are smart you know some are
paid some are not the public the cruising paying public you hear or see
results they get excellent grades high grades food excellent accomodation
excellent the ships amenities excellent I’ve heard very good things about
celebrity I’ve been on him yet but it’s on my bucket list on my to-do list and
I’ve heard very good things I have seen some great great cruises price-wise for
the Caribbean for a celebrity even like I’m looking ahead already next year
January February there are deals next January February on some of those
celebrity cruise ships in the Caribbean you know the solstice and the eclipse
these ships will be four or five six years old next year and so they’re not
the new kid on the block anymore like they were five years ago five years ago
you couldn’t get on celery for under eleven
for a balcony not a chance now 1700 you can get on a celebrity cruise well worth
the money the food is excellent let’s see Scott batchly who’s the weirdo
with the thumbs down every day love the daily vids I don’t know they don’t they
don’t identify themselves but somebody gives me a thumbs down and I think of
someone who likes this channel a lot it’s an engagement it just counts as
another engagement but I’d prefer thumbs ups sure debbie is saying I like the way
Holland serves you the food instead of everyone picking over the food’s a scene
seemed my hygienic love as always serves you the food instead of everyone picking
over the food I’m not sure what you mean by that but I do I do like the food in
the dining the main dining room it was fantastic we had the same waiter every
night every night of the cruise every night of the cruise in the main dining
room we were with another couple that we were traveling with had a great time and
it was fantastic five-star dining every night fabulous
seems more hygienic Oh seems more hygienic if you don’t okay gotcha
Kathy Kathy I agree Deb that does sound better
Norman duarte Norwegian Cruise Line April 8th can’t wait oh it’s coming
Norman it’s covenant you can taste it soon you’ll be doing the you’ll soon
you’ll be doing well this is the last this is the last 15 to the month the
next time is the 15th month we’ll already had our cruise and then you’ll
be playing the little game that I love to play oh this is the last Sunday that
I’m at home because next Sunday I’m on a cushion and then you’ll be playing
though I won’t be home on Tuesday for two weeks now this is great oh yeah it’s
coming don’t worry it’s coming great Debbie’s saying through 42 thumbs up at
this that’s 13 more thanks everybody 13 more thumbs up just even wonderful
love that Jenny Miller gateway is a great ship especially restaurants are
really good see there you go some of us have been on these Debbie I’m going to
blow the budget and go on Celebrity next you don’t have to mow the budget I’m
trying there’s deals just shop for the deals some of these deals have great
haven’t credits to look for those crystal Johnson now 42 fabulous 42
thumbs ups case if Royal Caribbean is better for for kids for adults who want
a more mature cruise go celebrity lots of deals a no belly flop contest on
Celebrity that’s right a much more calm sedate mature higher quality on the food
the rooms you betcha Royal Caribbean action-packed stuff
fantastic but if you’re not looking for action-packed because you’re traveling
without the kids I’d highly recommend celerity I highly recommend all in
America yeah that was her to for that an excellent cruise lines at a great price
all America’s owned by Carnival celebrities owned by Royal Caribbean
it’s a celebrity and rel Caribbean same family all in America carnival same
family Princess Cruise also Carnival okay uh what do we got Debbie saying in
the buffet they serve you the food instead of self-serve oh I see what
you’re saying okay thank you for that very interesting
so they it’s only handled by the staff it’s not picked over by the people I see
what you’re getting at I see what you’re saying
Norman Duarte yes he’s saying a case in for a free drink plans on celebrity
right now yeah I’ve noticed a couple of things going on I’m going to mention
that right here princess I saw an email I saw a news article the other day they
are offering free no tipping cruisin on some cruises I was looking at vacations
to go to see if I could find one couldn’t find one today I might have to
go on the princess line website itself to find them but at this point very low
to load deposits required on Princess Cruises and in some cases no tipping
required and you know I feel kind of 50/50 on that cuz you know you’re taking
away from the the staff to give the passenger you know an excuse not to tip
the staff through the suggested gratuity program that they all have all cruise
lines have that on the other hand are they compensating the staff anyway
I don’t know you know I just don’t know so that does that mean now well am I
gonna slip my room attendant you know 20 bucks at the beginning of the cruise and
another 20 at the end or am i morally obligated do i how guilty will I feel
knowing that he’s not getting that getting anything now from the cruise
line because they don’t say anything to us about how that works I kind of rather
they offer us a cabin credit or they offer us a drink package credit you know
what we’re talking about right here something like that or a short excursion
throw something like that in and then keep the tip program in there and still
make it a discount but through you know that’s just me well anyway that I did
notice that on princess other news just to let you folks know I did have some
news for you today Aida which is owned by Carnival Aida cruising which is
specializing with specializing cruises for German passengers it’s a German
speaking line cruise line dominantly it’s managed by Costa Cruises which is
also a Caribbean property and Aida is growing dramatically dramatically
growing the number of German cruisers is is climbing significantly they were just
announced today carnival and Aida announced today that a third new ship
188 thousand tons that’s 5,000 plus passengers has been ordered and it is a
third liquid natural gas powered ship to be ordered in this configuration these
will be the cleanest burning ships on the planet because the the fossil filled
liquid natural gas is a very clean burning fuel compared to the diesel and
all the other additives that other cruise lines have that’s the third
that’s been order so they’re the first one that’s going to be powered by
natural gas liquid natural gas arrives called a de
Nova this December December sorry sorry next December December 2019
it will be arriving and be in service and then 2021 and 2020
for the second and the third so Carnival is already looking ahead five years and
ordering ships now for five years from now liquid natural gas powered and the
reason for that is because of the Paris climate Accord these cruise lines they
know that if you’re gonna put a ship into Europe starting next year the year
after the year after you’re not getting in there with a rickety old 1995 cruise
ship that you can use in Tampa Bay in the Caribbean yeah those ships will be
banned from Europe so cruise lines are getting with the program because they’re
not American based they are not owned by Trump’s friends they are run by
international corporations that no they they go internationally they go all over
the planet with these ships and they know the rules coming up the next three
years five years ten years fifteen years and they’re ahead of the curve so the
millet quit natural gas ships will become dominant and then we’ll also have
the hybrids which is the liquid natural gas powered generator powering the the
creating electricity to put into battery storage on the ship and then the engines
run off the batteries they run silent and they’re far more efficient quite an
amazing transformation happening and eventually these ships will be in the
Caribbean they’ll be in Miami they’ll be in Fort
Lauderdale but the cruise lines that have been bringing out the last of these
diesel style ships they’re gonna be converting they’re gonna have to convert
their ships over eventually and I’m amazed that I’ll see a cruise line today
announced and we’re building a new ship you know 45 out of passengers blah blah
blah and it’s the diesel powered engine what are they thinking there they’re
gonna you’re gonna keep that ship using US ports cuz it’s gonna be the only
country left that you’ll be allowed to operate those ports in because most
countries will shift over on the playa prepares climate initiative to go clean
or burning and it’s a bailable technology is there I don’t know why
it’s not being pursued now I will tell you that I’m I’m just waiting now for
the next within the next year we’re gonna hear our news announcements from
Cruise Lines that are gonna say the so-and-so cruise ship which is 15
years old 20 years old going into drydock for 60 days and we’re
retrofitting the ship to use liquid natural gas it’ll be completely
converted out with and then they’ll add the hundred million dollars of upgrades
to it and it’ll be good for the next 20 years I can see that happening as well
but the new newest versions of cruise ships will all go natural liquid natural
gas especially if they’re applying Europe there’s no other way to get in
there by the way Carnival which owns Aida I was just looking at the stats
today some of you know this some you don’t they have a hundred three ships
now 103 ships ten brands they operate ten different cruise lines 232,000
cabins right now that’s 2300 a ship on average 20 new
ships are on order with Carnival 20 new ships on order for delivery between 2018
and 23 at this moment and that number is probably gonna rise that’s a 20 percent
add-on to the fleet in five years that is massive absolutely massive in the
meantime of course over five years every one of their ships will have been in
drydock 103 ships will have been in drydock in five years that’s the other
amazing part about this business how often these ships have to come in
because five years of wear and tear one week at a time whole man no ships need
to have new carpeting new bedding new mattresses new TVs towels everything
floor tile flooring complete ripping out of restaurants putting in new
restaurants adding all the features that is a big business three million a day
for a cruise ship going into drydock today that’s the today dollars three
million so if you’re in there for 30 days 35 days 100 million bucks that’s
the bill to fix that upgrade that ship it’s it’s massive money absolutely
massive highly capital intensive that’s what I’m gonna say
let’s see now any more messages that are coming they are coming in let’s see what
we got here let’s see let’s see let’s see let’s see let’s see yes
okay Peter Peter heck am I saying have you ever thought of organizing a group
cruise for you and your subscribers yes I have yes I will and I will be but that
will be the earliest will be later this year all towards the end of the year
between now and August September I’m here building this channel and growing
it but yep that’s in the wheelhouse case if we are going on the new celebrity
edge in December let you know how it goes I’m curious about that thank you
I know they delayed the they canceled the December 3rd cruise that was one of
the preview cruises so I’m curious how that’s going it might be a little delay
on the design or whatever but I heard it was early now I hear a cancellation so
we’ll see how that goes a case of crystal Johnson I have to go now for now
we’ll try to be back at 8 o’clock I see at 8 yeah well I’ll be great
Lorraine Chapman a reflection 24 days I’m excited you should be that’s gonna
be great Judy Anstis laugh a lot when I first started then she said something
first started 20 years ago we used to call cruising going on vacation on the
prune barge now we just got an email for my cruise documentation the crew in
barge yeah the prudent barge yeah because
cruising in the 1980s oh we all thought about The Love Boat the TV show The Love
Boat and the stars of the show were in their 40s and 50s the captain steubing
was in his 50s all the passengers were older we always saw the you always saw
the episodes with the widow and the widower and then the older couple and
the conflict and the love stories and the vent that it was all the same slock
every week on The Love Boat and and it was all considered oh it’s just that’s
an old folks do you know going in a crew is this kind of one of the last holidays
you’ll have before you go to the old folks home and wait to die not now oh no
cruise ship all days now are whatever you want them to be
20 year-olds can go on cruises they can’t believe it 20 30 year olds can’t
believe they get sucked in by somebody somehow they got talked into going on a
cruise with Grandma and Grandpa or whatever and they get on the cruise ship
on a real Caribbean and they can’t believe what they can do with zip lines
and flow wave writing machines and rock climbing walls and then they get off the
boat in Labadee Haiti and they got the zip lines that are not on how long a
mile long and oh they love it yeah true shipping is now multi-generational laser
tag is just being added right now by Royal Caribbean Electric go karts are
being added on the Norwegian Bliss cruise ship it’s action-packed so if
you’re 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 there’s a cruise ship for you and the itinerary to
match it’s wide open it’s absolutely fantastic excuse me case if we’re going
noose over the edge make sure I’m catching up on my messages here sorry
folks Pat Reid I’ve booked a 14 day cruise on
the escape and I’m hoping to part I’m hoping the party animals don’t take
longer cruises yeah hopefully Pat you’ll be on a calm enjoyable 14 day cruise and
you won’t have the three-day booze cruise crowd with you yes yuria no
fistfights please 43 thumbs up crystal is telling me
fantastic Norma Dorothy also solar ship coming to yes Norman that’s another
feature as well powerful neon from the Sun Judy Ann says
20 years ago was to call cruising the prune barge and in case if we’re booked
on the edge the 6th of December hope it works out that’s probably the first one
now that you’re probably on the number one cruise so cross your fingers and
yeah hope for the best there we’ll see what happened what else was I going to
tell you today I’m just gonna check my other info I read something about the
biggest mistake you can make if you’re on a cruise ship the biggest mistake you
shouldn’t make and that the whole gist of the article was booking going on a
cruise and booking yourself onto all kinds of
short excursions especially the ones where you have to be at the meeting
place at 8 a.m. or 7:00 a.m. in the morning because you’re ruining the whole
point of the reason that you went on the ship in the first place
yeah likely we’re going on a cruise to relax and just take it easy for a week
or so and now you’ve booked yourself military precision gotta get up at 6
a.m. or 6:30 get all cleaned up get dressed whip yourself over to the buffet
and have a bite to eat if that’s even open that early and then hurry up and
get over to the thing and get on that bus and be on an excursion or you know
one hour ride and whoever whatever you’re doing and then finally coming
back is that the whole point of the truce was to just run around like crazy
and do all this stuff relax and consider strongly if you’re gonna be in San Juan
Puerto Rico for a day sleep in go to the main dining room let them serve you
breakfast or go to the buffet and relax and enjoy your you know little of this
and a little of that a little of that blow that go down to the Starbucks cafe
get the latte you love your americano or your cappuccino and get off the ship at
10:00 in the morning and do your own thing
you can rent there’ll be someone there that has one of those bicycles that they
pedal you can sit in the back you can do one of those or you can just grab a cab
right on the pier right on the end of the pier those cabs sitting there and
you can talk to the cabbie and you can make a deal with the cab driver and say
well why don’t you show us around the island or take us to a real nice view
point we’re gonna hire you for the next four hours what’s the deal and you might
find a 40 $50 deal and he’ll drive you all over the place knowing exactly what
you want to see cuz he did the screws yesterday he did the crews three days
ago he did this ship last week he knows and you’ve got your own excursion for to
and enjoy the island or you’ve teamed up with another couple on board that you
met already maybe you did dinner the other night in the dining room shared a
table with six eight people met another couple and they’ve been to San Juan
Puerto Rico before and you and they’re going you’ve never been to
send one well why don’t we team up why don’t we just wrap grab one of those van
taxis the four of us we’ll split that between the two couples and then we’ll
do it we’ll do a five-hour for our gore app will show you the island that’ll be
great you can’t go wrong with that instead of spending $100 each on an
excursion you’re spending 50 bucks with a cab or $25 splitting the cab and
you’re buying a couple of beers or getting to a Starbucks on the shore and
having a great old time great way to go at your plant leisure your pace and
you’re not killing yourself on a cruise having said that if you’re in Europe
like I was with my daughter we ended up in the port just outside of Rome and we
had booked and we’re glad we did the all day excursion to Rome on the bus which
included lunch at a restaurant all included in the deal and we were driven
right to downtown Rome on a beautiful air-conditioned bus right to the
Colosseum to start things off and then we did the Vatican for about a four hour
afternoon stop after lunch we loved I mean I was loving this because I was
enjoying the whole day in Rome pressure-free not have to worry about
getting back to my ship on time they handled it all I was with the with the
Norwegian people and it was fantastic did the same thing for Florence and the
Leaning Tower of Pisa the whole day seven hours they took care everything
and I gladly paid him gladly paid him and just relax now I have seen my
viewers some of them have said to me you know Buress you can also do private
tours where you can book on the Internet before you get on the cruise you know
you’re gonna be in Rome for the day you can book a private limo a tour of
wherever you want to go whether it’s Rome or the next day it’s Florence and
you’re your own you’re in your own rig and the cruise or the the package is so
many dollars which is cheaper than the two of you taking the cruise day
and you got your own vehicle now if you can team up with another couple and you
just have a big ol limo for forea even better now you’ve reduced it again you
can do that too so there’s so many ways to go without having to be regimented by
the cruise line hurry up and get up and get going and get your meal and get your
breakfast and get out there and don’t miss it and and now your your your you
know traipsing a lot but hey to each his own and that’s the beauty of cruising
you can kind of make your own holiday once you’re on the ship you can still
make your own holiday and tastic let’s see k sub is there oh yeah debby saying you didn’t get pickpocketed
no didn’t didn’t bring much of value with me let me tell you that I just
needed my shift card I had a couple of dollars
what else did I need to bring didn’t have to bring my wallet per se cuz I was
on the ship tour and we were just fine it worked out just great
let me see what else I was gonna tell you folks the double check I was gonna
ask you folks okay you’re young pretend you’re young you’re your twenties
thirties if you could have a job on a cruise ship what job would you want to
have is there one and what ship what job on the ship wouldn’t you want no matter
what and let’s assume that the job I’m talking about for yes or no it could be
a well-paying job so in other words I know we don’t want to be the grunt in
the basement of the ship doing laundry probably not that job so forget that I’m
talking about what what job in the crew wouldn’t you want to do even if they
paid you good money what wouldn’t you want I kind of curious get your thoughts
on that topic and we’ll kind of wrap it up a little while later and see what
your thoughts were on that another thing I was going to mention while you’re
pondering that if any of you gonna respond to that question was it’s gonna
take a look at some repositioning cruises so here I am with my tablet and
I took a quick photo today of vacations to go calm and let’s see if this will
this will work at all I’m not sure if it’ll work for you guys or not but it’s
pretty bad I’m sure it’s pretty bad to see this
reflective thing anyway let me read this to you I was looking at a repositioning
cruises that are coming up in the next couple months because we’re now coming
to the end of February coming into March and into March and April the ships start
to get moved from the Caribbean over to either Alaska through the Panama Canal
or up to the Mediterranean or northern Europe for the Baltic and I noticed a
couple of good deals here I’ve noticed one here was was Miami uh to London on
the navigator of the Seas a 14-day cruise balcony 753 bucks trainer seventy
odd dollars a week man you can’t beat that deal I saw another one New York to
London on Norwegian the breakaway $785 that’s a bargain there again balcony
then on the oyster dam was just talking about the Holland America booster man 15
days April the third from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona 833 now again
folks I tell you if you’re a shareholder of Carnival under share it’s a carnival
you get a $250 credit off of that cruise that room credit that’s $125 each that
brings that 833 down to seven hundred and eight dollars for 15 days five-star
dining bedding balcony nice oh and you’re in Barcelona winning it off the
ship how about that 14 days Fort Lauderdale to Rome on the Holland
Holland America koningsdam another top-notch ship eight hundred eighty
bucks 440 a week plus that shareholder discount Wow and then have found one
here Tokyo to Vancouver celebrity millennium 980 bucks for a 15 day cruise
again if you’re Hall in America a shareholder that’s a $250 credit on that
one room credit what’s another one here Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona on the
Crown Princess on Princess 14 days 1115 dollars for the balcony $250 credit
brings that down to just under a thousand bucks still 500 a week 500 a
week oh my goodness I’d that sad eel Fort Lauderdale to Rome 14 days
celebrity reflection 11:49 and then from there they go up
significantly so those are about six or seven-hour a positioning cruises at a
really good deal they’re all available to be found on vacations to go calm this
click in repositioning cruises search for same April from March to like May
and you’ll find all the repositioning cruises that they’re offering and you
can see some of these deals are fantastic uh Kay said would like to work
the guest services desk Debbie I wouldn’t mind being a bartender
Norman Duarte CD like to talk play game keep the fun going all day cruise
director yeah I’ll be fine on Norman uh Debbie is saying yeah but those stocks
aren’t cheap well you can buy carnival for $130 of share sets thirteen thousand
you’ll need a quarter of the money you only did it put up about 25 percent the
stockbroker will carry the rest they’ll charge the interest to carry it but the
dividend will pay the interest and so you carry the rest of the shares they
carry themselves the interest is a deduction by the way and so for about
four and a half thousand you’ve got a hundred shoot you control hunter shares
that qualifies you for those discounts two hundred fifty dollars off a repo
cruise pretty good deal um where am I here Norman Debbie Deb is saying if you
decide on getting stocks what would you do tell them when you when you’re
booking and how do you prove this okay so as long as you own the shares two
weeks before your cruise happens you qualify for these discounts okay
unlimited no matter how many cruises you take a year what you do is you you can
contact if you’re booking through at your cruise a travel agent you tell your
travel agent and they’ll get that for you otherwise when you are checking in
online you can also they have those some spots on the page where they’ll have
questions or comments you can then notify them there otherwise they’ll
offer you the 800 number you always have the 800 number for the cruise line
dial-up call the 800 number and then talk to the operator in person and tell
them you’re a shareholder of the company and then they’ll tell you how to provide
the info to them that they need to prove to them that you’re children of the
company it’s usually just a a copy of your brokerage statement will
do it but they’ll tell you exactly what you need and it’s easy and it’s a
hassle-free and they welcome it they they welcome shareholders to apply for a
cruise ship discount for shareholder cruise ship discount they don’t they
don’t fight it at all they’re quite happy about it
forty-four thumbs up thank you very much people that is fabulous
I’ve got 36 folks watching right now thank you for all of that I really
appreciate it the last thing I was gonna mention on today’s telecast in the last
few minutes was the logistics of big ships took a look today at the largest
cruise ships that are out there and I noticed that of the the top 13 largest
cruise ships in the seas Royal Caribbean operates nine of them the Allure of the
Seas the Oasis of the Seas the you and we know what the big ones right um
quantum of the Seas another big one anyway these ships are highly limited as
to where they can go they’re highly limited to where they can start from
embarkation port because you need a you need a terminal that can handle five
thousand departures in the morning and five thousand load ups in the afternoon
you need a ship terminal and appear that can handle the luggage for five thousand
fifty five hundred people getting off the ship and in handle the fifty five
hundred people’s luggage getting on the ship that requires a lot of space on the
pier a lot of places to load onto the ship multiple openings and multiple
teams of operators of equipment for that stuff plus you also need the ability to
handle the offloading of all of the waste from the previous cruise all the
empties all the the garbage you name it and then of course the loading up of all
the new food all the new provisions all the new alcohol all the new drinks you
name that as well it’s unbelievable and then of course cruise ship a cruise a
crew turnover you may have three or four hundred crew people coming off a ship
end of contract couple hundred coming on it all varies depending on the time you
and the week and so on so there’s all of that logistics and then the logistics of
the ships visiting wherever they’re going if you’re gonna visit a port like
the Cayman Islands well you don’t have to worry about appear for the Cayman
Islands because you’re you’re docked about a half a mile off the coast off
the water so you’re using your tenders but you’re gonna have six or eight
tenders at a time in service getting passengers down the elevators and
getting him onto the tenders and getting him the shore and then the reverse
bringing him back from the shore and back onto the ship
if 4,500 people want to get off that ship in the Cayman Islands my goodness
have we got work to do 200 people per tender 250 people per tender that’s a
lot of trips 20 trips to the shore and 20 ships back trips back that’s a lot of
logistics on the other hand if you’re trying to visit a port and they have a
pier you’re going to need a pier that can handle the length of that ship
multiple gangplanks to get people off and on again and then of course you’re
your inundating the island with fifty five hundred passengers for six hours
and there might be two of the other ships at the same time it’s quite a
logistical deal I was thinking about this the other thought of it was right
now times are good in the cruise business you’ve got top-notch growth
rates you have high high occupancy rates all is good but if you got a five
percent downturn in the in the cruise business an economic calamity a natural
disaster man-made issues you know countries don’t like each other and all
of a sudden we have issues certain regions of the country can’t be used for
cruising right now and those ships are relocated into the Caribbean where
Carnival has all these ships that are five thousand passengers each and all of
a sudden we have 30 extra ships to choose from and the prices come down all
of a sudden carnival or Royal Caribbean they find that 48 hundred people are on
those big ships not 5,800 that’s a thousand less and that’s gonna cost them
because those last thousand passengers are all money that’s all gravy now
you’ve paid for the operation of the ship already now its profits and all
those profits have just disappeared the payments for those ships don’t stop they
cost 1 billion a piece or more to build and those bonds have to be paid every
you know whenever every month or whatnot so it could be interesting with respect
to keeping them booked and fully booked as to how that goes forward when we have
a downturn and there are downturns there are economic dips
we had one in oh nine we really haven’t had one since these new ships showed up
and so it’s been good times and now we have the symphony of the Seas coming
another fifty eight hundred passengers ship as long as the bookings are there
all as well but if there’s a two percent pullback a four percent pullback and
eight percent pullback what happens and I kind of wondered about that today
anyway just thought I’d mentioned that today I’m gonna mention that on my show
tonight as well Joshua Watson my cruise is eight months away that’s too long I
wouldn’t wish this upon my worst enemy they’re killing you
they’re killing you I gotta wait eight months this isn’t fair Oh Joshua I’m
sorry Bob Wallace Bruce what do you know about
msec side nothing good you know that it’s the fifteenth largest ship in the
world if they find out my stats right or something like that
it’s a biggie they got big problems they got massive problems Bob regarding the
hey George McGraw word the sea side not much a bruise just went in the service
in December Bob is saying out of Miami my goodness we got issues all over the
place Bob plumbing issues food issues entertainment issues Bad’s bad the
construction issues closet doors falling out of the tracks in cabins when the
ship is moving poor design in the bathrooms people sitting on the toilet
finding at their left leg is pinched between the toilet and the and the
counter and they’re losing circulation in their leg their leg falls asleep just
you know having the doing mothers nature’s calling terrible design issues
we have got problems all over the place some smells of sewage all over the place
we’ve had passengers you know talk about the first cruise was a disaster the
second cruise was bad they still had problems on the third cruise
I had a viewer here last week was just on the ship a week ago problems still
problems of ordering a food in some of the restaurants terrible service from
the waitstaff six languages for each announcement takes four minutes to make
an announcement no matter what the announcement it’s and it’s annoying
because they want to promote this and promote that and promote that I people
hate it we’re having forum prompts we’re in lots
of problems anyway next chat I’ll expose those saying maybe the next chat will go
into further details on the seaside it’s not good Bob we’re hearing nothing good
right now I would avoid that ship right now for the less the next two or three
months I’d avoid it I’m paint to say it but at I would avoid it those are the
issues of the seaside folks I’m gonna cut it off here I think I’m gonna end
today’s five o’clock chat it’s now 6:30 to Eastern I have to post this video get
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exhales okay Carrie said Bob Hollis thank you
George micawber Joshua Norman looking at all the names of their Judy crystal
Doreen all of you guys thank you so much for having watch that
we’ll catch you all either at 8 o’clock tonight or maybe tomorrow and so this is
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