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December 2012 – Page 3 of 3 – Crown Cruise Vacations

Cruise Trivia: Why is this bell displayed on the Astoria cruise ship?

March 19, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

This may be an easy one for some people. But on a recent cruise aboard the historic Astoria, I heard several fellow passengers question why the large dented Stockholm ship bell was in a place of honor aboard the Astoria.

By the end of the cruise, I hope they knew. If not, they should have attended the fascinating program given by ship historian Peter Knego in which he shared the haunting stories of the Stockholm and the Astoria. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: Name the movie filmed at this famous Southern mansion

March 12, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Are you a movie buff? Like scary stuff?

This trivia quiz has a two-part answer. First, what movie was filmed at this famous Southern mansion? Second, what is the name of the historic house?

Don’t look at the answer below until you’ve formulated your own sweet response. Congratulations, if you are correct. Read more...

Carnival unveils first roller coaster at sea

March 5, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Imagine soaring high above the sea in a zooming roller coaster. Carnival Cruise Line is building the first roller coaster at sea for its magnificent Mardi Gras, set to debut in August.

“Whether guests want to get an adrenaline rush or take it slow and enjoy the breathtaking views, BOLT will have it all,” said Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy. Read more...

Cruise entertainer Jon England’s ‘Velvet Virtuosity’

February 27, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Jon England has never had a music lesson in his life. Yet the self-taught musician has been entertaining cruise ship passengers around the world since he was a teen.

Jon’s amazing phonographic memory allows him to play all kinds of music – from classical to show tunes to Big Band and pop, even the Beatles. He also can play a wide repertoire of musical instruments. Read more...

Carnival salutes military men, women with Heroes Tribute Bar

February 20, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

As part of its longstanding support of military men and women, Carnival Cruise Line has debuted its “Heroes Tribute Bar,” a first-of-its-kind venue on the new Carnival Panorama. The special bar salutes America’s military heroes.

“The Heroes Tribute Bar is a project that is very near and dear to my heart and one that everyone at Carnival is extremely proud of,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. Read more...

Travel has changed my life in many ways

February 13, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

I travel because …

As a child, travel meant one of two places – either we were heading to Cincinnati to look at the Christmas lights or we were going to Kentucky to visit my grandparents. Any other destinations outside of our small Ohio hometown were virtually impossible. Read more...

Love Boat seeking to set record for marriage vow renewals

February 6, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

What better place for a wedding renewal ceremony than on Princess Cruises, the original Love Boat. And what better time than during the Valentine month of February when Princess Cruises will attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the largest multi-location vow renewal. Read more...

S.S. Legacy is ‘green’ ship to reduce footprint on nature’s beauty

January 30, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

Two aluminum water bottles are lined up on the desk in my cabin. Cloth napkins on the dining table take the place of paper. No plastic straws. No Styrofoam or plastic cups are used on this vessel.

A daily menu is printed and attached to a frame in the dining room entryway. Daily itineraries are on a bulletin board and on a scrolling video screen so that paper use is minimized. Recycling efforts are everywhere. Read more...

Cruise Trivia: Why is this spot famous & where is it located

January 23, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

We’re going to start off the New Year with a tough trivia question. At least it was tough for me. It has to do with a place that is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

I would never have noticed it if a tour guide hadn’t pointed it out when I was on my way to board the S.S. Legacy. As my bus turned the corner, the guide told the interesting tale of this small plot of land. Read more...

Louis Armstrong: From Street Waif to Music Legend

January 16, 2020 | Jackie Sheckler Finch

On New Year’s Eve in 1912, a young New Orleans boy fired a gun into the air. That was a big mistake – or maybe it was a huge break for the child and for the world of music.

Arrested for disturbing the peace, Louis Armstrong was sent to the Colored Waif’s Home in New Orleans. While there, he met band manager Peter Davis and received his first formal music training. Read more...