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      You Want Cruise the Med in Winter?
      By Michael Akana at May. 1. 2015. with Comments Off on You Want Cruise the Med in Winter?
      Posted in: Advice, Cruises

        So you want to cruise the Mediterranean in winter?   With some itineraries, the options are so numerous we can get overwhelmed. We are afflicted by the deluge of data.   So, when exploring options for an off season vacation, the simplicity of the results can be misleading. Searching travel and cruise warehouse suppliers...

      Testing the Waters
      By Michael Akana at Nov. 15. 2014. with Comments Off on Testing the Waters
      Posted in: Advice, Cruises

      Is short cruise is a good way to “test the waters.” If someone has never cruised before, they may try to take a short cruise to see how they like it. Is a short cruise a fair test of the cruising experience?   Perhaps, but I don’t find it a fair measure of the cruising...

      Incentives Increase Productivity
      By Michael Akana at Aug. 12. 2014. with Comments Off on Incentives Increase Productivity
      Posted in: Advice, Industry

      Travel Incentive Motivate Staff We can book travel for an employee that has performed above and beyond the call of duty. Travel is a great way to give recognition, but a good incentive award program does more than just recognize good performance.    An incentive program can be designed so that pays for itself.  ...

      Cruising your way to a healthy lifestyle
      By Michael Akana at Sep. 13. 2008. with 1 Comment
      Posted in: Advice, Cruises, Health

      A posting on an online forum this week asked for advice on how to “Lose before I cruise.”  Some suggested an Atkins Diet.  Others touted willpower.   I’ve tried the “Lose before I cruise” goal, but it never worked for me. Neither have the related “lose by summer”, “lose by (or after) Christmas. Deadlines tend to be...

      Budget for a Cruise
      By Michael Akana at Nov. 7. 2007. with Comments Off on Budget for a Cruise
      Posted in: Advice, Cruises

      Cruising is a great vacation value. Many meals and services that would cost extra on an land based vacation are often included in the price of a cruise. Cruises tend to be more “all inclusive” than most land based vacations. In fact, higher end cruises may include gratuity, beverages and even shore excursions. Everyone has...

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