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      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...

      San Francisco Upgrades Drydock
      By Michael Akana at Oct. 24. 2007. with Comments Off on San Francisco Upgrades Drydock
      Posted in: Cruises, Industry, Local

      In a press release, the Port of San Francisco announced an agreement with BAE Systems and Princess Cruises to “Secure the City’s Position in Pacific Cruise Market.”  “The Port of San Francisco, Princess Cruises, and BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair have reached a tripartite agreement that will secure San Francisco’s position as the only ship...

      San Francisco Cruise Terminal
      By Michael Akana at Aug. 8. 2007. with Comments Off on San Francisco Cruise Terminal
      Posted in: Cruises, Industry, Local

      San Francisco needs a modern cruise terminal if it is to attract newer and larger ships.  Plans to build a new terminal have fallen apart.  The developer of a multi-staged construction project bailed out before getting to the building a new cruise terminal.  At a Cruise Line Industry Association conference in Fort Lauderdale this March,...

      Update on San Francisco Cruise Terminal
      By admin at Jun. 22. 2007. with Comments Off on Update on San Francisco Cruise Terminal
      Posted in: Cruises, Industry, Local

      San Francisco needs a modern cruise terminal if it is to attract newer and larger ships.  Plans to build a new terminal have fallen apart.  The developer of a multi-staged construction project bailed out before getting to the building a new cruise terminal.  At a Cruise Line Industry Association conference in Fort Lauderdale this March,...


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