Synergy Down Under

April 19th, 2011

You’ve gotta listen to ‘That old black magic’!

Synergy is what happens on a P&O Australia ship when the cocktail pianist leads and rocks the band sending piano bar entertainer Norman Levene into a front man vocalist  onboard the MV Pacific Pearl in February 2011.

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Millions met my Day-Glo orange hat

March 28th, 2011

I cannot begin to calculate the number of people I met on cruise ships; hundreds of thousands if not millions. I am still in contact with some of the friends I made from those days, most of them are crew, many of them musicians, but I also keep in touch with a few passengers. “Guests” as they a now often referred to, were still termed “passengers” in my day, and affectionately nick-named “cones” by many of the crew onboard; after the traffic cones in the road which are impossible to get around.

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Cruising Down Under

March 21st, 2011

I recently came back from a 14 day cruise that began in Sydney, Australia and ended in Auckland, New Zealand. It was everything & more of what I had expected, with fantastic views & different places to see almost daily. I have to thank my wife who first got me hooked on cruising about 10 years ago & this was in fact our 12th cruise & definitely my favorite. Read the rest of this entry »