On July 13th at 10pm, James Allen Hill passed away in the company of his family, at age 49. For those of you that knew him, you knew how talented a bass player he was. I interviewed James personally around 1988 and rated him a 5/5 at the time. His kind of talent is exactly what we seek, so Proship hired James on his first cruise ship gig with Chandris Fantasy Cruises. Subsequently James Allen Hill became a regular ship musician working for Celebrity, Carnival, Crystal, Disney, Norwegian Caribbean, Princess and Regent Seven Sea Cruises.
I’d like to share his talent with you so his memory lives on:
On my recent trip to England where we met one of our clients, P&O Cruises aka P&O UK, aka the oldest cruise line in the world, not to be mistaken with P&O Australia its sister company down under, I brought along some interesting reading material: portions of 2010 annual report for Carnival Corporation & PLC, their consolidated statements of income. Because Carnival Corp. is a public company, their financial statements are available to the general public and you can find the latest here:
I am not a financial analyst, but I find this yearly report to be a trove of information on the state of the industry and without being an expert, I believe some conclusions can be drawn from those numbers. Read the rest of this entry »