Cruises

Alert: Recession Leads to Low Class Cruisers

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Alert: Recession Leads to Low Class Cruisers

It looks like those oh-so-elegant cruisers are dismayed to find new and low-class cruisers infiltrating their nacho fountain lines and poolside hairiest chest contests.  Victor Ozols writes a funny piece on how due to economic conditions and lower cruise prices, the socio-economic status of cruisers may be changing. Ozols writes: “The economic downturn is... »

Cruising with Karl

Friday, June 5, 2009
Cruising with Karl

How fitting is this? Karl Rove and a bunch of other Bush apologists are inviting you to spend up to $14,000 to come pollute the ocean and the air with them on a luxury cruise in the Mediterranean. But it figures.  According to the League of Conservation Voters (and other environmental organizations): “The Bush... »

Cruise Ship Waste is Literally Crappy

Friday, May 1, 2009
Cruise Ship Waste is Literally Crappy

By now those of you who are regular readers know that we’re not huge fans of cruises.  Yes, there are those that may attempt to address their impact on the environment but while some eco-friendlier policies may be put in place, cruises will never be entirely socially conscious, if only due to the fact... »

Dave Matthews + Cruising = A Not-So Guilty Pleasure?

Monday, March 23, 2009
Dave Matthews + Cruising = A Not-So Guilty Pleasure?

  The Mindful Tourist is excited to publish this guest post by our friend, Leslie Toussaint.  Enjoy and read more about Leslie after the post! As a sailor I relish the combination of intellect, courage and agility that enable me to harness the wind, and travel soundlessly across the waves. The belief that sailing is... »

HBO’s Big Love Leads to Plural Marriage Cultural Tours

Thursday, March 12, 2009
HBO’s Big Love Leads to Plural Marriage Cultural Tours

The popularity of the HBO hit Big Love has had the unexpected consequence of spawning cultural tours of polygamist communities around Utah and other U.S. states with small polygamist populations. Supporters and tour organizers say that the cultural tours are providing a unique educational experience for participants, allowing them to see the history and... »

You’re Blocking My View!

Monday, February 9, 2009
You’re Blocking My View!

These promotional cruise photos sure are pretty.   Wouldn’t they all be prettier without the ships? »

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