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Keep Calm Cause Ship Happens.
I always get an amazing feeling when I walk past a ship I have "lived" and worked on. The QM2 is no miraculous exception.  This is not your typical cruise ship. In fact, it is the last of the great oceanliners- passage ships designed for 12 months brutal Atlantic crossings NY to SO'TON. Her keel sits higher above  the water line, 7 decks instead of 5, which makes it cut water better and makes for a smoother ride.

I Remember.....

QM2 @sea July 2014

After 6 sea days, we took a voyage, not a cruise onboard the Queen Mary2. This is the shortest bridge between New York and Europe. Airplanes, afterall, are like diets - I don't like being on them.
The QM2 allows dogs onboard-cute!
The Queen Mary 2 comes to Hamburg every year.
 For her tenth jubilee she got a special celebration.
I took lots of videos, and posted them for my my friends on Facebook, but this one pretty much sums up the crowds enthusiastic response  as the flagship sails away down The Elbe River to open waters in the North Atlantic...
Sailing across The Pond to NY




Here  Are Some Of  Other  Ships I lived and Worked On










Pacific Pearl P&O Australia 
Crystal Serenity- Why Pay Less?
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth
when it is quite clearly Ocean.
Celebrity Solstice- That's Greek To Me


Costa Atlantica-
 Va Veni-

Azamara Journey-Check Please



Golden Princess- Nature is More Cruise Ship Less
Princess Cruises-Alaska The GR8 Land
Royal Caribbean-Oasis of The Seas-
An Embarrassment of Coconuts
Coral Princess Panama Canal Xing The Dude Abides
Carnival Splendor- Smoke on The Water


Disney Magic- As John DeLorean said "I'm going to Disneyland."
On The Disney Wonder looking at last years ship
that I was on, The Carnival Splendor that caught fire,





MSC Poesia- The  YOUniverse


Disney Dream @ Sea Picture Perfect
Holland America- NoorDAM Ships
Navigator of the Seas AmeriCAN
Serenade of the Seas  Vitamin SEA
Pride of Aloha LOST and Found

Pride of America- Aloha Spirit

My first extended stay In  Paradise was on America Hawaii Cruises. I just wanted a different experience, and I took the first job I could get, which was a deck hand. We sailed for seven  days and each day we had a port of call
SS Independence   Aloha, Mahalo and Hanging Loose in Hawaii



1994-My First Ship -
A Rust Bucket- SS Constitution(a glorified ferry) with a lot of heart 
known  as "American Hawaii Cruises"

Shoveling Sunshine


The definition of ecstasy is that you are not doing your ordinary everyday ho-hum existence. Shoveling sunshine in Hawaii beats a day at the office
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SOMEDAY is the busiest day of the week-Get Busy!

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9 Cruises I had To Go On Before I Died



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