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Extreme Cruise Ship Fire Training

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Sep 09 2013 - * * * * * · 2,901 views
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Extreme Cruise Ship Fire Training Cruise ships are floating flaming death traps of incendiary Hell, according to the media lately. Since nobody has actually died during all these cruise ship fires , they’ve switched to reminding us that after all these cruise ship fires  good people are left stranded in cabins full of feces. We cruisers know how absurd all that crap is (pardon the p...


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A Bridge Full of Surprises

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Aug 22 2013 - - - - - - · 641 views
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A Bridge Full of Surprises Most cruise ships restrict access to the bridge. In this post-9/11 world, you don't want just anyone traipsing up there and playing with the controls. One would think such restrictions equate a higher level of on-sight security and maybe, just maybe, a higher level of discipline and professionalism. I'm happy to relate that such is not always the case. My...


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Haunted Cruise Ship

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Jun 21 2013 - - - - - - · 1,166 views
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Haunted Cruise Ship I swear I'm not turning morbid. I am, however, turning 40. Maybe that's why this and my last post are a bit on the 'end of life' side. Here's a selection from my new book, Cruise a la Carte.  *** “I saw a ghost.”“Mm hmm,” I replied. “Really, mate!” Rick insisted.  I looked up from my magazi...


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Does the cruise have to end?

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Jun 08 2013 - - - - - - · 763 views

Does the cruise have to end? When you, dear passenger, step off the gangway for the last time, you are filled with a despondency that is barely tempered by the memories of good times. Why, oh why, you lament, does the cruise have to end? Ah, but it doesn’t  have to end! Now you can book a cruise that is the last you’ll ever need to arrange. For you, the cruise will never,...


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Rumble Yell: Discovering America's Biggest Bike Ride

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Apr 19 2013 - - - - - - · 1,076 views
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Rumble Yell: Discovering America's Biggest Bike Ride Hello all! I'm not dead. I promise. I greatly appreciate the inquiries about where I've gone. I've been insanely busy with preparation for my new book, Rumble Yell. This will be released this summer, but before that there is a big ol' project that I'm launching with Kickstarter to get it into my fan's lovingly greedy little hands sooner. So with all neces...


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My Second Most Embarrassing Moment

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Mar 01 2013 - - - - - - · 2,364 views

My Second Most Embarrassing Moment Funny how nobody wants to hear my wisdom gained from years working at sea. No, the biggest response I’ve gotten was from my most embarrassing moment! Being blackmailed into performing a strip-tease was indeed embarrassing, though assuaged by a kiss from a pretty lady. The following moment, however, was embarrassing front-to-back. It involved singing...


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Carnival Blames Passengers

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Feb 21 2013 - - - - - - · 1,410 views
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Carnival Blames Passengers People can be annoying. When on vacation—especially on a cruise ship—they can be even more annoying. Perhaps some people figure anonymity makes rude behavior OK. Perhaps some people are just so relaxed, or so centered on their hard-earned focus on self, they let little things slide. Perhaps some people are just assholes. (just being honest)...


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Triumph Isn't the Grossest Ship at Sea

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Feb 15 2013 - - - - - - · 2,030 views
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Triumph Isn't the Grossest Ship at Sea The Carnival Triumph  safely returned to port after an ordeal at sea. I’m happy to say that, during the intense media coverage on CNN and other networks—which I was corralled into—passengers unanimously praised the tireless hard work and positive attitude of the crew. There were many horror stories about poor sanitation on the crippled s...


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What You Don't Know About Norovirus

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Feb 07 2013 - - - - - - · 1,801 views
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What You Don't Know About Norovirus You need to know two things to understand the norovirus issue that plagues us every year (pardon the pun). Surprisingly, neither covers how to avoid getting it, though the second point is absolutely the single most important overlooked fact in understanding the issue.  First: norovirus is not just a ship problem. In fact, it’s barely on sh...


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Titanic Dining Returns to... Where?!

Posted by BrianDavidBruns , Jan 31 2013 - - - - - - · 710 views
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Titanic Dining Returns to... Where?! 1912, North Atlantic Ocean1952, Trianon Palace Hotel, Versailles2012, Lake Las Vegas What do these three locations have in common? A sunken unsinkable ship. Duh. We’ll all heard of the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. We all know she was built for the super-rich, having the most elegant designs, the newest technologies, the oldest wines, and Europe...






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