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About Jason

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  • Birthday February 13

Personal Info

  • First Name
    Jason
  • Gender
    Male
  • City
    Fort Lauderdale
  • State
    Florida
  • Country
    United States

Cruising

  • First Cruise Ship
    Carnival Sensation
  • First Cruise Year
    1995
  • Cruises Sailed
    22
  • Favorite Cruise Line
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Ship
    Carnival Victory
  • Favorite Shipboard Activity
    Poolside
  • Favorite Itinerary
    Caribbean
  • Favorite Port of Call
    St. Maarten
  • Favorite Port Activity
    Beach
  • Places I've Cruised To
    Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios, Cozumel, St Maarten, St Croix, St Thomas, Nassau, Freeport, Tortola, Key West, San Juan, Costa Rica, Panama, Coco Cay

Details

  • Hobbies & Interests
    CruiseCrazies, Cruises, Boating, Beach, Hockey, Cooking, Movies, Ice Cream, Baby back ribs and taking advantage of all the outdoor activities available in South Florida
  • Sports
    Hockey
  • Quotes
    "A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner."
    "A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships were made for."
    "The only limitations we have are the ones we place upon ourselves."
    "To focus early pays big dividends"
  • Occupation
    Project Manager

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  1. Hey JJWIL, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! 😎
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  3. Technology is making cruising seamless, from the time a person enters a ship until their vacation ends. At SeaTrade Cruise Global 2019, TechRepublic Senior Editor Teena Maddox spoke with Bill Panoff, CEO of the PPI Group and EIC of Porthole Cruise magazine, about how technology is making cruising seamless, from the time a person enters a ship until their vacation ends. The following is an edited transcript of the interview. Teena Maddox: How is technology changing the cruise industry? Bill Panoff: Technology is of paramount importance to the cruise industry because it enhances the cruise experience and allows the guests to have more of a seamless experience onboard, from the moment they step foot on the ship to the moment they leave the ship, the shore excursions, the delivery of content, to anticipate the guests' needs in terms of their wants and desires in the ports and onboard. It's just a phenomenal way to enjoy cruising even more so. Teena Maddox: What are the ways that the cruise industry itself is using technology? Bill Panoff: For example, Princess Cruises has introduced the Princess Medallion, which is an opportunity for the guests to interact on a digital format onboard their vessels. They have it on several vessels, and they plan to expand that throughout the fleet. From the moment you book your Princess Cruise, you receive your medallion at home, and that medallion has all your vital information on it. You can use that medallion to open up your stateroom door. You can use it for onboard purchases. It anticipates your needs. MSC, for example, has introduced one called MSC for Me, kind of a similar technology. It makes the experience so much more enjoyable and more efficient in the eyes of the cruise lines. Teena Maddox: Will we be seeing AR and VR onboard ships? Bill Panoff: In the very near future, that will be introduced onboard ships. Incidentally, with the onboard shopping experience, artificial intelligence already is being incorporated in many ways. If you step onboard some of the new Celebrity ships, you'll see artificial intelligence. You'll see an interaction with the guests in terms of a digital component whereby people can do their shopping from their staterooms and have the items that they actually order onboard delivered to their staterooms through this digital format. Artificial Intelligence, in the future, will be on all cruise ships and will make it a much more enjoyable experience. By Teena Maddox, TechRepublic Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
  4. Technology is making cruising seamless, from the time a person enters a ship until their vacation ends. At SeaTrade Cruise Global 2019, TechRepublic Senior Editor Teena Maddox spoke with Bill Panoff, CEO of the PPI Group and EIC of Porthole Cruise magazine, about how technology is making cruising seamless, from the time a person enters a ship until their vacation ends. The following is an edited transcript of the interview. Teena Maddox: How is technology changing the cruise industry? Bill Panoff: Technology is of paramount importance to the cruise industry because it enhances the cruise experience and allows the guests to have more of a seamless experience onboard, from the moment they step foot on the ship to the moment they leave the ship, the shore excursions, the delivery of content, to anticipate the guests' needs in terms of their wants and desires in the ports and onboard. It's just a phenomenal way to enjoy cruising even more so. Teena Maddox: What are the ways that the cruise industry itself is using technology? Bill Panoff: For example, Princess Cruises has introduced the Princess Medallion, which is an opportunity for the guests to interact on a digital format onboard their vessels. They have it on several vessels, and they plan to expand that throughout the fleet. From the moment you book your Princess Cruise, you receive your medallion at home, and that medallion has all your vital information on it. You can use that medallion to open up your stateroom door. You can use it for onboard purchases. It anticipates your needs. MSC, for example, has introduced one called MSC for Me, kind of a similar technology. It makes the experience so much more enjoyable and more efficient in the eyes of the cruise lines. Teena Maddox: Will we be seeing AR and VR onboard ships? Bill Panoff: In the very near future, that will be introduced onboard ships. Incidentally, with the onboard shopping experience, artificial intelligence already is being incorporated in many ways. If you step onboard some of the new Celebrity ships, you'll see artificial intelligence. You'll see an interaction with the guests in terms of a digital component whereby people can do their shopping from their staterooms and have the items that they actually order onboard delivered to their staterooms through this digital format. Artificial Intelligence, in the future, will be on all cruise ships and will make it a much more enjoyable experience. By Teena Maddox, TechRepublic Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
  5. Royal Caribbean’s fleet has grown to 26 as it took delivery of Spectrum of the Seas. The first in a new class of ship dubbed Quantum Ultra, Spectrum of the Seas comes in at 1,139 feet long and 168,000 gross tons. That makes it slightly larger than the three Quantum Class ships already sailing. Just like Quantum-class ships, Spectrum of the Seas features the North Star, the capsule that takes riders 300 feet above the ocean. Other features on board will be RipCord by iFly skydive simulator, FlowRider surf simulator an SeaPlex, an indoor sports and entertainment complex that features bumper cars, roller skating and basketball. New to the class is Royal Caribbean’s first ship-within-a-ship concept, something cruise lines like MSC and Norwegian Cruise Line have championed on their latest builds. Unlike the other Quantum-class ships, Spectrum of the Seas features the new Sky Pad virtual reality bungee trampoline attraction that recently debuted on Mariner of the Seas and Independence of the Seas (but is currently closed on those two ships because of a reassessment of safety). The Spectrum of the Seas version, with an enhanced design, will be open beginning April 18. Also on board will be a karaoke venue that’s new to the line called Star Moment. Spectrum of the Seas, which is headed to China later this year, can carry 4,246 passengers at double capacity. It was built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. "We started out to make sure that we had the best that China had ever seen and would ever see," said Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman Ltd. and CEO Richard Fain. "It has those extra touches and those extra things that make it super special to our Chinese guests." A sister ship, Odyssey of the Seas, is also under construction at the shipyard and due in 2020. So far, no Quantum-class ship has ever home ported in Florida, although the North American market can sail from New York on board Anthem of the Seas including stops at Port Canaveral. Both Ovation of the Seas and the original Quantum of the Seas serve the Asian and Australian markets, but Ovation will make its way across the Pacific this summer to sail Alaska. Spectrum of the Seas debuts this month and will begin service with a 46-night voyage from Barcelona to Shanghai with stops in 13 countries. By Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com View full article
  6. Royal Caribbean’s fleet has grown to 26 as it took delivery of Spectrum of the Seas. The first in a new class of ship dubbed Quantum Ultra, Spectrum of the Seas comes in at 1,139 feet long and 168,000 gross tons. That makes it slightly larger than the three Quantum Class ships already sailing. Just like Quantum-class ships, Spectrum of the Seas features the North Star, the capsule that takes riders 300 feet above the ocean. Other features on board will be RipCord by iFly skydive simulator, FlowRider surf simulator an SeaPlex, an indoor sports and entertainment complex that features bumper cars, roller skating and basketball. New to the class is Royal Caribbean’s first ship-within-a-ship concept, something cruise lines like MSC and Norwegian Cruise Line have championed on their latest builds. Unlike the other Quantum-class ships, Spectrum of the Seas features the new Sky Pad virtual reality bungee trampoline attraction that recently debuted on Mariner of the Seas and Independence of the Seas (but is currently closed on those two ships because of a reassessment of safety). The Spectrum of the Seas version, with an enhanced design, will be open beginning April 18. Also on board will be a karaoke venue that’s new to the line called Star Moment. Spectrum of the Seas, which is headed to China later this year, can carry 4,246 passengers at double capacity. It was built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. "We started out to make sure that we had the best that China had ever seen and would ever see," said Royal Caribbean Cruises Chairman Ltd. and CEO Richard Fain. "It has those extra touches and those extra things that make it super special to our Chinese guests." A sister ship, Odyssey of the Seas, is also under construction at the shipyard and due in 2020. So far, no Quantum-class ship has ever home ported in Florida, although the North American market can sail from New York on board Anthem of the Seas including stops at Port Canaveral. Both Ovation of the Seas and the original Quantum of the Seas serve the Asian and Australian markets, but Ovation will make its way across the Pacific this summer to sail Alaska. Spectrum of the Seas debuts this month and will begin service with a 46-night voyage from Barcelona to Shanghai with stops in 13 countries. By Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel Re-posted on CruiseCrazies.com - Cruise News, Articles, Forums, Packing List, Ship Tracker, and more For more cruise news and articles go to https://www.cruisecrazies.com
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    Welcome, Tara!  See you around!

  8. Hey Tara, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! 😎
  9. Hey Notagoddess, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! 😎
  10. Welcome, Notagoddess!  See you around!

  11. Hey Gayle, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! 😎
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  13. Hey GerryBarker, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! 😎
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  15. Hey looneytunes31419, Welcome to CruiseCrazies! I encourage you to take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the many features and friendly faces you'll be seeing around. Some basics on getting started: View & customize your profile here: View Member Introduce yourself in our "New Member Introductions" forum Submit your first cruise post in our "Lets Talk Cruise" forum Share recent onboard experiences: Post a Cruise Review Customize your cover photo, profile and settings here The complete guide to "Getting Started" is available here. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask! See you around! 😎
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