Well, I really did it this time. After several years of ‘Freedom 55’ retirement, I decided to take on entrepreneurship as the owner of an established Cruise Speakers and Arts and Crafts Presenters Agency. Check it out, here.
This Association has been running for almost twenty years and some of the presenters are the original founders. Over time, we have developed a relationship with World class Cruise lines to bring the right presenter to fill seats with enthusiastic passengers that leave with an experience that keeps them signing on for their next cruise.
We provide Cruise line Companies with extraordinary passenger experiences that ensure returning, loyal passengers.
As Ambassadors to the Cruise line, we emulate the culture and the spirit of the entertainment staff onboard.
We understand that respect, courtesy, integrity, and cooperation are keys to being a proud ambassador.
My journey was like many others. A professional career, a love of cruising and a desire to share stories and insight to those that have an interest in learning. A friend introduced me to this agency more than half a decade ago and halfway around the world. He mentioned how excited he was to be accepted as a Cruise Ship Lecturer and that his wife accompanied him on each cruise.
My wife kindly elbowed me and said:
“You can do that!”
What me? Over the next few months, I put together some topics, created a demo video to show my presentation skills and submitted an application to join – this very agency! In no time, I was offered a tremendous cruise on a ‘Super-sized’ ship with six presentations required. The screen was like an iMax and the support by the audiovisual production department was superb. I was hooked!
Over the years, I have sailed as a guest enrichment speaker – from Tahiti, Singapore, New York, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Hawaii, Sydney, Aruba and more.
My mentor, trainer, and friend has decided to move to a slower pace and has asked me to take over the agency. I was hesitant at first but with my business wise son, Adam agreeing to be my partner, I knew this was the right step.
So, welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy the site. You have landed at a place that Is brimming with experience, talent, and passion. The associate members hail from all parts of the world with experience and stories to share. I am so proud of every one of them.