Let the Music Play Carnival Miracle Music Video

“Let the Music Play”

I filmed the video in the Gulf of California, Mexico at 6:30 AM Leaving Cabo San Lucas on the Carnival Cruise ship “Miracle” Top of the ship Level 12. I got up early to catch the sunrise. It was a beautiful morning with the sunrise, the Blue sky, the clouds and the wind in my hair.

The video turned out great. I am getting better at my 360/Tiny world videos plus they are a blast to make. I love the music and arrangement in the song. It is a fun EDM song to sing and super easy to play on piano.

Here are some of the Lyrics.
Verse 1:
Here we go lets take a ride we go so far away,
You will find your self in the spotlight
everyone’s trying to sail away
Everyone’s got their own way
Live in the moment and find your place in this world

Turn up the music and lose your self
Feel it now, It feels so right
So, Baby, let’s stay it turns me on, let the music play
I like the sound
Let me hear you sing it
Doo Doo too doo do dun dum
— at Gulf of Mexico.

Video: Let The Music Play (Ron Martyn Music Video)

Cruise Ship Port Schedule Calendars By Country

Earlier this month, we rolled out the 2017/2018 Cruise Line Schedules.  This past weekend, we began rolling out our  news Cruise Port Schedule feature, Combined Cruise Port Schedules by Country.  This is an internet first, only we offer this feature, which went into effective April 16, 2017.

At a glance, all cruise ships calling in ports for a certain physical country, political country or collection of cruise ports are placed into a single cruise calendar.

This process allows our visitors to see on a single page, a collection of cruise ships calling on a single calendar. An example of this would be the Panama Canal. While technically,  the Panama Canal is not a country, instead a physical location, the calendar collects itineraries for ships transiting the Panama Canal.

Some countries get so few cruise ship calls at this time, putting all the calls on a single calendar, makes better sense than forcing the visitor to drill through port after port to  see which cruise ships are calling at each port.  

In the example of South Korea, seen to the right, the cruise ports of Jeju Island, Incheon, and Busan are all seen on one schedule. This may be especially relevant in the coming months with tensions building in South Korea.

Other websites providing this information would have the visitor click to navigate eight to ten pages on their website to view these same ports once they enter the main page of their website.

This is because of website revenue models. There are four primary types of website revenue, subscription, CPA ads,  CPM ads and CPC ads.

Subscription revenue demands you pay up front for access to the content. Many website owners do this because they don’t get enough visitors to enable them to earn a decent monthly income with the following advertising models, or their website doesn’t meet the guidelines for acceptance into the follow revenue models.

CPA, or cost per action, pays the webmaster when you sign up for something an advertiser offers on their website. Examples might be, signing up for third party travel insurance for a trip or cruise.

CPM revenue pays the webmaster for every thousand page views they get. This is the big reason spammy websites such as Hollywood scandal websites place the content for a single article over 20-30 pages. The website tricks you into lots of page views, in order to get to the ‘big news story’,  which is placed on the last page of an article.

CPC revenue is gained when the website owner is paid when the visitor clicks on an ad,  views content  then actively surfs the advertisers’ website for a specified period of time.

As true web geeks, we don’t publish website content just for revenue, we publish with a genuine interest in making the internet a better place to educate and enhance the lives of adults on a wide range of topics.  Our income is secondary. This is why we try to get the visitor to the content they were seeking, as quickly possible.

Long ago established  internet protocol, requires the web business owner to get the visitor to the content they seek in three clicks from entry to the website, to the page they seek.  Our new and revised, Combined Cruise Port Schedules by Country, cruise calendars can get the visitor to the content they seek in two clicks, if the visitor arrives on Cruise Port Schedules website main page.

You may not know, back in 2005 (my first website was launched in 1999) the first cruise industry website we published was Cruise Bruise. Cruise Bruise became so large, it was getting nearly  impossible to navigate the website using the three click rule. Over the subsequent 12 years, we broke up Cruise Bruise into topic specific websites, with the three click rule in mind. The three click rule policy is something newby webmasters routinely violate.

Not only that, many of the website pages which were originally part of Cruise Bruise are not really about “Bruise” topics taking place at sea, so it didn’t make sense to publish them on Cruise Bruise. Such is the case,  for our Live Cruise Ship Tracker network (circa 2009), which is now comprised of 18 websites.

Note on the cruise port schedule screen shot above, each country has a “Combined” schedule, which includes all the ports in one particular country. The term “country” is not necessarily politically based on a single country. Instead it collects the schedules for a specified area. Such as the case of the Combined European Port Schedules.

You will note England, Ireland and Scotland are all part of the United Kingdom political territory, but listed as individual nations on the Combined European Port Schedule. This is more of a relevant European geographical grouping.

Please note, when you click on a specific port call detail in our cruise port schedules, the entry will open up to give you access to more information, such as the cruise ship tracker for that particular cruise ship, cruise ship camera webcams, cruise port views and cruise ship weather. These are very handy features during hurricane season.

As we work through the 2017/2018 upgrades, all those websites will also be rolling out new features.

The Country Cruise Ship Schedules are rolling out through the end of the month, based on passenger popularity. If you don’t see a “country” schedule on our website which is of interest to you ,  request it. Do check back during the next 30 days, to see 160+ Combined Cruise Port Schedules by Country and more ports added to our Cruise Port Schedule offerings.

Crystal Cruises Live Webcam Views Updated

Crystal Cruises live webcam views has been updated. Crystal Cruises webcams live on Crystal Cruises Ships, Crystal Serenity, Crystal Symphony, Crystal Esprit and Crystal Mozart webcams. Includes updates on bridge view cams, port view cams, starboard view cams and computer lab cams. View all Crystal Cruises Webcams or by ship.

Crystal Serenity Webcams

Crystal Symphony Webcams

Crystal Esprit Webcams

Crystal Mozart Webcams

Your can track Crystal Cruises ships live on our cruise ship tracker.

Video: Crystal Serenity coming into Ketchikan – Time Lapse

Arctic Cruise Ship Expedition Views Melting Away

2015 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Annual Extent Is Lowest On Record

If you want to see the arctic by cruise ship, it may be melting before you eyes, current scientific models indicate. Capture the moment on your bucket list while there is still something to see.

The Arctic defined, “The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden. Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover, with predominantly treeless permafrost-containing tundra. Arctic seas contain seasonal sea ice in many places.”

Arctic Tundra in Summer

Arctic Tundra in Summer

According to a March 19, 2015 article published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2015 Arctic Sea Ice Maximum Annual Extent Is Lowest On Record, “The sea ice cap of the Arctic appeared to reach its annual maximum winter extent on Feb. 25, according to data from the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. At 5.61 million square miles (14.54 million square kilometers), this year’s maximum extent was the smallest on the satellite record and also one of the earliest.”

According to NSIDC,  “When weather outside gets unusually cold, people sometimes say that the weather is Arctic. Sometimes that is true, because the weather and climate in the Arctic can also have a strong effect on atmospheric conditions in the rest of the Northern Hemisphere, both for short-term weather and long-term climate. Weather and climate in the far north are very different than weather in the middle latitudes, where most people live, but it is not always bitterly cold.”

Cruise Lines with Arctic itineraries include Crystal Cruises, Silversea Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Polar Cruises, Fred Olsen Cruise Line and Quark Expeditions to name a few.  To discover if an Arctic cruise should be on your bucket list, browse our video playlist below.

You can track cruise ships in Alaska  or track cruise ships in Northern Europe

Video Playlist: Cruise Bruise Arctic Cruises

 

 

Cruise Ship Norwegian Joy Float Out Papenburg Germany

Launched by Norwegian Cruise Lines on  March 4, 2017, Norwegian Joy has 20 Decks, 3,900 passenger capacity with a crew of 1,700 and the cruise ship will fly the flag of the Bahamas, though it will be home ported in Shanghai and Tianjin (Beijing), China.”

Norwegian Cruise Lines says on their webite, “China Summer of 2017, Norwegian Joy will be the fleet’s most innovative ship to date. Styled exclusively for Chinese travelers, guests can expect an upscale resort style vacation with world-class entertainment, fine international dining, unrivaled duty-free luxury shopping with the freedom and flexibility found on all Norwegian Cruise Line ships.”

Norwegian Joy has a park, two-level racetrack,  a water park, Galaxy Pavilion which has simulator rides and interactive video walls and an upscale shopping district with everything from exceptional duty-free shops to world-renowned global luxury brands.

Video: Norwegian Joy float out

Cruise Ship Shaped Mall Highlights Amazing Cruise Port Experience

The ultimate cruise junkie port of call will take you to Whampoa Garden. Whampoa Garden is the largest private housing estate located in Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It was built on the site of the former Whampoa Dockyards by Hutchison Whampoa Property and is the location of a huge cruise ship shaped shopping mall, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa.

Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa shopping mall has over 1.4 million square feet of shopping space, including 300 shops. It is one of the largest shopping, dining and entertainment centers in Kowloon, Hong Kong.

There is also a promenade along sea side, from Laguna Verde to Hunghom Pier. It is also linked to the Avenue of Stars. Residents can walk from Hunghom Pier to Tsim Sha Tsui Pier in about 40 minutes. with an amazing view of Victoria Harbour.

With the streamlined cruise ship as the landmark, Wonderful Worlds of Whampoa comprises a unique combination of themed worlds, including Whampoa Gourmet Place, Fashion World, Treasure World, Home World, Amazing World and Pebbles World.

Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is huge and located 8.8 kilometers (5.5miles) from Whampoa Garden making it an easy trip during your day in port at Kowloon. Some cruise lines offer free ferry connections or free shuttle buses to tour the city. Because they are free, the wait to board the buses can take a long time, perhaps an hour or more, cutting down the time you have to explore.

Another option is the long line of taxis at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, which you can quickly grab if there is no line of waiting passengers and be on your way. Taxi prices are flat rate and fixed by the government, so there is no haggling or price gouging.

While at the terminal, do make your way to the rooftop garden for an incredible view of the city and a great photograph opportunity.

You can get to Hong Kong by cruise ship via AIDAbella, Amsterdam, Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Millennium, Costa Victoria, Diamond Princess, Golden Princess, MSC Lirica, MS Europa 2, Oceania Nautica, Ovation of the Seas, Queen Mary 2, Regent Seven Seas Voyager, Sapphire Princess, Seabourn Sojourn, Silver Shadow, Superstar Virgo or Volendam. Track these cruise ships calling at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal  in our Asia Cruise Ship Tracker

Video: Drone video of Whampoa Garden

 

Cruise Bruise Changes To Mobile Friendly Design

Please excuse our dust as #CruiseBruise changes colors, new mobile-friendly version, joining our Live Cruise Ship Tracker, Cruise Ship Missing, Cruise Ship Complaints, Cruise Ship Cameras, Cruise Port Views and Cruise Laws. Changes to this Cruise Bruise blog we be launched in February 2017.

April 17, 2015 – Mobile-friendly
We began to developing a new website design, which is friendly to all screen resolutions, including tablets and mobile phones.

As the websites are converted, the color change signifies the new mobile-friendly template. The blue and green template is the 2012-2014 version. The blue only template is the version friendly for all devices.

In truth, if you remove each case where:

  • an employee injured another person or ship full of people, violating their terms of contract,
  • children who were injured during a lack of parental supervision,
  • people who became ill during an event which was unrelated to ship services,
  • had pre-existing conditions which worsened during a cruise resulting in death,
  • people who were victims of a crime committed by someone they were in a relationship with,
  • people who failed to exercise due diligence and caution while in dangerous areas on the ship,
  • people who didn’t adhere to internationally accepted personal safety standards, whether incidents involved alcohol or not, what remains wouldn’t be enough to launch a single cruise industry awareness website.

Information and truth are powerful weapons, Cruise Bruise will continue to seek the truth and report it using the Freedom Of Information Act. Our new agenda is to follow truth, no matter where it leads us. An example of change in agenda is our, free of charge, rapidly increasing collection of unedited cruise industry lawsuits, which paint a much clearer picture of events taking place at sea.

While we will not post each cruise industry case or documents from every case, cases we post will be official court documents comprising complaints filed against the cruise industry or cases where a cruise line was involved in a non-maritime law legal action. We will be operating under the assumption our visitors share an intellectual demographic profile which renders them capable of reading the court documents and coming to their own conclusion of who the real victim is, if there is one, in each case.

 

Rapper Pitbull Norwegian Escape Godfather

Miami, Florida rapper Armando Christian Perez aka Pitbull, to be Norwegian Cruise Line’s godfather in a christening ceremony November 9 and will also perform.Norwegian Escape

 

Norwegian Cruise Line has a reputation for non-traditional cruising, focusing on freedom and flexibility for guests.

 

Cruise Line Customer Services Ratings – 32 Cruise Lines

Expansion today on Cruise Ship Complaints includes latest ratings for more USA and Canadian Cruise Lines.

There is a WARNING for one cruise line with 1233 complaints, river cruise lines, lake cruise lines, major ferry lines, harbor cruises, dinner cruises, more resources to help resolve cruise line customer service issues.

 

Browse the Cruise Ship Complaints website by cruise line

Staten Island Ferry Busy Schedule

Staten Island Ferry schedule expected to run every 30 minutes starting this fall. Track on New York Cruise Ship Tracker.

Staten Island Ferry Schedules

All schedules are subject to change without notice. Please check www.nyc.gov/dot or dial 311 for updates. For periods of reduced visibility or severe weather the schedule may be adjusted. Travel time is approximately 25 minutes. During rush hour trips the ferries are packed. This is not a good time to take a leisurely ride. The service is FREE! Cars, Motorcycles & Trucks are no longer allowed on the ferries.

 The ferry operates on a holiday schedule on New Year’s Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. On these days, boats run every 30 minutes between 7:00 am and 11:00 pm.
Video: Staten Island Ferry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsN3VrS4gT8

 

New Cruise Ship Webcams Added

Cruise Ship Cameras: Expansion includes #cruise ship bow cams, bridge cams, wedding cams, with 14 cruise lines validated.

Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, AIDA Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Cruises, Greenpeace International, Hapag-Lloyd, Hurtigruten Cruises, P & O Cruises, Phoenix Reisen Cruises

See more on Cruise Ship Cameras