Category Archives: Marine Vessels

Safety Boating Measures

Summertime is a glorious time for children and adults alike, especially when it is time to rest and relax. One of the most popular ways to have fun when the weather gets hot is by taking to the water. Whether you’re swimming, fishing, or just relaxing, doing it on a boat amplifies the fun factor many times over. However, boating safety is key in order to make sure your fun goes on all summer long.

Step number one to maintaining safe boating practices is to keep an eye on the weather. Nobody wants to get stuck out in the ocean or on the lake when a storm strikes because dangerous situations can arise quickly. Verify that the weather forecast is clear before setting out from home and then keep an eye out for changes on a smartphone, radio, or other device.

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Once the weather checks out, make sure you have all pieces of boat safety equipment you need before you depart. Go through an equipment checklist and verify that everything is present. You should have a life jacket for each person who will be boarding your boat. Keep a sound producing horn in stock that is capable of producing a loud sound to alert others who are nearby in case of an emergency. Verify that your lighting system is operational and that you have plenty of tools and spare essential parts so you do not get stranded on the water.

Finally, make sure you have a “float plan” in place. This means determining where you will be going while on the water and designating approximate times regarding when boating will occur. Write out the information and give it to someone who will not be going on the trip with you, then check in with that person at pre-determined times to let them know everything is well. Have a plan in place regarding what that check-in person should do if he or she does not hear from you at the established time.

By making sure your gear is in place and having a safety plan, you can help make sure your time of fun in the sun doesn’t turn into a nightmare. Staying safe on the water is simple as long as you take the proper time to prepare before setting out for fun.

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2Go Travel eTicket Unavailable

After I purchased 2Go travel tickets for my mom and aunts’ travel this coming April 13, 2013, I needed some clarifications on how I could print the travel tickets and their confirmation letter. I asked mom about it and she just advised me to better ask the agency thru their customer service page. Since I couldn’t find their customer service page also, I just visited their eTicket page, thinking and hoping that thru it, I can print the tickets.

However, when I visited the page, the image below welcomed me.

2Go Travel eTicket Unavailable

The only thing I asked myself when I read the advisory above was ‘how can I print the ticket then?‘.

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New BVI Flotilla for Seafarer

Seafarer has announced a new BVI flotilla for the winter running between January and April from Tortola.  The new programme is being run in association with Dream Yachts who have a long standing presence in the area with a fleet of 34-52 foot mono-hulls as well as an excellent choice of catamarans. This will be a smaller flotilla run by an experienced Seafarer lad yacht crew, with the added feature that guests can also book an en suite cabin on the lead yacht if they would rather take a back seat and relax on their Caribbean flotilla holiday.

New FlotillaNew Flotilla (image from seafarersailing.co.uk)

Explore the natural beauty of the British Virgin Islands, the home of Caribbean flotillas and discover countless beautiful coves and white sandy beaches. Sailing in a flotilla is probably the best way of exploring these pristine islands in company comparing sailing logs and having a drink over the day’s events.  Only the British would christen islands with names such as ‘Norman’, ‘Peter’, ‘Copper’ and ‘The Dogs’ all included in our island hopping itinerary. Not to forget the larger islands like ‘Jost Van Dyke’ and ‘Virgin Gorda’ all featured on our all-encompassing itineraries.

7 and 14 night itineraries are on offer with embarkation every Saturday between January 6th and April 13th. Outside this period, for those seeking a Caribbean yacht charter, skippered, bareboat, long term charter and assisted bareboat packages are on offer with the option of adding flights and transfers which have the advantage of full ATOL protection when booked through Seafarer.

Prices start at £475pp. based on 4  sharing a 2 cabin Oceanis 34 for a week and includes, yacht charter, welcome grocery pack, welcome punch party, the services of the Seafarer lead crew and  local transfers. Our fleet includes boats include the smaller Oceanis 34 with 2 cabins up to the Harmony 52 with 5 cabins and 5 heads.

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2Go Ships My Personal Stuff

I have no other choice but to ship my personal belongings from my crib in Cebu City going home utilizing one of the leading couriers in the country, 2Go shipping.

Yes! You heard it right, even though I missed availing for the free shipping coupons, but at least, there were promos and other discounted shipping the courier offers, I guess I still able to grab the wisest decision to ship with them my stuff than handing them myself when I flew here from Cebu City.

2Go (image source and credits)

Since shipping of cargo materials would take no more than a week, I am expecting my stuff to arrive here in my new peg this coming Wednesday. And I am hoping that everything – each and every little thing I shipped would still in good condition. Let us just wait and see how my shipping would result.

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Royal Caribbean Holiday Cruise

Our modern world has found a way to combine business and pleasure through the use of a Royal Caribbean holiday cruise ship. It is possible for business people and their friends or family members to travel together aboard a cruise ship where daily conferences or job-oriented meetings can be held. While the business person is attending to their corporate responsibilities, the family members can enjoy their time on the cruise.

Royal Caribbean holiday trips can successfully mix business with pleasure.

Business travelers often dread the time spent away from home on business trips. Hotel accommodations near the meeting location are often inadequate and after the conference times are over, there is nothing much to do. When business meetings are planned to take place upon a Royal Caribbean cruise, all away from home time becomes an exciting proposition. The costs of cruise-line working holiday trips are comparable or even less expensive than many traditional forms of business conferences.

When travelers purchase a ticket for a Royal Caribbean holiday cruise, the overnight accommodations are included in the fare. The cruise ship offers many free types of food, and a large variety of top-notch dining alternatives that are all within walking distance on the ship. Cruise trips include recreational offerings, casino fun, upper-quality spa options and a wide variety of activities that are designed to please every type of traveler aboard the ship. The times before and after business meetings can become very memorable.

Each Royal Caribbean ship has dedicated meeting rooms and conference facilities that can be booked for private group meetings. These facilities offer modern state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, comfortable seating and communications options. It is possible for corporate sponsors to arrange for catered meals or snacks, specialty entertainment and every type of helpful meeting feature that can be found on dry land. Cruise ship business meetings and conferences are becoming very popular today in many global locations.

Corporate sponsors often offer to pay for their workers all-inclusive business cruise and for the babysitting charges aboard ship for the single working parents. Then, workers pay the reasonable fees to include their family or friends in their holiday plans. The Royal Caribbean luxury ships offer a variety of extra activities and services that are optional for guests to enjoy. In some situations, the corporate sponsor will plan meeting times to be during morning or evening hours to allow for all travelers to enjoy port-of-call activities.

When business meetings are held aboard a Royal Caribbean ship, all employees are saved the traditional costs of over-the-road transportation. Since all meeting participants are on the same large luxury ship, conferences can always start on time. Cruise business trips are a nice alternative to the traditional away-from-home business conferences. Workers are allowed the chance to relax with their family or friends in a luxury filled environment. As a special bonus to workers, at least one evening on the cruise offers a fun-filled formal dining setting for business associates, families and friends to enjoy together on a Royal Caribbean business meeting cruise.

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