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Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:39 min | 11 hrs ago

Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News

"Minutes into the first training day of the week and it looks better than Friday The Dow is up a hundred points the S&P 500 Index is up 1% The NASDAQ is up 218 points is a one and a half percent gain CNBC's Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is expected to step down from his executive role on investor pressure since he is also CEO of payments app square Dorsey posted the first ever tweet in 2006 But said just setting up my Twitter High-tech golf may return to Alexandria The Washington business journal says a developer has plans to reactivate the former Alexandria top golf location and a neighboring ruby Tuesday's restaurant that top golf was the first that opened in the United States It closed last year This is cyber Monday Why The national retail federation coined the phrase in 2005 after noticing a spike in online sales the Monday after Thanksgiving for several previous years It considered calling it bloom on day a reference to the blue hyperlinks shoppers click but the sight of blue Monday was too depressing Jeff claypool WTO news Coming up after traffic and weather companies that are working on vaccines say they're specifically targeting the new omicron variant of COVID-19 It's 9 57 Yes the Thanksgiving season had time to be thankful of course and FanDuel sportsbook as it offer for you This is Dave Johnson and vandals sportsbook is giving.

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Fresh "Caribbean" from WTOP 24 Hour News

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:34 min | 12 hrs ago

Fresh "Caribbean" from WTOP 24 Hour News

"Of color collective located in prince George's county says this year's holiday glow hoffa is a celebration of family light and love We're in the darkest part of the year as we move toward the winter solstice and we are the light We are glowing in this dark And you don't have to be fit to begin practicing this blend of traditional African and Caribbean style dance says cofounder lay low risotto Once you start gaining control over your body and over your muscles and you start to feel confident Stephanie gaines Bryan TOP news Up ahead money news some restaurants are pulling back on changes they made because of the pandemic It's 8 54 Fever is the key symptom for both the flu and COVID The exigen temporal scanner is essential to detect fevers early and reliably Learn more at exigent dot com For the ones finding new ways to ensure the job always gets done For the ones wearing many hats For the ones who are hands on even from.

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Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:21 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "caribbean" discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"And although the antibodies might not be as good a fit against this new ovarian than against the parent strains it's come from. Nevertheless, you can make up for quality with quantity in this game. And so having a high antibody level will probably help and prevent severe disease. So my own instinct is that actually the vaccination will continue to protect people against this new variant. And what of other restrictions here in the UK, we expect a change in the booster campaign for that to be sped up, but to be offered to younger people. But what I've travel bans and vaccine passports and things like that, how effective are these how important are these in the next days and weeks? At this stage, this is very much early doors and they're just precautionary measures, and they're I think really to be seen to be doing something, they'll be seen to be doing something which is going to help a little bit across the board anyway, because as Chris witte who's the England chief medical officer, pointed out last week, look, the bigger threat here isn't this new variant coming from Southern Africa. It's delta, which is already causing a major problem in the country. We've got 50,000 ion cases a day that we know about with this. That's our current headache, and that's what we need to focus on. The measures that are being introduced, they're not going to in any way hamper our efforts to suppress delta and therefore some would argue they're a good idea regardless of whether we have this new variant coming in from South Africa while we've got high levels of the virus circulating in the country and its winter time. Chris, thank you for this update. That is Monaco's health and science correspondent, doctor Chris Smith. Now here's Monaco's Emma searle with the day's other news headlines. Thanks, Daniel. Japan and Israel have banned entry to all foreign travelers amid the spread of the new COVID-19 variant on The Crown. Cases of the strain have now been identified in several European countries, as well as in Australia and Israel, scientists say all Macron carries a higher reinfection risk and vaccines could be less effective against it. Initial results from a presidential election in Honduras suggest a win for opposition candidate and former First Lady, Schumer a Castro, the liberty and ref foundation party candidate would be Honduras first female president. Fashion designer Virgil abloh has died from a rare form of cancer at the age of 41. Abloh, who was creative director for Louis Vuitton and founder of the Milan based fashion brand off white, had been battling the disease privately for two years. Best known for his work in fashion, he was also successful DJ artist and furniture designer. We'll have more in the story shortly. And in direct talks between the U.S. and Iran over the 2015 nuclear deal, are set to resume in Vienna today. A breakthrough is not expected as Iran has upped its demands under a new hardline president Ibrahim raisi, the accord was scrapped by then president Donald Trump in 2018. You can find out more by heading to Monaco dot com, forward slash minute. Those the days headlines back to Daniel. Thanks, Emma. We turned out to Guadeloupe and Martinique, two French Caribbean territories set up in hit hard by weeks of rioting over COVID-19 restrictions. The French government has in turn halted the implementation of a vaccine mandate for health workers on the islands after the measure sparked widespread violence. Well, I'm joined now by Jean Michel, a journalist at France Antilles Martinique. Good morning to you Jean Michel. Hello, good morning. Good morning, Daniel. Just give us an update first on this past weekend. You're waking up at it being Monday morning now. What's the situation on the ground in both islands now? Well, the weekend was a little bit quieter here in Martinique where I'm talking. There were still the riots where less pronounced they were fewer riots less violence in Martinique and Guadeloupe as well. So that was a welcome a welcome development for inhabitants that have been traumatized by the senseless violence and in the night from Friday to Saturday was still very, very rough in Martinique post office was attacked and burnt with an asan attack. A few businesses still. So that was the two nights ago. The last two nights were quieter. And unfortunately, this Monday morning, the island World Cup again to just people on the roads, occupying the key junctions and making commuters traffic difficult and miserable. So we know that the conflict is not over yet. Far from it. And well, this began over a vaccine mandates. That's been pushed back now till the end of this year. What's the sense of that coming back into place? And how is this being played by the authorities, they are obviously very carefully if we've had widespread demonstrations. Yes, well, yeah. What's started this conflict in both islands was a nationwide vaccine mandates for people in key professions. So mostly so healthcare workers, the firemen and firefighters. And so on. And so it's not just for much loop, of course, that's something that the French government has rolled out in everywhere in France, but here they have the acceptance of the vaccine. And the anti vax movement is stronger than it is. In other parts of France. And this has this content that just simmer and got stronger since July and now that so we have these movements that have painted themselves into that corner that they do not want to deescalate in the reject those measures. So that started massive strikes. And since there were other social problems that were quick to be added into that demands from some opponents to the government by the way the trade unions and stuff, it was easy to add some other demands, and then that escalated into this crisis that is now yeah, that is not hard to solve really. The other thing that is escalating is the idea of granting more autonomy for Guadalupe specifically. I know that is something the French government is considering where are we at in terms of and that coming becoming reality? Are there talks happening? Talks talks haven't begun yet on this. This was this idea was floated by the government. One of the ministers in Emmanuel Macron's government cabinet. And well, and this minister, so his name is Sebastiano cornu and he's the minister for all the overseas territories of France. He that minister flew to when Luke yesterday, he arrived, and he began negotiations there with some actors, but the negotiation that began the route of negotiations are not about autonomy. That's about the crisis right now what to do with the 32 demands tabled by the trade unionists there in Guadalupe. And the statutory, the political statutory question of France's overseas territory is a very complex one and one that has been evolving since you could say since the decolonization began in the 1950s splinting 40s. So and Martinique just changed its status about ten years ago. And there have been referendums, the local referendums in Martinique and Guadeloupe and other territories about what about a decade ago about how should our status evolve..

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Armando Simón Exposes the Left's Lies About Christopher Columbus

Mark Levin

01:57 min | Last month

Armando Simón Exposes the Left's Lies About Christopher Columbus

"And we know what marxists do to history Well there's a piece today in where is this Sorry folks issues and insights By amando Simone the let me read this to you The accusation which often sound more like insults than rational accusations about Columbus Range from the gruesome claiming he chopped off Indians hands for not bringing gold or carrying out genocide total fabrications To the infantile ridiculing the fact that one of his ships sunk he was not the captain of that particular ship and they were sailing an uncharted seas Abounding in hidden reefs to the stupid Democrat politicians and Native Americans claiming that Columbus carried out genocide in North America where he never set foot nor sail Nonetheless we can expect the usual posturing and slogan airing on Columbus day as you heard By historically illiterate leftists in indigenous people some of the latter being about as Native American as Elizabeth Warren One should consult primary sources preferably in the original Spanish and not in translations His log book they called the capitulations legal documents also known as the book of privileges The contemporary biographies and especially Lewis Castro vehi testamento And others Both written by friar bartolome de la casas was every schoolchild in Spain and the Caribbean nose was the apostle of the Indians for working indefatigably to protect the Indians from his fellow Spaniards De la casas never mentions Columbus committing any crimes And a Las casas did not shrink from the accusing anyone When the contrary mentions Columbus as a constantly protecting the

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Gallup CEO Jim Clifton: What Is the Plan for Southern Border?

Mark Levin

01:43 min | 2 months ago

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton: What Is the Plan for Southern Border?

"I want you to remind I want to remind you about this that I've told you about before on page one 29 of American Marxism I want to remind you about this and then I want you to think about it in the sense of the entire world Jim Clifton chairman and CEO of Gallup asks here are questions every leader should be able to answer regardless of their politics How many more people are coming to the southern border And what is the plan He said there are 33 countries in Latin American the Caribbean roughly 450 million adults live in the region Gallop asked them if they would like to move to another country permanently if they could A whopping 27% said yes 27% said yes This means roughly 120 million people would like to migrate somewhere Gallup then asked them where they would like to move of those who want to leave their country permanently 35% or 42 million Said they want to come to the United States This doesn't include the continent of Africa doesn't include the Middle East It doesn't include the far east Just south of the border Seekers have citizenship or asylum are watching to determine exactly when and how is the best time to make their move When how is the best time to make their move I included this in this book I finished this book one honey April And I just found this So this is half a year ago Give or take In a talk come true

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Anger, confusion spread over UK's new COVID travel rules

AP News Radio

00:47 sec | 2 months ago

Anger, confusion spread over UK's new COVID travel rules

"Travelers in authorities from India in some African countries are furious and confused about Britain's new covert nineteen travel rules calling them discriminatory the British government announced what it billed as a simplification of the rules last week including allowing fully vaccinated travelers arriving in England for much of the world to skip quarantine and take fewer tests but the fine print on who was considered fully vaccinated is proving far more complicated in order to skip self isolation travelers must have received a vaccine under the American British or European programs or have received the U. K. authorized a shot from an approved health body bodies in more than a dozen countries in Asia and the Caribbean and the middle east made it to the list but India US did not or nor did any in Africa I'm sorry I shockingly

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US Launches Mass Expulsion of Haitian Migrants From Texas

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:57 min | 2 months ago

US Launches Mass Expulsion of Haitian Migrants From Texas

"The. Us flu haitians cramped in texas border town back to their homeland on sunday and try blocking others from crossing the border from mexico in a massive show of force that signaled the beginning of what could be one of america's swiftest large-scale expulsions of migrants or refugees in decades more than three hundred twenty migrants arrived in port-au-prince on three flights and haiti said six flights were expected on tuesday in all. Us authorities move to expel many of the more than twelve. Thousand migrants camped around bridge in del. Rio texas off to crossing from mexico. The only obvious parallel for such an expulsion without an opportunity to seek asylum was in nineteen ninety-two when the coast guard intercepted haitian refugees at sea. Similarly large numbers of mexicans have been sent home during peak years of immigration but over land a not so suddenly central americans have also crossed the border in comparible numbers without being subject to mass expulsion although mexico has agreed to accept them from the us the pandemic related authority in effect since march. Twenty twenty when the border was closed on sunday. The migrants initially found other ways to cross nearby until they were confronted by federal and state law enforcement. Mexico said on sunday would also begin deporting haitians to their homeland. A government officials said the flights would be from towns near the us border and the border with guatemala where the largest group remains haitians have migrating to the us in large numbers from south america for several years. Many having left the caribbean nation after a devastating twenty ten earthquake. Some of the migrants at the del. Rio cam said the recent devastating earthquake in haiti and the assassination of president. Moe's made them afraid to return to a country that seems more unstable than when they left.

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The Empress Sets Sail From Mumbai

Cruise Radio News Briefs

00:24 sec | 2 months ago

The Empress Sets Sail From Mumbai

"The former royal caribbean ship empress of the eases now sailing again at a new home the indian line cordelia cruises bought the vessel from royal. Last year shortening. Her name to simply empress and was refurbished last week. The vessel set sail on her first voyage from mumbai on a tonight cruise to nowhere. The ship is currently sailing at full capacity with fully vaccinated residents of

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Wonder of the Seas to Debut in US and Europe, Not China

Cruise Radio News Briefs

00:30 sec | 2 months ago

Wonder of the Seas to Debut in US and Europe, Not China

"Royal caribbean has announced that. Its upcoming mega ship. Wonder of the seas will no longer be debuting. In shanghai china the oasis class vessel will now make her first. Voyages in the caribbean starting in march wonder will operate seven seven night. Eastern and western caribbean sailings from port everglades. All featuring a stop at perfect day in may the ship will then head to europe to operate. Seven-night western mediterranean cruises. Wonder of the seas is royals fifth oasis class vessel and is currently the largest cruise ship in the world

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:37 min | 2 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"I do believe. As far as i know it's still theoretically scheduled to occur at some point noncommittal update for you but i guess not cancelled yet anyways business and put it actually mills from suzanne stevens. I'm at greece from the uk. We find your podcasts. At the beginning of the summer we love it. We worked our way through most of the old episodes and new ones each week. We got off a anthem. This morning after nights station crews southampton england. We had an amazing time and want to share thoughts as our kids are unvaccinated guests and therefore couldn't get off without being on a ring syrian. We stay on board for the duration of the cruise. We were worried. We feel trapped but this is not the case. We have time to get bored. We've sailed on voyager and independence of the season pass but this was our first quad flash. We love the. I fly sea plex and we will rock. You missed the ice rink. Lease request and water. Slides is our first cruise with kids ages. Four and eight and they loved adventure ocean which occurred after. i'm glad we did dacoven restrictions. We were limited ten hours over the trip and we saw several families trying to register after the first day only to be told there are no available sessions left. We could not agree more about the dress code. That should be enforced the main dining room. She fell a bit out of place on friday night. As we'd gone all out but mostly it was nearest wearing jeans and t-shirts we've got out. Our crews comes check. We hadn't gotten into the wrong night. Our kids now love cruising much as we do combine a trip to walt disneyworld with caribbean cruise. Twenty twenty three. This'll be a once a lifetime vacation for us which ports and ships were for young family. Who are unlikely to return to the caribbean. Thanks for all you do great email. Thanks for the review there of anthem these out of the uk Love hearing i love the hearing at. Your kids are hooked. Well if you're in my mind looking for which shipped to do For once in a lifetime or unlikely to return the caribbean you wanna do a waste class ship there. There's no doubt in my mind. Whatever it is it doesn't really matter. I might lean towards a wastes or harmony personally but symphonies fantastic alerts great. Just pick one of those and go there. You won't get wasted class and everything else. Think that would definitely be a good choice for you and our last email. This week comes from donna and rick smith. Hi matt you demand.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

05:42 min | 2 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"You're wicked look into the world of real cruising ivanhoe's matt hochberg and this episode over four hundred and twenty two. I just went on beans odyssey of the seas the brand new crucial newest in the fleet and my first time on a quantum ultra-cautious. What was it like. what did i love. And what do i think of odyssey of the seas. We got a full review on this week's episode. Here we go anytime. I got to go on a new royal caribbean cruise ship. It's always extra exciting. And after i don't know seventeen months. Whatever it account is of no cruises going on a new cruise ship in canada. Getting back into the swing of things of that type of excitement is extra. Welcome because of course. It's been so long as nice people to be doing this again. And i just held on rabin's odyssey of the seas for a six night western caribbean cruise as my first time on odyssey of the seas and also joining me on this podcast and also was on board of me. is billy hirsch. From crews habit dot com. No doubt billy is recording this podcast. Where we're back at home now and I'm sure all the windows are shut. There is Evanescence playing in the background. And i believe the world's tiniest violin may or may not be on his shoulder. Billy welcome back to the roadblock podcast. You have absolutely nailed my My post cruise depression playlist and in routine. But i'm glad to be here talking with you at least app. Listen a little amy lee. Never heard anybody. It just makes the makes getting back into the world just a little bit easier and We're talking of course about odyssey of the seas and both bill. And i were able to go on this cruise. So this is billy's first class ship and my first time on odyssey although had been on quantum and anthem of the sea so we were coming under different perspectives and billy. Talk about his perspective here for me. I'd gone on quantum and anthem. And i was like the quantum class ships. I always still prefer the away scholarships over them but what was nice about the quantum is that they were different enough from the voyager freedom class lineage that it just gave it a little different kind of feel I felt like it lacked a little something and i think odyssey really filled. Don't talk about that later. But talk to me about your decision to pick odyssey the seas. I've wanted to get on board a quantum class ship for a while now and i think You and i were actually supposed to be on anthem. I believe it was in july. Yes was a roker and blogger cruise to norway nor My favorite cruise destination. By the way so i was really excited because i've been wanting to see a quantum class ship and that was obviously disappointing so when the opportunity came up to Get on not only a quantum class up. At a quantum ultra class ship which..

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April, 1779: Spain Enters the War

American Revolution Podcast

02:20 min | 2 months ago

April, 1779: Spain Enters the War

"April seventeen seventy nine. France and spain signed the treaty of iran. Wes which effectively drew spain into the war. With britain for the past couple of centuries spain had been francis traditional ally and britain's traditional enemy while spain did not share francis enthusiasm for american liberty. It did harbor grudges against britain and welcomed an opportunity to settle some of them by entering the war in the late seventeen. Hundreds spain was near the height of its worldwide empire. Spain of course had been their first european power to colonize the americas following christopher columbus's revelation that an entire western hemisphere existed and was available to be conquered after columbus returned from his first voyage. Spain claimed sovereignty over the entire western hemisphere. It did so. Even though columbus only had limited information about a few islands in the caribbean about a year after columbus's return spain and portugal sign the treaty of tour to see us which essentially recognize spain's claims to all lands west of vertical line drawn through the atlantic ocean the treaty was designed to recognize portugal's claims to some islands in the atlantic while seating to spain all the unknown lands further west in fact unknown to both parties at the time. The line seated. What is today the eastern part of brazil to the portuguese which is why brazil became a portuguese colony. In truth though when the vast size of north and south america came to be understood there was no way. Spain would be able to occupy or defend its vast claims to the hemisphere britain france. The netherlands and other european powers were not parties to the treaty and did not recognize. Spanish claims to the entire western hemisphere but spain was the first to establish a colonial empire for more than a century. Spain conquered most of south and central america as well as many caribbean islands. It was not until the early seventeenth century that other european powers seriously began to consider american colonies of their own

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Igor Ioffe on His First Taste of Gambling

Chasing Poker Greatness

02:21 min | 2 months ago

Igor Ioffe on His First Taste of Gambling

"Eager good morning. Welcome to chasing polka greatness. How you doing good morning to you. Thank you very much so typically on this show the way we start out is by asking you about your story and your entry in poker so we'll start out by. How old are you so that we can set the timeline. And then let's tell the listener how you got involved in the world poker okay. I'm all forty one years old. And i got bold in the world of vulgar Around when i was eighteen nineteen was going to our these charity Weekends that would have charity events. That ah by jack jack with my friends that horrible rules. Let's go back a little bit because like so what about your entering a playing cards right. Like what led you to playing blackjack Just you know digesting it up for for fun. i'll playing. I was born in soviet union and Chess was big there. My dad's used. Because when i was like around four or five and then I play chess play cards dominoes. Dice bunch of russian games with my grandfather and so i always liked the strategy games and by always like know cards. Yeah and that's how they do Guards so how'd you get. How'd you did you. You and your family moved to the usa from the ussr. Yes we immigrated. Eighty mind when i was done here is old to to to america cool how how i got my station gambling. We were paul. I was spoiled and my dad worked for this company. And obviously were rolling america year and It was the caribbean who was for christmas that they took the whole family. And i want to my mom. And my dad and i was born. Nothing was ever myself the only kid and they had casinos data casino on the gruesome outside the casino they had sought machines. And i asked my mom or maybe like our borders and a present. And i don't know after maybe like three or four quarters jack. Four five hundred bucks so that that was my first day stuff gambling. I was After

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

08:15 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"But someone goes on their first. Royal caribbean cruisers. A lot of things that go on in terms of planning and expectations and whatnot. But i think it's always a little bit different when you've got someone who's trying their first royal caribbean cruise but has actually done a lot of work. Learning about royal caribbean before they actually ever go on their first crew certainly advocate researching and learning about your cruise before you get on board but in this particular scenario we actually have somebody who was quote unquote working in the space learning about cruises and then kinda then took her first cruise. It's kind of an interesting dichotomy and we're gonna talk about that today with our very good friend. Jennifer rely podcast. Thank you bet absolutely and Jennifer if you are unaware actually does our youtube video editing. She's our chief editor. We're gonna really cool title for your general life. Viceroy of youtube editing. Or something like that. Yes that would be good. And when geno when we've been i've been working with jennifer about a year now and when you first started working in the you would never been on a royal caribbean cruise. But you finally went on a cruise for the first time on. Roker ms mariner. The sees a four nights sailing. That i was on as well. So let's start before all this channel. Let's go back about a year ago and you've never been on a cruise before. Why had you never taken a cruise before. Was there any particular reason or just never got around to it. No there was no reason really. I grew up in ohio. And i had a pretty big family so we would usually just drive to the beach for our summer vacation or or go to various parts of the midwest Side never really thought about it. Too much I do have an aunt and uncle that live in port canaveral so they always talked about going on cruises and it always seemed really find that this never. We never debate as our family vacation. So i guess going and being becoming an adult it was something i had thought about much yoga. So just haven't got around to it kind of thing. And lo and behold to get an opportunity to cruise now again. What's make this interesting is gentlemen. Would edit the youtube videos and what that means basically is i would record the audio for the video and i will talk about whatever jenna would listen to it and piecing together and i think that created in in my opinion. It seemed like it would create a certain expectation or certain observation if you will about what cruises are for you having just simply edited them in certain bits of information. Kind of stuck with you. So you know going back to when you were leading up to this i cruise. What were your thoughts going into it. How prepared did you feel. By virtue of the fact that you had essentially learned about real derby through osmosis. You kind of just like absorbed a lot of information inadvertently. Yeah i actually felt pretty prepared for it. Just because i had the videos for close to a year and we do two videos a week will now three with the q. And i live spec to videos usually about eight to ten minutes long of about tips and different tricks with royal caribbean side. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect. However a lot of my visual knowledge came from the video clips that we use that are provided by royal caribbean. So the very marketing focused. You know It's kind of what they want to show. So i was curious to see what the experience was actually like visually. Not looking at the video footage from royal caribbean and seeing things with my own is absolutely and this was a four nine crews mariner the seas out of port canaveral. We went to perfect kooky nassau and we had a cd. Let's start off with the embarcation process. Kind of difference on these brand new for a lot of folks including yourself of course with the pre crews testing the check in times What was your experience like with with check. And how did you. What what did you think about that whole process essentially from leading all the way up until you actually stepped on board the ship. Write the check in process was fairly easy. I had a couple of technical problems with the royal. Curbing apt which i was trying to figure out but is scheduled the cover tests ahead of time which was easy then but now i think it's more in demand so you might want to try to schedule your cupboard tests even more in the future than you think you have to And then i got to the cruise terminal. And i had a cps card for my sister or the set sail. What's the boarding pass called so so pass. This set sail past. The i had it for my sister. But it wouldn't show up for me. So i had to kind of ask them why not had a couple of technical problems but other than that. It was really easy. You know you did the little wellness check at the terminal. And then you pretty much immediately boarded the ship that gave you a wristband if you're vaccinated and then at trae slit for contact pricing and neglected to mention that your sister was with you on board as well so that did help you kinda have somebody else there and against someone else's brand new to cruising and and she knew nothing before i knew i knew more because i've done the videos but she didn't know anything. Okay that's good. I mean it's kind of funny how you're kind of like a little a little edge on her in terms of her of knowledge about what to expect even though both of you there on the exact same amount of cruises so you get to. Let's talk about your statement. You had a balcony room. What you think about it was it. Was it what you thought. In terms of size amenities. What were your thoughts on all that. Yeah i loved the balcony room. I thought it was great size wise. I think it's pretty standard. I'm not too picky about anything really in particular so it was good for me. There was a couch their desk area in the bed and i really liked to go out on the balcony. I wasn't on it too much just because we are doing so many things throughout the crews that we did get room service when morning headed on a balcony and that was really nice so overall i like to the rim or your thoughts on the stadium attendant. How that how that all went. Because i'm just curious again there. There isn't really anything like that on land where you've got somebody who comes to your room twice a day and you know sets your fixes your room essentially twice and it's a lot more personal when you stay in hotel even when they come once a day is pretty rare you ever see the person and or have any kind of conversations with them but talk me about what your how that all went and kind of how that did it meet your expectations and kind of what you thought about that whole process. Yeah i was actually surprised. I didn't know that they Because we got a knock on the door. A little bit after arriving in our superintendent. She introduced herself. She was actually from brazil. And i speak some portuguese so we were talking a little bit And yeah i mean. The room was really clean. I didn't see her too much. Because we were pretty much in. And out of that room rushing around the ship the whole time about. I thought it was a nice nice touch and i had a lot of camera equipment everywhere so she was able to. You know fix up the rim and make it nice. Even though there was a lot of equipment around absolutely that makes sense so mariner of the seas obviously a great. I've been on there so many times. I've lost count already at this point. What did you think about the ship. I know we talked about this. When we were on board i was i was kinda curious. You know it's when you see these. Things are only in photos or video in this case you know. I don't think the scale is ever is easy to grasp. So what do you think of the ship in terms of its size. Was it what you expected. What was What stood out to you about mariner the season the most right So i had seen a lot of marano. Disease aerial footage from the drone. that row. Curbing has so you can't really get the true scale size just from looking at that so i was pretty impressed by the size. I have no expectations from previous scholarships or anything. But i really couldn't believe that all of that could sit on a ship and it could still float So i really liked it. I thought there are a lot of activities for kids and adults And all the different venues on board like the ice skating show and even like the helicopter patent of front there were just so many areas to explore. I thought that four days maybe wasn't enough. Maybe one more see day. We would fully kind of seen an experienced all of the ship. But i was impressed by the size of it if you if you could magically transport yourself to one place on the ship right now and spent an hour there where would you wanna go..

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The Jews Settle in Cuba

Cuban Family Roots PODCAST

02:09 min | 3 months ago

The Jews Settle in Cuba

"Jewish settlement in cuba the first jewish inhabitants were known as morales in fifty eight. The bishop of cuba wrote to spain declaring that every ship back in havana was filled with hebrews new christians. These were jews recently converted to christianity in fifteen o to inquisition proceedings. Began against the merano's in cuba. The secret juice of cuba arranged for trade between the thirteen colonies. And the use of jamaica barbados and other caribbean islands. This unable the colonies to sell goods and by military and civilian supplies. The spanish constitution of sixty nine removed all restrictions on the settlement of juice in latin america and at that time over five honda spanish jews engaging commerce in cuba and five to six jewish families were amongst the wealthiest in cuba jews were among the founders of the commercial king sugar fields and the first refineries in eighteen sixty two through eight thousand ninety five many american us join cubans in their fight for independence. The first jewish cemetery in cuba was established by the united states. Army for the american jewish soldiers who died during the spanish american war in eighteen ninety eight in nineteen six. The cemetery were sold to the united hebrew congregation primarily by american jews. Most of the members of this congregation which was later named temple. Beth israel where americans who fall in cuba or came from key west and other parts of southern florida. After the end of the war between nineteen too many sephardi jews began to come to cuba amongst them young turks who had participated in the earlier revolt against the sultan of the ottoman empire other cames from mexico north africa and the mirrored iranian. They spoke spanish and had olive complexion and blend that well with the rest of the

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Oasis of the Seas Returns to New Jersey After Test Cruise

Cruise Radio News Briefs

00:20 sec | 3 months ago

Oasis of the Seas Returns to New Jersey After Test Cruise

"Royal caribbean's oasis of the seas returned from its six thousand tests cruise over the weekend. The sailing spent six days. Hailing to the bahamas with a representative from the cdc on board if all goes well and all the boxes are checked. The ship will start sailing from the new york city area in new jersey. Down to the bahamas. On september fifth

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Tropical System in Caribbean Threatens Gulf Coast

Ben Ferguson

00:27 sec | 3 months ago

Tropical System in Caribbean Threatens Gulf Coast

"Fox News People along the southern Gulf Coast are told to get ready for Tropical Storm Ida could be a major hurricane when it hits Sunday or early Monday. This could be a worst case scenario for the area, but still time to fine tune the forecast. Most reliable forecast models have the system moving into the coast of Louisiana. But depending on where the center comes ashore will be crucial as to how bad the storm will be. For New Orleans, Louisiana and the central North Gulf Coast from Texas to the Florida Panhandle should also

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Tropical System in Caribbean Threatens Gulf Coast

Phil's Gang

00:16 sec | 3 months ago

Tropical System in Caribbean Threatens Gulf Coast

"Tropical storm IDA forming in the Caribbean. Forecasters say it's aimed at the Gulf Coast, prompting Louisiana's governor to declare a state of emergency. National Hurricane Center says Idol will cross the western half of Cuba as a tropical storm on Friday afternoon, then strengthen and reached the Gulf Coast by

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Gulf Coast Hurricane Landfall Possible in Just Days

This Morning with Gordon Deal

00:19 sec | 3 months ago

Gulf Coast Hurricane Landfall Possible in Just Days

"Just days after on re swept through the Northeast, the tropics pose another even more dangerous threat. The National Hurricane Center is monitoring a disturbance in the Caribbean that could make landfall as a powerful hurricane on the Gulf Coast If it forms. Many of the computer models predict rapid organization and strengthening with landfall possible as early as

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

04:18 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

02:39 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"I obviously there's a very very very very very strong preference for the vaccine and that's primarily because the vaccine is more known in terms of its efficacy going forward as opposed to you know how long antibodies are there and you can make the argument the other way around. I'm not going to get that argument. But i'm just pointing that they there's been far more of a focus on that aspect and there has been on the other one and the end of the day. I think they're trying to the. That's the route they'd be going that change hundred percent. Of course they could change. Will the change that i don't. I have no idea on that. But as your russian how would you experience be vaccinated verizon backs somebody would be technically unvaccinated. You would not be allowed to go into the the main issue. I say there's two things number one before the you have to undergo some testing which will have an additional cost to it that occurs before and during the cruise and then number two you would be relegated out of certain areas so there are certain vaccinated only zones you have access to depending on when you sail maureen. This could change. I don't want to you. Should everyone should know the policies. I'm talking about right now. Pertain to know really cruises here in august. Two thousand twenty one. If you cruise in january gabrielle does or october or twenty twenty three. It's likely all going to be different. But as of right. Now if you're going a cruise ship out of florida as you would not be able to out of other places maureen. You would be not able to go to certain places like the pub. Schooner bar casino izumi hibachi there's other places but those are the ones that jump out to me. I've taught my head but you'd be able to go anywhere in the pool deck anywhere basically outside. You're pretty much good to go for particular key. The pool deck the flow rider water slides. No problems at all. It would just be a lot of those indoor places that are typically only frequented by adults that you would have to. You have to wear masks. But of course even vaccinate. People are wearing masks on board You know the natural immunity thing is an interesting. I don't have a plan. I really don't i you know. There's there's a lot of factors at play here. I don't pretend to know them. All and i certainly am not Naive enough maureen to give you any kind of addiction. Because i have no clue but i think it's i think it's a very valid point and i'm glad you brought it up and i appreciate you sending the email and and that will do it for this episode of the c'mon blog podcast. If you want to share with me your question your comment your thoughts your whatever about cruising i would love to read it here on the podcast through tips. That was a good one. That's matt so. I wouldn't expect anything less than someone named mafraq connecticut because those are really cool people your email matt at roker blog dot com matt m. Att at royal caribbean blog dot com. So until next time. I'm matt i. We'll talk again real soon.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

05:28 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"A news article saying that is not considering canadians. Mixed doses of the vaccine fully vaccinated as a canadian who did due diligence by getting any. I seen that was made available to me for both doses and was encouraged. By our prime minister up concerned. I got visor person. Dinner fully vaccinated and had my government. Issued proof of both doses. Is it true that rokhmin will not consider to vaccinated. I've cruise book for january. Two thousand twenty two people. I'm going with Are vaccinated with the mic with the unmixed doses. So it's just me in jeopardy here. This kind of devastating cross my fingers thanks for sharing laze in greece. On your podcast gabrielle. Thinks to the email. And i. I gotta say i feel so bad for all of you canadians. That are out there that are listening and reading. Railway block dot com. You did exactly as gabrielle said. You did exactly what your government said to do you got. I mean it's all you guys went off on your own and do this way. You did exactly what you're supposed to do. And i say that this is the cdc rule. Not that makes it any better than like okay. Well that that's the basically the us centers for disease control and the cdc has issued this edict reading it. Personally my unscientific opinion. Because i'm not a health official by any means is house like basically the cdc saying. We're not exactly sure how that works. There's not enough data out there when you mix vaccines to know truly. It's a factor how effective it is and therefore we're not going to recommend and therefore if you're a cruise ship passenger which the cdc has jurisdiction over They feel like you know what played safe. We're not gonna. We're not going to recommend her..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:18 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"Toyota built the plants here in the us. And they do that to you know lotteries. I'm not gonna get into all of these things. This is just how business works. It's aim pretty ladies and gentlemen. It's just big. Business is big business. And i'm not here to make excuses for them. I'm here to tell you that. There is a rationale for it beyond simply dollars and sense is just the nature of the beast mentioned longer conversation. You can have about this because it is kind of an interesting discussion point but really and truly it has to do with how. Us laws are made a lot of the us. Maritime laws were created in the nineteenth century. And they really haven't changed And the great example of that is the passenger vessels. Services act of the west known sometimes incorrectly as the jones act and There's a lot of Cabotage laws every country has cabotaged laws and the us specifically in how they handle crew members. It's basically makes it impossible. And if you wanna say that's all that you're you're totally wrong on this. They could run a cruise ship out of the us. Look norwegian has one they do indeed. The pride of america is indeed a. We'll call it a modern crucial. That operate that is that is flagged in the united states. It is staffed primarily americans and operates out of hawaii. This is how norwegian is able to offer cruises around hawaii opposed to just why being a stop along the way and people apply it there. You go there's the example until you actually talk to someone who's actually gone on that particular ship and listen. Every ship is different. And i've talked linked about how reviews are notoriously. But it's trust me when i say that. If you were to go try you would probably come back saying what many other people who reported and i have not done personally. So full disclosure. I have not tried it myself. But it is a sub par experience in a lot of people's views because the ship is super small super old. And it's just doesn't offer what cruise ships can offer and there's no way we can really do much with it beyond what it currently does. It's essentially a glorified overnight ferry. That may be a little harsh. But what i mean is its purpose is to offer cruises around the hawaiian island so a floating hotel if you will as opposed to what cruise ships are even norwegian's fleet else. Other outside of the pride of america and that is you know their destinations things to do on their and they're they're much significantly larger. It's a again. This is a much larger conversation. But that's part of the reason why i went on. I should have just said row communist from based in liberia. And they're headquartered in miami left it at that but it's obvious question. It's it's a good one there so there you go. There are some weird. Google searches that are out there and this is. This is kind of interesting. Let me different. Maybe you knew about some of these all these none of these. I don't know maybe. I'll have to do this in the future is as time permits to He's there's plenty of people google just like it makes. You may scratch your head about all these things to you. Know what where it's all based out of and all that kind of stuff so so there you some fund we hear about royal carribean is already answer your listener emails. This part of the episode where i read emails. You've sent in if.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:12 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"I wonder what that one actually brings up. Google royal caribbean is an example of. I don't know. I don't know why you'd want to search for that. I think if people wanna figure out like the people also ask what's gonna be known for what type of cruises royal caribbean was an example cruise. I think people. I don't know why he wants that. Exact term is an example of but. Yeah it's i mean. Obviously it's a broker is an example of a mass market cruise line. contemporary cruise. line is is a You know basically it's not a luxury cruise line gets not a boutique cruise line. It is not a premium cruise line Premium cruise lines would be like celebrity and princess cruise lines holland america to some extent You know boutique would be like silver. See or something like that as a luxury frankly and then royal caribbean is more like their contemporary cruise. Lines mass-market carnival norwegian disney cruise. Line that grouping if you will and the last thing i see here when people type in relic rabin is from wear. This is actually a more common question because where roku is based out of so you know. Roka's headquarters broke national roar. Real curbing groups headquarters. I should say is in miami florida but the company is based in liberia. So this is a very common practice in the cruise industry that cruise lines are not. They're not us companies in the sense of where uncle sam reports to you. Look up royal being group. It certainly operates in the us their headquarters in miami..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

04:51 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"The main dining remain. Essentially as long as the main dining room was opened serving people. You can order off that menu which is nice. They have another one here. Arocca mean is food. free talked about that. there's free food and there's food the cost extra and it's you know. How much do you know. Could you really go on a cruise and not spend a dime on food. Yes i could totally see short cruises where you know three crews. You're a coq one of the days. Sure why not. I love the dining room. And i love the wind. Jamir and you remember breakfast. Do whatever you're doing on shore you even have lunch on board the ship dinner in the dining room and you know snacks. It's totally conceivable. I think the drinks the harder want to do that. Like i think food is totally conceivable to do that. I'm not sure that drinks would be again. It depends how much of a drinker you are. And it'll be huge. It'll be wearing a hawaiian shirt and be someone that would fit into animal house movie by by any means i what i really mean is just for a lot of people being on vacation as having those pretty drinks those drinks with an umbrella in the or the ones that have all the colors. We will go. Whoa what is that right. It looks great. That guy drinks the harder one to to make while for food washer on longer sailings cruise or longer. I personally feel it's harder to shy away from the extra cost food just because it's variety right. Sometimes you just feel like sushi's feel like you want go have a great filet mignon and that's an option as well so It is free but there are added options. Roker being a passport needed. Oh boy this is a very very common questions. Do you need to pass. Is it needed a need. Is the key word right here if you're a. Us citizen sailing on closed loop sailing meaning accrues that departure in the united states goes wherever goes and comes back the same port in the us. You do not need a passport. You can cruise with a birth certificate state issued. Id needs to be the original birth certificate. You can do that. I think that's actually absolutely one hundred percent a mistake to do that. The reason being is that seems everything is fine even if everything is fine it's still makes it longer process both check in for your crews and then when you're disembarking the cruise you go through different line. People who don't have a passport. Do yourself aver get a passport. It's not needed for in that scenario. If you're going overseas if you're cruising on open jostling workers begins ends another transatlantic If you're cruising in europe do you need a passport that one. I think a little more obvious but a lot of americans tend to. Oh we don't need a passport. I i can say it myself a hundred bucks and the time to go get one process. Trust me when..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:37 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"They renamed themselves in two thousand. Twenty two roker. Being group rogue group owns rocca international celebrity cruises and silver city they also have partial ownership and other cruise lines to e in a couple of other ones as well so that is the company that owns roque me international and initially when the company was first created back in the seventies. Yes it was actually real caribbean it was brokering cruise line and then when roker bought celebrity acquired kirk celebrity lines then they formed road caribbean cruises ltd. Which was the parent company for rookie international. Which was the original cruise line and then celebrity right so that makes sense roker is food included it is included mostly included. Yes to the point that you can go on a cruise. never spend a dime and have all your meals. Snacks paid for right You may be this but there is an opportunity to be able to have additional food options. That are not included. Not every single piece of food is included in your cruise fare. Right the You're the main dining near the wind. Jamir that's that's included. You go to sorrento speech. That's that's included. You wanna have water milk Coffee black coffee tea. That's included as well. The what's not included foodwise. Would it be specialty restaurant dining right so chops grill. Suppor one fifty central park wonderland. These are not. These are additional cost items sushi at zooming right. In addition obviously alcohol is not included juices or not included. Bottled waters not included. But you can absolutely go on a cruise and i'll pay extra for food So when people ask is food included it is but not every single piece of food but enough that you don't have to you can elect to get some. I think the alcohol is probably the biggest thing as soft drinks as well again food versus drinks. If you want to make that delineation but Yeah Israel roker. Bean is room service. Free room service used to be completely complementary couple years ago they changed it and now room service has a seven ninety five fee associated with it. So it's a per.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

04:14 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"Now pre kobe. You could board the ship. Israelis will say eleven. Am and you're gonna be racial one o'clock pm. So there's that gap where you'd have to be lugging around all your stuff. And i've been having me quite a number of times now granted. That's a benefit that extends for like three or four hours as opposed to you by the key for the whole cruise that you have to can't pick and choose one day the key for the entire sailing so i'm not sure there but you know the internet. You can always get a pretty good deal on the internet package by pre purchasing it before the cruise missile during a cruise planner sale..

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

03:25 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"Welcome to the real blog. Podcast week look into the world of roker be cruising house hodge bergen this episode of four hundred and nineteen. This week's episode a little bit different..

Royal Caribbean Breaks Ground on New Cruise Terminal in Galveston

Cruise Radio News Briefs

00:32 sec | 3 months ago

Royal Caribbean Breaks Ground on New Cruise Terminal in Galveston

"Work on caribbeans new terminal three at the puerto galveston. Texas is officially underway. The cruise line and port held a groundbreaking ceremony over the weekend. To mark the start of construction of the one hundred. twenty five million dollar facility. Royal caribbean sunday contract to build a terminal back in two thousand nineteen and we'll lease it from the port for twenty years with an additional four ten year options terminal three will be the future home of the mega ship allure of the seas which will sail seven-night western caribbean itineraries. Starting november of twenty two

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It Rains, It Pours: Haiti's Tragedy Compounds

The Economist: The Intelligence

02:04 min | 3 months ago

It Rains, It Pours: Haiti's Tragedy Compounds

"Today. In haiti tropical depression grace will bring rains. That may cause flooding and mudslides. That will complicate rescue efforts following a massive earthquake on saturday tonight. Haiti is reeling after being struck by a new disaster the quake rocked residents of southwestern haiti into the streets. Buildings and homes collapsed into rubble and dust. so far. it's known that more than fourteen hundred people have died. The tremor claimed many hospitals that would have aided the injured and many churches that are at the center of haiti's social safety net as aid trickles in from abroad. Patients are trying to push their way into areas of shelter guarded by police. Eighty now fears. What may come from above as it reels from what happened below at a time when the political situation on the ground represented its own disaster. Poor haiti seems unable to catch a break. Sarah burke is the economists bureau chief from mexico central america and the caribbean. It's plagued for years by political turmoil poverty and natural disasters because of where it's located in the caribbean but of late. Those problems of seem to come in particularly quick succession most recently with this earthquake. And where and when did the earthquake habit so it was saturday morning around eight thirty. Am patient time and it was seven point two magnitude so that's pretty big. It's stronger than the seven magnitude earthquake that hit haiti and twenty ten. Which killed one hundred thousand people. This one was in the southwest of the country hundred kilometers west of port-au-prince the capital two sons. So spent an aid worker. At seth who actually lives in that area and he was listening to meditation music of all things when he felt his house. Moving side to side shoes so pamirs years to really say. He said he pulled out his earphones and almost fallacy ran down the stairs. I mean he described it to me as surfing a great wave. He went outside and did some initial damage assessment.

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Death Toll From Haiti Earthquake Rises to More Than 700

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 3 months ago

Death Toll From Haiti Earthquake Rises to More Than 700

"The death toll in Haiti climb to over seven hundred people a day after a magnitude seven point two earthquake rocked the Caribbean island nation as the search continues for survivors and victims in like high in southwestern Haiti families that lost their homes are found them too unsafe to stay in are now living in tents on a football field others are digging out from the rubble Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Haiti will need help recovering the Haitian people as strong and resilient and they're tough because they've overcome so much adversity but they can't do it alone the widespread damage could worsen with tropical storm grace predicted to hit early in the week bringing torrential rains says the national hurricane center's Richard passionate the reins with the flooding and mudslides potential so we're just hoping that people can some help prepare themselves for that I'm Julie Walker

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Interview With Joanna of Joanna E.

Black Women Travel Podcast

01:46 min | 3 months ago

Interview With Joanna of Joanna E.

"Thanks so much for joining us today. Can you please tell us your name where you're from your current location and the name of your business. Hello my name. is joanna from joanna eve Business i am from new york city in currently live in new york city. Beautiful so joanna. Please tell us about how you grew up so you were born and raised in new york. Your family is from trinidad and tobago to pick So talk to us about what it was like growing up. First generation trinidadian beggaring american. So i pretty much grew up in queens raised and which is a very diverse Borrow but for the most part. I grew up in lake southeast. Clean so There's more like black. American on some lessening americans in that area but Some of my older brothers and sisters. They live from brooklyn In mike flatbush Areas too so. We grew up pretty american like eating on foods. I for the most part mate myself and my older brother like the three young. Have six brothers and sisters. So i'm the thanks Of seven so Older brother anger sister will like the baby so we pretty much grew american but very much caribbean on around the holidays. We always ate Caribbean foods Listen to korea music.

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Deadly 7.2-Magnitude Quake Strikes Haiti

Ken Broo

01:00 min | 3 months ago

Deadly 7.2-Magnitude Quake Strikes Haiti

"Just cannot get a break. This is the two o'clock report. I'm Sandy Collins, breaking now. The impoverished nation lost hundreds of thousands of people in an earthquake 10 years ago today another quake hitting the island so far, preliminary reports say At least 29 people are dead, more expected. Haitian American groups say they are being flooded with calls for help this after their president was tortured and assassinated last month, and now a tropical storm is bearing down on the island. It appears like it is bad, and when we consider that Haiti was already reeling under the worst political Crisis of its history in recent history, you know that it is really, really, really a bad that is Marlene Basti in she's the executive director of the Family Action Network in South Florida that helps Haitian Americans the epicenter about 78 miles west of the capital. Of Porter Prince, and it was felt widely throughout the Caribbean.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

05:58 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"Pickle member preko video got drinks but there were a limited menu. There were only in the evening. Royal caribbean because i think well they say primarily because the social distancing they don't want everybody in the demand anymore so they've offering basically everybody a pseudo during package a poor man's drink package if you will where you basically get four or five or six drinks per day that are vouchers for any drink up to thirteen dollars per gender fourteen on ships from the uk. And it's like a drink pack if your diamond you get four beverage vouchers. That are out all day at any bar except for starbucks uncles alcoholic and non alcoholic options. Basically if you have the drink package it's the same rules. You just go up. Somebody let them know you can use it. I love this this change because number one. I always drink the diamond drink menu before was so limited it specify the type of liquor the brand of liquor you could use and whatnot and it just. I never loved it. I drank because it was complimentary but it was like in the nfl going back to the drink package variety and offered not to mention the fact. That diamond drinks were only available at night and that was very limiting in the daytime. Anyway so now fast forward these drink. The drink vouchers are available throughout the day. It's a very compelling choice. When i go i have a cruise booked on mariner of the seas later this month sephora nicer i think i'm gonna forego the drink package and go with my diamond drinks which will be five diamond plus. I'll get five drinks today. Your order five drinks a day and still order. Let's say three or four drinks on top of that. I'm still coming out ahead of the drink package price so you know. There's some food for thought. I'm not sure if i'm necessarily sold on it. I really liked the drink package primarily. Because i don't have to even think about it the i initially when i first came out i thought that was really lame. Excuse but truthfully. I really don't i really enjoy not thinking about it like it's just so much easier. Peace of mind not having to do that. So that's really interesting. Something else that i love doing changing the for for kids. They're getting a wifi discount. And both both the the beverage voucher Change and the wifi discount for kids are both permanent changes. A one of the things you mentioned about the that i go back. I forgot the probably other big elven room there. And that is you're not getting it. Unlimited drinks the diamond lounge anymore. You know basically before this if you go that i'm allowed from four to eight or whatever. It was happy hour times. You go there and you can have unlimited drinks. It didn't count against your diamond rings now. It does and obviously the brokering does not want this lounge to be full of people. They need social justice involved. And here's raul. Tell you all the any proponent of the diamond like love that. I'm allowed to tell you that it's all about the social aspect being able to be in there and talking to other guests so the fact that there are a limited drinks. According to those people the argument was never about that was about the social aspect having a dedicated lounge. So that's still there. And i think the the flexibility you get with the new drink vouchers. Far exceed the The drawback if you will that you can't get unlimited drinks and the diamond lounge anymore in the evening..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

04:23 min | 3 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"All covered but not every site is like that and some people may obviously everyone's insurance situations different and you know bottom line is there may or may not be a cost to it and number three. There's someone brought up. And i think it's an excellent point is the fact that they're doing these tests requiring up to three days before the cruise but of course you know your test result is only negative at the point where you got the tests and as you leave that facility and you go somewhere else you know you could have exposed yourself right. So it's like should they be doing it at the cruise terminal. That's an excellent point. I i'm not here to. I would love for them to do that. Number one and make it would solve the first issue about logistics and costs and heck. I'm paying for it. As a matter of you know having him with terminal i think make more sense but i think logistically for royal caribbean. That's not in the cars now. I'm guessing that i could be wrong. And for all. I know they may end up doing about terminal later on it. I think some lines in europe doing it at the terminal. But it's a little bit different in europe with their socialized medicine. It is in the. Us always keep that in my but we're going too far into the weeds on this one. The bottom line is you need to get a test before your crews and this is true for vaccinated or unvaccinated folks. And it's going to be a rule. I think we're going to have at least for the short term. I the this particular rule came out as a result of the delta variant. You know it's interesting. When i was at perfect july fourth i was sitting at the cocoa beach club. I was there with a number of other members. The media and world champions ceo. Michael bailey came by and he said hello and you know as we're having a good time. And he mentioned at that time from his mouth..

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

01:38 min | 4 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"We work to build out The beach club here. We are going to continue to bay the straw markets. That are here. We're looking for new businesses to start to help either fuel activity on the beach club or here Within the downtown area. And so there we gotta get guests from ships to the location and so that's a opportunistic. Built a business that were that we don't want operate we don't want wanna bill. We wanna work with amiens to do that. you know one of the fears. We've talked to.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

08:14 min | 4 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

"This week's podcast episode was recorded. Live on board roker beans freedom of the seas and being on board a cruise ship. There's always some noise including some loud air conditioning in this episode. But it's really good. Look at what roker has been up technologically and operationally enjoy when he talked about real cruises. You think about a relaxing vacation. Amazing places to visit. And there's a lot that goes in behind to make that all work and it is quite frankly. There's a lot more than just the places you're visiting the pool decks your aunt and the buffet. You might be eating at going on. Royal caribbean and i think what differentiates roller so many other competitors is the innovation. That's the robot calls outback on that for decades. And i think it's a very easy way of describing really all the in one word all the innovation and envelope pushing that the cruise line does and behind. That are a lot a lot of smart people. Setting with one of them today and as j schneider. Who's the chief product innovation officer for rogue rabin group. Welcome jay thanks for having me absolutely and you work exa. That's your lincoln. That's what it's a blend of product development experience splendid blended into one so for those who aren't aware of your background tells how you got your overview of an interesting background before you came to rocard in. Yeah i been with royal caribbean for the last four and a half years in this new role as chief product division officer for about seven months which was expansion of by my previous role my previous rose. Sdp digital Leading the digital transformation for the entire group And before that. I spent about ten years. Walt disney company in everything from Oath vp of Experience development focused on The walt disney world disneyland International apps websites. Any sort of any sort of guests facing technology that you use And did that. Including running their economy shop a handful of other rules trauma crew there. And then i Seven years in healthcare before that doing similar type of work and then obviously coming to royal caribbean in order. The things that i've had the opportunity to talk about a lot of things about what you guys are doing here. And one of those interesting of course. The dynamic of designing developing and planning for cruise ship products is different than planning for of land. Because on land. You have so many more different granted a lot of the options that are there the infrastructure that that exists right. Yeah listen i. We asked people that worked for us to think about three things one be unreasonably aspirational to challenge everything. And then three put the guest or the crew at the center of everything we designed it. And i think that that. Da is inherent in the developing designing experiences for anything. It's just really hard for you. Is it really so If you think about it we we make fun of come. Lambis companies all the time right when they think about challenges. They don't ever have to worry that. The satellite mega disrupted by a heavy thunderstorm. There have to think about building technology where you might lose activity to cloud every company in the plan if he look at their corporate strategy. Corporate technology strategy is focused on getting to the cloud as fast as humanly possible in our chan and our problem. We operate you know. Fifty to sixty vessels that all have their own data centers at sea so we operate this very hybrid world. Where yes when you interact with us. He transact with us on shore whether you're a travel advisor or a guest direct you're interacting the cloud. Shirk your guest here on board. You need all of your technology. Work beautifully whether the internet is perfectly connected or not. You know people off ask. Can you still get to the cloud and maybe the guest disrupted a little bit on salvage ships. Were we've added Key or automated stateroom. It's not like one. There's a heavier rain. You know rainstorm. That is okay. The room doesn't open so it. Those sort of things requires to really re think how we engineer our technology. It also requires us to rethink that infrastructure. That we haven't seen so. We spent a lot of time invested heavily to make sure that people have ubiquitous access to beat the onboard network is way to say it throughout the entire stateroom back even five years. You've got a really great signal in the atrium spaces in the elevator lobby in the hallway. And so if you want to read cnn or something you kinda had to lean your phone out in the hallway to get a good signal right. Go back into your room and sit down and do you no longer have to do them. So we've invested heavily to make sure that you have quick and easy access to the internet in every corner of the ship and investing in the ships. Something that you know before cruise last. Shut down in twenty twenty. That was an ongoing process is iterative process. It was something that your team is working on. A variety of matters phlegm twenty twenty comes around and obviously the cruise ships shut down for fifteen months. So let's talk about what do you. How did your team take advantage. I guess of that time what was done. Essentially behind the scenes. Yeah it it's great question that we We we spent so much time and energy getting up to call it march of twenty twenty pre pandemic that we build an amazing foundation. Had we not made that investment. Getting back into service. Now it'd be very difficult very expensive And so we have the benefit that all the work that we had done to remove friction from the boarding process which happens to be a covert friendly thing the monster transformation which is a code felt anything eating live. View your folios. You're not to go wait in line at guest services being able to build on those over time Really enabled us to get back into service with not having to magazine. -nificant amman investment in. You were already kind of expecting to do a consumer. Yes back of house. Grigor medical system. We've got. We spent a timing ensure that the team on board has they need There are tools that we never have imagined. Before we've gone up and down as the whole as the planet has on. Do i need to take your tabernacle right. So as we as humanity learned we adjusted and so we've explored some of those So those have been necessary but we're building on a huge foundation. The other thing is our infrastructure. Investment was largely completed. Now it's never completed right attributive. I talked about that before right But you do big cycles and we had upfront prioritize making sure that we were uplifting wi fi access points were cabling throughout the ship and so the amplification program the royal bran yup placenta celebrity brand. We really were complaining. Always hearing something that you guys started before the pandemic boy talking about great timing was muster. Right this is a project that came out. Everyone assume that it came out because of the pandemic but it actually was something that you were not before everything. Shut down as talk talk a little bit about that experience because you know it's something that now is an amazing game changer. Because if nothing else it makes the guest experience so much better you talk about. Friction was and that's something that boy i mean. There's nothing was fuller of friction than than than the muster drill. I when i got here. We spent a lot of time talking to guests talking to the leadership team about what was really disappointing in the vacation. We deliver amazing vacations but are still bumps along the terminal experience and what they considered the day. one experience was just the worst as he studied it. We heard from guests didn't feel like they were on vacation until two. I kind of unpack that a bit. We ninety.

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"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

01:53 min | 6 months ago

"caribbean" Discussed on Royal Caribbean Blog Podcast

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