Post Tagged with: "cruise"

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

February 2, 2023 at 12:16 pm

Working from home I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about this week and then I discovered that Craig Boudreau, head of  J. Francis Investments, vice chair of the Cape Breton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sage of Charlotte Street, had once again taken pen in hand to shareRead More

Nickled and Dimed by the Cruise Industry

Nickled and Dimed by the Cruise Industry

August 10, 2022 at 12:23 pm

A recent Cape Breton Post story painted an uncharacteristically accurate picture of the cruise industry simply by quoting one of its biggest beneficiaries, Dennis Campbell of Ambassatours Grey Line. Campbell’s company is one of two (both Halifax-based) handling cruise line shore excursions in Halifax and Sydney. The story was aboutRead More

Port of Sydney AGM

Port of Sydney AGM

March 2, 2022 at 10:55 am

It’s time for Confessions of a Bad Reporter. In this week’s episode, I have to confess that I did not attend the Port of Sydney’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 23. It was on a Wednesday night, a week before I publish, and I thought I would be ableRead More

New Zealand coastline. (Photo by Charmead Schella)

Letter from New Zealand: COVID a World Away

July 22, 2020 at 11:20 am

Editor’s Note: Many years ago in Prague, I had a very boring job, the silver of lining of which was the opportunity to meet a very good person — a fellow Canadian named Charmead Schella. She now lives in New Zealand, a country that has distinguished itself internationally by itsRead More

RCGS Resolute deck pool. (Photo courtesy OOE)

Like Shackleton, Only With Complimentary Fruit Baskets

August 2, 2017 at 11:40 am

One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), purveyor of luxury Arctic and Antarctic wildlife cruises, hopes to make Sydney its home port, so I thought I’d try to get to know the company a little better. Obviously, the best way would be to take a cruise, but one look at the rates putRead More