Cruise Holidays - Attheta Travel

I am proud to be certified by CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as an Elite Cruise Counselor. The Cruise Counselor Certification Program is CLIA's most comprehensive training which requires agents to successfully complete a number of compulsory training courses and exams, attend cruise conferences, and conduct ship inspections. Anita Thompson, Attheta Travel

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Visit the Rocks in Ft Lauderdale


At the south end of the beach in Ft Lauderdale is the ship channel. The rocky shore that lines the north end of the channel is called, the Rocks. In addition to watching the ships, you have a great view of the beach and shore birds.




Assuming that you fly into Ft Lauderdale a day early for your next cruise and have a quiet evening planned, then we suggest a visit to The Rocks to watch the cruise ships depart. On most weekend evenings (Friday – Sunday) you can watch six (or more) cruise ships leave Ft Lauderdale, heading to foreign destinations.  Since the ships must exit the port via the ship channel, you will be within two hundred yards  to each departing cruise ship.  We call it cruise ship spotting!

In late March, we visited The Rocks on Saturday evening, and were rewarded by watching 5 of the 7 cruise ships leave port.  We arrived at 4:30 and left around 5:30.  If you like watch ships sail away, then it can be an enjoyable evening.   However, take a water bottle.  There are NO facilities at The Rocks.  The Rocks are an easy walk from the public beach in Ft Lauderdale.

Carnival Freedom


Royal Princess


Oasis of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)


Eurodam (Holland America)


Crown Princess

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Technology Glitch

Due to issues with my laptop, I was unable to post information about our training in Ft Lauderdale and Miami. During the meeting with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity, we toured their home office and visited several ships. Now that we are home -- and my computer is back from the depot, We will update this site with information about Ft Lauderdale and the ships we visited. 

The laptop issue?  That is an issue best forgotten.  Lesson learned: buy from a different vendor -- one that provides better technical support!