RETIRED: GONE CRUISING -- A website about cruising by Robert Ferre (with Linda Ricketts)
WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE
We're Robert Ferre and Linda Ricketts. Now retired, out favorite pastime is cruising. Our budget is modest, but our enjoyment and appreciation -- of both cruising and each other -- know no bounds. Robert is the webmaster, so we're keeping things pretty elemental. When you read the pronoun "I" in some of the writing, it refers to Robert. This isn't a blog (yet), but we welcome your emails and comments. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March, 2013: Book progress
December, 2012: Transatlantic cruise from Venice to Galveston
April, 2012: Cruise from Australia to Hawai'i
November, 2011: Our soon to be famous cruise
Below, under Mariner of the Seas, are links to a photo essay of the above cruise.
Click on the links below for a description of our cruises.
Rhapsody of the Seas
Mariner of the Seas
BETA READERS NEEDED!
My cruise book memoir love story is now in manuscript form. It's a combination of genres, written in my casual (if somewhat distracted) style. I'm looking for first readers to give me feedback and make suggestions -- especially those who have never cruised before.
I have a number of ideas for titles. Here are two of them. What do you think?
Below are links to several chapters. Read one or more of these to see if you are interested in receiving the manuscript. If you want to receive the whole kaboodle, please contact me by email (email@example.com) and I will send a pdf file.
|Because the Staten Island Ferry had damaged the pier in
Red Hook, Brooklyn,
our honeymoon cruise on Queen Mary 2 left from pier 95 in Manhattan.
I have seen historic photos of these piers in the 1930's, with eight or nine ocean
liners in a row, spaced along the docks -- Normandie, Isle de France,
Comte di Savoia, and others. That was the golden age of cruises, they tell me. I think
they're wrong. This is the golden age of cruising. Or maybe the platinum age. It has never been more glorious.
|Every cruise has its formal nights.We didn't exactly do the tux-and-evening-gown thing,
even on Queen Mary 2, but we still enjoy getting spiffed up a bit.