How could cruise companies donate uneaten food to local ports?

Melissa N asked:

So much food is wasted on cruises every year..
Maybe cruise companies can start donating wasted food at ports?
What’s wrong with donating the food at the port areas for human consumption?

If it’s going to be thrown out anyway, why not?

Cheap Cruise. The Absolute Best Kind of Cruising Experience

Do you want to take a cruise… a really cheap cruise?

Are you looking for the best cruise deal? Do you want to get great discounts?

Here are a few ways you can go on a cheap cruise:

1. One way is if you check out sites like Travelocity and Hotwire to see what kind of deals they have on cruise vacations. Travelocity cruise collects many travel packages from many of the ship lines (including Holland America and Norwegian)together so you can select the best deals that are right for you. You’re sure to find deals there!

2. Another way is to go directly to the cruise lines websites and ask to speak directly to one of their expert planners through their toll free reservation numbers. They may have the “inside scoop” on ways to get a cheap cruise from their site.

For additional information, click to the sites like Royal Caribbean or Princess or Carnival. If you speak to enough of their reservation specialists, you’re sure to find a cheap cruise!

3. Another way to get great rates is to book a reservation at the last minute. Like many other businesses in the hospitality industry, ships have a capacity they try to run at. If they haven’t sold out their capacity – a certain number of reservations – they’ll give great discounts at blow-out rates.

The result? A cheap cruise for you! This is probably the best way to go… …the only drawback is that you have to make your travel plans at the last minute. But if you’re the kind of person who just wants to go on a cruise – and you’re able to leave at a moment’s notice – the end result is that you can enjoy some of the best bargains around.

4. Still another way to go is to find a few of your closest friends who also want to take a vacation and all of you book at once. Many of the cruise lines offer multiple passenger discounts when you make a group reservation (for example) ten people or more. If you can find that number of people who are willing to go, you get to go on a holiday for free! Or, you can split the discounts between you and so that everyone pays a very low rate.

5. Yet another way to go on a cheap cruise is to book a shorter duration or make a reservation on a ship line that is not as well known. For example, if you’re willing to forego a great Bermuda or that glorious Alaska cruise, you can find a a discount by taking a Yangtze (up the Yangtze river in China) or a Galveston cruise or a Nile cruise or a Mississippi cruise. So many options! Or, save your money this year for a great world cruise next year and just book a dinner cruise for you and a loved one. You’ll enjoy it… and you’ll enjoy saving for your holiday in the future.

6. The last way to get a great trip is to get a job on board. If you work on these floating hotels, you’ll be able to go on the trip and get paid for it! Sure, you won’t spend as much time on the deck soaking up the sun, but you’ll still be cruising around on the ocean in a beautiful and luxurious environment. It won’t be as a passenger, but it will be a cheap cruise trip you won’t forget.

Yacht recovered in the Chatham Islands

Learn To Travel For Free

Have you ever wanted to travel, but thought you didn’t have the money? Many people do not travel for that very reason. What they do not realize, however, is that you don’t need a lot of money to travel. There are many opportunities for travel if you look for them.

When you teach English as a second language it can be a very rewarding experience. It is also a great way to brush up on your high school language skills. There are online TEFL courses that allow you to earn your certificate at your own pace. Teaching underprivileged students may prove to be very rewarding, not to mention the fact that they will benefit from an engaging teacher.

Another way to travel cheaply is to crash someone’s couch. Couch Surfing is a non-profit organization that offers opportunities for free accommodation around the world. Once you choose your travel destination, you can search their site for members in the area. Vouched for members have been reviewed by other members and are usually a good bet. You don’t need to host a couch surfer in return, although many who participate tend return the favor.

Home Exchanges are another option for cheap stays. All you need to do is be willing to swap your home in order to stay in the home of someone else. Programs such as Home Exchange make the swap process easy. Global Freeloaders is another option, however, keep in mind you must be able to host someone at your home within 6 months of your free stay.

If you don’t mind doing a little housework while on vacation, you can become a house sitter. In order to apply, you need to find a house sitter website. Usually you need to pay a small fee in order to view listings of available house sitting jobs.

Another job that is perfect for the wandering soul is that of being a tour guide. This is popular because you can work anywhere there is a tourist draw. If you are good with people and have a strong ability to remember and learn about a place, this may be the perfect job for you.

Believe it or not, there is a job market out there to drive people’s cars across country. If you choose to participate, essentially you get a free car rental. This type of service is offered to people who need to move their car from one place to another and they don’t want to pay to ship the car, or drive it themselves. There are limitations in time and mileage that you need to abide by. After all it is a job.

If you have a skill or talent, you can use it to find a job in the hospitality industry. There are many jobs that require people to help entertain and take care of their guests. If you teach yoga, photography, or are a massage therapist or bartender, cook, or performer you can work for them.

Cruise ships offer a unique experience for people who want to travel to exotic locales but may not be able to afford it. There are a variety of jobs that are offered on each voyage. Some of the major cruise ship companies are Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Disney Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Seabourn, and Holland America Line.

Want to find out more about Traveling For Next To Nothing, then visit our site and learn how to Travel on a Budget.

Alaskan Cruises

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Leslie Adams asked:

Cruise Ships in Alaska

Five star around the world cruises are riding a wave of popularity that suggests more ports will be visited by these amazing luxury vessels. With the rise of upscale world cruises comes along the promise that these ocean communities will be rewarded handsome economic benefits. With the tourism and the jobs that these cruise ships will provide, these communities will be able to see a profit from this extremely popular manner of vacationing.

When viewed globally, the five star around the world cruise industry is growing more rapidly than any other sector of the travel industry. A study commissioned by the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) demonstrated that the total economic impact of cruise lines, their passengers, and their American suppliers skyrocketed from $11.6 billion in 1997 to $15.5 billion in 1999.

A study on the economic impact of the luxury world cruise industry in Southeast Alaska claims that in 1999, cruise lines, passengers, and crew are estimated to have spent approximately $181 million and produced the equivalent of 1,565 year-round jobs in the four communities of Haines, Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan. The study also maintains that the number of cruise passengers touring the region jumped from 235,000 in 1990 to 596,000 in 1999-an increase of approximately 154%.

Day Cruises

There are several areas of Alaska where ocean day luxury cruises are offered. Some of the more popular destinations include Prince William Sound, Kenai Fjords, and Glacier Bay. Day trips to these areas offer an amazing view of the coast of Alaska, not limited to its breathtaking mountain scenery, glaciers, and wildlife. Typical wildlife that can be glimpsed during the summer season include whales, seals, sea lions and otters, mountain goats, bears, and many others. Touring Alaska’s coastline also includes the benefits of cozy lodging during undesirable weather as well as naturalist experts on board to inform cruise passengers of sights along the way.

Multi-Day Cruises

For travelers who are looking to experience all that the waters of Alaska have to offer, a multi-day cruise is the perfect adventure. Decide between an exhilarating multi-day cruise through the glacier waters of Kenai Fjords, Glacier Bay, or Price William Sound on a catamaran or upscale cruise vessel of choice, such as the traditional ocean liner. These vessels offer any and all the amenities a seasoned traveler could desire aboard a luxury world cruise ship.

Sailing season generally begins in April and ends in late September. During the magnificent Alaskan summer months, five star world cruise ships teem through Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage. The vessels either cross the Gulf of Alaska and sail into Seward in South central Alaska, or sail into exotic ports of call including those such as Nome, Gamble on St. Lawrence Island, or the Port of Unalaska on the Aleutian Chain.

The Alaska Marine Highway is a designated National Scenic Byway. It is the first and foremost marine highway to earn such a nomination and has been widely recognized as one of the most stunning routes in exploring the beauty of Alaska.

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