January 31, 1988
I was surprised to see that Frank Riley apparently is not aware of Wind Song's Tahiti cruises, as they were excluded from his discussion of cruises in his article on Tahiti (Dec. 27, 1987). The Wind Song, our new 148-passenger cruise ship, has been sailing weekly in Tahiti since July, 1987. These cruises have been very popular and successful, with almost half of our business coming from California. Our third new ship, the Wind Spirit, is on schedule and will have her inaugural on April 9, 1988, from Monte Carlo.
March 22, 1987 |
If you can swing a weekend in Palm Springs or Las Vegas, you can afford a cruise. You can cruise the Caribbean for as little as $50 a day, the Mexican Riviera for $80 a day and the Pacific and Canadian coast for as low as $83. That's almost as cheap as staying home. And you can still tan by the pool, the casinos are lively until late, there's a main stage show and a cabaret or piano bar, and the all-you-can-eat buffet is open often and included in the cost.
January 11, 1987 |
At long last there's a ship for the die-hards who think they'd get bored on a standard cruise, for people who shy away from the big ships, for erstwhile skippers who like to stand on the bridge with the captain. It's for couples who want to be alone together on a remote island beach instead of on a group bus tour of St. Thomas, and for anyone who would rather snorkel or windsurf than play bingo or line up for the midnight buffet.
May 18, 1986 |
While airline takeovers, mergers and route transfers have occupied headlines and newscasts for several months, a quieter but equally long-ranging series of changes has been going on in the cruise industry. It's comparable to Detroit's realization some years back that not everybody coveted block-long gas-guzzlers with tail fins, that a lot of consumers would put cash on the barrel head to buy economical little cars from Japanese firms who had a better grasp on what the public really wanted.