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Author Topic: CLIA head wants to get rid of "cruise" language. It's a holiday, not a cruise.  (Read 1038 times)
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« on: December 26, 2015, 04:53:56 AM »

"Lynn Narraway – UK managing director of Holland America Line and Seabourn and the chair of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) – would also like to get rid of references to port, starboard and decks, and to stop referring to ships by tonnage.

Speaking at CLIA’s annual dinner aboard Cruise and Maritime’s 46,052-ton Magellan at Tilbury Docks she said: “Why do we still use marine language and not holiday language? We can talk about world class dining, award-winning spas, and inspiring destination experiences.”

She adapted W.H. Auden’s Stop All The Clocks – the Funeral Blues poem recited by John Hannah in Four Weddings and a Funeral – to implore her audience: “Silence the vessels, muffle the aft/ Kick out those cabins and reference to draft./ Kitchens not galleys, waiters not crew/ When it comes to language, let’s have a review.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/travel/cruises/best-way-sell-cruises-nowadays-7063397
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2015, 06:39:22 AM »

They might have some luck with that one in the UK but in the US forget about it.  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2015, 07:04:55 PM »

I don't know; they don't look like ships anymore--maybe it's time to drop the nautical terminology.  Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 05:39:44 PM »


For heavens sake, there are far more important things to be concerned about in our world today than the above comments.  Really what difference does it really matter if you say you are on a "cruise" or a "holiday."  Just be thankful you are able to be away for any amount of time floating on one or more of the worlds oceans, day tripping many places all over the world & who cares what each of us call it...  I personally call doing any of that...  a wonderful, enjoyable, educational vacation... and thankful for all of them...  Shocked 
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2016, 03:10:51 PM »

All good points, nabs14, but there is something very attractive about preserving the nautical terminology. 
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 06:28:15 PM »

The UK has always done thing a little different than the rest of the world.
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