Posts by Bernie Perry

Todd Christopher Interview

»Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Blog, Carnival Legend - 2014, The People | 7 comments

Todd Christopher Interview

Todd Christopher … better known as “TC” … is one of Carnival’s newest piano bar entertainers (PBE). We first met him during our January cruise on the Breeze. We were quite impressed with his ability to get his audience involved.

So we were really pleased to discover that he was also going to be on the Legend for our May 2014 cruise. We’re especially thankful that he agreed to sit down for an interview.

During this seven minute video …

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John Heald Interview

»Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Blog, Carnival Sunshine - 2014, The People | 2 comments

John Heald Interview

There were approximately 800 people on the Sunshine who came specifically to spend time with John Heald. So needless to say he was a busy man during the entire cruise. Nevertheless he was kind enough to take the time to grant us an interview.

In this 10-minute video you’ll learn how John got started with Carnival and how he manages to keep his routines fresh after all these years. He told us about his upcoming book, his feelings about the Bloggers Cruise, and his reaction to …

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Butch Begovich Interview

»Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Blog, Carnival Sunshine - 2014, The People | 0 comments

Butch Begovich Interview

If you ask a group of frequent Carnival cruisers to name their favorite cruise director it’s a sure bet that the name Butch Begovich will come up, and almost certainly more than once. So the nearly 800 people who were with us on the Sunshine for John Heald’s BC7 cruise got a special treat by having Butch as the CD.

In this 10 minute interview, you’ll learn how Butch got started at Carnival. How he keeps his routines fresh, and how he feels about all the new technology that’s coming on board. He gave us … 

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Meet the Cruise Mom

»Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Carnival Sunshine - 2014, The People | 0 comments

Meet the Cruise Mom

Maribeth Kring is a well-known and very popular travel agent who specializes in booking cruises. We were thrilled when she agreed to an interview during our February 2014 cruise on the Carnival Sunshine.

We originally planned to do a video interview during the cruise, but the timing just never worked out. So instead I talked to her over the telephone a few weeks later.

At the time of the interview (March 4, 2014) she was living in Texas. She …

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Adventures of a First-Time Cruiser

»Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Carnival Sunshine - 2014, The People | 0 comments

Adventures of a First-Time Cruiser

When we were planning the first issue of Fun Time Cruisers magazine we thought it might be interesting to include an article based on the experiences of a first-time cruiser. We posted requests to get volunteers on several Facebook cruise-group pages but never got any serious responses.

For our second issue we planned to report on our cruise on the Carnival Sunshine. We were really pleased when first-time cruiser Lucy Reed volunteered for the job. Lucy lives near Birmingham …

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