It is summer and the perfect time for Cruise Planners/American Express to feature some of our fantastic cruise ships, offer tips on cruises, talk about industry people and highlight the roles they play, and talk about all the things that help to make your cruise a lifetime event of memories. We may even dive into some history and take a look at some fun facts that are new to us…thus, just like so many of our cruise ships, we will write our very own CruisePlanners/American Express/Log.

Come back each week as we feature news about different cruise ships, ports of call, tips for your cruise, exciting business opportunities,  and learn all about the most exciting industry in the world – which also offers one with the most lucrative work-at-home franchise opportunities offered today.

Here are some interesting history facts about ship logs

Wikipedia defines the logbook as originally a book for recording readings, to determine the distance a ship traveled within a certain amount of time. The readings of the log have been recorded in equal times to give the distance traveled with respect to a given start position.

Examination of the detail in a ship’s log is often an important part of the investigative process for official maritime inquiries, in much the same way as a “black box” is on airplanes.

It may seem quaint in these days with handheld GPS receivers, but even fifteen years ago, once you went over the horizon in the blue water the only things you have to guide you are your compass, the stars, ded reckoning, and the occasional pip of an a toll sticking up somewhere.

Today’s ship’s log of course, have been updated – penning important cruise information, a record of operational data relating to weather conditions, times of routine events and significant incidents, crew complement – or ports entered time and date. It is essential to traditional navigation, and is logged daily.

These reported facts are right in sync with the “blogs” written today. Like the ships log, they report, provide tips, teach, educate, sell, promote, and provide opportunities within almost any industry.
A log is a ships history book. Who knows, maybe someday you may be documented…

It might read:

“John Hare was dancing topside Easter Eve and was a bit top-sided (tipsy) himself.  A crew member bunny-hopped him right to his cabin where he rested peacefully the rest of the night. No known after-effects were noted other than a major hangover for which we remedied for Mr. Hare, with our fantastic morning fare. Appreciative, Mr. Hare tipped generously for not allowing him to dance overboard the previous night.”

Same night entry: Notating arrival of cruiseplannersfranchise.com officials aboard ship and will be making impressive presentation about franchise opportunities offered through their corporate offices. Had to book extra rooms for all those wanting to attend, but was assured there would be no bunny hopping duty following event.

Log Sign Off,

Captain Bugs Bunny
Easter, 2011 10:00 p.m.