This Saturday, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show celebrates the New Year “out to sea.” Peter talks to ship historian Peter Knego aboard the R.M.S. Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, then revisits interviews from the American Queen river boat on the Mississippi River. He also speaks with Norwegian Cruise Line President and CEO Frank del Rio on board the brand new Regent Seven Seas Explorer in Monte Carlo, Monaco. There’s all of this and more as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show celebrates the New Year “out to sea.”
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Peter Knego, Cruise Journalist and Historian, talks about the Queen Mary and other famous cruise ships of the past, some of which had legendary personalities who sailed—and in some cases lived on—the ships.
Julie Bartolotto, Executive Director of the Historical Society of Long Beach, shares interesting details about the history of Long Beach, and discusses how the Port of Long Beach has had an impact on the city.
Sasha Kanno, President, Farmer, & Founder of Farm Lot 59, explains how she created a small farm in the middle of a large city, talks about the crops she grows, and discusses how she’s worked with chefs from local restaurants to deliver true farm-to-table cuisine. She also shares how you can visit the farm, and how children can learn about agriculture during field trips to Farm Lot 59.
Jerry Hay, the American Queen‘s Riverlorian, explains how historians have to stick to the truth, but can also weave a tall tale into their stories. Some truths about the Mississippi is that there were river pirates, Mark Twain gave the river international notoriety, and although most people know Mark Twain was not his real name, many are unaware he borrowed the pseudonym from someone else.
George Hobica, Founder of Airfarewatchdog.com, comments on the changing configurations of planes, particularly on long haul flights, to cram more seats onto carriers. Legislation has been put forward to create a minimum seat width and pitch. Then he dives into airline frequent flyer programs, and talks about the way airlines advertise fares that don’t include all associated fees because no transparency is required.
Holland Ware, frequent American Queen traveler and landowner magnate, explains why he has returned or booked cruises on the American Queen over 50 times. He says it’s for the impeccable service and the Broadway-level entertainment. It’s an experience he cannot get anywhere else, and after traveling the world for over 30 years, he has not found another comparable cruise.
Gene Sloan of USA Today sits down to share his experiences from sailing on over 100 cruise ships.
Frank J. Del Rio, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, talks about the evolution of the cruise industry, upcoming Disney River Cruises, and how cruises are being marketed directly for China.
Mark Braude, Author of Making Monte Carlo: A History of Speculation and Spectacle, joins the show to reveal some of the lesser known scandalous aspects of Monte Carlo’s history, leading to its image of fame and luxury.
By Kandice Martellaro for PeterGreenberg.com