Posts from — January 2009
Courtesy of Carnival Cruise Lines.
As the world’s largest cruise operator, Carnival Cruise Lines understands that the company’s future depends upon the health of the world’s oceans. As such, the line is aggressively seeking both high- and low-tech solutions to manage the environmental impact of its fleet and preserve important natural resources. [Read more →]
January 29, 2009 No Comments
Courtesy of Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has selected the name for its new F3 ship: Norwegian Epic. Just as the name implies, the ship will be the largest and most innovative Freestyle Cruising ship to date.
The 4,200-passenger Norwegian Epic is scheduled to sail year-round to the Caribbean from Miami, beginning in summer 2010. Following a series of inaugural events in Europe and the U.S., the ship will homeport in Miami and will sail year-round to the Caribbean offering alternating seven-day Western and Eastern Caribbean voyages through April 2011. These cruises are scheduled to go on sale to the public later this spring. NCL will open Norwegian Epic’s sailings for group block bookings exclusively for travel partners in mid-March 2009. [Read more →]
January 29, 2009 7 Comments
In a world heaving under the weight of billions of web pages, keeping up to date with the information you want can be a drag. Wouldn’t it be better to have the latest news and topics you are interested in delivered directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site? Using RSS (Really Simple Syndication) allows you to see when sites from all over the internet have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and articles (or even audio files, photographs or video) in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to remember to visit each site every day.
RSS takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in.
In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want to receive in your news reader, by finding and subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds. For example, if you would like the latest Cruise Web’s blog posts, simply click on an orange RSS button in the right top corner.
If you click on the button, you will be sent to the page with a normal web link to the feed. By clicking on the feed link, you will be automatically subscribed to the feed.
Some browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for RSS feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to RSS feeds much easier.
January 8, 2009 1 Comment