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As we enter the dog days of summer in New York City, it is traditionally a time in this space, Douglas Prothero and

Tom Mulligan - UK

Lisa Overing - Florida for beach, boats, barbeque and family. Regarding the latter, my sister and her family The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Claudio Paschoa - Brazil

Peter Pospiech - Germany were embarked recently on a 19-day U.S. east coast journey from their home in Ohio, get the cover and 10 pages of cover-

William Stoichevski - Scandinavia and I was all set to spend Wednesday, June 19 trekking around NYC in ‘tourist mode’, age inside, the anchor of our Cruise

Production which I thoroughly enjoy because despite living here for more than 30 years, hosting Interior Design feature focus. To be

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Nicole Ventimiglia visitors is the only time that I get to see some of the city’s more famous attractions. honest, I’ve run thin on adjectives to

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But then the Admiral called, and my sister and her family were ‘bumped’ to dinner describe the current cruise industry, as

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Esther Rothenberger, Accounting on the evening of the 18th! (OK, full disclosure, the Admiral’s PAO actually ‘called’). the boom in business far exceeds any-

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Admiral Karl Schultz, the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, invited thing that I have seen in the last three

Vladimir Bibik me to join him on his jet for a day trip to New Orleans for an underway tour onboard decades. Shipyards globally are ? lled a mid-stream transfer operation in the Mississippi River. (And in case you’re wonder- with cruise ship building projects of


Kathleen Hickey ing, yes, the USCG sports a very nice 12-seat jet for the Commandant. Unfortunately, every size and scope, and while 10

I do believe it has ruined any future ? ying experiences for me.) As the U.S. inland years ago the race was toward ‘big-


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Services. Being on the river and seeing the work being done is amazing; seeing the Johansson of Tillberg Design of

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Roland Persson work being conducted in the current high- and fast ? owing water environment really Sweden, starting on page 32, who was

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Keeping in mind that I have been to and through New Orleans more than 50 times, the start. By design I mean not only


I am still amazed ? ying into the area and getting the literal ‘bird’s eye’ view of the the vessel exterior and interior, but

Brenda Homewood

Tel: +44 1622 297123 vibrant and mixed maritime economy on the lower Mississippi River – literally where every detail from the service organi- brown water meets blue water – a vital corridor in the export of a majority of our na- zation to the crew uniforms.

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Coast Guard to be included in the ‘infrastructure investment’ conversation, as both

Classi? ed Sales +1 212 477 6700 are crucial components to keeping $5.4 trillion in commerce annually ? owing, here

Founder: and along waterways in and around the country. I love this edition and this industry,

John J. O’Malley 1905 - 1980 because in one breath you can discuss inland workboat operations, in the next breath

Charles P. O’Malley 1928 - 2000 the birth of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection luxury cruise ship line; polar oppo- Gregory R. Trauthwein

John E. O’Malley 1930 - 2019 sites, I think you will agree. While the USCG Admiral Schultz receives top billing Editor & Associate Publisher

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