Columbia River Fall Yachting Surprises

This past fall I went down and visited one of the yachts plus one of the larger ships that comes up the Columbia River. What an awesome surprise! The yacht – Safari Spirit and the small ships that come into Clarkston were brimming with passengers that have had great experiences both with the great outdoors […]

Proclaim it in the distant coastlands…

Jeremiah 31:10 has always been a favorite of mine.  Using ships and boats for transportation and accomodation is rarely considered on Christian mission trips.  But, I have worked with some creative mission minded Pastors who have allowed me to create a fantastic way of chartering and using ships, boats and other vessels to access remote […]

Site Inspection of Cruise West Vessels

Early this spring before the ships went into service I was able to take a look at 3 of the ships that are used in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest (Idaho, Washington and Oregon).  The vessels do serve the charter market well and I like how we can begin necessary voyages near some of the […]

Bareboat Charters

A bareboat charter is an arrangement for the hiring of a boat that does not include crew or provisions. Instead, the people who rent the boat from the owner are responsible for taking care of such things. In many cases, the boat is provided with full fuel tanks and freshwater tanks (with the expectation that […]

Why are So Many Groups Using Cruise Ships for Their Meetings?

In a couple of articles, we’ve discussed the advantages of chartering a cruise ship (whether it’s a full charter or partial charter) for large companies or groups to use for training sessions or meetings. The following chart lists many of the benefits attached to using a cruise ship for your group’s meetings. We hope you’ll […]