From the Deck Chair author Aaron Saunders
aboard Silversea's Silver Spirit in December.
Photo © Aaron Saunders
Today is an exciting day for us here at From the Deck Chair. After one and a half years in existence, I am pleased to announce that we’ve joined forces with Ralph Grizzle’s The Avid Cruiser in order to bring you more – well, everything. Ship Tours. Reviews. Live voyage reports. The whole works.
From the Deck Chair isn’t going anywhere; rather, we’ll be moving our site to the Avid Cruiser servers in the coming weeks. You’ll also be able to access FTDC via our very own, brand-spanking new domain name: http://www.fromthedeckchair.com/ All of our existing content will be preserved, and we’ll still keep churning out articles six days a week.
Photo courtesy of The Avid Cruiser.
But most exciting is our partnership with Ralph Grizzle. Extraordinarily well-respected in the cruise and travel industry, Ralph boasts an impressive list of accomplishments, and was the North American Travel Journalism Association pick for “Best Cruise Writing” in 2005. His sites, Avid Cruiser, River Cruise Advisor, and Family Cruise Advisor, offer the same unique perspective we strive to create here at From the Deck Chair.
But more importantly, I like Ralph. He’s a great guy, and if you meet him, it’s hard not to be taken by his height (over six feet) and his firm handshake and quick smile. He enjoys what he does for a living, and it shows.
For myself personally, that’s exactly who I want to partner with to take this humble little site to the next level. This agreement allows us to share content back and forth between sites, and hopefully introduce readers to more unique cruises, ships, itineraries and voyages. And that's something we're both extremely passionate about.
So, if you happen to see either of us on a cruise (we’re not hard to spot; look for the guys with the laptops, cameras and video cameras strapped to us at all times), be sure stop by and say ‘hi’!
Aaron Saunders (that Deckchair Guy)
Ralph Grizzle (the Avid Cruiser)