Join me for #Traveltuesday Live with special guest Stewart Chiron

Please join me tomorrow morning for a live chat with travel agent and cruise industry expert Stewart Chiron, a.k.a. the “Cruise Guy,” about the cruise industry’s proposed new passenger bill of rights.

The fun begins at 9 a.m. EDT on Twitter and Google Plus, where we’ll be fielding questions about your cruise rights. Then at 10 a.m., tune in for a live interview with Chiron on YouTube.

Oh, and did I mention you can also win a cruise?

I’m giving away tickets for the new Hidden Harbor Tour aboard the luxury yacht Zephyr in New York. Now through Sept. 24, visitors to New York City can go behind the scenes of the inner-workings of the bustling New York Harbor. Three new “Beyond Sandy”-themed tours depart Pier 16 South Street Seaport. Here are the details.

It’s super easy to participate. Click on this page at 9 a.m. tomorrow. You can follow the conversation on Twitter below — don’t forget to ask a question with the #Traveltuesday hashtag in it — and the watch this page for the live interview. I’ll be streaming it directly to this page.

Don’t worry, if you miss it, I’ll archive the interview right here.

See you there.

Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, journalist and consumer advocate. You can read more about him on his personal website or check out his adventures on his family adventure travel site. Contact him at

  • toniv

    One of my biggest issues with cruising is that cruise lines don’t enforce their own rules. I’m talking chair hogging on the deck, saving seats in the theater and in the buffet area, allowing kids and teens to gather in adult-only areas and take up chairs in bars and seats in the casinos. And I’m especially talking about allowing kids in diapers (of ANY kind) and those of an age to need them into pools and hot tubs on board. The CDC/VSP expressly forbids this. Those kids are not even supposed to be in the “family” pools, only in the so-called “splash zones” that don’t really have standing water. Yet if you complain the staff do nothing, and they’re often happy to tell you that they can do nothing for fear of offending parents. Yet they don’t worry about offending ME and risking the health of everyone on board. Can we get some ENFORCEMENT of these rules that are meant to protect everybody? I’ve seen pools and hot tubs shut down because of “accidents” that wouldn’t have happened if folks knew and were forced to follow the rules. Might I suggest that the signs stating the rules (and yes, they’re there, they’re just ignored) also inform parents that their cruise credit card will be charged with the costs to clean the facility and with the freebies handed out to disgruntled passengers unable to use hot tubs and pools while they’re being cleaned?

  • TonyA_says

    Chris, Do you have an idiots guide to using this live thing? Are we supposed to be watching some channel? I totally missed the show.

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