Traveling by cruise ship is always enhanced by quality shore excursions, giving travelers a feel for the ports of call. While the films, filmmakers and other honored guests are no doubt driving your interest in Pride of the Ocean, we know our destination is also a powerful draw â€“ Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoriaâ€¦ and of course, the magnificent Glacier Bay.No one knows the importance of the shore excursion like your fellow passenger, award-winning writer Randall Shirley, one of North Americaâ€™s busiest freelance travel journalists! Over the next few weeks, travel to Randallâ€™s blog and read his recommendations on shore excursions that will apply to many Alaska cruises. A Vancouver native who honeymooned in Alaska, he certainly knows the territory.
Randall has been in the journalism field for 20 years, including roles as editor and travel editor of three national Canadian gay magazines, and appearing on TV and radio as an expert in gay travel, cruise travel, and theatre travel. He frequently writes for publications such as Travel+Leisure, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, Canadaâ€™s Calgary Herald and Up! inflight magazine.
His travels have taken him to (more…)
Including Chef Lisa Schwab–the maker of â€œTheÂ best Chicken Piccata…EVER!â€
Chef Lisa Schwab, owner of Cantalini’s Salerno Beach Restaurant, encourages her fellow â€œWomen on a Rollâ€ to follow her lead to the rolling waves of the north Pacific this August, with the Pride of the Ocean Film Festival.Â Join her and the other women of WOAR in toasting this yearâ€™s Body of Work Honoree, the dynamic Andrea Meyerson – founder of the active social organization for lesbians.
Andrea Meyerson (center) at WOAR promotion for Pride of the Ocean
— so much so that she is making time for her first vacation in many years to be on the Norwegian Pearl with the other women of WOAR to celebrate Andrea!
Chef Schwabâ€™s traditional Italian cuisine restaurant – always receiving rave reviews from fans of authentic Italian – won another devotee when Cantalini’s catered the WOAR Holiday Party last December, sponsored by Pride of the Ocean.Â Our Program Director, John Scagliotti, pronounced her dish “the best Chicken Piccata… EVER!”
From a start as a womenâ€™s cycling group in 1995, Women on a Roll quickly grew in popularity and numbers over the years to offer women a wide range of social, sporting, cultural and travel opportunities. Now over 10,000 members (more…)
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Christopher Willey, Head of East Coast Development and Production for Logo Television, has overseen projects including â€œThe A-Listâ€, â€œNewNowNext Awardsâ€, “NewNowNext Vote Hosted by Wanda Sykes”, â€œBe Good Johnny Weirâ€, â€œScandaliciousâ€, â€œThe Big Gay Sketch Showâ€ and â€œJeffery & Cole Casserole.â€ James Sommers, Senior Vice President of Content for The Independent Television Service (ITVS), oversees the Content Strategy Team, also known as the â€œgreenlightâ€ team, which finalizes (more…)
CLOUDBURST, starring Olympia Dukakis and directed by Thom Fitzgerald, will be screening this June at our third annual film festival on the high seas!
“Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker as Stella and Dot, an aging couple who escape from a nursing home in Maine and drive to Nova Scotia on a quest to be legally married. En route to Canada, they pick up a young hitchhiker, Prentice, played by newcomer Ryan Doucette. A small-town boy turned modern dancer, he is returning to Nova Scotia to visit his dying mother. Despite his bravado, Prentice is a confused and wounded soul who has much to learn from Stella and Dot as they wage their own unexpected battle â€“ after three decades, can they keep their family together?”
Click here to see our 2012 Film Program.
This year marks the 20th season of the first LGBT program on public television. In The Life was created by our Program Director, John Scagliotti, with the intention of creating a public voice for the LGBT Community. Since its first program, In The Life has changed the lives of thousands, if not millions of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender people across the country.
To celebrate this achievement, Pride of the Ocean has included a special tribute ad in the Commemorative Program for the In The Life 20th Season Red Carpet Premiere.
With an international audience of festival directors, filmmakers, and film lovers, Pride of the Ocean 2011 was a tremendous success! For a glimpse of some of the films from 2011, and a preview into 2012, click here.