Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dreams Really Do Come True

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While sitting on the beach last week in Princess Cays, Bahamas, I turned to my mother and said, "Dreams really do come true."

In December 2008, I couldn't stop thinking about my desire to travel.

As luck would have it, a good friend had just recently met Daniel Hall. She shared his contact information with me and I downloaded his ebook about cruising for free a few days later.

I followed Daniel's directions and before I knew it I was approved to sail with Princess.

By May 2009, I had my trip scheduled!

What a fabulous experience. Everything about the ship and the crew exceeded all my expectations. Here's a photo of the name plate on my door. Guess you now know what my first name is!

My mother and I were assigned a room in the crew area. We had a nice place to reside with plenty of storage. :)

I spoke in the Princess Theater for one presentation (to left) and Club Fusion (below).

Personally, I can't wait to get back on board! And for all of you I met while speaking, I would love to hear from you.

Allyn Evans
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L. Diane Wolfe said...

I'd thought about speaking on a cruise ship! Hey, anything to take another cruise, I'm game.

Looks like you had an awesome time!

Allyn Evans said...

It was lots of fun. I got my booking through Daniel Hall ( I'm already booked for next year!

Other ways to get on board:
1. Pitch to an agent.
2. Ask for an audition the next time you are booked on a cruise.

The topics to pitch are destination, according to Daniel. My backup presentaion (they always ask you to bring one extra) was for writers about self-publishing and promoting.


Allyn Evans said...

Oops. The URL is actually:

Beth Blair said...

And it looks like a dream come true! So happy you're getting to do what you love.

Camellia said...

whoopeee!!!! You go.

Prill said...

Awesome, Allyn! Or maybe I should say, "Awesome Allyn," which describes you perfectly. I've filed this info away for future reference. Such a great idea!

Allyn Evans said...

Will be happy tell you all about it when you are ready. I'm looking forward to trip #2 next year! Going to different ports, but could also enjoy returning to the same ones over and over again. There is so much to do that can't be done in one day (average port stay).

Mary said...

That is so great that you are going on a cruise again. we met you on the Emerald Princess and I gave you a good review so maybe that helped. Congratulations.

Allyn Evans said...

Hi, Mary! Thanks so much for the positive feedback and kind words. It was such a fun experience!

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Allyn Evans said...

Glad to be of service! :)

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Allyn Evans said...

For the longer version of this post, visit:

It has tips for speakers. Also, if you read the post by the other person who recently traveled with Princess Cruises, two posts after mine, I added comments that provided more info for speakers.

The article I wrote for them is titled: The Time of My Life

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