Southampton – Cruises on board the world’s largest ship will go on sale in April after Royal Caribbean announced Oasis of the Seas will call at the United Kingdom’s leading cruise port, Southampton in 2014.
Travelmole reports that the 6 400 passenger ship will offer cruises in Europe next autumn and will make its first port of call into Southampton on October 15.
The ship, which is longer than four football pitches, will be 40% large than any other cruise ship to ever dock in the UK.
Oasis of the Seas will leave Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, its home port since December 2009 next September on a 12-night eastbound transatlantic cruise to Barcelona from where it will offer a series of Mediterranean cruises.
The ship will return to Port Everglades on a 13-night westbound transatlantic cruise on October 14, calling into Southampton, where UK guests can join the ship to sail across the Atlantic.
Royal Caribbean associate vice president and general manager UK and Ireland Jo Rzymowska said: “Oasis of the Seas sailing from Southampton is going to be the hottest ticket in town.
“Bringing the world’s largest cruise ship to Europe, and specifically the UK and Southampton, is testament to the commitment to selling cruise demonstrated by our trade partners.
Do yourself a favor and watch this video. Make yourself a nice cup of coffee/tea , it is worth it! Let’s value the happy planet index!!
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Accumulate gold and silver is one of them……
Purchasing power represents the amount of goods and services you can buy with a currency. You should aim to preserve your purchasing power to ensure that the currency you are working hard to earn today is still valuable in the future when you want to spend it. The key to preserving your purchasing power is two-fold:
- You should hold currency that retains its value over long periods of time.
- You should hold currency that is appreciating relative to most, if not all other currencies in both the short and medium-term.
Historically, buying gold and silver has been an excellent way of preserving purchasing power over long periods of time. Today it takes almost the same amount of gold or silver to buy a barrel of crude oil as it did 50 years ago. This is in stark contrast to national currencies (also called fiat currencies), like the US dollar, the values of which strongly erode over time. Central banks and governments have set a long-term trend of currency debasement, and it is unlikely that this trend will be reversed anytime soon.
Gold and silver are the only globally recognised currencies that cannot be created out of thin air, which makes both of them great stores of value (preservers of purchasing power) in the long-term. Unlike fiat currencies that can easily be debased, gold and silver remain the ultimate forms of money.
How do gold and silver preserve and increase your purchasing power?
If you had invested $10,000 on 1 January 2000 in 3-Month US Treasury bills your purchasing power would have decreased slightly by 1 January 2013. If you had invested the same $10,000 in gold, your purchasing power would have quadrupled, and the return for silver is close to gold. See the chart below.
The US dollar and 8 other major currencies versus gold
Gold rose 7.0% in 2012 against the US dollar. Gold also rose in 2012 against each of the eight other major world currencies presented in the following table.
|Gold % Annual Change|
The US dollar and 8 other major currencies versus silver
The silver price also gained in 2012 against all major currencies. Silver’s results are presented in the following table.
|Silver % Annual Change|
Silver has generated average annual rates of appreciation in all nine currencies that are higher than gold. So silver also fits well within a long-term accumulation plan, but only if you are prepared to accept the volatility that comes with it.
If you are interested in buying to protect your wealth let me know (send me a reply) I will send you the link so you know you have everything covered.
Now this is a question that may be different for different people but I think in general there is a lot of common ground
When you ask people why they work, a lot of them will say they’re ‘only in it for the money’. When you work for money, you can be financially independent, and have some control over your life.
Sometimes money truly is the only reason a person works. But most people have more substantial reasons for working. For example:
- They like to spend their days doing something they’re good at.
- They like being productive.
- Other people need their skills, and they feel obliged to supply them.
What if you didn’t work and you had every day to yourself? You could choose to go to the beach, watch television, go to the movies, go shopping, read books, visit friends, visit places of interest, go out for meals, play sport…
This all sounds wonderful, but you’d need at least some money to do most of these things. Relaxing and doing what you please is great for a holiday, but after a while the pleasure can wear off and you can feel aimless and bored.
Then there is the other side there are lots of people that make lots of money but they do not have the time to do the things they value most ie. spend time with the family, be part of the growing up of your children etc etc
WORK AND YOUR VALUES
The benefits you get from paid and unpaid work are strongly linked to what your values are. When you know what your values are regarding work, you can:
- work out what you hope to achieve through working—what your overall ambitions are
- set meaningful goals for yourself
- choose jobs that will satisfy you in ways that are deeper than your ‘hip pocket’
- understand why you feel dissatisfied in a job that doesn’t fit with your values.
The two main reasons that people work are:
- to perform rewarding and meaningful activities
- for companionship.
‘Rewarding’ and ‘meaningful’ work is work that allows you to:
- fulfil most of your material needs
- meet your financial obligations
- feel as if you fit into and contribute to society
- feel a sense of well-being and accomplishment
- meet and interact with people of different backgrounds and cultures.
Conduct your own research about why you work
‘Companionship’ at work means having continued, shared interaction with other people, including sharing the rewards of a job well done, whether they be a sales bonus or a commendation from the managing director.
Rewarding and meaningful work + companionship = job satisfaction
People get job satisfaction when their work:
- pays them enough to fulfil their most important needs
- pays them fairly for the work they do
- looks after them, providing a protective environment and ensuring their safety as they work.
- gives them a social life—they belong to a team and interact regularly with different people
- makes them feel good about themselves—they can see themselves gaining experience, expertise, status and acknowledgement by their colleagues and superiors
- fulfils them—it gives them a sense of personal achievement by presenting them with new challenges, helping them grow and be creative.
Find the company that satisfies them all:
- Good compensation
- Helping other people achieve their goals
- Have a good social life
- Do some charity
- Looks after your health
- all this sums up to a lot of job satisfaction
I found a company that ticks all my boxes which is NuSkin:
- It has the best compensation plan in the industry
- The business model is built to help other people achieve their goals
- By doing the above you will be interacting with a lot of people from a lot of different cultures and back grounds since it is an international company.
- It is linked in with different charities their main one is ‘Nourish the Children’, http://www.nuskin.com/en_US/culture/nourish_the_children/charity_partners.html
- Using the products is proven to benefit your health
- It rewards all the milestones you make in your business
Let me know when you would like to sign up so we can make that happen easily.
On his death bed, Alexander the Great summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:
- The best doctors should carry his coffin;
- The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones etc.) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery; and
- His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see!
One of his generals, who was surprised by these unusual requests, asked Alexander to explain.
Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:
1. I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal.
2. I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth.
3. I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is TIME.
4. We do not take to our grave any material wealth, although our good deeds can be our travelers’ cheques. TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time.
5. When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back. Our time is our life!
6. So the best present that you can give to your family and friends, is your TIME.
Now what happens mostly we postpone the giving of time to the people we love the most in order to do other things. So my advise is to find a business model to build while you are still working. Build that business and you will be able to spend the time with your loved ones. Leave me a reply if you would like to find out more on how. The longer you postpone this the more likely it becomes that you will have the regrets that Alexander the Great had.