TOWBOATING book on Amazon

My book “Introduction to TOWBOATING and the Towing Industry” is now for sale on Amazon.

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Specialty Cruises

NavCal offers specialty cruises from time to time like our 4th Fireworks on the Water cruise in Knoxville, TN. These cruises allow you to see the river and a special event at the same time for one reasonable rate.

Fun local cruises

Fun local cruises

Fun local cruises are a good way to enjoy the river at a very affordable rate. We have offered Pirate Birthday Party cruises for some time but these require a minimum of ten passengers. By popular demand, we are offering a Public Pirate Cruise on Saturday, 28 June sailing at 10:00 a.m. from 300 Neyland Drive in Knoxville, TN. These are our same exciting, entertaining and educational pirate cruises aboard the QUEENS REVENGE. You will learn the real history of pirates and carry home a copy of Captain Greybeard’s booklet “Pirates and Privateers”. Quartermaster and Surgeon Anne Bonney will be offering free amputations with her famous bloody hacksaw. There will be instructional weapons training on our four pound replica cannon followed by an attack on the GREAT ALLEN (CalhounS patio). Unfortunately the only food available will be hardtack and bone soup and we are all out of Rum. You will get a copy of the Pirate Code of Conduct signed by all crew as “Ye go on account” and a share of the captured booty. For only $25 you get out on the river and enjoy a fun filled 90 minute pirate cruise.

Ocean Vs River Cruising

Ocean Vs River Cruising

Cruises are certainly enjoyable. They get you away from home and let you relax and enjoy life in a different environment. There are considerable differences in what you get on each type cruise. Meals and lodging are provided on both and various vessel and shore activities are offered by others at additional expense.

 

On an ocean cruise, while moving, there is generally only water to look at from the vessel. You may be at sea with no land in site for one or two days at a time. On river cruises there is always something to look at as the river banks glide by. Some river cruises travel primarily at night and offer shore excursions at additional cost during the day.

 

Our NavCal River Rides cruises travel during daylight hours so you can see all the many wonderful sights along the river. We provide you a list of interesting sites and a river chart to help you see all there is to see at no additional cost. We overnight on land where you are free do whatever you like. On our cruises, there are no additional expenses for daytime shore excursions. Your only additional expense is dinner Saturday night, ashore,  since this is a meal of your choice.

 

River cruising gives you more to see and our format is much less expensive.

VACATION/CRUISING COSTS COMPAITED

                                                                    Overnight Cruising Coasts Compared

NavCal River Cruise $138 per day

US crew and labor rates, shorter cruises with higher percentage boarding/booking costs, much smaller passenger counts with lower economies of scale, river view, up close with a lot to see, larger rooms. 

Caribbean ocean cruise $138 per day

International crews and lower labor costs, longer cruises with lower percentage boarding/booking costs, much higher passenger counts with better economies of scale, ocean view without much to see, smaller rooms.

 Land Vacation $150

With meals, overnight say (double occupancy) with limited activities.

Mississippi River Cruise $565 per day

US crews and labor costs, longer cruises with lower percentage boarding/booking costs, high passenger counts with economies of scale, river view with a lot to see, larger rooms.

 

NavCal’s prices are very competitive and our smaller (19-passenger), faster vessel lets get you up close to the many river sights along the most beautiful part of the Tennessee River. See navcal.com for our Kingston Overnight River Cruise with two trips through the Ft. Loudon Lock with its 75 foot drop/lift.Image

PIRATES

NavCal’s pirates are attending the Pirates and Princesses party at Turkey Creek (Knoxville, TN) Chick-Fil-A on Tuesday, 13 March 2012 as a way to promote our Pirate Birthday Party Cruises. See http://navcal.com/navcal/birthdayparty.htm.

NavCal now has an active blog from its web site http://navcal.com/navcal/TNRiverInfo.htm

NavCal already has a read-only blog on its own web site. As time permits we will bring content here from our web site navcal.com and add new comments/posts. We are new to WordPress so bear with us but we have been doing web design for over 20 years so hopefully it won’t take us to long to get up to speed. As always we WELCOME your comments, suggestions, or questions.

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