CruiseRecipes.net has been created by experienced writers who have a wide knowledge of the cruise industry and the ports where ships call. The owners and writers have traveled on ships all over the world so that the information on the website comes from personal research and hands-on experience.
CruiseRecipes.net is a sister site to the award-winning website SmallShipCruises.com that has been featured on the Today Show and in Travel & Leisure, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, Recommend, Best Fares Magazine, USA Today, Travel Weekly, Porthole Magazine, Marco Polo Magazine, Business Journal and many other newspapers, magazines, and website media.
THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE IT ALL HAPPEN AT CRUISE RECIPES.
Shirley Linde, editor of Cruise Recipes, is a best-selling author whose books have been translated into languages around the world. She has written both on science and on travel, is author of 37 books, including several on the NY Times best-seller list. Some of the books she has authored or co-authored are No More Sleepless Nights, No More Snoring, Dr. Atkins' Superenergy Diet, The Whole Health Catalogue, The Charleston Weight-Loss Program, The World's Most Intimate Cruises, and The Insiders' Guide to the World's Most Exciting Cruises. Shirley has received several outstanding service awards in communications, and is listed in Who's Who in America, the World Who's Who of Women, Who's Who of Contemporary Authors, and Foremost Women of the 20th Century. She lived on an outisland of the Bahamas for five years, and now when not traveling, she lives a few feet from the water in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida.
ALVARO MARIN MD
[ Oct. 6, 1951 -- Nov. 17, 2010]
Alvaro Marin MD was one of the founders of www.CruiseRecipes.net and was available for assistance for wine and culinary charters for groups speaking Spanish. Dr. Marin grew up in Colombia and practiced medicine there as well as in England, Spain, and Uruguay. He also for many years went with the Pacific Air Patrol, an airborne medical unit, on missions into some of the most inaccessible places in the world — to little towns of the Pacific and Caribbean coast, to Indian villages in the Colombian mountains, and to remote areas of the Amazon from the heart of the jungle to its furthest borders. Due to the resurgence of civil war in Colombia and death threats against him and his family, he and his family left Colombia. He was living in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he was also working on our websites www.medicalinformationcenter.org and www.smallshipcruises.com and was writing his memoirs of his medical work in Colombia.
Scott Linde is responsible for the group and charter division of CruiseRecipes.net. arranging for large groups with wine and culinary interests to travel on wine and culinary cruises as a group or to charter yachts and ships for custom cruises, as floating hotels for special events or meetings, or for corporate incentive award cruises. Scott has years of experience in the corporate world and is known for his product design and development in many areas, especially working for more than 20 years in the leather goods industry. Scott has been a world traveler throughout his corporate life and helped pioneer the U.S. leather goods industry in Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico. Scott is an avid scuba diver and fisherman and has dived in the U.S., Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico and Thailand.
Bob Linde, a founder, is an avid sailor as well as a chef. As a travel writer he has visited the Peruvian Amazon, Northern European waterways, and the Galapagos Islands, to name a few. Bob spent 5 years in the US Army, including 3 years in Europe and 6 months on the front lines of Desert Storm. He has also worked as a university instructor of sailing and navigation, a counselor for troubled youths, a commercial fisherman and Greenpeace activist. He now practices Chinese traditional medicine and is president of Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies in St. Petersburg.
ABOUT THE SITE
The CruiseRecipes.net website features favorite recipes of chefs of cruise ships all over the world and of destinations where they go. The recipes include everything from the secret formula for the famous Pussers Painkiller and Cajun recipes from the Louisiana bayou to gourmet recipes from luxury barges in France. The site has news and information on wine and culinary cruises, Cruise Reports, cooking and wine videos, and a bookstore with cooking books and magazines. The website is supported by those who request cruise reservations through the site which are forwarded to one of the team of associates who are specialists in ships that have wine and culinary cruises and who make the reservations.
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