06/11/2005: Hmmmmm.... the public has better taste than I thought....
Apparently, right-wing hack Bill O'Reilly had sponsored a cruise (featuring hisownself as the main attraction, no doubt) and shilled it relentlessly on his popular cable TV show.
The cruise has been cancelled for lack of interest.
Passage on the November cruise cost between $1,099 and $1,629 before taxes - which would have scored two private appearances by the star of "The O'Reilly Factor," as well as a lecture from former U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton (R-Ala.) and a symposium on "How to Combat the ACLU."Couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy.
"These types of cruises featuring politicians or about a political issue - either conservative or liberal - are usually quite popular," said Brian Major of Cruise Lines International Association, an industry group.
"So this is really surprising that this one didn't sell enough to happen," Major said.
The Thomas More Center asked the organizing travel agency, Corporate Travel Services, for an extension to book more guests, but it still wasn't able to sell enough tickets to make the voyage feasible, Costanzo said.
A spokeswoman for Corporate Travel Service confirmed the cruise was sparsely booked, but would not provide details.
Len on 06.11.05 @ 08:46 AM CST