Repositioning Cruises 2019

Savvy cruisers who yearn for days at sea, as well as great deals, look forward to spring and autumn more than any other time of year. This is when repositioning cruises feature as an unsung element of cruise lines’ rosters. Though some ships spend the entire year sailing the same itineraries, many relocate to follow […]

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Five Ways to Get Some Culture on Your Next Cruise

Culture lovers don’t always think of cruising when planning a vacation, according to Doug Prothero, the managing director of The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. “Cruises are stereotyped as getaways with lots of eating and drinking and little culture in sight,” he said. While that may be true for some cruises, Mr. Prothero said it’s not the […]

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Scenic to overhaul eight river ships

Scenic will remodel all eight of its river cruise vessels that sail the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers for 2019. The eight ships, which Scenic refers to as “Space Ships,” are the Scenic Ruby, Pearl, Jasper, Opal, Amber, Crystal, Jade and Jewel. The ships will get fewer and larger staterooms, two new 520-square-feet Royal Owners […]

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Life Below the Decks of an American Steamboat

Based in Memphis, Tennessee, the American Queen Steamboat Company positions themselves as the unique American River Cruise line. With their fleet of two boats, the American Queen and the new American Duchess, American Queen Steamboat Company offers passengers a plethora of Mississippi River adventures ranging from short five-day experiences to 23-day voyages. The company offers […]

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SeaDream Yacht Club

Exploration of the Adriatic Sea and the picturesque islands of Croatia is best experienced from the deck of the luxury SeaDream yacht. Here are our 10 favorite things about sailing with the crew of this ultra-exclusive and ultra-indulgent ship. The Service There are as many different cruise lines as there are destinations, ports and high-seas […]

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Not Your Typical Cruise Ship

Say so long to the flaming baked alaska paraded around the dining room during your appointed hour in the cavernous dining room on your mega-ship, at least among the newest vessels. The tradition of the showy dessert and the practice of appointment dining may continue elsewhere, but a tide of new cruise line launches promises […]

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Pick the perfect cruise

How to choose the right cruise for singles, families, couples and adventurers. With so many different types of cruises out there, not to mention destinations, our guide will help you choose the right type of cruise for you. We take a look at: Ocean cruises River cruises Singles or solo cruises Family cruises Adults-only and […]

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Music festivals and mixology – how cruises got cool

They have always been associated with the grey pound, but now cruise ships are trying to attract a millennial crowd. Will smaller boats, late-night stop-offs and better brunches tempt young people on board? The Groove cruise, a floating dance music festival AThink of cruise holidays and a whole host of images spring to mind. Endless […]

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Learn how to navigate an Alaskan cruise

Alaska — the mere mention of the state evokes images of bears, moose, whales, glaciers and icebergs. That’s what brings hundreds of thousands of cruise passengers here to sail each year between the months of May and September. Just because you might see lots of ice, doesn’t mean you will necessarily freeze either. June, July […]

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Plan a cruise around the world and discover 3 exotic new ports

A world cruise is very different from other voyages as it offers you the opportunity to explore a variety of ports in exotic parts of the world. With the longer itinerary, you’ll have a chance to get to know your fellow passengers while you explore the globe and learn about different cultures through onboard activities […]

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