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Europa 2 visits New York

My friend Kay Showker recently visited Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ ultra-luxury ship Europa 2. Kay is a  New York- based author of The Smart Traveler and author of 15 travel guides. Here is her report. “We are proud of our extravagant space,” noted Karl Pojer, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises who was in New York last week with […]

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It’s Cyber Monday! Here’s what the cruise lines are offering!

Now is the time to do your travel planning!  There are some great deals to be had this Cyber Monday!   Contemporary Cruise Line Deals MSC Cruises: For a limited time MSC Cruises is offering new Super Diva Deals.  Book by December 31, 2014 and receive balcony stateroom at oceanview rates on select sailings, plus […]

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Celebrity Cruises Acquires White Truffles for Their Guests

  Celebrity Cruises Executive Chef John Suley recently participated in The World White Truffle Auction, a highly exclusive culinary event. Held at the 14th-century Castle of Grinzane Cavour, this auction offered the very rare white truffles, which are known as “the diamond of the kitchen”. Suley was victorious with his bid to purchase the truffles, […]

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Two New Dance Pros Added to Holland America Line’s ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea

Holland America Line has added professional dancers Sharna Burgess and Artem Chigvintsev to the remaining two 2014 “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” theme cruises. Burgess and Chigvintsev will sail on the ms Westerdam Nov. 29,  and on the Champions Cruise that sets sail Dec. 6. Both cruises sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to […]

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National Cruise Vacation Week- see the deals!

October 6-13th, 2014 is this year’s National Cruise Vacation Week. If you are planning a cruise in the near future, be sure to take a look at what the cruise lines are offering in the way of specials this week- they truly are the best deals of the year! See the full list of deals […]

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A Visit with Edie Rodruiguez, Crystal Cruises’ President and COO

I just loved this article about Edie Rodriguez, the President and COO of Crystal Cruises, so I asked for permission to reprint it from the author Debbi Kickham, and she graciously agreed.  You can visit the website for Debbi’s best-selling travel book at Cruising her way to the top: Edie Rodriguez Edie Rodriguez is a type-A […]

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The New AllThingsCruise Travel Store

Over the years, I’ve had many opportunities to travel the world.  I’ve seen exotic locations, sampled some of the best cuisine to be found, and shopped in fabulous world markets. One thing I’ve always enjoyed during my various cruises is purchasing gifts for loved ones, both on the ship and onshore.  Several years ago, I […]

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Internet Perk for Select Oceania Passengers

One of the best things about sailing a luxury line is the added amenities that come with the cruise package, and Oceania has just sweetened the deal. The line has just announced that beginning in the fall of 2015, they will be offering complimentary internet to passengers who book either a suite or Concierge-Level cabins… […]

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MSC- The details on its new “Inclusive Experiences” structure

MSC Cruises has launched its “Inclusive Experiences”, a new pricing structure that lets guests choose more of what they want included in their cruising experience. There are four category choices: Bella, Fantastica, Aurea, and MSC Yacht Club.  (Pricing within these categories ranges from la carte to all-inclusive, depending on the vacationers choice.) The line invites […]

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A Visit to northeast Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park

I recenly got this travel diary from my friend, Richard Joseph, who made a visit to northwest Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park.  Another spot, Jackson Hole, is a frequent stop for celebrities because of it’s beauty and exclusivity…even the name is alluring.  This is a place I have wanted to visit for a long time. […]

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