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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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Princess Cruises’ Annual Relaxation Report – What does it tell us?

Ask almost anyone the reasons for their upcoming vacation, and you’ll invariably find “relaxation” among the top responses.  We’re constantly searching for ways to unwind and improve our physical and mental well-being. Princess Cruises releases an annual report on whether American’s are succeeding in this pursuit- and the answer, unsurprisingly, is no.  “Despite that an […]

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Oceania Crusies generous loyalty progam

Cruise lines love to reward consumers for being a repeat customer to their line.  Most lines offer more benefits with additional sailings. offers information on the different line’s loyalty programs here. Today I would like to highlight Oceania Cruises’ loyalty program, the Oceania Club. It is one of the best in the industry with […]

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Fairy tales, medieval towns, and history

Dreaming of a Baltic Cruise? Exploring this region, you’ll discover medieval towns, awe-inspiring churches, a rich history, and fairy tales locales where time has stopped.  I was lucky enough to take a Baltic Cruise last summer, and wholeheartedly recommend visiting this region.  For any of you considering a Baltic Cruise, there is still availability and […]

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Family Cruising: Pirates, Private Islands, Studying the Constellations

My family has been blessed with many fantastic cruise vacations.  We have seen dolphins and whales frolicking in the deep blue ocean while watching amazing sunsets on a Hawaiian Island cruise.  This cruise was magnificent, however, young children (my boys were 3 and 5 on this cruise) have a more difficult time adapting to a […]

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Silversea Cruises’ haute couture staff uniforms

Sailing on Silversea brings to mind luxury and glamour, which is reflected throughout their ships, amenities, and fabulous destinations.  The line has taken things a step further with the debut of new, haute couture uniforms.  Here’s information on the thought process, design, and implementation of their fabulous new staff uniforms, straight from the line: Ultra-luxury […]

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Chef Todd English sails (and signs) aboard Queen Mary 2- and his cake is to die for!

This week, celebrity chef Todd English is on board the Queen Mary 2 as she sails from New York to Boston.  While there, he will be signing copies of his book, Cooking in Everyday English: The ABCs of Great Flavor at Home, and take part in a Q&A with the Entertainment Director. English will also be […]

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