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Guest Diary: A True MultiGenerational Cruise Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic

I am very pleased to share a travel diary from Bob Levinstein, CEO of CruiseCompete, as he reports on his recent family cruise aboard the NCL Epic. Read on for a discussion of his impressions and thoughts on how this ship measures up for a multigenerational cruise vacation. – Heidi A True MultiGenerational Cruise Aboard Norwegian […]

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Puerto Rico- a destination worthy of an entire vacation

My friend Richard Joseph recently spent some time in Puerto Rico and has graciously shared the diary of his travels with us… read on to find out more about why this country should be on your vacation to-do list. What serves as the anxious start (or tearful finale) for some of the finest Caribbean cruises is, […]

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Experience the Luck of the Irish on Crystal Cruises

Having  just celebrated St. Patrick’s day this week, this notice from Crystal Cruises is quite timely.  For those of you who have never visited Ireland, it is very lovely and full of delightful surprises.  There is no better way to visit than on ultra-luxury line Crystal Cruises, who now has more calls to Ireland than […]

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Crystal Cruises introduces the first-ever Ambassador Hostesses

Several of the cruise lines offer professional dance partners for their solo guests who love to dance, but are without a partner. However, Crystal has decided to add a twist: their newest dance partners will be female, the first ever Ambassador Hostesses for the line- and for the industry. Traditionally, Crystal’s (and everyone else’s) dance […]

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Queen Mary 2 Travel Diary- Moments Of Sophistication and History

Cunard never disappoints; their ships are unfailingly beautiful, luxurious and complete with amenities, yet they capture a glamour of days gone by.  I have been lucky enough to sail on this line several times, and am posting a travel diary I wrote during one of my voyages- a six-day sailing on the QM2.  I hope […]

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What’s the difference between a shore excursion and a cruisetour? And why should you consider a cruisetour in Alaska?

As you probably know, a shore excursion is generally an activity that can be done while a ship is docked at a specific port during your cruise itinerary- and each port usually provides several different options for shore excursions. Cruise tours are a little different- it’s a land tour of destinations in the interior of […]

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The Sounds of Music On Uniworld Boutique River Cruising

Most of us are familiar with  “The Sound of Music” –it’s run on stages throughout the world in various incarnations since 1959, including a recent live television version starring country star Carrie Underwood. If this musical is a favorite of yours, you may be interested in Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection exclusive offer- they have […]

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Spending the Day on a Private Island – the Ultimate Port of Call

We love the idea of spending the day on a private island…………… Following are the top five reasons to visit a private island on your next cruise: 1. The red carpet treatment – On a private island like Holland America’s Half Moon Cay, your every whim can be attended to in the highly sought-after private […]

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Considering a river cruise? It all comes down to ship size.

I just posted some information on ocean going vessels, but there’s another very attractive option when it comes to cruising: river cruises.  These cruises have a slower pace, and deeply immersive itineraries that make them a wonderful choice if you are very destination-oriented.  Those of you with the hearts of wanderers will certainly appreciate the ability […]

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How to select an ocean-going ship for your next cruise

Thinking of taking a cruise, but unsure where to begin with choosing a ship?  You’re not alone- there are endless choices that range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens. To help you understand what you can expect from the different ships, we’ve designed […]

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