Overall Review: Cunard Queen Anne Naming Ceremony Voyage ~So very much to like!

Cunard’s newest ship, Queen Anne could be Cunard’s best ship yet. Lots of thought went into the design because it is a balancing act between preserving the traditional and appearing to future generations. There is very much to like about Cunard’s newest ship, Queen Anne.  Overall Score: 96/100 There will be many articles written about Queen Anne, Cunard’s first new ship in 14 years – 4th  in the fleet and 249th in the company’s history. How does it measure …

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The Value of Cruises Compared to Other Vacation Options

Everything seems more expensive today. The airlines suffered during the pandemic. You might imagine they are trying to make up all that lost revenue as quickly as possible. The cost of staying in a New York hotel in Midtown Manhattan can easily cost $500/night. These are merely the basic expenses. Does cruising offer good value? The answer is yes. Consider these elements of a vacation and how they compare to cruising. Although you can find inexpensive fares …

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10 Tips on How to Explore a Major Cruise Port City

What would you do if you arrived in a place and knew you might never get back there again? This should be the logic every cruise, vacation flier or business travelers should adopt when visiting a foreign city for the first time. Your approach should be structured, not thought up on the fly. Think about it: Airlines tend to fly into world business centers. New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Frankfurt are a few examples. Cruise …

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Why Cruising is the Ideal Vacation for The Ages

One of the wonderful features about cruising is market segmentation. Different cruise lines target different age categories. You have heard about YUPPIES (Young Urban Professionals.)  You have heard about NINJAS (No Income, No Job, No Assets.) Have you heard about WOOFs? (Well Off Older Folks) Let us look at 14 reasons why your older friend (or their parents) might find a cruise so much fun, one cruise will lead to multiple cruise vacations every year. Cruise with …

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Why People Repeat Cunard’s Transatlantic Crossing

I saw the original Star Wars movie seven times. This was not over a 40-year period, this was in the first couple of years following its 1977 release. It was a great movie. You saw additional details on each subsequent viewing. My future wife and I were dating at the time. She never understood my fascination with seeing the same movie over and over. Cunard has a similar success with the transatlantic crossing. The seven-night sailing from …

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17 Lifetime Memories to Create on Your Next Cruise

Cruising is a vacation journey that can bring together luxury, exploration, romance and affordability. It has been said Millennials are seeking experiences. Here is a news flash: Everyone else wants (pleasant) experiences too. Most of our sailing has been done with Cunard, yet many of these memories and experiences can be yours on any ship of your choosing. Seeing the sun set over the ocean, arm and arm with your loved one. You have seen this image …

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8 Tips to Lower the Expense of Getting to and From Your Cruise Ship

You can sail nine nights from Brooklyn, New York, to the Bahamas and back for as little as $329 per person, but parking your car at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal might cost you $315 to park your car.  When parking can almost equal your per person cruise fare, suddenly how you get to and from your ship becomes an important question. If you live in your homeport city, taking a taxi, car service, Uber or Lyft can …

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12 Reasons Why Cunard Is the #1 Choice for Wine Fans That Love to Cruise

“Life is too short to drink bad wine.” My wife and I are serious wine fans. We are also loyal passengers on Cunard, having completed our 19th voyage in January. As serious wine fans we read the Wine Spectator cover to cover. Cunard recently ran an ad in this wine magazine which attracts a demographic with plenty of disposable income. It got me thinking why, as a fine wine fan, Cunard is an ideal choice for fellow …

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10+ Ways to Enjoy Wine at Sea on a Cruise

“Life is too short to drink bad wine.” My wife and I are wine fans. Enjoying wine is part of our decision-making process when planning vacations. We ask ourselves “What is the food and wine culture of the places we are visiting?”  We like sailing with Cunard, having recently completed our 19th voyage. They do wine very well onboard their ships. The points I bring up should be applicable to most cruise lines. Wine by the glass. …

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12 Reasons to Plan Your Next Cruise During this Winter

Do you live in a snowy section of the country? It’s been said 50=60% of Americans do. The snowbelt stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans. If you are stuck indoors because it is snowing outside, this is a great time to plan your next cruise. You can leave now and be in someplace sunny. Some people are retired. Others are in a similar situation where their time is their own. You can lock the front …

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