148% Increase in Expedition Cruise Requests Seen By CruiseCompete.com — CruiseCompete Adds 2 More Expedition Cruise Lines to Its Collection of Cruise Offerings

Expedition Cruise Ship requests are up 148% over 2019 according to the travel experts at CruiseCompete.  The destinations offered by these expedition lines include Antarctic, Arctic, Asia, Africa, Canada, Europe and all the Americas (Central, North, South).  To see a comprehensive listing of expedition, explorer and yacht types of ships visit us here: Small Intimate Voyages – Expedition, Explorer & Yacht Ships 8 to 265 Cabins! CruiseCompete, the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003, lauded by the press …

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For Family Travel Ideas ~”Sea Tales 2021 Family Cruise Travel Planner”

By Heidi Allison: CruiseCompete is excited to announce that the “Sea Tales 2021 Family Cruise Travel Planner” is now available as an Online book and details every aspect of the family cruise vacation experience. Readers will find information straight from the cruise lines. The online book at https://online.flippingbook.com/view/145822/ is designed to help get your cruise vacation planning in motion and covers the entire gamut of options with information on such contemporary, upscale contemporary and premium cruise lines as Disney Cruise Line, Royal …

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Interesting Small Ships (950 Passengers or Less) Fill a Niche …

Small ships fill a niche for cruisers that are looking for more in-depth exploration of the regions they visit. They can visit ports that are inaccessible to larger ships, and exotic itineraries are the standard. Most river cruise ships and almost all of the luxury lines have ships that fall into this category. Some benefits of S ships: Most cabins are suites and have balconies Luxury and service are frequently a focal point of a small ship …

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What’s Your Ideal or Preferred Ship Size for Ocean Cruise Ships?

Ship sizes range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens. Knowing the differences is key to planning your best cruise vacation. See ships over 1,000 passengers here and read about some of the benefits below. Large to Extra, Extra Large Ships These megaships boast unparalleled options in entertainment and amenities. They truly give the impression of being on board a floating city and provide endless choices …

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Oceania Cruises ~ for Wine Connoisseurs

Oceania Cruises, La Reserve by Wine Spectator The most inspired achievements are born of legendary partnerships, and Oceania Cruises are proud of their brilliant union with Wine Spectator, the foremost magazine for wine connoisseurs, and an exceptional relationship with France’s premier Champagne house, Moët & Chandon. Along with these illustrious partners, they present a variety of differing but equally extraordinary pairing dinners. Developed with Moët & Chandon’s Executive Chef Marco Fadiga, the six-course Dom Pérignon Experience is …

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Gorgeous All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States

A vacation at an all-inclusive resort is a great way to relax and recharge. There are several fantastic options spread across the United States. So whether you’re searching for sun & sand or snow & mountains…or a chance to relax at a luxurious spa, you can find one that will fit your needs. Read on to find out details about: Bungalows Key Largo in Key Largo, Florida Sandpiper Bay: Port St. Lucie, Florida Miraval Arizona Resort & …

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Should Tipping Protocols Change for Cruise Travelers Post-COVID?

Age-Old Custom of TIPS (To Insure Proper / Prompt Service) on a Cruise Ship Vacation Once travel is surging again, tipping is a great way to help those who were most affected during the pandemic. Should the amounts we tip change? Yes, we believe that generosity will be the best practice when travel resumes. So many people have been affected, from the porter at the airport who carries your luggage, to the porter who helps you take …

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Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Voyage: The Experience of a Lifetime

Traveling on an ocean liner is the epitome of the luxury cruise travel experience. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy several transatlantic voyages on lovely Cunard Line, and am looking forward to the next one. Please enjoy reading about our voyage aboard the Queen Mary 2. If you would to find out more about Transoceanic cruises, please visit: https://www.cruisecompete.com/specials/regions/transoceanic/1 Warmest regards, Heidi Pre-Sailing: A Stroll in Olde Londontowne We departed for London on British Airways (try …

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Take a Peek … Our 2021 Family-Friendly Cruise Travel Planner

Dear Readers, To see the online book version, please click here. While much has changed for the travel world, much has stayed the same. This book details quite a bit about the lovely cruises and the destinations they visit that will sail you around the world. There will be many changes and, while they keep evolving, we wanted to allow families and travelers to enjoy this book. In my opinion the cruise industry has always been very …

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Cunard’s Flagship Queen Mary 2 Takes Center Stage in new HBO Max Film, “Let Them All Talk,” streaming December 10 (For Cunard, cruise & movie lovers!)

Meryl Streep leads star-studded cast in Director Steven Soderbergh’s new feature, filmed in style and luxury aboard a Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing Courtesy Cunard: VALENCIA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As Meryl Streep’s character, famed novelist Alice, steps out of the taxi upon arriving at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, she gazes in awe at Cunard’s flagship Queen Mary 2 dwarfing the port, a magnificent site, even to the most veteran cruise passenger. This is one …

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