Wine enthusiasts can travel with an expert aboard Windstar Cruises’ Wind Surf, departing April 4 from Lisbon.

Wine enthusiasts can travel with an expert aboard Windstar Cruises’ Wind Surf, departing April 4 from Lisbon. As part of the line’s Signature Collection Host Series, Jay Schuppert, president of Cuvaison Estate Wines, will join the sailing, lecturing on the wine-making process and conducting wine tastings. The Lisbon to Barcelona itinerary includes ports in Tangier, Morocco; and Malaga, Alicante, Palma de Mallorca and Valencia, Spain. Cruise rates start at $2,399 per person, based on double occupancy. To …

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Star Clippers drops Antigua

Star Clippers will drop Antigua as a port of call on five remaining Royal Clipper itineraries through April 10, after a passenger was attacked and killed there on Jan. 19. The line will substitute Nevis for the scheduled stop at Antigua. “Star Clippers has called at Antigua for many years without incident, and with its long sailing and yacht history, the island has always been a popular destination with our guests,” Star Clippers CEO Mikael Krafft said …

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NCL markets studio cabins to solo travelers

Norwegian Cruise Line will target solo travelers for the 100-square-foot studio accommodations on its upcoming newbuild, the 4,200-passenger Norwegian Epic. The Epic’s 128 studio cabins will be designated and priced for solo travelers, who will not have the pay the single supplement common for single cruisers. Prices for the studios will start at $799. The studios are all inside accommodations, slightly smaller than standard inside cabins, and feature windows looking onto the corridors. They also feature the …

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Cruise On The Open Roads and On The High Seas – Rent a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle in a Cruise Port of Call

My husband, Jeff, owns a Harley and he thought this would be a great summer vacation idea for us and other Harley lovers. Harley Davidson® has established rental locations throughout the world to accommodate the growing cadre of international road warriors. All rentals are late-model Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, serviced and maintained to strict company standards. To make it easier for you, see the complete listing of international Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals® locations. Here are a few examples of the …

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Special Request, Regarding a Friend in Haiti

I personally know someone in Haiti who needs help. Danita manages an orphanage, school and church plus feeds many others who are in need in Haiti. It’s called Danita’s Children, Hope for Haiti Children’s Center. Many of my friends have visited Danita’s orphanage in Haiti to help with construction, cleaning, cooking, sewing, taking generators and much more from the USA. I would like to share her story with you. Danita was a model who felt there was …

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As the Editor-at-Large of AllThingsCruise, a humanitarian and deeply involved in the travel industry, I would like to make an appeal to you.

  I personally know someone in Haiti who needs help. Danita manages an orphanage, school and church plus feeds many others who are in need in Haiti. It’s called Danita’s Children, Hope for Haiti Children’s Center. Many of my friends have visited Danita’s orphanage in Haiti to help with construction, cleaning, cooking, sewing, taking generators and much more from the USA.   I would like to share her story with you. Danita was a model who felt …

Read moreAs the Editor-at-Large of AllThingsCruise, a humanitarian and deeply involved in the travel industry, I would like to make an appeal to you.

A very interesting offer for those of you who love Seabourn

– The Yachts of Seabourn is offering complimentary round trip business and economy airfare from 27 North American gateways to 52 European voyages in the summer of 2010. The featured cruises are aboard four of its intimate, all-suite yachts – Seabourn Spirit, Seabourn Legend, Seabourn Odyssey and the new Seabourn Sojourn, slated to debut in June 2010. To qualify, bookings must be made between January 4 and February 28, 2010.  I would  suggest checking with CruiseCompete to …

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Two prescriptions from my Doctor who is a frequent traveler and cruiser.

My doctor, who is a favorite friend as well, recommends the “New” Global entry program, to expedite getting thru customs and immigration – this costs around $100, but well worth it. Rx  1. Global Entry is a pilot program managed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection which allows pre-approved, low-risk travelers expedited clearance upon arrival into the United States. Although this program is intended for “frequent travelers” who make several international trips per year, there is no …

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Rx 2 -Oceania Cruises

He is a devout cruiser, however, his devotion lies solely with Oceania…and he is just one of many I’ve spoken with who sings their praises.  It seems that many cruisers are instant converts; once they cruise on Oceania, they never want to cruise on another line. So why the unwavering loyalty to this particular cruise line?  The staff and the warm hospitality cruisers receive is absolutely outstanding on each and every cruise. Oceania’s lovely staterooms and suites …

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Noteworthy cruise news you may be interested in knowing about………

Disney Cruises continues to accelerate the number of stops to its ever-popular private island, Castaway Cay.  Disney began offering two stops there on its four-day cruises in 2008; beginning summer 2010 Disney cruises will also stop there twice on its five-day cruises.  In addition, Castaway Cay is receiving extensive enhancements to accommodate the doubling in size of the Disney Cruise Lines fleet. Disney’s efforts follow a trend of cruise lines increasing their investment in their private-island destinations …

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