Good News From CruiseCompete Cruisers About Their Pacific Princess Sailing & Return

It was refreshing for CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein to get this newsy email and photos (note the CruiseCompete lanyard!) from one of our CruiseCompete loyal members and avid cruiser the other day … April 30, 2020 Dear Bob, We’re back in New York–upstate, thank goodness! We managed to stay on the COVID-19 free Pacific Princess until 22APR20, when we had to get off. We didn’t want to. None of us wanted to get off. We were safe …

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A Perfect Pairing With Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises shares their idea of the perfect pairing. If you’re interested in booking a cruise with Oceania Cruises, please email me at Heidi@allthingscruise.com. Bon Apetit! – Heidi “Every destination has a different culinary palate to offer and we’ve asked members of our crew to share which destination they pair with great cuisine. Watch Restaurant Manager, Branko Damjanovic describe his #perfectpairing.”

We Continue to Invite You to Consider Cruising

Today I saw an article about a cruise traveler from Spain saying he considered it a stroke of luck to be on a world cruise where he and his wife were able to avoid the pandemic fears at home. Today his trip inside the virus-free bubble that the Costa Deliziosa cruise ship became on its 15-week odyssey is coming to an end and he will be home. It is noteworthy and we continue to invite you to …

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Simplify Your Onboard Dining With A Comprehensive Guide to Cruise Line Restaurants

5 Ways to Plan Your Cruise Dining Experience With the New AllThingsCruise.com Restaurant Guide and Reviews AllThingsCruise invites passengers to review on-ship restaurants with a new, exclusive website feature that allows passengers to determine which of the more than 2,500 restaurants-at-sea they’ll choose on their next cruise. The  AllThingsCruise.com restaurant feature  provides passengers with 5 easy ways to get the most out of their cruise dining experience: Become a reviewer – Share your wisdom about your own dining experiences …

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Cabin Upgrades and VIP Status on Ships! Do They Exist?

7 Strategies to Obtain a Cabin Upgrade on Your Next Cruise Is it really possible to receive a cabin upgrade on a cruise ship? Yes, it is. Please read about my experience on Cunard, one of my favorite lines. We boarded Queen Mary 2, a majestic ocean liner, in Southampton, England, poised to enjoy a transatlantic cruise ending in New York City. We were shown to our stateroom and it was lovely and spacious with an enclosed …

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3 Cruise Trends That Will Remake the Face of Cruising in 2020

Big Things in Small Packages, the Innovations of Expansion, and a Fresh (Water) Take on Cruising:   Thanks to their more than 1.3 million members and expert knowledge of the cruise line industry, CruiseCompete has an insider’s take on cruise trends on the horizon for 2020. Here are CruiseCompete’s Top 3 predictions for the most noteworthy trends of 2020: 1. Expansion and Innovation–Many of the cruise lines are employing a “bigger is better” philosophy, building ships that have …

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Cruise Trends ~ A Snapshot of What Was Popular in 2019

Each year I publish CruiseCompete’s annual CruiseTrends™. It’s a great snapshot of what was popular in the cruise industry in the previous year. We hope you enjoy. CruiseTrends™ reports are compiled based on actual consumer quote requests and transactions taking place via CruiseCompete.com, the premier online cruise marketplace since 2003. Consumers request an average of more than 25,000 cruise quotes per month via CruiseCompete. Most Popular Cruise Lines Ranked by the total number of quote requests for …

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Sea Kyaking in Antarctica With Scenic

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Antarctic sea kyaking experience. Kyaking in Antarctic (Danco Island). Turn up the volume, and you can hear the water, paddles….and penguins (Gentoo). Scenic Antarctica- What’s Included? 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht 100% spacious Verandah Suites Specialist Polar Discovery Team Widest range of discovery excursions in the Par regions Average of two discovery excursions per day* Active discovery experiences – Zodiac cruising, kayaking and snowshoeing Expert-led range of Scenic Freechoice shore excursions  …

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Ready to Take the Polar Plunge With Scenic?

Scenic visits the Antarctic Peninsula’s west coast…a land of white icescapes, towering peaks and a maze of protected channels, home to vast colonies of penguins, seals and pods of whales. It’s the perfect place to experience a polar plunge! Every day will be a feast for the senses, a veritable parade of wildlife as you savor a rare chance to witness a part of the world few have set foot upon. What’s Included 200-guest luxurious Discovery Yacht …

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Marrakesh, Fabled Moroccan City

Please enjoy this story from my friend Richard Joseph from his recent visit to Marrakesh in Morocco … It wasn’t Crosby, Stills and Nash’s 1969 “Marrakesh Express,” but rather Ryan Air that deposited us in this fabled Moroccan city. Outside of the modern airport a prearranged taxi took us back in time, it seemed, to the edge of the old city or medina. A quick glance revealed there was no way this taxi could get into the …

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