The World’s Largest Cruise Night is Finally Here! From Airfare Included to Cabin Upgrades to Onboard Credits, Reduced Deposits. Virtually Unheard of Special Options on Most of the Cruise & River Cruise Lines

Here are the details: Azamara Club Cruises What: $500 ONBOARD CREDIT per stateroom (Suites), $400 ONBOARD CREDIT per stateroom (Veranda), $300 ONBOARD CREDIT per Stateroom (Ocean view) When: October 13 Only Limitations: Onboard credit offer is valid on Azamara Club Cruises Europe voyages departing between May, 2011 and November, 2011 excluding Azamara Journey’s May 26th, 2011 and May 30th, 2011 voyages. Offer is combinable with other savings offer or onboard credit offer (certain restrictions apply). Carnival What: …

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Floating Through the French Countryside: A Week on a Loire Valley barge

Our guest blogger who gave us this beautiful review of  French County Waterways is Emilie C. Harting. Our week on the French Country Waterways barge Adrienne was certainly a serene vacation. “Trip of a Lifetime,” my husband Rob keeps saying in a soft, nostalgic voice. Minutes after stepping off the dock in Cotillion and walking through the boat, I began to feel the tranquil rhythms of the barge on the water. Commodious and compact, the 129-foot Adrienne …

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About AMA Waterways

Thank you to AMA Waterways for contributing this lovely cruise to one of our lucky readers. In Southeast Asia, AmaWaterways’ spectacular “Vietnam, Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong” itinerary features a 7-night Mekong River cruise on the beautiful new MS La Marguerite.  The new 124-passenger MS AmaLotus will join La Marguerite in offering Mekong River cruises in the fall of 2011.  AmaWaterways also offers a Provencal sojourn on the romantic Rhone River in France aboard the …

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New Site For Expert Answers to Travel Questions: ExpertTravelAnswers.com

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new question-and-answer web site designed to get you the information you need to plan all of your travel. Expert Travel Answers is different than other sites because all answers are written by a qualified experts. Each expert’s name–along with a summary of their qualifications–is right there on every answer they post. You know who you’re taking advice from, and why they’re qualified to give it. So just type your …

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Summer Cruises for Families with tween or teenage children

Parents taking a cruise with tween or teenage children know these kids enjoy their space as much at sea as they do at home. The cruise lines have long recognized this and now offer more special hangouts and activities exclusively for them than ever before. Combine this space with plenty of activities for the whole family and it is easy to see why cruises make for memorable family vacations, no matter what one’s age. Special pricing for …

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Charm and Natural Beauty Abounds in Canada and New England Cruise Region

Princess Cruises will launch its largest Canada & New England program ever in 2011, with a 30 percent increase in capacity over the previous season.  These summer cruises will sail between the line’s Caribbean sailings from New York, offering a selection of summer destinations from the “Big Apple.” Sailings open for booking May 6, 2010. Sailings depart on May 8, May 26, June 4, July 1, July 10, and July 28.  The ship will also feature one …

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Wondering about 2011 Silversea News?

World Cruise 2011 Silver Spirit’s magnificent, 119-day Inaugural World Cruise 2011 visits the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia, then sails the seas of Southeast Asia, Arabia and the Mediterranean. And for guests who book the full voyage by June 30, 2010, Silversea just doubled the onboard credit offer to $4,000 per suite! Relais & Châteaux L’École des Chefs Silversea’s new interactive cooking school (on select sailings) celebrates the voyage’s cultural flavor with cooking demonstrations, wine pairings, …

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Your Own Private Island for The Day

NCL has owned a private island since 1977 when it became the first cruise line to offer an uninhabited tropical island experience exclusively for its guests. Great Stirrup Cay offers magnificent white sand beaches, majestic palms and calm, pristine waters where an abundance of colorful marine life inhabits the surrounding coral reefs. Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Sky and Norwegian Pearl regularly call on Great Stirrup Cay throughout the year. Now, Norwegian Cruise Line Plans to Significantly …

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AMAWATERWAYS ANNOUNCES NEW SHIP FOR ITS RUSSIAN WATERWAYS PROGRAM

(Chatsworth, CA.)  Award-winning river cruise line AMAWATERWAYS is proud to announce the addition of the MS AMAKATARINA to its fleet as of May 2011.  The AMAKATARINA will be offered in the popular “Russian Waterways” program.  Her inaugural sailing will take place on May 10, 2011 and thereafter she will sail a total of fourteen 11- night voyages for the 2011 season. The completely renovated ship will be the largest and most luxurious vessel sailing the Volga-Baltic Waterway. …

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News from the Cruise Shipping Meeting in Miami about the Norwegian Epic’s Freestyle Dining.

NCL Cuisine – News from the Cruise Shipping Meeting in Miami about the Norwegian Epic’s Freestyle Dining. A cruise vacation will not only fill your hearts with family time, nourish your soul with relaxation and beauty, your family will be beyond well fed……  Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) The Norwegian Epic features numerous complimentary Freestyle dining options- 11 out of 21 venues, to be precise.  Here’s what NCL reports are the Freestyle dining options included in the cruise …

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