DAY 1 Carnival Sunrise sails from New York to Bermuda: A four-day getaway!

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  I exit my office building, take a right past Radio City Music Hall and continue up to 12th Avenue, dragging my sensible overnight bag behind me.  It’s midday and I’m on my way to lunch…in Bermuda. A four-day cruise doesn’t give a girl much time at its single port of call but it does provide a nice little respite that doesn’t break the bank or require much time off from work. That’s what convinced me to …

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ALL BANDS ON DECK!

  Set Sail with Some of the Biggest Names in Classic Rock Music! Imagine a week-long Caribbean sailing aboard the magnificent Norwegian Pearl, your daily program filled with round-the-clock musical performances by artists like Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Art Garfunkel, The Zombies, The Orchestra, Alan Parsons, Dave Mason, Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes, Poco, Glenn Hughes of Deep Purple, Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre Band, Wishbone Ash, Orleans, Strawbs and more! It’s a classic rock lover’s …

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Unexpected Pleasures: Sailing the Douro River Aboard Viking Helgrim

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  In the year 2000, I sailed the Rhone and Saone rivers aboard Viking Burgundy, a vessel operated by Viking River Cruises, a little-known line that, in fact, had just entered the American market. I was bucking the cruise trend of the time, shunning the mega ships that were capturing the headlines in favor of an intimate vessel and a type of sailing that had not yet hit most cruise fans’ radar. What a difference 20 years …

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Judy Cuervo’s Bio

Judi Cuervo

Judi Cuervo is a New York City native who fell in love with cruising in 1976 during her first sailing aboard Carnival Cruises’ Mardi Gras. Twenty years later, she began her freelance cruise writing gig and, since that time, has covered mass market, ultra-premium, riverboat and expedition ships for regional, national and international publications as well as cruise websites. Judi met her husband Michael in 1993 aboard Holland America’s Statendam and they were married four years later …

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