CELEBRITY ASCENT, CELEBRITY’S NEWEST SHIP, JOINS HER SISTER SHIPS IN FORBES’ WINNING CIRCLE

To the surprise of absolutely no one who has sailed on Celebrity’s magnificent Celebrity Ascent, the ship has been awarded Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Award. A global authority in Luxury Hospitality be it luxury hotels, spas, restaurants and ocean cruises, Forbes Travel Guides used its global rating system to bestow its award. This award makes Celebrity Ascent the sixth ship in Celebrity’s fleet to be so honored. Forbes relies on professional inspectors to travel the world anonymously. …

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CELEBRITY’S HAVING A SALE! ON EVERY VIRTUALLY EVERY CRUISE UNTIL APRIL OF 2026!*

If you’re like me, you can’t wait till your next Celebrity Cruise.  Celebrity’s 16 ships are truly resorts at sea…if you can find a resort with anything like what’s on offer on Celebrity. The food is superb, the service is top notch, the amenities are amazing. Your accommodations are beautiful and beautifully kept. And best of all, there’s no resort fee—never mind the tips expected on land at every turn! To top it all off, this resort …

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CELEBRITY ASCENT IS CHRISTENED IN FORT LAUDERDALE

Marking the launch of the 16th ship in its fleet of premium cruise ships, Celebrity Cruises threw a spectacular party for Celebrity Ascent at her winter home port in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The 141.OOO tonne vessel is sister ship to the immensely popular Celebrity Beyond and the fourth in Celebrity’s award-winning Edge Series. At a length of 1073 feet and accommodating 3260 passengers in double occupancy, Celebrity Ascent is truly a sea-going resort geared to upscale travelers …

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Pelorus Yachting Trearsure Hunt ~ Is This The Ultimate Christmas Cruise?

Neiman Marcus thinks so. They’ve included this exceptional Indonesian adventure in their annual list of 8 over-the-top Fantasy Gifts 2023. This wish book is eagerly awaited for its feast of unforgettable pleasures. Pelorus’ 9-Day Adventure through the Indonesian Islands surely qualifies. 10 incredibly fortunate guests will experience hiking through jungles, exploring caves and waterfalls, scuba and snorkeling in crystal clear waters, and being immersed in local traditions. Returning to their 134-foot yacht, they will be wined and …

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Swan Hellenic Takes Wellness to Sea

Well-being Pioneer Dr. Deepak Chopra Announces 6 “Explore & Restore” Voyages At what amounted to both a Press Conference and a Meditation Session held in New York last week, Swan Hellenic, the revitalized cruise line, announced a unique partnership created for its first foray into the U.S. cruise market. In partnership with Chopra, now an integrated health company founded by Dr. Chopra, “Explore & Restore” will make its appearance on 5-to-9-day voyages aboard Swan Hellenic’s small luxury …

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CELEBRATING ‘QUEEN ANNE’, CUNARD’S 249th SHIP, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

The Cunard Line’s former New York Headquarters served as the setting for a stunning preview of the latest of its Queens. Cunard Line, one of the world’s most renowned cruise lines, has a rich history in New York City. Founded by a Canadian, Sir Samuel Cunard, the company has an unparalleled role in transatlantic travel connecting Europe and North America. Cunard’s Atlantic Ocean service began in 1840 when RMS Britannia sailed from Liverpool to Halifax and later …

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OCEANIA’S “VISTA” NEW YORK VISIT

OCEANIA’S “VISTA” THROWS A HOUSE PARTY ON THE HUDSON “VISTA”, OCEANIA’S NEWEST SHIP, MAKES HER MAIDEN CALL IN NEW YORK Last week, Travel Media and Agents and VIP Past Passengers boarded Oceania’s spectacular “VISTA” docked at New York’s Passenger Ship Terminal. She is the first “ALLURA”-class ship for Oceania and will quickly be joined by her almost-identical twin, ALLURA herself. “VISTA” joined a fleet that now numbers seven luxury ships that sail to more than 600 ports …

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Silversea Launches Its Twelfth Vessel With a Whole Series of Firsts

For luxury cruise aficionados, Silversea Cruises is at the top of the list. Their exquisite ships ply the world’s oceans last year alone, visiting over 900 ports of call. Guests aboard Silversea can expect superb service, sublime accommodations, and wonderful menus in multiple restaurants. All this in a fleet of ships that range from just 100 passengers in the Galapagos, 200 to 254 on its Expedition Ships, 392 on its Millennium Class vessels and 596 on its …

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Review: Emerald Cruises’ Enchantment of Eastern Europe Aboard Emerald Sun

This extraordinary 9-day Itinerary was brilliantly executed by Emerald Cruises and the crew of Emerald Sun. From start to finish, it was a true eye-opener. To visit countries which only emerged from Soviet domination in the very recent past, to see the battle scars as these brave people fought for their independence makes for a truly unforgettable experience. And all along the way there was magnificent Architecture to see, cultural exchanges with ordinary people, wonderful regional culinary …

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REVIEW OF: Exploring Ecuador’s Pacific Coast: Aboard Kontiki Expeditions’ M/Y Kontiki Wayra

~Endless Surprises and Extraordinary Moments~ Embarking on an expedition in Ecuador, a country unknown to me, was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse. Unlike its South American neighbors, Peru and Colombia, Ecuador was a mystery to me. Ecuador is dwarfed in size by Argentina and Brazil, while its Pacific Coast pales in comparison to Chile’s. Often regarded as a mere layover for travelers en route to the Galapagos Islands, mainland Ecuador’s international reputation is limited. However, I soon …

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