A British Isles Cruise- Castles, Mystical Newgrange & Game of Thrones Locations

Featuring towering castles, breathtaking cliffs and cities dating back 1,000 or more years, a British Isles cruise is a history-laden journey through time. Along the way, you’ll find relics from bygone eras- and attractions that appeal to the interests of today’s world. Dublin, for example, is steeped in a rich variety of cultures- an exploration of the city, from its streets and buildings to cultural objects will uncover remnants of Victorian, medieval and even Viking eras! While …

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The Best Things About Norwegian Cruise Line’s Ships- From a Teen Perspective

Like most parents, the main objective for our family vacations is simply to have a great time together.  The trick is finding options that appeal to both adults and children- things that are fun to do, hold our interest, and provide the opportunity to really enjoy our experience.  We’ve found that one of the best options in vacationing is a cruise- there are so many amenities aboard, they’re sure to please one and all. We’ve been looking …

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Family cruising; small companies can take you “off the beaten path”

The large cruise line companies undoubtedly have a myriad of activities for all ages, and they are quite popular with families because of the variety they offer.  So, as a traveling family, is it worth looking at smaller ships for your next cruise vacation? Absolutely.  Smaller, more niche lines are great- and they cater to those of you wanting to take a more “off the beaten path” family voyage. Believe it or not, when it comes to …

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Cruise lines and responsibility for children

Those of us who are involved in the cruise industry know that one of their major focuses over the last decade has been making their ships more and more family friendly.  In catering to this demographic, they have introduced bigger and better entertainment facilities, children’s programs, and shore excursions designed specifically with children and families in mind. The question comes to mind, then, what responsibility the cruise lines bear for the children aboard their lines.  In my …

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Everything you want to know about Disney Cruise Line

A close friend of mine recently traveled with her family on Disney Cruise Line; a quick 5-day jaunt from San Diego down into Mexico and back, and she said it was, hands-down, the best family vacation they’ve ever had. Given that Disney is perhaps the most recognized name in family entertainment in the world, it’s oftentimes the number one choice for families researching a cruise vacation.  And while you can find a wealth of information on the …

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France Cruises, Day 6: On The Way to Carcassonne

Today we sail to our final port, and the one excursion that convinced everyone onboard to take this barge cruise – Carcassonne. The medieval city is listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site, and showcases 1,000 years of military architecture. During the morning, we sail through five locks, patiently waiting at intervals for the lockmaster to allow other barges through. The Midi Canal is full of families sailing their own private boats and barges, and traffic …

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Disney’s Halloween Party- It’s a Spook-A-Bration!

If you’re thinking of taking a family cruise this fall, once school has started and there is more availability on the ships, take a look at Disney Cruise Line. (After all, nobody does a party for kids like Disney, and if Halloween is a family favorite, you’re going to love what they have to offer this fall.) Here’s what the line says they have in store for a Halloween celebration! “Mickey’s Mouse-querade Party, a celebration in addition …

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Crystal Yacht Cruises- The 2017 East Africa Safari Program

 Crystal is well known throughout the industry for their spectacular shore excurstions, and now Crystal Yacht Cruises allows guests to extend their vacations with an immersive safari adventure. Here are details, straight from the line…. “Through Crystal’s popular “Extended Land Programs” – multi-night excursions that take travelers deeper into a destination, with all the details overseen by Crystal’s expert team – next year’s Crystal Esprit voyages in the Seychelles feature a post-cruise four-day safari through East Africa. The …

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Princess Cruises Announces New Luxury Stateroom Options for December 2016

Princess Cruises has just announced a new luxury stateroom option that I am excited to share with you. I love Princess Cruises – I worked for them for several years and the experience on Princess Cruises is fantastic for the price. These very pretty ships have some of the finest amenities, imaginary food, top-notch children’s programs, amazing entertainment, truly caring staff, and overall a beautiful experience.  The spa is truly magnificent and the areas for relaxing like …

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New Ships Abound, Is An Inaugural Cruise Right For You?

  An inaugural cruise: The phrase conjures visions of champagne christenings, celebrity godmothers and brand-new ship facilities and amenities. Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Here are some issues to consider when deciding if to book an inaugural cruise on the newest and greatest ship: The concept of a maiden voyage can be confusing, as the cruise ship will have an inaugural season, during which there will be several maiden voyages of different itineraries – …

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