Day Two: Glorious Glacier Bay

  The first morning I awoke on my Alaskan Uncruise, I peeked out my window to find glorious sunny skies. Reflections bounced off the calm water of Glacier Bay and the snow-capped mountains of the Fairweather Range. The SS Legacy sat somewhere in the middle of Glacier Bay National Park surrounded by truly breathtaking landscape. This was a wilderness image I’d dreamed about: bright white snow-covered mountains, a cloudless blue sky and shimmering water. To top it …

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Madrid – Day by Day

  We recently flew to Spain for six days. Two days were spent in Madrid. We had a great time. Our travel is usually 100% self-directed. Hopefully you will be inspired to travel to Spain and spend some time in Madrid. Wednesday, May 1st: We booked the RENFE high speed train from Barcelona to Madrid. Tourist class seats ran about $75 each way. We booked online from home. Airport style security at the Barcelona train station. We …

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Have You Ever Circumnavigated an Entire Country Before?

  Read below about new, exciting voyages from my friends at Hurtigruten Cruises: In the summer of 2020, we have two exciting itineraries that completely circumnavigate Iceland! Aboard MS Fram, named after the legendary ship used by Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen, each expedition dives deep into the history, culture, and wildlife of this magnificent island country. Plus, MS Fram will be completely refurbished in the spring of 2020; not only will her cabins and …

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First-timers on MSC Seaside

  As veteran cruisers, it’s always exciting to experience a new ship, and a new brand, for the first time. So Pam and I were looking forward to our first voyage on MSC, taking MSC Seaside from the Port of Miami. MSC, well-established in Europe and South America, is looking to capture the American market with big, shiny new ships like Seaside, the first in its Seaside Class, which launched in late 2017. Sister ship Seaview debuted …

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Six Unexpected Things Cunard Does Really Well

  Most big cruise lines know how to deliver luxury at a price point. As a veteran cruiser, you have your favorites. My wife and I are big fans of Cunard, having completed our 15th voyage and getting up to Diamond status in their World Club. Over time, we have discovered six things (you don’t think about) that Cunard does very well. Expedited boarding. Although the ship rarely feels crowded when you are at sea, there’s always …

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Day One: Exploring Juneau before Embarkation

  After a three-flight journey that became a 20-hour saga, we arrived in Juneau the night before the ship’s departure. I immediately fell into bed, but oversleeping was no threat – – thank you four-hour time change. Up early the next morning, we dropped our luggage at Centennial Hall, the staging location for Uncruise ships resting across the street from the harbor. The helpful Uncruise reps held our bags, transferred them to our cabin later in the …

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The Legendary Voyages Collection of the Americas Aboard Holland America Line’s Koningsdam Presented by Cruises-N-More

  ENJOY THESE GREAT DEALS ON HOLLAND AMERICA LINE SOUTH AMERICA CRUISES PLUS GET 10% ONBOARD SPENDING CASH! BONUS: CNM Bonus -10% Onboard Spending Cash! 48-Night South America Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Vancouver aboard the Koningsdam Ports of Call: Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) | Bridgetown, Barbados | Devils Island, French Guiana | Fortaleza, Brazil | Recife, Brazil | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Montevideo, Uruguay | Buenos Aires, Argentina | Punta Arenas, Chile | Puerto Montt, …

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Scenic Reveals First Interior Images of Scenic Eclipse’s Submarine – Scenic Neptune

  Boston & Vancouver, May 2019 – Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first Discovery Yacht, unveiled a first look at the technology and interior of its custom-designed Scenic Neptune submarine. Custom built for optimal sightseeing and capable of diving to a depth of 300 meters (980 feet) with seating for up to six guests plus the pilot, the precise and responsive maneuverability of Scenic Neptune will amaze both first-time and experienced divers. Scenic Neptune pilot Remy Izendooren added, …

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Grand Classica Cruise: Two-night Voyage to the Bahamas

ABOARD THE GRAND CLASSICA: The Grand Classica is definitely that. Launched in 1991, the ship joined Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line in April 2018. With 216 inside rooms and 430 oceanview rooms, along with two junior suites, the ship has a guest capacity of 1,680 and 590 crew. Stepping on the Grand Classica is like traveling back in time to an era when cruise ships were less about outrageous attractions like go-carts and sky diving simulators and more …

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Machu Picchu

  Just getting to there is worth the trip in itself. This is not an overstatement. We left the United States from Fort Lauderdale airport for the five hour flight to Lima. I don’t know how they knew we were coming, but a multitude of taxi drivers greeted us upon arrival. First there were the pretty women with signs at baggage claim then a ton of them once we exited the terminal. There was no line so …

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