The Secret Language Of Cruising

Insiders know that there’s a secret language in cruising; these terms provide information on the ships taking them to limitless private islands, various ports of call and destinations, plus the definitions of various amenities offered to cruise travelers. Following is a list of cruise industry terms. How many do you know? Click here for full glossary. Atoll – A Ring-shaped reef, island of coral and encircling a freshwater lagoon. Calving – The break-up or splintering of a glacier or iceberg …

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100+ Cruise Itineraries Allow Access To Sacred Places Around the World

There are more than 100 cruise itineraries that provide access to sacred places – sites of healing, guidance, and divine inspiration that are found all around the world. The significance of these hallowed sites cannot be expressed in words or pictures – to understand their impact, the faithful must visit them in person, to experience healing, guidance or divine inspiration. While many of the world’s most sacred sites have historically been inaccessible to all but the hardiest …

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How to Convert Shipboard Friendships into Longer Ones

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  Accelerated relationships are one of the great benefits of cruise travel. Instead of seeing someone a few minutes a day on the commuter train, you are in close proximity 24/7 for your entire vacation. Broadly speaking, although your fellow passengers may come from several nationalities, they are more similar than different. You’ve met someone and want to keep in touch after the ship docks. How do you do that? What are We Talking About? Romance is …

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PONANT and INTERPOL Partner to Enhance Maritime Security

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  July 15, 2019 – INTERPOL is expanding its I-Checkit program in partnership with PONANT cruise line as part of efforts to further strengthen security for the global cruise industry. The phased roll-out of the I-Checkit passenger screening system across PONANT’s cruise operations began July 1, 2019, following the successful completion of a three-month pilot phase that concluded in March. The integration of I-Checkit into PONANT’s global passenger check-in process will enable INTERPOL to undertake the secure …

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Victory 1 Great Lakes Cruise

  Met with All Things Cruise official photographer Dennis Cox this morning at the attractive port of Detroit on the river. We toured the Victory I and met with the cruise director. A magical cruise awaits those who take this Great Lakes voyage. Oh so beautiful, the Great Lakes and America. – Heidi The latest addition to my Cruise the World Book was from a trip close to home. The Victory 1 Great Lakes cruise ship docked …

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Carnival Corporation’s Brands Lead Cruise Industry with Sailings to Panama Canal

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MIAMI (June 12, 2019) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, has established its position as the leader in Panama Canal cruises, with more ships sailing to and through one of the world’s greatest marvels than any other cruise provider. Six of Carnival Corporation’s global cruise line brands will sail partially or completely through the Panama Canal during its upcoming peak season, which will run from fall 2019 through spring 2020. …

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Victory I Cruise: Boarding Ship for Three-night Great Lakes adventure

  ABOARD M/V VICTORY I – Entering a ship stateroom that will be my cruise home is always exciting. When I opened the door for stateroom 312 aboard the Victory I, it reminded me of the old John Denver song about grandma’s featherbed. In that tune, John Denver crooned about his favorite childhood memories of the gigantic featherbed that was “soft as a downy chick.” That’s sure what my cruise bed looked like. Plopping my backpack on …

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12 Bad Behavior Mistakes to Avoid on Cruise Ships

  Maybe you cruise a lot. Some people seem to almost live at sea. Others are celebrating a major wedding anniversary or taking their maiden voyage. A ship carrying 2,500+ passengers weekly sees all kinds of people, behaving in all kinds of ways. Here are twelve examples of what constitutes bad behavior. Twelve Things You Shouldn’t be Doing Smuggling. Of course you wouldn’t do that! We’re not talking serious contraband, but things some people think won’t get …

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Seabourn Unveils Stunning Premium Suites on New Ultra-Luxury Purpose-Built Expedition Ships

  SEATTLE, May 13, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has given travelers their first glimpse of the premium suites on its two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships set to launch in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively. The work of design icon Adam D. Tihany, the Wintergarden, Signature, and Owners Suites are masterfully designed spaces that will provide beautiful and relaxing luxury accommodations on Seabourn Venture and her soon-to-be-named sister ship along with …

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Scenic Eclipse Heads to Dry Dock in Preparation for August 15 Launch

  Boston & Vancouver, May 2019 — In late April, Scenic Eclipse was taken undertow to Lenac shipyard in Croatia as part of scheduled dry dock. She will remain in dry dock for approximately 10 days during which time standard works will be conducted including degreasing and high pressure washing of the hull, application of final anti-corrosive coats and final inspection processes before dry dock flooding and return to Uljanik shipyard for final preparations leading to sea …

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