UnCruise Adventures Releases New Belize and Guatemala Itinerary

  SEATTLE, October 1, 2019 –Further expanding into Latin America, UnCruise Adventures has unveiled its newest small ship adventure cruise itinerary: Belize & Guatemala Wonders – Rivers, Reefs & Cultures. Six departures between October and December 2020 sail roundtrip Belize City on the 66-guest Safari Voyager. A special offer saves couples up to $800 on cruise fare. “Belize and Guatemala are a natural fit for an UnCruise adventure,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, owner and chief executive officer …

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Aboard Carnival Miracle-Day Two

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  It’s Day Two, or actually, Day Three (if you count the sailaway), and we are currently navigating the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Central America en route to our first port of call, the walled city of Cartegena, Columbia. This is another day at sea, do Pam and I have had time to explore the ship and get to know our home away from home for the next two weeks. One thing we noted right …

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Aboard Carnival Miracle-Day One

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  It’s Day One of our 13-day cruise. We are bound for the Panama Canal, then on to our final destination, Long Beach, California, where Miracle will reposition for cruises to the Mexican Riviera, among others. This was our first time to embark from Tampa, which means we have now cruised from all four major ports in Florida. It was a homecoming of sorts as well, since it was a job opportunity that brought us to Tampa, …

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New Crystal on Broadway Voyages Take Center Stage in 2020

  MIAMI, September 30, 2019 – Building on the tremendous feedback and enthusiasm from its guests, Crystal Cruises is announcing 20 new “Crystal on Broadway” theme cruises to its 2020 voyage roster. On 10 worldwide sailings each, Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity will welcome to their stages Broadway stars, and on some occasions, choreographers, directors, costume designers and other talented artists and professionals from Broadway. The programming is presented through Crystal’s exclusive partnership with multi-Tony Award-winning producer …

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When Should I Tip?

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  Tipping the staff on passenger ships has been around forever. For those who ask, “When should I tip?,” here are four answers from a seasoned cruiser. Four Answers Yes, you know many cruise lines build in tipping as a line item on your shipboard account. You likely leave that alone, yet want to give certain people something extra. Here are four approaches:  Tipping on departure. It’s the traditional way. The stationary folder in your cabin has …

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Ocean Cruise or Riverboat What’s Your Travel Style?

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  Here is a story courtesy of our guest writer, Georgina Roake who traveled on Viking Cruise Line touring the Danube River.  -Heidi The stars are in line, the money’s in the bank and its finally time to go on that cruise you’ve always dreamed of. Imagine exotic lands, beautiful scenery, fantastic food and entertainment – it’s not hard to see why cruising is one of the most popular forms of travel. But before you book your …

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Carnival Corporation, Government of The Bahamas Sign Agreements to Develop Two New Destination Projects

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  MIAMI (Sept. 25, 2019) – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL;NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, and two of its cruise line brands today signed an agreement with the government of The Bahamas to build two major port developments. Under the agreement, Carnival Corporation will develop a new cruise port destination primarily for Carnival Cruise Line on Grand Bahama, and construction of a new addition, including a pier, on the Bahamian island of Little …

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AmaWaterways Debuts Two New Wine-Themed Itineraries and an Esteemed Lineup of Specialty Wine Cruise Hosts in 2020

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  CALABASAS, CA – (September 25, 2019) – AmaWaterways—acclaimed luxury river cruise line and leader in specialty Wine Cruises—will offer 67 Wine Cruises during the 2020 cruise season, including two new itineraries showcasing the famed vineyards and historic sights of France, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Hosted by notable North American wine experts, certified sommeliers, and vineyard owners, the specialty wine-themed sailings offer guests onboard lectures and tastings to complement the extensive array of included shore …

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Seabourn Reveals Stunning Design Details for ‘Seabourn Square’ on New Ultra-Luxury Expedition Ships

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  SEATTLE, September 25, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is moving toward the launch of two new ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ships, set to begin cruising the world’s most coveted and remote destinations in June 2021 and May 2022, respectively. Travelers on Seabourn Venture and her yet-to-be-named sister ship will find a wealth of masterfully crafted onboard spaces, including Seabourn Square, which is currently found on all five Seabourn ships and is a true …

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Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Announces Return to Grand Bahama Island with Commercial Sailings Resuming September 27

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  DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – September 24, 2019 – Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line, which was the first cruise line to dock in Freeport, Grand Bahama Island following Hurricane Dorian – transporting critical humanitarian aid and hundreds of volunteers – today announced it will resume commercial operations with two-night round-trip sailings from Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island beginning Friday, September 27.  With its return to Freeport, the company becomes the first cruise line to bring leisure travelers …

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