Happy Anniversary – 20 Years – Congratulations to CruiseCompete!

A 20-year anniversary for a cruise travel company is indeed a significant milestone and a big deal in the travel industry. Achieving two decades of successful operation in a highly competitive and dynamic sector like the cruise industry demonstrates stability, reliability, and a strong track record of serving customers. 7 Reasons CruiseCompete Has Thrived for over 20 Years: Trust and Reputation: The fact that our company has been around for two decades suggests it has earned the …

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SEABOURN TAKES DELIVERY OF SEABOURN VENTURE, THE LINE’S FIRST PURPOSE-BUILT ULTRA-LUXURY EXPEDITION SHIP

COURTESY Seabourn: SEATTLE, June 29, 2022 – Seabourn, the ultra-luxury ocean and expedition cruise line, took delivery of its first expedition ship, Seabourn Venture, today during an official handover maritime ceremony at the T. Mariotti shipyard in Genoa, Italy. Seabourn Venture is the first of the line’s two purpose-built, ultra-luxury expedition ships and the newest expedition ship in the industry. “Today is so incredibly special and important as we take ownership of our first ultra-luxury expedition ship …

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Cruise Industry News Recent Headlines …

COURTESY Cruise Industry News: More cruise line ships are sailing! Feb 23, 2022-Carnival Cruise Line Reveals First Look at New Celebration Feb 23, 2022-Azamara Launches New Brand Campaign Feb 23, 2022-Silversea Unveils New Suites Debuting on Silver Nova Feb 23, 2022-Oceania Unveils 2024 Around the World Itinerary Feb 22, 2022-Scenic Sees 100% Booking Increase for Antarctica Cruises Feb 22, 2022-Lindblad Thinking About Additional Ships Feb 21, 2022-Atlas Performs First Legal Antarctica Wedding Feb 21, 2022-Royal Caribbean’s Wonder …

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NCL Will Eliminate Mask Mandate, Allow Kids Under 5 to Cruise

Courtesy of and according to Travel Weekly today, Norwegian Cruise Line is loosening its pandemic-era restrictions next month by no longer requiring face coverings on its ships departing from a U.S. port and allowing unvaccinated children 4 years old and under to board. Currently, masks must be worn at all times indoors when not eating and outdoors when social distancing is not possible. Those restrictions lift on March 1, as does the cruise line’s commitment that 100% …

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Vancouver: ‘Preparing for Record Year’ in Cruise Ships in Vancouver

COURTESY Cruise Industry News, Jan. 20, 2022 – “We are preparing for another record year in Vancouver,” Mandy Chan, manager of cruise services for the Port of Vancouver, told Cruise Industry News. “We have about 325 calls scheduled of which approximately 90 percent are homeport calls. This could mean 1.3 million passengers. Starting in April, the 2022 season will run through October. Among 22 ships that will be calling at Vancouver for the first time will be …

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Why Are Caribbean Islands Popular Port Stops?

Cruise ships go everywhere. You can visit the farthest ends of the earth. You can arrive in a European capital, bringing your own hotel with you. Yet the Caribbean has been an enduringly popular cruise destination. Why? It’s easy to reach from the US. Cruises in the Mediterranean are magical, but you’ve got to get to Europe first, unless you cruise across the Atlantic for several days. Since cruises depart from port cities, there may be a …

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12 Wines to Help Pretend You Are Someplace Else

It’s summer. We would like to be sailing. We aren’t quite there yet. Here are 12 ways (and wines) to close your eyes and imagine your port (or shipboard) experience while sipping wines associated with specific destinations. Albarino. It’s a classic Spanish summertime wine that’s widely available. What are you eating? That’s easy. If you were in Barcelona, you would be enjoying either paella or tapas. Both can be ordered as takeout from your local Spanish restaurant. …

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9 Top Reasons to Enjoy a Cruise During the Holidays

Holiday voyages in December and January are some of the most popular voyages and cruise vacations. Rather than wait to book these vacations, the cruise specialists and travel advisors at CruiseCompete encourage travelers to plan and book their holiday cruises now. Currently Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and MSC Cruises all have voyages in December departing from Florida or California. Take a peek here: https://www.cruisecompete.com/specials/holiday/christmas_cruises/1 And New Years’ cruises, too, are plentiful with Oceania, Princess Cruises, Holland …

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New York, Not Your Typical Port of Call

A cruise leaving out of the city can be amazing, not only for what you will experience on your cruise ship, but for the endless opportunities while your in New York. We planned a weekend stay there, so we could fully taste what the city had to offer. Flying into LaGuardia was a little rough, unusually high winds made landing over water and between skyscrapers a bit treacherous. Once landed the airport is pretty easy to navigate, …

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