The 7 Best Reasons To Take An Inaugural Cruise

Champagne christenings, celebrity godmothers and a brand-new, sparkling ship. These are just a few of the reasons avid cruisers have added an inaugural cruise to their “must-do” list, read on for more! Following are the 7 best reasons to take an inaugural cruise: Global Celebrations– When taking an inaugural cruise, you may find yourself rubbing elbows with celebrity guests. Christening ceremonies often feature a celebrity godmother- Queen Elizabeth II has been a godmother three times, and Broadway star Kristin …

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10 Things You Must Do When Sailing on a New Ship

  Are you open to new experiences? Some people stick with one cruise line or even one ship. Others spread their business among several lines, seeking out ships new to the fleet or at least, new to them. Ships come in all sizes, from yacht like to mega liners. Some ships sail on rivers, others stick to oceans. Let’s assume you are on a new big cruise ship for a week. What are some “must do” activities? …

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Arthur Tauck and the building of the family tourism industry

ABOARD THE MS JOY ON THE DANUBE RIVER IN BAVARIA (Day Two) — The next time your kids get in trouble in school, tell them Arthur Tauck’s story. Arthur Tauchnitz was born to German immigrants in Yonkers at the tail end of the 19th Century.  Fatherless by age 10, he was an indifferent student, often skipped school and after a science experiment gone wrong, he was expelled at age 13, ending his formal education. By age 23, …

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Fathom makes successful social impact debut with inaugural voyage to Dominican Republic

  Fathom, the pioneer in social impact travel and Carnival Corporation’s 10th and newest brand, returned from its inaugural voyage to its impact destination, the Dominican Republic, on Sunday, April 24. Fathom’s inaugural voyage was a major success as hundreds of guests joined Fathom for a unique weeklong journey that left a lasting impact on each of them, as well as an immediate impact on people in need in  the Dominican Republic. “Feedback from our guests during …

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A Once In a Lifetime Experience, a Voyage on an Inaugural Cruise – Seven Interesting Things about Inaugural Cruises

For those of us who love to cruise, inaugural cruises rate high on the to-do-experience list. These elite voyages often involve champagne christenings, celebrity godmothers and brand-new ship facilities and amenities.  (Plus the cache of telling your friends you were on an Inaugural cruise.) Here are some reasons we love these cruises: The cruise lines realistically expect there may be some problems to be worked out and will oftentimes compensate for what they expect to be minor …

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