Azamara’s Fascinating Evening Adventures

Shore excursions are very high on the list of reasons why people take cruise vacations; with such a fascinating array of options available worldwide, I am always looking to find new experiences for our AllThingsCruise readers. The latest to catch my eye is from Azamara; they have a series of excursions called the AzAmazing Evening adventures, which are now included in all Azamara voyages except transatlantic.  These adventures truly have some unique offerings. Here’s the information from the …

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Sailing on the Royal Princess… with a budget in mind.

Last week, I did some posts about Princess’s new ship, the Royal Princess (links are below). The ship sounds fantastic, so out of curiosity, I did some pricing on her voyages, and set a $3000 per person budget to see what was offered.   Here’s what I found out. This summer, the Royal Princess is doing 12-day Mediterranean sailings between Barcelona and Venice. (There is nothing shorter except for the maiden voyages they are doing in June.) …

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Aegean Odyssey 2011

Story and Photos by Tony Leighton After two glorious days in Rome, we met the Aegean Odyssey in Civitavecchia, the nearby port where countless cruise ships take on and off-load hundreds of thousands of passengers each year. She was unmistakable, like a gazelle in a herd of hippos. On one side was an enormous cruise ship with — and I am not making this up — a football-field-sized illustration on its starboard flank of Sylvester the Cat …

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A 10-day Mediterranean cruise aboard Holland America’s Noordam

We just returned from a 10 day Mediterranean cruise aboard Holland America’s Noordam with our adult children Scott (28) and Amanda (26) and her significant other Matt (26). I’m happy to report it was perfect.  A cruise is the way for a family to travel. With five people, it was absolutely essential to do some excursion planning well before we set sail or end up spending more money than necessary. After checking several websites, we found Trip …

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Stunning Beaches, Diverse Culture, Exotic Ports…Experience the Glamour of the Mediterranean on Windstar Cruises

The very idea of the Mediterranean brings to mind stunning natural beauty, diverse cultural heritage, sophistication, and champagne- in short, the glamorous life! It is, without a doubt, one of the most desirable regions in the world to cruise, as the whole region is peppered with picturesque beaches, secret coves, spectacular harbors, and exotic port destinations. I can attest to the allure of the golden beaches of St. Tropez, the elegance of Monte Carlo’s Grand Casino, the …

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