Are these cruise ships really seven of the world’s great places to visit?

I thought our readers would enjoy this article written by Rosemary McClure that originally appeared in the LA Times. By Rosemary McClure If you’re a fan of cruising, new ships keep rolling out with bigger and better amenities. But would you include any on a list of the world’s greatest places? Time magazine did. It named seven ships in its second annual list of 100 Great Places to Visit last week. Ships such as Norwegian Joy, which frequently …

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Our family of nine heads off for a week of Caribbean fun on the NCL Breakaway

Tomorrow is the big day. Nine of us – two moms, one dad, five children and me (Nona Cindy) – will board the NCL Breakaway in Miami for our first family cruise. The reason we have decided to do this is that my husband – Grandpa Chet – passed away unexpectedly in early May. This particular seven days, the last week of July, is the week that my daughters and their families flew in from San Diego …

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The Best Things About Norwegian Cruise Line’s Ships- From a Teen Perspective

Like most parents, the main objective for our family vacations is simply to have a great time together.  The trick is finding options that appeal to both adults and children- things that are fun to do, hold our interest, and provide the opportunity to really enjoy our experience.  We’ve found that one of the best options in vacationing is a cruise- there are so many amenities aboard, they’re sure to please one and all. We’ve been looking …

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Norwegian Cruise Line takes delivery of Norwegian Escape

Norwegian Cruise Line took delivery today of the line’s largest ship to date, the 164,600 gross ton Norwegian Escape, from MEYER WERFT during a ceremony in Bremerhaven, Germany, after a building period of only 17 months. Norwegian Escape is the first ship in the company’s new Breakaway Plus Class, signifying an evolution of Norwegian Cruise Line and bringing to life the brand’s promise of freedom and flexibility with a premium experience from bow to stern. Following delivery …

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Norwegian Cruise Line partners with Florida Georgia Line- “This Is How We Cruise”

Cruising and country music: these days they go together seamlessly, with big name acts like Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Jerrod Niemann, Justin Moore, Easton Corbin, and Lee Brice performing on voyages across the industry. Now, country artists Florida Georgia line have partnered with Norwegian Cruise Line to help support their new project the Dirt Campaign, which is designed to help raise  $100,000 for Habitat for Humanity. The campaign idea was inspired by Florida Georgia Line’s “Dirt”, whose …

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Can Baby Boomers and Gen Y Happily Coexist on the Same Cruise Ship?

I recently planned a cruise vacation for my family and myself; my husband and I are Baby Boomers and our four children are Gen Y.  This trip required a great deal of research to please everyone; my children’s wants and needs are very different from ours.  Hope the information we uncovered proves useful for you. Warmest regards, Heidi – Editor-at-Large, AllThingsCruise AllThingsCruise Offers Solutions for Mixing Baby Boomers & Gen Y (aka Echo Boomers, Generation Me and Millennials) …

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Guest Diary: A True MultiGenerational Cruise Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic

I am very pleased to share a travel diary from Bob Levinstein, CEO of CruiseCompete, as he reports on his recent family cruise aboard the NCL Epic. Read on for a discussion of his impressions and thoughts on how this ship measures up for a multigenerational cruise vacation. – Heidi A True MultiGenerational Cruise Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic Would this ship be able to keep all of us happy?  My mother in her 70s, my wife and …

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The new NCL Getaway is big and brassy — a perfect place to escape the Northeastern winter

ABOARD THE NCL GETAWAY — NCL Getaway, the big beautiful and brassy new ship that debuted at PortMiami in February, sailed from that massive port yesterday afternoon. We are en route to St. Maarten on the ship’s weekly Eastern Caribbean itinerary. Armed with a couple of writing assignments, I invited a long-time friend who endured a hideous Northeastern winter to join me. I first met Lois about 20 years ago after a SATW (Society of American Travel …

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An Epic Production

AT SEA IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN: I’m writing this after an exhaustive search for an afternoon quiet zone aboard NCL’s super-ship called the Epic. Sometimes a sanctuary can be found in, of all places, a disco named Bliss, which saves its major frenzy for the hours immediately before and after midnight. During the day, however, it can be a peaceful haven for a minority of book readers. That is, unless the disco’s two-lane bowling alley is in …

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Two sailings to feature celebrity chef

For those who watch the Food Network, you know Geoffrey Zakarian as one of the judges who frequently helps decide who gets “Chopped.” You may also know he has three restaurants on Norwegian’s newest ship, Breakaway. Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Zakarian will host a number of special activities on board Breakaway during two of the ship’s upcoming sailings: November 3 and December 1, 2013, where passengers can meet and interact with the Iron Chef in his …

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