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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Seabourn Returns to Istanbul, Turkey, in 2020 with Four Seven-Day Eastern Mediterranean Voyages on Seabourn Ovation

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  SEATTLE, August 15, 2019 – Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury travel experience, is returning to Istanbul, Turkey, in October 2020 aboard the line’s newest ship, Seabourn Ovation. The 300-suite ship – all with verandas – will sail four seven-day eastern Mediterranean voyages between Istanbul and Athens, Greece, or Athens to Istanbul exploring the iconic Greek Isles and richly historic cities in Turkey. Guests will either embark or debark in Istanbul during the four new week-long itineraries, …

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They once said that small, luxury ships would not be profitable, but now they are building more

In a scene that plays out each evening on cruise ships all over the world, during a recent voyage I popped into a bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. My request was a Jack Daniels on the rocks. How the next scene plays out depends on your choice of ships. If your ship is operated by a budget cruise line or most premium lines, the price of that drink would range from about $8, as measured by a …

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