People Helping People … Let’s Promote Small Businesses

In an uncertain time, we know one thing is true: We all have the power to help others. In this spirit, check out this page we’ve added to All Things Cruise: People Helping People. Thank you for visiting us and these small businesses at this time! (Photo credit Dennis Cox)  

Small Intimate Voyages – What is Your Preferred Type, Expedition, Explorer or Yacht?

These Small & Intimate Expedition or Yacht type vessels offer a private, exclusive ambiance, along with personalized service and the advantage of being able to port almost anywhere. Passengers get a feel for the water and experience destinations in a very up-close and personal way. Ships sizes range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens. Knowing the differences is key to planning your best cruise vacation. CruiseCompete …

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Controlling Your Spending While at Sea … 10 Common Sense Steps

No one wants to be a cheapskate on vacation. We have all passed by the Purser’s office on the last day, noticing someone gesticulating wildly about their onboard charges. You want to avoid being a freeloader, hoping your new friends will buy the next round. What are some practical steps you can take? 2018 statistics gathered by cruisemarketwatch.com indicate the average daily spend per passenger across all cruise lines is about $ 62/day. (1)  On a seven …

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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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Celestyal Cruises Provides Complimentary Travel Insurance, Including Covid-19 Coverage On New Bookings Made By November 30, For March-June Sailings [Special All-Inclusive Seven-Night Cruises Start At $699]

For Immediate Release Celestyal Cruises Provides Complimentary Travel Insurance, Including Covid-19 Coverage On New Bookings Made By November 30, For March-June Sailings [Special All-Inclusive Seven-Night Cruises Start At $699] Press Release Courtesy Celestyal Cruises: ATHENS, GREECE (October 19, 2020) — To provide guests with additional peace of mind as they look towards returning to cruising,  Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, has announced that it …

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Seatrade Global — Premier Event for Cruise Industry — Virtual Event With Upbeat Discussion

“The good news is there is still a strong desire for cruise vacations. Del Rio noted their Oceania brand has had its highest holiday sales ever, while the 2023 Regent Seven Seas world cruise sold out in a week.” HOME_Normally, reporting from Seatrade Global would carry a Miami dateline. But in the upside down year of 2020, the premier event for the cruise industry is being held virtually this week. So speakers, vendors, participants and press are …

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Plans on a Healthy Return to Cruising, Agency Letter to Valued Friends & Clients

Courtesy Crown Cruise Vacations: (Sept. 27, 2020) – Recently Crown Cruise Vacations President Ross Spalding sent this letter as an update to cruising, titled: An Update: Plans on a Healthy Return to Cruising, a Letter to Our Valued Friends & Clients Dear Friends, As we head into Fall, we want to take a moment to share with you where things stand in the Cruise World and when we might see some cruises resume in the US. Today, …

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Royal Caribbean Announces Updates to 2021 Summer Cruises

New Itineraries Complement Previously Scheduled Sailings, Bringing Added Variety and Options in Europe and the Caribbean Courtesy RCI: MIAMI, Sept. 23, 2020 – Royal Caribbean International today provides an update to its 2021 summer cruises, announcing upcoming changes in itineraries and homeports. Tapping market research and valuable feedback from guests and travel partners, the cruise line has adjusted its schedule with the goal of providing guests with greater variety for their 2021 adventures. Highlights of the updated …

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