9 Private Islands to Rock a Cruise Vacation in 2023

Everyone wants a dream vacation of cruising through the blue ocean or spending time in a secluded Caribbean Island with white sandy beaches or an epic adventure destination. What if you get everything in one vacation? The cruise line private islands offer the perfect mix of luxury, nature and adventure thrills and can be reached by cruise ships. You can choose to relax in your cabanas with private butlers or enjoy water slides with the kids; dive …

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Overall Review: Cunard’s Queen Victoria Transatlantic Voyage (~Excellent and Looking Forward to Next Time!)

Royal Court Theatre

We sailed for nine nights on the first leg of Queen Victoria’s world cruise comprising 98 nights in total. With a capacity of about 2,000 passengers 1,200 are booked for the full 98 nights. Wow! We paid for our cabin and airfare to London. Cunard upgraded us from Britannia class to Princess Grill accommodations. They provided free internet, a dinner in the specialty restaurant and spa passes. How did they score? Overall Score: 95/100 Although we were …

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Swan Hellenic announces SH Diana floated out of dry dock and on schedule for Spring maiden season

COURTESY: JOINT PRESS RELEASE HELSINKI SHIPYARD – SWAN HELLENIC: Jan. 26, 2023 – Newest and largest ship in iconic cruise pioneer’s new fleet set for extraordinary Spring explorations of the Med Helsinki, Thursday the 26th of January 2023: Swan Hellenic today announced that SH Diana, the newest and largest ship in its ultramodern 5-star fleet, was floated out of dry dock at Helsinki Shipyard this Monday 23rd January. SH Diana’s fitting out is now already under way, leaving her …

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Polar Cruising Guide … Cruise to Your Next Adventure!

Ready for a polar adventure? Click here Polar Cruising: Antarctica & The Arctic Learn about expedition cruises and adventures on Swan Hellenic, Seabourn, Scenic and many more cruise lines and expedition ships. Also learn how to become a member of The Polar Expedition Club! Polar Expedition Club – Join Today and Meet Other Polar Adventurers!    

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, thank you for visiting us and these small businesses at this time! Dear Guest: We absolutely love these products and services that can be found online — and are open for business, including nonprofit Workplace Fairness and its efforts for workers. Please see the Workplace Fairness giving campaign: Be sure to scroll down to see all businesses. We do …

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Don’t Let Air Travel Affect Your Cruise Vacation – Learn How To Fly

Cruises are great. Decades ago, I figured out the difference between Club Med vacations and cruising. At Club Med, everyone was equal. On a cruise, everyone is treated like a king or queen. Because of that royal treatment, you can understand why some people choose to literally live on cruise ships, taking one cruise holiday after another. Assuming you are like us, you need to fly to the ship and fly back home. Flights are the bookends …

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Two MSC Cruises’ ships depart on world cruise itineraries today – an industry first Cruise Line welcomes over 5,000 guests for a journey around the world on board MSC Magnifica and MSC Poesia Cruise Line also reveals culinary highlight with line-up of award-winning chefs who have created menus to showcase the very best of their respective cuisines COURTESY MSC Cruises: Geneva, Switzerland – January 5, 2023 – MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest and fastest growing cruise …

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Celebrity Cruises: Dining Choices Galore on Celebrity Apex

Such a simple thing. But, to me, it shows that Celebrity Cruises aims to please its passengers and pays attention to what breakfast eaters want. In the Celebrity Apex’s buffet restaurant, Oceanview Café, is a popular breakfast item with a sign overtop it – Crispy Bacon. Great idea! I’ve seen it happen so many times on cruise ships where a passenger in the breakfast buffet asks a crew member for crispy bacon. Then the crew member uses …

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7 Days of Christmas on Windstar Cruises’ Star Legend, While 10-Night ‘Yachting,’ Caribbean Style!

Day 1 – Port of Miami As we entered the Port of Miami, our driver didn’t believe us when we said our ship was at Terminal E. He insisted there was no ship at Terminal E. Trust us, we said. Sure enough, there it was — sandwiched in between two Carnival megaships was Windstar Cruises Star Legend. With a guest capacity of 312 (there are 240 booked for this cruise), it was more yacht than ship, which …

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