First Stop for World Navigator, Atlas Ocean Voyages

St. MAARTEN_After almost two, long, painful years, Pam and I are on an actual cruise. Pinch me — is it real? Yes, I can see the hotels, buildings and sandy beaches of this dual-nationality nation (Dutch and French) across the blue waves from our balcony. This is the first stop for World Navigator, a brand new ship from a brand new cruise line, Atlas Ocean Voyages. For the next 10 days, we’ll sail the Caribbean, visiting multiple …

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Invitation To Pre-Book Special Voyages … For Our Treasured Guests — Royal Caribbean Introduces Ultimate World Tour

With cruise itineraries constantly evolving due to changing guidelines and restrictions around the globe, not all itineraries may be available on our website for pre-booking. We are extremely pleased to share some exciting news and offers for you. ROYAL CARIBBEAN INTRODUCES ULTIMATE WORLD TOUR, THE FARTHEST-REACHING CRUISE TO ALL SEVEN CONTINENTS Serenade of the Seas to Make Cruising’s First-of-its-kind, 274-Night Adventure in 2023 Adventurers seeking to travel far and wide can now set off on a world …

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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, a Mainstay for Cruise Ships

MIAMI BEACH, Fla._Pam and I had our first truly memorable travel experience during the honeymoon we spent in the Virgin Islands. We started with a week on the smallest of the islands, St. John, where we had a tent for $10 a night in the national park at Cinnamon Bay. With its pristine waters and pure white sand beaches, it was paradise. Fast forward many years, and many trips back later. I am meeting at Seatrade with …

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Seatrade Cruise Global – World’s Annual Cruise Industry Gathering: “It’s Great To Be Back”

The overall theme was “building business back,” and it was noted more than two million passengers have cruised since the restart in August. It’s expected that ships will be at 80 percent capacity by the end of the year, with 120 ships sailing, providing more than 1.2 million jobs. MIAMI BEACH, Fla._The banner hanging above the Seatrade entrance at the Miami Beach Convention Center said it all: “It’s Great to Be Back!” It’s been two years since …

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SeaDream Yacht Club, First to Sail Black Sea Since Pandemic – Black Sea Rounds Out Successful Summer of Yachting

COURTESY SeaDream: Miami, FL., Sept. 30, 2021 – SeaDream Yacht Club restarted sailing in late June 2021. With SeaDream I yachting the scenic fjords and coastal Norway, and SeaDream II calling on beautiful ports throughout the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea. Guests and crew were equally thrilled to get back to doing what they love. It’s been a successful summer and this week marks a particularly momentous occasion as SeaDream II is the first cruise vessel to visit …

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MSC Cruises’ First Ship To Sail From Port Canaveral Approved To Resume Cruise Operations After Successful Completion Of Simulated Voyage

MSC Cruises to enter brand new U.S. homeport when MSC Divina begins cruising from Port Canaveral beginning September 16, 2021 Guests can select from 3-, 4- and 7-night cruises to The Bahamas & Caribbean, including stops at MSC Cruises’ private island destination Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve   COURTESY MSC: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Sept. 9, 2021) — MSC Cruises, the world’s third largest and fastest growing major cruise brand, has announced that its glamorous ship, MSC Divina, …

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Private Islands by Cruise Line ~ Live Like a Rock Star for the Day in Paradise

One of the greatest indicators of luxury is exclusivity, and most vacationers long for an experience that is set apart from all others. A visit to a private island certainly fits the bill. In fact, according to cruise experts CruiseCompete, the cruise lines’ private islands are the #1 port of call for their consumers. What makes these private island experiences so special, and what are the amenities of each? Here’s a rundown of some of the private …

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SCENIC AZURE: The All-inclusive, Five-Star Way To Sail Portugal’s Douro River

I love Porto, Portugal, where I’m boarding Scenic Azure for a sailing down the Douro River. Bustling cafes border the river’s edge framing a riot of red-rooved pastel-colored buildings that climb high up into the hills surrounding us. Spires of gothic churches and palaces peek out above this colorful panorama and port tasting houses like Sandeman, Calem, Ferreira and Taylor call to us with bold, neon signage that somehow doesn’t seem out of place even against this …

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