Around the World of Europe on a Small Luxury River Ship, 70% Reserved Already – Essentially a World Cruise on a River Ship …

  A very special river cruise offering from the travel experts at CruiseCompete & Cruise Vacation Outlet This is the first time for an amazing journey like this – an around-the-world-type experience, but on multiple river ships in Europe. General release date for this exceptional itinerary is expected mid-March; however, priority interest list people will get first chance at booking this magnificent itinerary. Departing on June 1, 2023: Paris, France to Giurgiu, Romania Rivers you will experience: …

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Experience Alaska Land Vacations This Summer With Holland America Line and Princess Cruises – Bookings open now for escorted, explorer and rail tours, hotels, sightseeing

Courtesy Holland America Line and Princess Cruises: SEATTLE (March 4, 2021) – For those ready to travel again, there’s no better place to start than Alaska, offering opportunities for travelers to see glaciers up close, spot bucket-list wildlife, explore national parks and see Denali – North America’s tallest mountain. This summer, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises offer many ways for travelers to experience Alaska through Gray Line Alaska, Princess Alaska Lodges and Holland America Line’s Westmark …

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Small Intimate Voyages – Expedition, Explorer & Yacht Ships, 8 to 265 Cabins!

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 very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens. Knowing the differences is key to planning your best cruise vacation. A beautiful example is Silversea’s …

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Port Coral Construction Is Underway for New State-of-the-Art Cruise Facility in Belize

COURTESY: Cruise Industry News February 26, 2021 — Construction is underway for Port Coral as Stake Bank Enterprise Limited announced the arrival of the vessels carrying the crews and equipment that will construct the dual megaship piers in Belize. When ready in the first quarter of 2022, the piers will be able to accommodate four of the world’s largest cruise ships at the same time, and provide a new and attractive option to Western Caribbean cruise itineraries. …

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Royal Caribbean Says “Shalom, Israel” With Odyssey of the Seas Debut — New Innovative Ship to Launch With Cruises from Haifa, Israel

COURTESY Royal Caribbean International: MIAMI, March 1, 2021 – Israeli holidaymakers will set a new course for adventure this summer when Royal Caribbean International begins sailing from Israel for the first time in May. The global cruise line will offer Israelis a combination of 3- to 7-night escapes visiting the Greek Isles and Cyprus on board its highly anticipated, brand-new ship, Odyssey of the Seas. The new sailings will go on sale on Tuesday, March 9. The …

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Expedition cruise to Alaska on UnCruise’s Wilderness Explorer

We seemed plunked down in a different world.  It looked like something from the depths of history. Or maybe from planets beyond our orb. Great shards of ice glistened like diamonds in deep sapphire waters. Tidewater glaciers swept like rivers of ice down massive mountain valleys.  Mountains, some as high as 15,000 feet, rose straight out of the ocean. Snow-draped peaks towered over sparkling fiords. “It feels like you are going back in time, back to the …

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10 Cruises I Would Like to Take During My Lifetime

I don’t believe in “bucket lists.” I don’t want to think I’m checking out anytime soon. I like the more optimistic “During our lifetime” description. An added advantage is younger people can use it too. Here are ten cruises I would like to take with my wife. The world cruise. I mentioned this in an earlier article. There are lots of places I would like to seem but not being an entire trip around one destination. It’s …

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Senior Staff Officers Bring More Than 80 Years of Experience to Holland America Line’s New Ship, Rotterdam

Courtesy Holland America Line: SEATTLE (Feb. 9, 2021) – Holland America Line has a history that spans nearly 150 years, and with that comes a depth of talented crew who will be aboard Rotterdam when the ship is delivered in July. The cruise line has appointed Staff Captain Kevin Beirnaert, Hotel Director Wessel van Oorschot, Chief Engineer Peter Massolt, Staff Chief Engineer Wim Akkerman and Environmental Officer Michael Brown to lead Rotterdam’s shipboard teams. Holland America Line …

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Interesting Small Ships (950 Passengers or Less) Fill a Niche …

Small ships fill a niche for cruisers that are looking for more in-depth exploration of the regions they visit. They can visit ports that are inaccessible to larger ships, and exotic itineraries are the standard. Most river cruise ships and almost all of the luxury lines have ships that fall into this category. Some benefits of S ships: Most cabins are suites and have balconies Luxury and service are frequently a focal point of a small ship …

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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!