Celebrity Cruises Returns To “The Great North” – Celebrity Millennium sets course for Alaska’s awe-inspiring glaciers and inside passage

COURTESY Celebrity Cruises: SEATTLE – (July 23, 2021) – For globetrotters who had set their sights on a dream vacation to Alaska, the wait ended today as Celebrity Millennium set sail from Seattle, Washington, to take guests on a seven-night itinerary exploring the renowned natural beauty of the Last Frontier. The voyage is the first of a series of 11 sailings roundtrip from Seattle through the beginning of October, and one of the first to return to …

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An Interview with Aurora Expeditions CEO Monique Ponfoort

All Things Cruise recently caught up with Monique Ponfoort, CEO of Aurora Expeditions. Based in Australia, Aurora has been in the expedition cruise business for over 30 years, specializing in trips to the Arctic and Antarctica. Ms. Ponfoort’s career spans more than 25 years in the travel and cruise industry – including eight years in expedition cruising, managing the Asia-Pacific market. She was named CEO of Aurora last year. Tell us a little about the history of …

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An UnCruise Adventure Aboard the Wilderness Legacy

by CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein Having returned in late May from a 7-night Alaska cruise, Juneau to Sitka, on the UnCruise Adventures Wilderness Legacy, it’s my task to communicate that experience. I’ll start with a few comparisons: It was like a river cruise: a small ship on the calm waters of the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, with land in sight on both sides of the ship at all times. It was unlike a river cruise in …

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Almost Cruising – Our Long Weekend at Lake Placid

Life is getting back to normal, but no big ships yet. Only boats. Over the weekend of June 12th and 13th we drove the 325 miles from New Hope, PA to Lake Placid, NY. If we can’t fly overseas and our cruising options are limited, we all need to do something to scratch the travel itch. Here’s our story. Background Lake Placid, NY is a small town (population 2,346) located in the Adirondacks about 50+ miles below …

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Road Trip, Day 4

~ The Empire State Road Trip, hosted by the prestigious Harbor Hotel Collection ~ Cover photo: Cascade Cavern, courtesy Gerry Barker It’s day four on our Empire State Road Trip, and our mission today – should we decide to accept it – is hit the Seneca Lake Wine Trail. We accept it, gladly. Our first stop is the Blue Pointe Grill, the main dining room at the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel, where we’ll get breakfast and Pam …

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Road Trip, Day 3

~ The Empire State Road Trip, hosted by the prestigious Harbor Hotel Collection ~ Cover photo: Hector Falls, courtesy Gerry Barker It’s Day Three of our Empire State Road trip, and that means we’re saying good-bye to Chautauqua and setting a course for our next destination, Watkins Glen and the Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel. To get there, we’ll be traveling east on I-86 for just over 150 miles. Watkins Glen is a charming village, population just under …

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Holland America Line Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Private Bahamian Island Half Moon Cay During 2022-23 Caribbean Season …

… Seven ships — including two Pinnacle Class vessels — island hop throughout the region and explore the Panama Canal Courtesy Holland America Line: SEATTLE April. 8, 2021 — The Caribbean evokes images of white-sand beaches, balmy breezes and sun-kissed skies, but a cruise to the Caribbean with Holland America Line delves beyond the beauty and immerses guests in the local way of life. For the 2022-23 season, seven ships will explore the traditions and tranquility of …

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Cruising the World: From Gondolas to Megaships, By Dennis Cox, All Things Cruise Official Photographer

CRUISE FANS, just as the cruise industry is reopening, here is an opportunity to obtain the critically praised book ‘Cruising the World: From Gondolas to Megaships’ for a bargain price. Forced to clear remaining copies of ‘Cruising the World’ from our warehouse, we are discounting the book’s $40 list price by 70% to just $12, and we pay the shipping and handling cost (a value of over $5 alone). Act now to get your copy of this …

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MSC Cruises to Deploy New Flagship MSC Virtuosa to the UK for Summer 2021

Newbuild MSC Virtuosa to make debut with UK domestic voyages Cruises with embarkation in English ports of Southampton and Liverpool, plus in Scotland with Glasgow’s cruise port at Greenock Protected shore excursions available in all ports plus the Isle of Portland along England’s Jurassic coast and the cultural city of Belfast in Northern Ireland All departures, including mini cruises, available for both non-vaccinated and vaccinated British-only guests of all ages COURTESY MSC CRUISES: Geneva, Switzerland (March 29, …

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ALASKA IS OPEN…WIDE OPEN! ~ Experience the Last Frontier THIS year Aboard UnCruise Adventures!

This just might be the year to cruise Alaska…and there you were thinking that the 2021 Alaska cruise season was cancelled! While Canada’s cruise ban effectively locks the big, Vancouver-based ships out of The Last Frontier until 2022, those of us hellbent on cruising Alaska this year not only can do so but they can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience doing it thanks to small, U.S.-based lines like UnCruise Adventures. And we can do so safely with Alaska’s …

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