12 Reasons Why Cunard Is the #1 Choice for Wine Fans That Love to Cruise

“Life is too short to drink bad wine.” My wife and I are serious wine fans. We are also loyal passengers on Cunard, having completed our 19th voyage in January. As serious wine fans we read the Wine Spectator cover to cover. Cunard recently ran an ad in this wine magazine which attracts a demographic with plenty of disposable income. It got me thinking why, as a fine wine fan, Cunard is an ideal choice for fellow …

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The Grand Tour of Europe for The Modern Family

Delve into 7 Key Life Lessons and Skills Acquired via Travel for Your Tweens & Teens World travel has evolved into the ultimate educational experience for families today. In the past, it was the “Grand Tour of Europe” that captured the imaginations of young adults seeking to broaden their horizons before embarking on their careers. Funded by their families, these young explorers would spend several months traveling through Europe, immersing themselves in art, music, aristocracy, and the …

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12 Reasons to Plan Your Next Cruise During this Winter

Do you live in a snowy section of the country? It’s been said 50=60% of Americans do. The snowbelt stretches from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans. If you are stuck indoors because it is snowing outside, this is a great time to plan your next cruise. You can leave now and be in someplace sunny. Some people are retired. Others are in a similar situation where their time is their own. You can lock the front …

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Viking World Cruises 2025-2026: Invitation to Pre-Book ~for Our Treasured Guests

Viking announced two new World Cruises … Viking Sky, departing on December 19, 2025, for the 138-day?2025-2026 Viking World Cruise from Fort Lauderdale to London. Or, should you wish to embark in Los Angeles, join on January 5, 2026, the 120-day?2026 Viking World Journeys itinerary. Vikings extraordinary World Cruises continue to take you to iconic destinations worldwide, from Hawaii, French Polynesia and New Zealand to India, Greece, Italy and beyond. If you’d like to book, be quoted or waitlisted, please complete the form …

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ILMA, THE SECOND YACHT FROM THE RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION, OPENS RESERVATIONS FOR TWO NEW VOYAGES THIS SEPTEMBER

Inaugural opportunities for exploring the Mediterranean await aboard the new superyacht, with maiden voyage slated to embark from Monte Carlo on September 2 COURTESY RITZ-CARLTON YACHT COLLECTION: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Jan. 22, 2024 – The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection is pleased to announce the release of two additional voyages for Ilma, the second newbuild yacht in the company’s ultra-luxury portfolio. This exciting development offers more opportunities for discovery and enrichment in destinations known for beautiful beaches, rich …

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EXPLORA JOURNEYS LAUNCHES ITS FIRST WAVE PROMOTION IN THE US 

COURTESY Explora Journeys: Miami, January 8, 2024 – Explora Journeys, the luxury lifestyle ocean travel brand of the MSC Group, has launched its first ‘wave season’ promotion in the US, ‘The Total Luxury Offer’. Guests can benefit from up to 40 percent savings on their journey when they book either an Ocean Terrace Suite or Ocean Grand Terrace Suite. The special offer is applicable for sailings on both EXPLORA I and EXPLORA II up to April 2026, on …

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Review of Viking Polaris: Memorable Cruise from Canada to Florida

Luxury and Learning Combine on New Expedition Ship  When the Viking Polaris was launched in September 2022, I wondered how different a cruise might be aboard this new expedition ship. Would it be like going every day to my least-favorite science class in high school? Would the ship be a bit less elegant and the food lacking the gourmet cuisine for which Viking is known? As one of my final cruises for 2023, I got a chance …

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REVIEW: STAR CLIPPER CRUISES’ ROYAL CLIPPER

More Posh than Pirate! I am sailing Star Clipper Cruises’ Royal Clipper, the largest ship in the world. Perhaps I should clarify: she is the largest square-rigged sailing ship in the world. Introduced in 2000, this 23-year-old beauty couldn’t differ more from what most people envision when they think of “the largest ship in the world.”  At a mere 4,425 grt and carrying a maximum of only 228 passengers (our sailing included 152 guests, primarily British, American …

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CELEBRITY ASCENT IS CHRISTENED IN FORT LAUDERDALE

Marking the launch of the 16th ship in its fleet of premium cruise ships, Celebrity Cruises threw a spectacular party for Celebrity Ascent at her winter home port in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The 141.OOO tonne vessel is sister ship to the immensely popular Celebrity Beyond and the fourth in Celebrity’s award-winning Edge Series. At a length of 1073 feet and accommodating 3260 passengers in double occupancy, Celebrity Ascent is truly a sea-going resort geared to upscale travelers …

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REVIEW: RIVIERA RIVER CRUISES ~BASEL-TO-COLOGNE RHINE RIVER CRUISE ON THE MS GEOFFREY CHAUCER

In mid-October, my travel buddy, Judy, and I flew to Zurich to embark on a Basel to Cologne Rhine Cruise offered by Riviera Cruises. Our transportation was not included, so we flew to Zurich and then took a train to Basel, where we boarded the ship. Evaluating the Cruise Scoring is done for each category with a maximum of 10 points each. 10/10  Boarding and Disembarkation: Upon landing, guests with airline packages from Riviera are transferred to …

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