CruiseCompete Podcast #8: Seven Weeks on the Pacific Princess World Cruise During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Tune in with CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein to CruiseCompete’s Cruise Podcast ~ Seven Weeks on the Pacific Princess World Cruise During the Coronavirus Outbreak (CruiseCompete Cruise Podcast #8) Bob’s guest is former U.S. Navy Flight Surgeon Dr. Donna White, who recounts her 7-week odyssey aboard as a passenger on the Pacific Princess World Cruise during the coronavirus outbreak. Click here to tune in to the podcast! CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein is the host of this series to educate …

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Ready for the Inspiring Outdoors? 5 Unique Destinations For a Future Trip

Good ideas from our friends at TravelGuidesFree With warmer weather here to stay, it’s apparent that spring is finally upon us! Winter weather is finally in our rearview, but unfortunately, most of us are confined to our home and home area for at least a little bit longer. Even though we’re doing our part to help our country get back to normal, … more Time for Inspiration. Plan Now. Travel Later. May 6, 2020 by Heidi Allison-Shane Updated this …

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Unique Destinations Off the Beaten Path

More good ideas from our friends at TravelGuidesFree Whatever you decide, whether you are ready now for a spring getaway road trip or planning for the near future, we’ve found a few off the beaten path destinations you will enjoy! … more Time for Inspiration. Plan Now. Travel Later. May 6, 2020 by Heidi Allison-Shane Updated this post today … My friend Paul, owner of The Travel Guide Group, offers Free print and digital travel guides from 100s of …

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Make the Most of Being Home. Make It a Staycation.

Another great idea from our friends at TravelGuidesFree Make the Most of Being Home. Make It a Staycation. With everything that’s going on, many of us have found ourselves with a lot of time on our hands. Whether you’re looking to keep your kids stimulated or you’re trying to prevent cabin fever, we’ve rounded up a few fun things you can do in or around your home. … more

When Will the Cruise Lines be Sailing Again?

As of this posting date, here are many of the cruise line cancellation dates: AmaWaterways through July 31 American Cruise Lines through June 14 American Queen Steamboat Company through June 21 Avalon Waterways through June 30 Azamara through June 11 Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Grand Celebration through June 13 Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Grand Classica through July 10 Carnival Cruise Line most departures through Aug. 31 Note exceptions: Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Dream, Carnival …

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Try your hand at these delicious recipes courtesy of the 5-star Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh

Thank you to Tourism Ireland for this information … Noel McMeel is executive head chef at the Lough Erne Resort in beautiful county Fermanagh. A true ambassador for local produce, he has dedicated his entire career to one very simple goal: finding, preparing and serving fresh food in season. For Noel, what we eat has to delight the taste buds, ensnare the senses and nourish body and soul. What better way to spend this unique Easter than …

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Dutch Cheese Soup compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  The Dutch are great soup eaters, often featuring soup as a main dish. This hearty soup, enriched with Gouda cheese, is perfect served piping hot on a chilly evening. Gouda is the quintessential Dutch cheese to use: a young Gouda will give you a soft, mild taste, while an aged one will provide more complex and robust flavor. Ingredients ¼ C (59 ml) vegetable oil ½ C (76 g) onions, diced 1 C (230 g) cauliflower, …

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Salade Niçoise compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  This salad’s name, pronounced “sah LAHD nee SWAHZ,” reflects its origin of Nice, France. The ingredients—particularly tomatoes, capers and olives—also harken back to the flavors of sunny Provence. Enjoy this hearty salad, substantial enough by itself for a lunch or light dinner, with a glass of chilled white wine and a crusty French epi or baguette. Ingredients VINAIGRETTE: 1½ T (23 g) shallots, minced 1 T (16 g) Dijon mustard ½ tsp (2.5 g) salt ½ …

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Almond Cake compliments of Viking River & Ocean Cruises & AllThingsCruise

  This fine, light cake is a favorite from one of our Dutch friends, who used to make it frequently and served it with coffee as an afternoon pick-me-up. Here we use a springform pan, but for a more elegant presentation it can also be baked in a shaped pan, such as a Bundt. Ingredients 8 T (115 g) unsalted butter, room temperature ¾ C (144 g) sugar 1 C (259 g) almond paste 3 lg eggs …

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Getting Active, Learning New Skills, Experiencing History – All on an Active Discovery on Avalon

Approximately 5.7 million people took a river cruise in the past three years, a number that has more than doubled since 2009, according to data from Cruise Lines International Association. The overall appeal remains the same – the lazy pleasure of putting yourself completely in the hands of someone who will coddle you while steering you through new adventures. But river cruising is no longer a passive or unrefined experience. River cruise lines are developing programs that …

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