The Seabourn Spirit: A look back on 20 wonderful days through a fascinating part of the world

Recently I spent 20 days aboard the lovely Seabourn Spirit sailing through India and Malaysia and I reported extensively on those ports in this blog. However, I did want to do a final reflection on the overall Seabourn experience. For many years, Seabourn has been ranked among the top small-ship luxury cruise lines. Having now enjoyed the “The Yachts of Seabourn” personally I can tell you why: The stellar service they provide. At times the food wasn’t …

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Grenada harbor walkabout: St. George’s looks brand new after Hurricane Ivan

By Tim O’Keefe Grenada (pronounced “Greh-NAY-dah”) so reminded early Spanish sailors of the beloved green hillsides above their home port they named it Granada (“Grah-NAH-dah”). The spine of a steep hill divides St. George’s, the island capital. The harbor side of the hill, known as the Careenage, is the most picturesque. The cruise dock is located on the wrong side at the Esplanade, which has been developed extensively due to the fairly recent opening of the cruise …

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American Safari Cruises is great for families…Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet can attest to that

One of my favorite small ship cruises lines is American Safari Cruises. These ships are really small, 10-20 passengers, and they offer a wonderful experience. Thirteen years ago my husband Chet and I sailed on the Safari Quest during its first season. The story that I wrote about that trip appeared in newspapers all over America. It was so much fun…tucking into small bays all around Alaska. There were only 16 of us on that trip. Chet’s …

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Need a birth document, or a passport, or a visa fast? Here are the people to use…

Preparing for a cruise is always exciting and not always in good ways. Of course, there is the fun of anticipation but then there are the problems we encounter along the way. Right now Chet and I are working out the details of our next cruise: We are sailing the Seabourn Spirit from Dubai to Singapore in December. It is an exciting itinerary that will take us to Oman, India, Thailand and Malaysia. All of the ports …

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Passengers may make advance reservations online for entertainment on the Norwegian Epic

Once again, NCL is breaking ground with is new Norwegian Epic ship. Norwegian Cruise Line announced this week that the Epic will feature a pre-cruise online reservation system for select on-board entertainment. Norwegian Epic will feature such outstanding entertainment as the  Blue Man Group, Cirque Dreams & Dinner, The Second City Comedy Troupe, Legends in Concert, Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Show and Nickelodeon at Sea. To book tickets for many of these performances, Norwegian Epic …

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Celebrity Eclipse postpones launch; helps transport stranded passengers back to the UK

New cruise ship Celebrity Eclipse has cancelled the first leg of her launch celebrations – scheduled to begin on April 22 – in order to assist U.K. travelers whose return from their Easter break has been halted due to the impact of ash clouds from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland.  Celebrity Cruises is working with U.K. tour operators to collect these stranded vacationers affected by the airport closures and subsequent flight cancellations that have …

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Charm and Natural Beauty Abounds in Canada and New England Cruise Region

Princess Cruises will launch its largest Canada & New England program ever in 2011, with a 30 percent increase in capacity over the previous season.  These summer cruises will sail between the line’s Caribbean sailings from New York, offering a selection of summer destinations from the “Big Apple.” Sailings open for booking May 6, 2010. Sailings depart on May 8, May 26, June 4, July 1, July 10, and July 28.  The ship will also feature one …

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