Paul Gaugin’s Exceptional Marine Offerings

If you (and your family)  love watersports, and a true exploration of the marine environment, consider a cruise on Paul Gauguin Cruises.  Thanks to their small ships, Paul Gauguin (offering Polynesian cruises) navigates narrow channels and shallow waters, allowing guests to explore seldom-visited marine environments. The line’s flagship, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is well suited to sea exploration; the ship has a custom retractable platform that allows guests to descend directly to sea level.  This feature creates …

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Single-Parent Families Get A (Price) Break

This is good news for the many single-parent families who love to travel…Norwegian Cruise Line has revised its rates for a single adult traveling with children this summer. This new pricing is currently available for all voyages on the Epic departing Barcelona between July and September 2011. Until now, these one-parent families had to pay one adult fare, plus an additional full fare for the first child in the stateroom.  Now, the first child will travel at …

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CLIA’s Involvement in Environmental Protection

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is the world’s largest cruise association, and one that focuses on issues related to the industry; including (but not limited to) those that involve environmental protection.  It’s member lines, which number 26, are committed to reducing the environmental impact of worldwide vessel operations on the oceans and their corresponding marine life. These lines have implemented green initiatives to raise passenger awareness, including “behind the scenes” videos, educational partnerships in ports of …

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MSC Cruises Partners with UNICEF – ‘Get on Board for Children’

MSC Cruises has a wonderful deal for families- children cruise free- but they also offer more for children on a grand scale. MSC, which is family-owned (and oriented) is Brazil’s leading cruise company, and they have made the welfare of children in that country a priority by partnering with UNICEF.  The partners are working together on the “MSC for UNICEF” project to fund quality education for disadvantaged children. Unicef’s 2009 report shows that 680,000 children and adolescents …

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Lindblad Expeditions’ Outstanding Eco-Cruises

Many families are looking for a cruise that offers more than just fun and sun (not that those are bad things); one that can leave a lasting impression of the beauty and fragility of our worldwide marine environments. Parents who want to teach their children more about the conservation of the environment can look to cruise line Lindblad Expeditions… they are partnered with National Geographic for a series of cruises taken aboard small expedition ships that feature …

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A Brief Hello…

As the Research Editor for AllThingsCruise, I see a lot of cruise-related information come across my desk. It’s all valuable information for those interested in a cruise vacation, but some of it is simply more interesting to me on a personal level. I love anything that benefits families, children, and the environment, and so much of what the cruise lines do fits into these categories that I’ve decided to dedicate my own little section of this site …

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Renee Goyeneche Bio

Renee Goyeneche is the Research Editor for AllThingsCruise, and a writer and research contributor to several prominent travel websites. With niche cruising as a specialty, her particular topics of interest include activities and programs that benefit children, families, and the environment.

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