Small Intimate Voyages – What is Your Preferred Type, Expedition, Explorer or Yacht?

These Small & Intimate Expedition or Yacht type vessels offer a private, exclusive ambiance, along with personalized service and the advantage of being able to port almost anywhere. Passengers get a feel for the water and experience destinations in a very up-close and personal way. Ships sizes range from megaships (over 4,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens. Knowing the differences is key to planning your best cruise vacation. CruiseCompete …

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The 7 Best Reasons To Take An Inaugural Cruise

Champagne christenings, celebrity godmothers and a brand-new, sparkling ship. These are just a few of the reasons avid cruisers have added an inaugural cruise to their “must-do” list, read on for more! Following are the 7 best reasons to take an inaugural cruise: Global Celebrations– When taking an inaugural cruise, you may find yourself rubbing elbows with celebrity guests. Christening ceremonies often feature a celebrity godmother- Queen Elizabeth II has been a godmother three times, and Broadway star Kristin …

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AmaWaterways Becomes First U.S.-Based River Cruise Operator to Resume European Sailings

Courtesy AmaWaterways: CALABASAS, CA – July 21, 2020 – Luxury river cruise line AmaWaterways continues to lead the way in river cruising, announcing today it has resumed operations in Europe with a series of charter sailings onboard AmaKristina in Germany with local guests.  As the first U.S.-based river cruise line to resume sailings, the company continues to pioneer innovation in river cruising, warmly welcoming guests while implementing the newly enhanced health and safety protocols on board its …

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What is Your Preferred River Cruise Ship Size, from Extra Small to Small?

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River cruise ships offer a more private and intimate ambiance, along with personalized service and the advantage of being able to port almost anywhere. Passengers get a feel for the water and experience destinations in a very up-close and personal way onboard and in the towns and areas visited, according to CruiseCompete. Overall, cruise ship sizes range from megaships (almost 7,000 passengers) to very small vessels and luxury yachts whose passengers number in mere dozens (as small …

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More Men are Booking Cruises as a “Guy’s Trip”

Take a look at today’s cruise ships, and you’ll see that they offer a huge range of activities suitable for every cruiser- with a special effort to cater to men’s interests. Sports, adrenaline and adventure options abound, making a cruise vacation the perfect couples or family vacation option- and more and more groups of men are booking a cruise as a “guy’s trip”. Here are the top things men love at sea: 1.) Fantastic Food “24/7” – Casual …

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Scenic Eclipse Welcomed as Member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators

Courtesy Scenic Group USA: Boston, July 2020 – Following its successful inaugural season sailing and exploring Antarctica, the world’s first Luxury Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, has been welcomed as an official member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). The state-of-the-art Polar Code 6 classification luxury yacht has been purpose-built with technology and equipment to protect the environment and pristine destinations to which it travels. Its GPS dynamic positioning system allows for anchor-less docking, while …

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What is Your Preferred Ship Size – Small Luxury or Yacht? From Just 32 Guests

Ocean vessels come in all sizes, but for some the choice is on the smaller side, yet among the categories of luxury, tall ship or yacht. Passengers on these smaller ocean cruises are looking for a more intimate experience. CruiseCompete has divided today’s ships into size categories and provides information on the benefits each provides, from XS, S, M, L, XL to XXL. See the list below of small ocean vessels with guest capacity ranging from only …

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SeaDream Yacht Club is the First Luxury Line to Resume Sailing

SeaDream Leads the Way into the Future of Luxury Travel Courtesy SeaDream Yacht Club: OSLO, Norway (June 24, 2020) — SeaDream’s first Norwegian voyage set sail from Oslo on Saturday, June 20th. This marks the start of the first luxury line in the world to resume operations since March 2020. SeaDream’s Norwegian voyages have sparked an overwhelming excitement. The company had initially plan to sail in Norway with only one ship, SeaDream I, for 9 voyages. After the first voyages started quickly selling out, SeaDream made the …

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What is Your Preferred Cruise Ship Size, from Small to Large?

Ocean vessels offer myriad cruise vacations with onboard activities and amenities, along with exciting destinations. Passengers get a feel for the endless ocean waters, travel to ports around the world and can experience the joy of cruising in many different ways. CruiseCompete has divided today’s ships into size categories and provides information on the benefits each provides, from XS, S, M, L, XL to XXL. Ships sizes range from the Pacific Princess, at close to 700 guests, …

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Haute Couture on the High Seas- Guidelines and Tips For Packing For Your Next Cruise Vacation

On the glamorous ocean liners of days past, long gowns and tuxedos used to be de rigeur for dinner. While some passengers – especially on luxury liners – still opt to get all “decked out”, the rules have become significantly more relaxed, and many of the old guidelines have fallen by the wayside. With things constantly changing in the world of cruise “fashion”, it’s often hard to determine what to pack for a cruise. What’s appropriate can vary by …

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