The Great Debate: Book Early or Book Late?

When it comes to planning your next cruise, is it better to book early or book late? Travelers have been debating this idea for years. Cruising is more popular than ever and many ships fill up fast. If you wait too long, you may miss the opportunity to get exactly what you want- or to sail at all. On the other hand, some of the best cruise deals have historically been found just before ships are scheduled …

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CruiseCompete Celebrates 16th Anniversary With More Than 17 Million Quotes to 1.5 Million Members

5 Reasons CruiseCompete Flourishes Amidst Thousands of Travel Websites, Garnering Accolades From Consumers and Press Congratulations are in order for our sister site, CruiseCompete, which celebrates the milestone of 16 years in business this week, having served over 1.5 million members with more than 17 million cruise quotes. CEO Bob Levinstein says, “We are honored each and every time CruiseCompete is mentioned and we sincerely appreciate the many accolades that have been bestowed upon us by consumers and …

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The Beauty of Michigan, Traverse City & Northern Michigan

As the publisher of All Things Cruise, I love to write about interesting places to visit. I happen to live in Michigan, which is truly a special place, where we’re surrounded by water and beauty. When I think of the many places I love in my home state of Michigan, one that immediately comes to mind is Traverse City.  Quite simply, it is one of the most scenic places in Michigan (or anywhere in the world) with …

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Are these cruise ships really seven of the world’s great places to visit?

I thought our readers would enjoy this article written by Rosemary McClure that originally appeared in the LA Times. By Rosemary McClure If you’re a fan of cruising, new ships keep rolling out with bigger and better amenities. But would you include any on a list of the world’s greatest places? Time magazine did. It named seven ships in its second annual list of 100 Great Places to Visit last week. Ships such as Norwegian Joy, which frequently …

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Victory 1 Great Lakes Cruise

image courtesy of dennis cox

  Met with All Things Cruise official photographer Dennis Cox this morning at the attractive port of Detroit on the river. We toured the Victory I and met with the cruise director. A magical cruise awaits those who take this Great Lakes voyage. Oh so beautiful, the Great Lakes and America. – Heidi The latest addition to my Cruise the World Book was from a trip close to home. The Victory 1 Great Lakes cruise ship docked …

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Have You Ever Circumnavigated an Entire Country Before?

  Read below about new, exciting voyages from my friends at Hurtigruten Cruises: In the summer of 2020, we have two exciting itineraries that completely circumnavigate Iceland! Aboard MS Fram, named after the legendary ship used by Norwegian explorers Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen, each expedition dives deep into the history, culture, and wildlife of this magnificent island country. Plus, MS Fram will be completely refurbished in the spring of 2020; not only will her cabins and …

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Machu Picchu

  Just getting to there is worth the trip in itself. This is not an overstatement. We left the United States from Fort Lauderdale airport for the five hour flight to Lima. I don’t know how they knew we were coming, but a multitude of taxi drivers greeted us upon arrival. First there were the pretty women with signs at baggage claim then a ton of them once we exited the terminal. There was no line so …

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Experience the Grandeur of Northern Europe

  Cruise in comfort and luxury aboard one of PONANT’s eco-friendly, intimate ships to exceptional destinations in Northern Europe. We invite your clients to discover nature, history and culture on specially created itineraries that explore the English Channel and the Irish Sea, the world’s best museums between Belgium and Denmark, and the fairy tale cities in the Baltic Sea—highlighted with a stop in St. Petersburg that reveals the majesty of Imperial Russia.   To book a cruise …

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What is Your Ideal River Ship Size – XS, S, M, L or XL?

  CruiseCompete Helps Travelers Choose the Perfect River Cruise Ship Size for Up Close & Personal Voyages All those with the hearts of wanderers will appreciate the appeal of a river cruise; an experience rich in culture, made possible by ability to disembark and re-embark at leisure, an option not available on sea-faring cruises. These cruises are made even more popular because most are all-inclusive voyages, offering countless amenities. River cruise ships range from very private eight-person barges …

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Never Be Bored: 18 Things to Do Before Dinner on QM2

  Below is a blog courtesy of my friend, Bryce Sanders. Enjoy! Veteran cruisers choose 2nd seating for dinner. If you are travelling on QM2 and dining in Britannia, there’s a big window of time between 4:00 PM and 8:30 PM, especially on transatlantic crossings. This might be downtime, but it can also be put to good use. Let’s assume you went to afternoon tea at 3:30 PM. Who wants to miss out on white gloved servers …

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