Survey Data Reveals New Post-Covid Cruise Trends

CruiseCompete Mined Its Wealth of Data of Shifting Attitudes of Cruise Trends Courtesy CruiseCompete: DETROIT (Aug.18, 2020) – A survey by CruiseCompete.com, the web’s only competitive-quote cruise marketplace, has uncovered some interesting insights about new attitudes among travelers. The fact that well-traveled consumers are so ready to start cruising speaks volumes for the health of the industry. When asked if COVID-19 has changed how they will choose their next cruise, 58.7% report that they will compare the onboard policies of cruise …

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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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Successful Recent Voyage on MSC Cruises Aboard the MSC Grandiosa

MSC Grandiosa on 8/17/2020 became the first ship from the MSC Cruises’ fleet to welcome guests back and the first ship to implement the Company’s health and safety protocol. MSC Cruises’ flagship departed Genoa, Italy, for its first 7-night cruise in the West Mediterranean and MSC Cruises’ own and comprehensive health and safety protocol was implemented for all guests and crew. The first guests began embarking MSC Cruises’ flagship in the port of Genoa, Italy, arriving at the …

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Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Voyage: The Experience of a Lifetime

Traveling on an ocean liner is the epitome of the luxury cruise travel experience. I have been fortunate enough to enjoy several transatlantic voyages on lovely Cunard Line, and am looking forward to the next one. Please enjoy reading about our voyage aboard the Queen Mary 2. If you would to find out more about Transoceanic cruises, please visit: https://www.cruisecompete.com/specials/regions/transoceanic/1 Warmest regards, Heidi Pre-Sailing: A Stroll in Olde Londontowne We departed for London on British Airways (try …

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First Anniversary Of Scenic Eclipse

This weekend is a truly special moment for Scenic, celebrating the first anniversary of The World’s First Discovery Yacht™, Scenic Eclipse. Just 12 months ago Scenic was preparing to set sail on Eclipse’s maiden voyage from Reykjavik, Iceland. From the world’s most northernmost capital – right down to the southernmost depths of the Antarctic Circle via Canada, USA, the Caribbean and South America, the experiences that followed have been nothing short of extraordinary. In a season of …

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9 Reasons To Consider A Wedding at Sea

If you’re planning a wedding, it can be hard to know where to begin! Luckily, the cruise lines have a simple answer, and have designed a multitude of wedding packages that incorporate all these things, and much more. So let go of the stress of endless planning, and enjoy your wedding day to the fullest! Following are 9 Reasons To Consider A Wedding at Sea: The Setting -Soooo Romantic. Picture being surrounded by the open sea with the …

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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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CruiseCompete’s Cruise Podcast – Air Travel in the Age of Coronavirus: Insights from an Industry Insider

Tune in with CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein to CruiseCompete’s Cruise Podcast ~ Air Travel in the Age of Coronavirus: Insights from an Industry Insider ~  (CruiseCompete Cruise Podcast #10) Staying healthy while flying is a major topic these days, and my guest today has a fascinating, behind-the-scenes perspective. As the founder and director of AviationRFI (aviationrfi.com), Fran Hume is the expert that airlines call on in their efforts to make flying safer. With more than two decades of experience …

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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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