What’s Your Ideal or Preferred Ship Size for Ocean Cruise Ships?

Ship 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. See ships over 1,000 passengers here and read about some of the benefits below. Large to Extra, Extra Large Ships These megaships boast unparalleled options in entertainment and amenities. They truly give the impression of being on board a floating city and provide endless choices …

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Oceania Cruises ~ for Wine Connoisseurs

Oceania Cruises, La Reserve by Wine Spectator The most inspired achievements are born of legendary partnerships, and Oceania Cruises are proud of their brilliant union with Wine Spectator, the foremost magazine for wine connoisseurs, and an exceptional relationship with France’s premier Champagne house, Moët & Chandon. Along with these illustrious partners, they present a variety of differing but equally extraordinary pairing dinners. Developed with Moët & Chandon’s Executive Chef Marco Fadiga, the six-course Dom Pérignon Experience is …

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PortMiami and Carnival Cruise Line Break Ground On Terminal F, Future Home Of Carnival Celebration

Carnival Celebration Set To Be The Newest Carnival Ship Based in South Florida, Powered by Liquefied Natural Gas, Featuring Roller Coaster and Other Innovations Courtesy Carmival Cruise Line: MIAMI, January 29, 2021 – Carnival Cruise Line and PortMiami today held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of the state-of-the-art Terminal F which will serve as the homeport of Carnival Celebration, the line’s next Excel-class ship. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Carnival President Christine Duffy, along with …

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Gorgeous All-Inclusive Resorts in the United States

A vacation at an all-inclusive resort is a great way to relax and recharge. There are several fantastic options spread across the United States. So whether you’re searching for sun & sand or snow & mountains…or a chance to relax at a luxurious spa, you can find one that will fit your needs. Read on to find out details about: Bungalows Key Largo in Key Largo, Florida Sandpiper Bay: Port St. Lucie, Florida Miraval Arizona Resort & …

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Should Tipping Protocols Change for Cruise Travelers Post-COVID?

Age-Old Custom of TIPS (To Insure Proper / Prompt Service) on a Cruise Ship Vacation Once travel is surging again, tipping is a great way to help those who were most affected during the pandemic. Should the amounts we tip change? Yes, we believe that generosity will be the best practice when travel resumes. So many people have been affected, from the porter at the airport who carries your luggage, to the porter who helps you take …

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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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Private Islands by Cruise Line ~ A Favorite Port for Cruisers

Here’s a rundown of the private island ports of call by cruise line: Costa Cruises – Costa Cruises guests visit Catalina Island, off the coast of the Dominican Republic. It features activities such as volleyball, beach Olympics, snorkeling, and massages on the beach. Cruise passengers can also rent jet skis, go for banana-boat rides, or relax on a long beach edged with palm trees. Music and barbecues complete an idyllic day and, for the tourist-minded, visitors can purchase …

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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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Congratulations! CruiseCompete Photo Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to CruiseCompete’s Photo Contest winners in its Photo Ambassador Program to Celebrate Cruise Travel! Recently CruiseCompete announced a Photo Ambassador Program and held a contest, inviting members and readers to submit their gorgeous cruise and destination photos to “Celebrate Cruise Travel.” Visitors to the site voted and we have a winner. Actually, there are two winners. Both first place and second place winners were awarded CruiseCompete gift certificates towards a future cruise booked with a CruiseCompete …

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Victory Cruise Lines can take you to Mackinac Island!

Great Lakes Cruises ~ embark on a thrilling expedition along North America’s historic five Great Lakes and the storied St. Lawrence River to the breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic coast. Choose from four remarkable itineraries that include time to explore British Strongholds, the New England colonies, rare stops in quaint French Canadian villages, Victorian-era towns rich with seafaring history, and remote islands with spectacular wildlife viewing and fascinating local cultures. Up to $3,000 bonus savings per stateroom …

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