Classified: Crystal’s Cosmonaut Training

A summer or so ago , my husband and I cruised the Baltic on Regent Seven Seas.  The most impressive thing to our college sons was the shore excursion that my husband ultimately missed –  shooting with the KGB.   I am not sure if this tops that experience or not. Classified: Crystal’s Cosmonaut Training Crystal Cruises has a new high-end excursion program for the courageous cruiser: Cosmonaut training!  In an industry first, Crystal has arranged shore excursions …

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New River Cruise Ships for 2010

I suppose you’ve noticed that my last entry, about this year’s new cruise ships, focused on the sea-faring vessels, but the large ocean liners are not the only ships new to the water this year- the river cruise lines are adding new ships, as well. I’ve noticed a real trend in interest and popularity of these wonderful cruises. So here’s the scoop on some new river boats launching in 2010: AMAWaterway’s AMAbella will be joining the AMA …

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New Cruise Ships Bring More Amenities, Glamour to the Seas

Every year, the world’s oceans play host to a variety of new cruise ships.  Seasoned cruisers and newbies alike look forward to seeing what bold new innovations, itineraries and amenities will be offered as the new cruise standard.  I myself can’t wait to see what’s new each year! I’ve done hours of exhaustive research on the subject, and am happy to provide some information on what these shiny new ships will be showcasing. And now…I’m ready for …

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AMA WATERWAYS has unveiled plans to build an additional ship to sail through Vietnam and Cambodia, to launch the summer of 2011.

This year, late summer,  we are planning a River Cruise  on AMA Waterways…………..and they just announced a new ship – AMAWATERWAYS’  La Marguerite  (92 guest ship) will sail through Vietnam and Cambodia again this year, and  according to  AMAWATERWAYS this ship is almost completely sold out.  Thus, AMA WATERWAYS has unveiled plans to build an additional ship to sail through Vietnam and Cambodia, to launch the summer of 2011. The new 124-guest ship, (not  named yet), will …

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Icebreaker Cruise to the North Pole Day-by-day Itinerary & Pricing

Our sample itinerary should therefore be considered as a guide only, as it is heavily dependent on both weather and ice condition. Day 1 Welcome to Helsinki, the cozy Finnish Capital. Following your arrival in Helsinki and subsequent transfer to your hotel, you will be greeted by our representative in the lobby of your hotel. Day 2 Helsinki-Murmansk flight and embarkation. Following a short tour of Helsinki, you will board a chartered plane for the short two …

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Why You Might Love to Take a River Cruise This Summer

We have seen a major surge in requests for River cruises. Why?  We asked some cruise specialists and these are the reasons they offered. River cruises offer many amenities as their open sea counterparts, with a few extra special additions. Immerse yourself in culture:  Activities on river cruise ships typically reflect the cruising region’s interests; also expect to see cuisine, entertainment, and music that mirror the local traditions.  Lines also may feature lecturers that speak to the …

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When Was the Last Time You Were on Top of the World? Literally?

Please consider this an invitation to join the folks behind AllThingsCruise & CruiseCompete in the North Pole. We have put together an extraordinary cruise expedition for your perusal. In partnership with Expedition Cruises, we are offering an extraordinary journey to the North Pole on the Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker “50 Years of Victory.” The 50 Years of Victory is the world’s most powerful and sophisticated expedition vessel. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be …

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Silversea Offering Fantastic Rates for the Med

Regent Seven Seas has been my favorite ultra luxury line. This summer we are thinking of a Silversea Cruise to the Mediterranean with the low rates they are offering. . Two of their ports are very intriguing Itea, gateway to sacred Delphi, and tiny Formentera in the Balearic Islands, “the last Mediterranean paradise.”    I would love to take this cruise. May 21, the Silver Clouds rates begin at $3697 and that includes economy air and transfers.  Check …

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Dreaming of spending the day on your own Private island

This is one of the most beautiful memories i have………..the day we spent on Holland America’s Private Island A recent visit to Half Moon Cay, Holland America’s private island in the Bahamas, illustrates the cruise travel industry’s ongoing effort to exceed the expectations of its guests. Air-conditioned, open-air beach cabanas are available just a few steps from warm, blue, pristine waters. Private butlers magically appear (for a small fee) from nowhere to fill one’s beverage glass; others …

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Cruise On The Open Roads and On The High Seas – Rent a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle in a Cruise Port of Call

My husband, Jeff, owns a Harley and he thought this would be a great summer vacation idea for us and other Harley lovers. Harley Davidson® has established rental locations throughout the world to accommodate the growing cadre of international road warriors. All rentals are late-model Harley-Davidson® motorcycles, serviced and maintained to strict company standards. To make it easier for you, see the complete listing of international Harley-Davidson Authorized Rentals® locations. Here are a few examples of the …

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