The Casual Luxury of Oceania Cruises ~ Tune in to CruiseCompete Podcast #2 with Bob Durnan of Cruise Vacation Outlet

Tune In with CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein to Podcast #2 about Oceania Cruises casual luxury … Oceania Cruises is known for its high-end, casual country-club-style luxury. Join host CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein and guest Bob Durnan of Cruise Vacation Outlet for an in-depth discussion of the Oceania experience. In the discussion, Bob Durnan shares his insider knowledge gained as a top luxury agent and a veteran of 54 cruise sailings. Click here to tune in to the …

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Sailing on the Sea Cloud with the rich and famous, since the 1930s ~ Spiffy ship tops cruising’s wish list

(Story and photos by David G. Molyneaux and Fran Golden) … On a cruise aboard the famed sailing ship Sea Cloud, sometimes you may feel like an heiress, which is how the ship’s story began nearly 90 years ago. Through the twists, turns, and capricious winds of history, Sea Cloud has survived glorious and stormy times to be rescued, restored, and returned to a place atop the wish list of many a worldly traveler. Today, the Sea …

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Secrets for Turning Your Vacation Photos Into Art ~ CruiseCompete Cruise Bite #2

Tune In with CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein to Cruise Bite #2 to learn secrets about turning vacation photos into art! … As our mobile phone cameras get better and better, most of us taken at least one incredible vacation photo that we wouldn’t mind seeing every day. Learn how to turn that photo into a piece of art on your wall with minimal effort—and very inexpensively. There really is a very simple secret to saving hundreds of …

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Sound Advice on Audio for Your Cruise Vacation ~ CruiseCompete Bite #1

Tune In … CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein provides sound advice—how to help maximize your enjoyment of your cruise by controlling what you hear and don’t hear throughout your cruise vacation. Covered are the gadgets to bring, how the keep them running, and the entertainment you will want to pre-load onto your devices before you leave home. Click here to tune in to the podcast! CruiseCompete CEO Bob Levinstein is the host of this series to educate and …

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Royal Caribbean Reveals Homeport And Name Of Fifth Oasis Class Ship … World’s Largest Cruise Ship to Sail from China

SHANGHAI, Oct. 10, 2019 – Excitement was in the air today as Royal Caribbean International announced the homeport and name of its fifth Oasis Class ship. The next ship to join the leading cruise line’s innovative lineup will be named Wonder of the Seas and set sail from Shanghai, China. The details were revealed by Royal Caribbean President and CEO Michael Bayley at a global cruise industry conference event held in Shanghai. Slated for a highly anticipated …

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There’s a New Cruise Ship in Town: Celebrity Edge

Celebrity Edge, the newest cruise ship to call Port Everglades home for the winter cruise season arrived to a huge water spray display, and the blasting of horns from the other ships in the port. It’s a most unusual looking vessel, with a rather blunt bow and an appendage on the side of the ship that has a literally movable feast. That orange appendage is whimsically called the Magic Carpet. It can function as a dining room, …

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Our first day on the Scottish Highlander includes a visit to Cawdor Castle

Editors Note: Twenty-six-year old-Will Garrett and his father Edward sailed on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge operated by European Waterways earlier this month. Will filed a daily report and these will be published this week. DAY 4: Traveling to Inverness/Dochgarroch Today started off rather early. This morning, we took the train into Inverness. It took us 3-1/2 hours by train to reach the town where we would meet our barge, the Scottish Highlander, for our cruise down …

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An adventure in the Scottish Highlands begins with a day in Edinburgh

Editors Note: Twenty-six-year old-Will Garrett and his father Edward sailed on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge operated by European Waterways earlier this month. Will filed a daily report and these will be published this week. DAY 1: Detroit to St. Paul My trip began by leaving DTW (Detroit) and traveling to Minnesota (where my father lives) so that we could start our journey to Scotland together.  We had an uneventful evening and retired to bed early …wanted …

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The Scottish Highlander offers everything from castles to distilleries in its shore excursions

Editor’s note: Edward Garrett and his 20-something son Will just returned from a week’s sailing on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge. His son is reporting on the trip from his perspective in a separate blog on this site. Third of three reports. The Scottish Highlander offers a number of rather good excursions by minibus on a daily basis hosted by the ships very charming tour guide Loren. Included on our cruise were beautiful Cawdor Castle immortalized in …

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All meals on the barge are set menu, and the chef prepares everything from memory

Editors note: Edward Garrett and his 26-year-old son Will just returned from a week’s sailing on the Scottish Highlander luxury barge. His son is reporting on the trip from his perspective in a separate blog on this site. Second of three reports Our traveling companions consisted of two well-traveled couples (one from London and the other from Sydney) who showed great consideration for other guests, an absolute necessity in such close quarters. In fact, it quickly becomes …

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