MSC CRUISES OPENS SALES FOR 2026 WORLD CRUISE: Invitation to Pre-Book ~for Our Treasured Guests

New 119-day itinerary will visit 47 destinations across 32 countries, for the ultimate journey around the world Overnight stays in San Francisco, Honolulu, Auckland, Sydney, Manila, Tokyo and Dubai will allow guests to immerse themselves in the rich cultures of a variety of renowned regions For those who would like to be onboard the beautiful MSC Magnifica including embarkation options from four European ports – Civitavecchia for Rome, and Genoa (Italy); Marseille (France); and Barcelona (Spain) on …

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Part 4: Atlas Ocean Voyages’ World Voyager Getting My Feet Wet: An Introduction to Antarctica

Flexibility. Flexibility. Flexibility. More than thermal base layers, waterproof pants, gloves and a nice warm hat, flexibility is the most important thing to pack for your expedition to Antarctica. This is not a sailing where a guest can feel entitled to launch a major hissy fit when they experience an unexpected change in itinerary. In fact, there’s no itinerary at all. Aboard the maiden voyage of Atlas Ocean Voyages’ World Voyager, our itinerary stated that we’d sail …

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Sailing The Galapagos Islands … Metropolitan Touring Cruises

If You Love Nature, This is The Best Cruise Experience You Will Ever Have … A visit to the Galapagos Islands is a nature documentary come to life around you. You will be up-close and personal with wild animals and birds who have absolutely no fear of humans in perhaps the most starkly beautiful place on the planet. Metropolitan Touring stage-manages this experience to perfection, seamlessly anticipating your every want and need in the luxury of 40 passenger …

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Princess Cruises Marks Countdown to Inaugural Season from Port Canaveral

The Love Boat Sets Course from Central Florida to Caribbean Paradise Destinations in November 2024 COURTESY Princess Cruises: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Nov. 27, 2023) – Princess Cruises is gearing up for a momentous occasion one year from today as Caribbean Princess prepares to embark on its first-ever voyage from Port Canaveral, establishing a new homeport in the heart of Central Florida. These sailings promise the classic, premium Princess experience, catering to travelers of all ages, making them …

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PART 3: REVIEW: ATLAS OCEAN VOYAGES’ WORLD VOYAGER

The Right Ship for the White Continent Since its debut only two years ago, Atlas Ocean Voyages, the luxury/expedition arm of Portugal-based Mystic Cruises, best known for its fleet of riverboats, has intrigued this small-ship fan. The line launched in 2021 with World Navigator and World Traveller followed in 2022. My sailing today is the maiden voyage of the line’s third yacht, the 9,935 grt, 198-guest World Voyager which, on Antarctica sailings, has a guest capacity of …

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PART 2: WORLD VOYAGER: En Route to Ushuaia – They Don’t Call It the “End of the World” for Nothing

Are we there yet? My 10-hour nonstop American Airlines flight delivers me from JFK to Buenos Aires where, thankfully, Atlas Ocean Voyages has arranged a free overnight hotel stay at the lovely Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Conference Center. Tomorrow, our charter flight to Ushuaia, considered “the end of the world” thanks to its southernmost location, departs. My transfer to the hotel is punctual and I sip the bottled water provided as we speed along highways to …

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PART 1: WORLD VOYAGER: Atlas Ocean Voyages’ Newest Ship

Think Antarctica would leave you cold? Think again! The vista is a desolate and icy wilderness, barren and yet abundant. Drifts of snow stretch on forever atop craggy rock formations and across vast, glittering ice fields. Towering glaciers reach from sea to sky, blinding white to the deepest blue. Hulking icebergs jut up from the water’s surface like mighty alabaster sculptures, calved chunks of them floating lazily across the surface of the frigid turquoise waters. In the …

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Pelorus Yachting Trearsure Hunt ~ Is This The Ultimate Christmas Cruise?

Neiman Marcus thinks so. They’ve included this exceptional Indonesian adventure in their annual list of 8 over-the-top Fantasy Gifts 2023. This wish book is eagerly awaited for its feast of unforgettable pleasures. Pelorus’ 9-Day Adventure through the Indonesian Islands surely qualifies. 10 incredibly fortunate guests will experience hiking through jungles, exploring caves and waterfalls, scuba and snorkeling in crystal clear waters, and being immersed in local traditions. Returning to their 134-foot yacht, they will be wined and …

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12 Mistakes to Avoid When Exploring a Port

Port stops and shore excursions add another level of enjoyment to your cruise vacation experience. Everyone has heard stories about the passenger who didn’t make it back to the ship or the person with the bad experience because they followed someone down a dark alley. Let us look at ten mistakes to avoid and the precautionary steps to try keeping you safe. Don’t carry all your credit cards, driver’s license and full wallet. You do not expect …

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PortMiami welcomes 8 new cruise ships for the 2023-2024 cruise season

COURTESY Miami-Dade County: MIAMI-DADE ( October 2023 )– PortMiami is thrilled to announce the arrival of eight new cruise ships to the “Cruise Capital of the World” for the 2023-2024 cruise season. Among the new lineup of ships that will be departing from PortMiami beginning October 2023 are the Oceania Vista, Carnival Cruise Line Costa Venezia, and Scenic Eclipse II. In November 2023, Crystal Cruises Serenity, MSC Cruises EXPLORA I, and Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian VIVA; and …

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