People Helping People … Let’s Promote Small Businesses

In an uncertain time, we know one thing is true: We all have the power to help others. In this spirit, check out this page we’ve added to All Things Cruise: People Helping People. Thank you for visiting us and these small businesses at this time!    

What’s Your Ship Size? Small Ships (950 Passengers or Less) Fill a Niche …

Small ships fill a niche for cruisers that are looking for more in-depth exploration of the regions they visit. They can visit ports that are inaccessible to larger ships, and exotic itineraries are the standard. Most river cruise ships and almost all of the luxury lines have ships that fall into this category. Some benefits of S ships: Most cabins are suites and have balconies Luxury and service are frequently a focal point of a small ship …

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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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Celestyal Cruises Provides Complimentary Travel Insurance, Including Covid-19 Coverage On New Bookings Made By November 30, For March-June Sailings [Special All-Inclusive Seven-Night Cruises Start At $699]

For Immediate Release Celestyal Cruises Provides Complimentary Travel Insurance, Including Covid-19 Coverage On New Bookings Made By November 30, For March-June Sailings [Special All-Inclusive Seven-Night Cruises Start At $699] Press Release Courtesy Celestyal Cruises: ATHENS, GREECE (October 19, 2020) — To provide guests with additional peace of mind as they look towards returning to cruising,  Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travelers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, has announced that it …

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Susan B. Anthony Museum Honors Woman Who Fought for Right to Vote

When my Grandma Georgie was born on Nov. 3, 1902, women didn’t have the right to vote. Seems hard to believe. When she did gain that right, Grandma Georgie would march to our small town Ohio polling place every election day. She was determined to exercise that hard-won right to vote. As a child, I would jump rope with my sisters to a rhyme but I didn’t know what it meant. “In came the doctor. In came …

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Seatrade Global — Premier Event for Cruise Industry — Virtual Event With Upbeat Discussion

“The good news is there is still a strong desire for cruise vacations. Del Rio noted their Oceania brand has had its highest holiday sales ever, while the 2023 Regent Seven Seas world cruise sold out in a week.” HOME_Normally, reporting from Seatrade Global would carry a Miami dateline. But in the upside down year of 2020, the premier event for the cruise industry is being held virtually this week. So speakers, vendors, participants and press are …

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Etosha Zebras ~All Things Cruise Official Photographer Dennis Cox~ An Eye for the Stunning, Beautiful and Things That Tell a Story in Pictures

Dennis Cox is an award-winning travel and location photographer for magazines, books, corporate publications and advertising. He is also a book publisher, cruise blogger, fashion & travel poster designer. He has photographed in over 130 countries and territories on all seven continents and has specialized in photographing China since 1976. His photographs have appeared in an eclectic range of publications in numerous countries worldwide. Cover photo: Namibia: Burchell Zebras at water hole in Etosha National Park ©Dennis Cox/WorldViews Etosha is …

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Plans on a Healthy Return to Cruising, Agency Letter to Valued Friends & Clients

Courtesy Crown Cruise Vacations: (Sept. 27, 2020) – Recently Crown Cruise Vacations President Ross Spalding sent this letter as an update to cruising, titled: An Update: Plans on a Healthy Return to Cruising, a Letter to Our Valued Friends & Clients Dear Friends, As we head into Fall, we want to take a moment to share with you where things stand in the Cruise World and when we might see some cruises resume in the US. Today, …

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Royal Caribbean Announces Updates to 2021 Summer Cruises

New Itineraries Complement Previously Scheduled Sailings, Bringing Added Variety and Options in Europe and the Caribbean Courtesy RCI: MIAMI, Sept. 23, 2020 – Royal Caribbean International today provides an update to its 2021 summer cruises, announcing upcoming changes in itineraries and homeports. Tapping market research and valuable feedback from guests and travel partners, the cruise line has adjusted its schedule with the goal of providing guests with greater variety for their 2021 adventures. Highlights of the updated …

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First Steel Cut for Seabourn’s Second New Ultra-Luxury Purpose-Built Expedition Ship, Due For Delivery in 2022

Courtesy Seabourn: SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2020 – Seabourn, the ultra-luxury resort at sea, is celebrating a special milestone in its future growth with the commemorative cutting of the steel for the brand’s second ultra-luxury purpose-built expedition ship. T. Mariotti Managing Director Marco Ghiglione presided over the ceremony in San Giorgo di Nogare, Italy with Seabourn President Josh Leibowitz joining virtually. “With two brand new ultra-luxury expedition ships now under construction, we are setting a new standard of …

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