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    Cruise Trip Tips: Orientation Photos

    Sailing on Viking Cruises new Viking Star, we take another look at a variety of cruise topics, breathing fresh life into commonly recommended travel tips. 1- Take An Orientation Photo of the guide to what is on every deck of a cruise ship, the highlights people are looking for when entering an elevator.  Now make that your smartphone home screen image and ...

    On February 25, 2017 / By
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    Windstar Panama: So Far, So Effortless

    Getting to Panama City for a first-time sailing with Windstar Cruises was rather easy; from Miami it’s less than a 3-hour flight. We board 212-passenger Star Pride later today and immediately sail a full transit of the Panama Canal.  Stop right there and it’s hard to miss a couple considerable differences in what Windstar does, right off the bat.  I suspect there will be more. ...

    On February 25, 2017 / By
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    Overnight In Port: Eating Your Way Through Italy

    Cruise travelers commonly fly to the embarkation port city a day or so early, for a variety of reasons.  If getting there means a long travel day, there may be no other choice if they are going to make it to the ship before it sails off without them.  Those who can make the trip in one day go early just to ...

    On February 24, 2017 / By
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    Universal Cruise Features: Ships Seen In Port

    Over the years, we have examined many aspects of cruise travel in one way or another.  The thought behind that effort: There is a cruise line, ship and itinerary that is a good match for every traveler. Frankly, there are very few exceptions to that rule. Mismatches usually occur when there is disparity between traveler expectations and the actual experience. Defining that experience in a variety of ways is ...

    On February 23, 2017 / By