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    Transformative Adventures Bring Notable Advantages To Cruise Travel

    When sailing with any cruise line, what we do off the ship often makes the difference between a good and a great travel experience.  It makes sense to invest some time noting what we will find at each stop along the way.   Considering organized tours is one way to guide our shoreside plan. Cruise lines and third-party tour operators make short work of deciding what to do, ...

    On March 19, 2017 / By
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    France On Sale Via Limited Time Promos

    The tragic November 2015 Paris Attacks were Europe’s worst in over a decade.  Over 100 people were lost their lives that Friday the 13th, causing travelers to reconsider visiting the city of light as well as other European destinations. Understandable.  Inflow of travelers from North America slowed considerably. Travel companies found themselves with excess inventory ranging from seats on scheduled airline flights to ...

    On March 20, 2017 / By
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    Travel Gear Review Rejects

    We can make a travel product out of just about anything.  Headphones made for serious gamers?  Those also block out screaming babies on planes and work for pretty good ear warmers when traveling to cold weather climates.  When packing space is an issue, we found compact products meant for some other use to keep travelers warm, keep valuables close but never wear ...

    On March 18, 2017 / By
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    Carnival Ecstasy Update Brings New Features

    Carnival Ecstasy has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation that has added a variety of new dining and beverage innovations during a two-week dry dock in Freeport, The Bahamas. Following the Carnival Ecstasy update, the Charleston, S.C.-based ship resumed its year-round schedule of four- to 10-day departures. Added during the Carnival Ecstasy update: Guy’s Burger Joint, a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food ...

    On March 17, 2017 / By
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    NCL Loyalty Plan Echos Rising Repeater Bliss

    New and improved, Norwegian Cruise Line’s Latitudes Rewards loyalty program features exciting benefits at all tier levels.  Aimed to make guests’ cruising experience with Norwegian even more rewarding, the new program is now available.   Of particular interest to us: enough big ship cruise travelers have chosen Norwegian Cruise Line that additional loyalty tiers are needed. Highlights of the new program include enhanced benefits across ...

    On March 17, 2017 / By
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    Celebrity Edge Features Metamorphic Spaces, Magic Carpet Ride

    Every Spring the cruise industry gets together in south Florida for what looks to be a convention of sorts. Over the years,  we’ve talked about Seatrade as the SXSW of cruising in passing.  Since news is not really what we do here, our focus is more on the promises of cruise lines and industry leaders.  We listen and file those commitments away to ...

    On March 16, 2017 / By
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    Windstar Cruises Panama Canal Experience

    Sailing with Windstar Cruises, the 7-day itinerary provides a full transit of the Panama Canal, a travel experience requiring 14 or more days on other cruise lines. Here are scenes from our day with Windstar Cruises going through the canal. We began the process before dawn then continued throughout the day. As we did, Windstar passengers roamed the upper decks as transit-specific ...

    On March 15, 2017 / By