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    Capturing The Best Of Travel: Preserving Memories Made Around The World

    Reducing travel by ship to the lowest common denominator, the part shared by all cruise lines, reveals some of the best parts of travel itself.  Safely transporting us from place to place obliterates the generalized notion that travel is unsafe.  We see that first hand.  A growing focus on destinations brings up close and personal contact with locals not all that much different than ourselves. ...

    On January 22, 2017 / By
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    Our Graffiti Collection: The Refrigerator Magnets Of Today

    Graffiti artists.  We see their work everywhere we travel.  Looking beyond the destruction of property, graffiti often expresses opinions for which there is no other outlet. Ranging from a single word to colorful murals, these works of art commonly appear under the cover of darkness.  As we travel our graffiti collection has grown; much like the refrigerator magnets of yesteryear.  When we began ...

    On January 20, 2017 / By
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    Cuba Cruise Options Expand In Surprising New Ways

    American travelers commonly begin their cruise history with a sailing to the Bahamas or the Caribbean.  If they like what they experience, they come back for more, often sailing to the same places multiple times.  Cruise lines keep that interest level high by creating new destinations designed to offer something new.  A number of travelers will naturally move on to sail in other parts of the ...

    On January 19, 2017 / By
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    Getting There: American Basic Economy

    On the heels of United Airlines new Basic Economy fare, American Airlines today announced it too will begin selling Basic Economy fares in addition to the wide range of Main Cabin fares currently offered. Cruise travelers looking to save on the cost of getting to the embarkation port may like the new no-frills tickets, aimed to provide flexible way for their customers to pay ...

    On January 18, 2017 / By
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    Eclectic Miami Hotels A Popular Cruise Option

    Flying into Miami a day or two before sailing is a popular cruise option any time of the year.  Tapping any hotel booking source we find rather quickly that there are a lot of choices for pre- or post-cruise hotel stays in the Magic City.  Cruise travelers often choose hotel brands they are familiar with or loyal to as a safe bet which makes sense ...

    On January 18, 2017 / By
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    Three Cruise Travel Secrets We Never Told Anyone, Until Now

    After their very first sailing, travelers commonly become comfortable with the idea of cruising.  Like so many other things in life, first-hand experience has a way of doing that.  Sail a few times and falling into a routine of sorts is common as well.  They become comfortable arriving at the embarkation port early, late or somewhere in-between.  Once on board, their first stop might be lunch ...

    On January 17, 2017 / By
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    River Cruise Packing List Superstars: Don’t Leave Home Without Them

    After a number of river cruise sailings it has become abundantly clear that there are some huge differences between river cruising and ocean cruising.  Those differences demand a different packing list that includes some critical gear needed to get the most out of the experience. This is not a new topic here; we have covered what river cruising is all about for ...

    On January 16, 2017 / By