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Another Luxury Hotel Chain Launches a Cruise Line: Four Seasons Yachts

There's a new player in the new field of luxury hotel chains launching cruise lines. Four Seasons announced on September 28th, 2022 that Four Seasons Yachts will debut in 2025.  The...

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Canada Drops All COVID Restrictions for Cruise Travellers

Cruising to Canada is about to get a lot easier: No more vaccinations, testing, or making declarations on the ArriveCAN app. Effective October 1st, 2022, the government of Canada is...

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Size Does Matter: What Size Cruise Ship is Best for You?

Cruise travelers have the same dilemma as Goldilocks: should you choose a big ship, small ship, or a medium ship? If you're ‘sizing up’ your next cruise trip - whether...

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1 Ship, 7 Rivers! AmaWaterways Introduces "Seven River Journey" on a Single Ship

In 2021, AmaWaterways inaugurated a new concept in river cruising – and now it’s taking its Seven River Journey to a new level. Cruise lovers may be familiar with ‘Grand...

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Another River Cruise Line Debuts on the Douro: First Avalon Waterways Portugal Cruises in 2024

Avalon Waterways is the latest river cruise line to embark on Portugal’s Douro River. Douro river cruises are among the fastest-growing itineraries in European river cruising, and Avalon Waterways is...

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Top Souvenirs from a Cruise Trip to Newfoundland

Each cruise season offers more opportunities for cruise travel lovers to explore Newfoundland, where you'll find the eastern-most point of North America, extraordinary North Atlantic scenery and wildlife, from icebergs...

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Culinary Cruises with Decorated Chefs are Back on Holland America Line

2022 sees the return of a Holland America Line favorite: Culinary Cruises with renowned chefs – all members of the line’s influential Culinary Council. As I can attest, food is definitely...

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September Brings New COVID Protocols to Most Cruise Lines - and What That Means for You

It started with a trickle, then quickly became a tidal wave of announcements that begin taking effect in September and will likely affect your next cruise. Cruise lines have begun ‘normalizing’ their...

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Immerse Yourself in Design or Ecology on Regent's New Shore Excursion Concepts

Calling all design lovers and eco-wanderers! Luxury cruise line Regent Seven Seas Cruises has launched two new shore excursion concepts. “Behind the Design” and “Eco-Connect” shore excursions roll out beginning...

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Norwegian Prima Christened: Katy Perry's 'Fairy' Godmother Touch for the First of a New Class of Ships

Norwegian Cruise Line has followed at least one tradition in launching its groundbreaking new class of ships. NCL has made a habit of inviting global musical superstars to act as...

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Pro Tips for Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions on Land

Your next cruise shouldn’t just start and stop at your ship’s gangway. You’ll make the most of your holiday by extending your cruise before you board and even after you disembark.Here...

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What's the Deal with "Laying Keel?" The Meaning Behind the Cruise Ship Tradition

It’s one of the most significant dates in a cruise ship’s history. A ‘keel-laying ceremony,’ often accompanied by a ‘coin ceremony,’ are ancient maritime traditions that are still practiced today...

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AmaWaterways' Newest Ship Christening Celebrates the Rhine and its Wine

AmaWaterways has celebrated the christening of its newest ship, AmaLucia, with a festive ceremony in Rüdesheim, Germany on July 31 during the river cruise line's 20th anniversary celebratory year in...

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Top Tips for Cruise Travelers to Avoid Baggage Blues

One of the best reasons to cruise is the ease of unpacking only once, while your 'floating hotel' transports you to fascinating ports of call. But your baggage has to...

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Another Luxury Cruise Line Begins Expedition Cruising: Seabourn Venture Inaugural

Expedition cruising – and especially luxury expedition cruising - is one of the hottest trends in cruise travel. Expedition cruise ships take guests on voyages to remote regions of the planet,...

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First Cruise Ever to Reach the North Pole

It's an historic date for cruise travel. On July 13, 2022, for the first time ever, guests on a cruise ship have traveled to the northern-most point of the Earth's...

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Silversea Acquires Crystal Endeavor Luxury Expedition Ship

It's official! One of the top brands in luxury cruising and luxury expedition cruising has acquired the Crystal Endeavor. Silversea Cruises is renaming the luxury expedition ship Silver Endeavour (with...

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World First: Lie-Flat Sleeping Pods in Economy Class

The farther you have to travel, the more important comfort is on the way there. So it’s no surprise that the national airline of one of the most remote destinations in...

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You Can Cruise to This Island's Summer Harvest Festival

You can cruise to the island that puts the summer heat into a harvest festival. Barbados' ‘Crop Over’ heats up summer with a distinctly ‘islands’ way of celebrating its traditional...

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One of the Best Wine River Cruises in the World is in the U.S.A.

One of the top reasons many travellers take a European river cruise is for the wine. The banks of many of Europe’s rivers provide the perfect combination of drainage and sun...

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World First: Lie-Flat Sleeping Pods in Economy Class

The farther you have to travel to get to your cruise port of embarkation, the more important comfort is on the way there. So it’s no surprise that the national airline...

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A New, Underwater "Ocean Highway" for Galapagos

At 2021’s Climate summit in Glasgow, something pretty extraordinary for one of the natural world’s greatest treasures happened. Neighboring countries Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica and Panama got together and agreed...

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This Cruise Line and Formula 1 are Delivering Port-side Excitement During Grand Prix Races

If you like cruising with a side of glamour and adrenaline, a new partnership between the fastest-growing cruise line and the fastest cars on the planet may be your ultimate...

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Top Souvenirs from a Cruise to England

2022 is a great year to be an anglophile! Queen Elizabeth II’s history-making Platinum Jubilee, marking her remarkable 70 years of service, plus a new Downton Abbey film, have brought...

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