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Infographic: How Cruise Lines are Working to Protect the Environment

updated at 08/25/2019 in Anywhere
Did you know cruise lines use some of the most eco-friendly innovations and champion stringent procedures to minimize their impact on the air, land and water they visit?  Like many travelers these days, those of us who love cruise travel are eager to ensure our vacations are both memorable and leave the sparkling waters, crisp sea air, and scenic vistas...

Cruise to Cuba? Yes You Can!

updated at 08/25/2019 in Cuba
10 ways you can cruise to Cuba this year. One of the biggest travel stories of the past year has to be the renewing of relations between Cuba and the US and the rise of Cuba as a destination for American travelers. Cuba has long been a favorite sun and culture destination for Canadians and Europeans. Only US citizens were...

If You Think Bigger is Better, You'll Love the New Largest Ship at Sea

updated at 08/25/2019 in Anywhere
March 31st 2018 was a red-letter day in marine lore.  Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas set sail with her first group of passengers.  It marks the 25th ship of the fleet – and the largest passenger cruise ship ever built. 5518 guests sail on this architectural marvel of a ship that's 3 and a half football fields long and...

5 Reasons To Love Your Suite Butler on a Silversea Cruise

updated at 08/25/2019 in Anywhere
If you've never sailed on Silversea Cruises before, you might not realize something very special you will come to love: your Silversea Butler. This is the only cruise line that provides its famous Butler service in every suite on the ship, where the staff-to-guest ratio is nearly one to one.  If you're trying to picture how that level of service...

Top 10 Reasons to Travel to Croatia

updated at 08/25/2019 in Croatia
From an isolated backwater behind the Iron Curtain, Croatia has transformed itself into Eastern Europe's 'Riviera'. Sun worshippers discovered the miles of sunny, pristine beaches and dramatic cliffs of the Dalmatian coast.Other tourism followed for ancient and historic monuments, including UNESCO world heritage sites and even some communist concrete architecture, spellbinding natural beauty featuring islands, waterfalls, and mountains, and the good...

Where's the Best Place to Spend a Day at Sea on the Seabourn Ovation?

updated at 08/25/2019 in Anywhere
Everyone who sails on Seabourn finds their favorite niches and idyllic space on board. We compare notes with each other and other guests. For some, it's Seabourn Square, the community 'living room' on board, where morning coffees are crafted by baristas, greetings exchanged between guests, and guests meet with guest services in their open concept lounge. For others, it's one of Seabourn's...

Video: When is a Cruise not a Cruise?

updated at 08/25/2019 in Anywhere
Crystal Cruises has deconstructed luxury cruise travel and put it back together again, re-imagined. In addition to the luxury, small ships that put Crystal on the map, the new, 'All Things Crystal' includes river cruises, yachting, expedition cruises, and most breathtakingly: air cruises. Imagine, a whole 777 aircraft made over as a 'cruise' for only 44 couples - that's 88...

G Adventures Introduces New Yacht Custom-Built for Galapagos Exploration

updated at 08/25/2019 in Galapagos Islands
The new Reina Silvia Voyager is the tour company's 6th yacht, designed for immersive touring of the Gal├ípagos. The 103-foot, high-end yacht sets sail in July, 2020. With 10 cabins, the custom-built, intimate-sized catamaran offers its 16 guests the most comfortable passenger touring experiences among ships of its size in the Gal├ípagos, and a sense of deeply personal exploration of one...

Why Travelers in the Know are Booking A Douro River Cruise in Portugal

updated at 08/25/2019 in Portugal
Have you taken a river cruise in Europe yet? The 'Big Three' river cruises are the Rhine, the Danube and the Rhone/Saone. You may have heard about cruising on the Seine, even Main and Moselle cruises.But for a little 'off the beaten track' river cruising in Europe, Portugal's Douro river is enjoying its day in the sun. Warm-weather Portugal, in the heart of...

Can Cruise Travel have an Edge? Celebrity Cruises Thinks So.

updated at 08/25/2019 in Anywhere
We don't normally go gaga over ships that haven't launched yet… But this news we just had to share with you. At a cruise industry event last week, Celebrity Cruises announced the first of a new class of ship: The Edge. The first ship designed entirely in 3-D, in (parent company) Royal Caribbean's Miami Innovation Lab in the world's largest...