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Peru Tours: Discover the Incredible Landscape and History

machu-pichuWith the summer approaching fast in Peru, it’s the best time to plan a trip and discover the colonial gems, Incan sites and amazing Amazon rainforest. Peru Tours & Travels. Discover Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Amazon, Colca Canyon, Nazca Lines and More.

The Tours & Cruises

A first-class riverboat cruise lasting for 10 days costs $2249 (departure on Nov 6). You’ll be visiting Lima , Iquitos and experience the Amazon wildlife and culture. The price includes: 5 nights aboard Amazon Explorer, one day & one night excursion, Canopy ... [read more]

Author: Cristina Puscas

Date:October 21st, 2009


Cruises are super cheap right now

carnival-cruisesPretty much every sector of the travel industry is hurting in these tough economic times, but there are certain segments of the travel industry that have been suffering more than others. The cruise industry is certainly one of them. With cruise lines having trouble filling up their massive ships, you can sail for super cheap these days. In fact, it’s not tough to find plenty of cruise deals for less than $300. Book now – Carnival Cruises from $249!

If you can’t stand the suspense of waiting til just a few ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:July 8th, 2009

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Super hot deals on cruises

caribcruiseI’ll admit that I have never been a huge fan of cruises. I am a huge fan of cheap vacations, inexpensive travel opportunities and all-you-can-eat buffets, however, which is what drew me to some of the fantastic deals that can found on Carnival cruise ships right now. A 4 day vacation for less than $300? I just might be able to swallow my distaste for cruises at those prices. Plus, I’m pretty sure I could drink enough pina coladas alone to make that price worth it. 3,4 and 5 day ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:May 18th, 2009


Deals Last Minute Cruises

royal-caribbean-pool.jpgIf you have sailed the Caribbean Seas at any point during the past few years, you have likely seen many a cruise ship. They are everywhere. In fact, with so may different cruise companies offering up trips in the Caribbean, cruises dominate the sea much like the Portuguese did during the time of great exploration. Last Minute Cruises.

The sheer quantity of cabins available especially during these uncertain economic times means that you can almost always find a reasonably priced cruise, especially if you are willing to wait ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:March 2nd, 2009

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Carnival Cruise Lines Headed to South America


In the cruise industry Carnival Cruise Lines are the 7-million pound monster. You can hardly go to a port of call in North America and the Caribbean without coming upon at least one Carnival cruise ship. They are everywhere.

The cruise monster has no intention of resting on its considerable laurels. Carnival Cruise Lines will begin sailing to South America in 2009. What this means to you, fair reader, is that you will have another cruising option to places like Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile. That option will inevitably include ... [read more]

Book a Cruise, Receive a Free Portable DVD Player

betamax.jpgDo you remember the olden days when you had to choose between buying a VHS player or a Betamax player? Both were enormous devices that cost more than a pretty penny when they first came out. For those of us who gambled on the VHS player, we got years of quality movie entertainment until one of the kids in the family stuck a peanut butter sandwich in the machine and ruined it. For those who chose Betamax, the gamble reaped little rewards and soon most had to switch over to ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:July 9th, 2007

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A Mexican Fiesta Cruise

cabo.JPGCabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Puerta Vallarta. If most people were asked to name the best places to go on the Pacific coast of Mexico, those three cities would likely be at the top of the list.

Cabo San Lucas is a beautifully located town. Located at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, Cabo has near perfect weather all year round. That is a good thing since it is located next to an ocean that is a virtual playground for fisherman and water sports enthusiasts.

Further down the ... [read more]

Cruise through China

xian-bell-tower-smaller.jpgIf you pay the least bit of news to what is going on in this world of ours you know that China is a country on the move. Its economy continues to surge, its cities continue to be rebuilt and its culture continues to change. These are exciting and dizzying times in China. It is an excellent time to see a historic transformation while it happens by visiting the world’s most populous nation.

A unique way to experience China is on a cruise ship. For whatever reason, there aren’t tons ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:June 28th, 2007

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Super Southern Europe Sampler Cruise

holdingcandy.jpgThere are two kinds of people. There are the kinds that like nothing more than to receive a big block of chocolate for their birthday and there are the kinds that like receive one of those boxes that have many flavors of candy. If you are in the sampler chocolate camp and think that variety is the spice of life, you probably will enjoy this 7-night Southern Europe cruise by Costa Cruises.

This is a fast moving cruise that will fill your tourist tummy with some delightful samples of Italy, Tunisia, Spain ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:June 27th, 2007

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Prices on Alaska Cruises are Sinking Faster than the Titantic

sinking_ship.jpgWe’ve been hyping summer cruises to Alaska for some time now on this here little blog. Alaska is truly one of the best places to do on a cruise. The only real drawback is that it is far away from where most of us live and as a consequence the cruises that visit the Last Frontier are usually more expensive than those going to the Caribbean and Mexico. That is not necessarily the case at the moment.

As we officially celebrate the first day of summer today we see that prices ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:June 21st, 2007

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Charming New England and Canada Cruises

new-england-coast.jpgWhenever you come across a travel description of cruises to New England and Canada you are almost always going to see the word “charming”. Unlike cruises to the Caribbean it would not be accurate to describe a Canada/New England cruise as a “sun getaway”. It would also not be right to label it “exotic”. Charming, however, fits the bill.

There is a charm to the way the costal towns in New England and eastern Canada go about things. These are places that are rich in history and where people cling to their ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:June 14th, 2007

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Doing a Disney Cruise at the Last Minute

disney-cruise-pin.jpgIt is almost impossible to believe that yet another generation of children is growing up with Mickey, Pluto and the Disney gang. With so many entertainment options available to children today, it speaks volumes that so many still enjoy Disney movies, cartoons and those big theme parks in Orland, Anaheim, Paris and Tokyo.

The Disney empire spreads its wings far and wide. That includes ruling the high seas, as well. Disney Cruise Line has a couple of boats that set sail on a regular basis from Cape Canaveral, Florida. ... [read more]

Carnival Cruise Lines Last Minute Deals

last-minute.jpgIf you have spent any time shopping for cruises, and I am willing to bet that you have because you are reading these very words right now, you know that Carnival Cruise Lines offers up some of the cheapest voyages around. Their appeal is that they have quick voyages that are convenient to large swaths of the population in the United States and that these voyages are affordable. If you are looking for glamour, look elsewhere. If you want cheap fun, think Carnival.

You probably also have come across a number ... [read more]

On the Go: Belize, Mexico and Key West Cruise

treadmill.jpgSometimes it feels like all we do in life is go from one place to another. We go to work. We go to school. We go down to the local bar to forget about work and/or school. Go, go, go .when is there ever time to sit in a chair and watch the world pass us by? Almost never.

We even choose to be on the go while on vacation. Whether it is a road trip or a backpacking trip or an around the world adventure, we are ... [read more]

A Beautiful Brazil Cruise

brazil-cruise.jpgThe samba, the beaches, the parties¦Brazil is one of the most funnest places to visit on this planet. Imagine the time you will have aboard a 4-night Costa cruise! The Costa Victoria is your vessel on a journey that begins and ends in Santos, a city in Sao Paulo. In addition to being the entry point for the bubonic plague in Brazil in 1899 (no sign of it today!), Santos has the biggest seaport in Latin America, a Coffee Museum that will leave you buzzing and a soccer memorial ... [read more]

Set Sail on a Pacific Coast Cruise

pacific-coast.JPGThe Pacific Ocean in many parts of North America hardly lives up to its name “peaceful sea”. For large portions of the year the Pacific churns and turns and swells¦and, well, you get the idea. It isn’t exactly the ideal place to be on a cruise. All of that changes in the summer when the seas become a bit more pacific and the costal scenery more visible.

Norwegian Cruise Line has an excellent six-night cruise along the Pacific Coast. Starting in Vancouver, British Columbia, the ship first makes its ... [read more]

Cruise to Saint Maarten

saint-maarten.jpgHere is your trivial fact for the week. Saint Maarten is the smallest island in the world to ever be partitioned between two nations. The tiny Caribbean island is just 38 square miles and is split in half between the Dutch and the French (who call it Saint-Martin). The island is home to 71,000 people, making it one of the most densely populated places in the world. It also attracts more than 1 million tourists each year.

The reason that so many people are drawn to so small a place ... [read more]

Every Day is a Holiday aboard Carnival’s Holiday Cruise Ship

holiday.jpgDilemma time. You have limited vacation time and even more limited vacation money. You have some time off from work stored up and this summer seems like an ideal time to take it. You could stay at home and watch cartoons on the couch all day or you could go on a fun-filled trip that will include fabulous food, entertainment and weather. Is there really any choice? You’ve seen all the cartoons before anyway. The coyote is never going to catch that darned roadrunner.

Carnival Cruise Lines ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:May 10th, 2007

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Royal Caribbean On-Board Credit will add to your Fun

cruise-ship-bar.jpgTalk about a bummer. You are a slave to the man for 40+ hours a week. Your own saving grace is that you know you will have a few days off sometime in the future. You start socking away a little bit of money to save up for a cruise. You finally get the cash together, purchase your spot on board and you pack your bags. What you don’t realize is that while you are floating around the sea having a grand old time you still have to ... [read more]

Cruise to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, eh

halifax-nova-scotia.jpgPound-for-pound (I should say kilo-for-kilo) Canada is one of the most underrated tourist destinations in the world. The United States’ neighbor is often overlooked by Americans looking to go on holiday. The perception some have is that once you cross the border you will have to contend with polar bears and Mounties. The Mounties part is true. The polar bear part, not so much.

The very real fact is that Canada is a wonderful place to travel for Americans and for people from other countries. It is a large ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:April 25th, 2007

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Hubbard Glacier Alaska Cruise

hubbard_glacier_2.jpgUnless you are a polar bear or a person who would like to be a polar bear, chances are you don’t think about traveling to Alaska much in the winter months. But once summer rolls around you might be like millions of people who dream about seeing the splendors of the Last Frontier.

It has reached the point where the Inside Passage between Vancouver and Juneau has become a veritable superhighway for summertime cruise ships. Everyone and their mother are yearning to see the glaciers and wildlife of Alaska and there is ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:April 23rd, 2007

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A 10-day Cross-Atlantic Cruise to Portugal

portugal.jpgPortugal is frequently an overlooked European destination. It should not be. A country of beauty and charm, Portugal is an excellent place to visit. And what better way to visit a country that was once renowned for its ocean explorers than to visit it on a cruise ship?

I’ll admit that Holland America’s 10-day cruise to Lisbon from Ft. Lauderdale might seem dull to some people. When you look at the itinerary all you see is day after day of “At Sea”. If sailing on the high ocean is not your ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:April 18th, 2007

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Liberty, Equality, Fun on a Carnival Cruise

atlas7201.jpgDo you ever feel like the weight on the world is on your shoulders? No matter how strong you might be carrying the world’s weight can be a real drag after a while. Before things start getting so heavy that your back, head and appendix start to hurt, you should consider it time to take for a vacation. What better way to lose all responsibilities by allowing a cruise ship to carry your weight for a week?

Carnival is known for their affordable cruises. While they deliver the cheap prices, ... [read more]

Cruise to Jamaica and Haiti

labadie.jpgIt is not every day that one comes across a cruise that makes a port of call in Haiti. The impoverished Caribbean nation once had a thriving tourism business but that has certainly not been the case for a number of years. Perhaps that is all about to change.

Royal Caribbean International offers up a 5-day cruise from Miami that goes to both Jamaica and Haiti. The ship stops in Labadie, Haiti which is described in the following fashion:

Labadie has the distinctive charm of delivering in just one place some of the best ... [read more]

Cruise from Florida to Denmark

sea.jpgIn our never-ending search to find unusual cruise itineraries we’ve come across this one. It is a 16-day voyage aboard Costa Cruise Lines‘ Costa Magica. Unlike those other boring old cruises that simply go from Florida to the Bahamas, this one is not content to just end there. No, this is a cruise for the adventurer. It is a cruise for people who like to spend time at sea. It is a cruise for the ocean-tested souls amongst us. It is a cruise to Copenhagen, Denmark ... [read more]

It can be all Greek to you on this 7-night Isles cruise

greek-isles.jpgGreece is a very proud and patriotic country, as well it should be. Greek history is long and storied. It is little wonder that the country’s modern national anthem has no less than 158 verses. It might take you a full millennium just to sing them all.

Fortunately you will not be asked to sing it on Royal Caribbean’s 7-night cruise of the Greek Isles. You might be persuaded to do some karaoke, but that is par for the course on a cruise. This is a cruise that ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:March 21st, 2007

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Carnival wants you to Get Married on a Cruise

cruise-wedding.jpgSome people love the idea of planning for a wedding. I am not one of those people. I understand that it is a magical day that you will remember for the rest of your life, but somehow I don’t think that 40 years from now you are going to remember what kind of flowers were in the centerpieces on your wedding tables. I’d rather just kick back with friends and family members and not worry about planning out every last detail. I am lazy that way.

Carnival Cruise Lines has ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:March 20th, 2007

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Bellissimo! A 10-day Europe Cruise

rome-cruise.jpgTraveling to Europe in the summer is a bit akin to being a cow in a cattle drive. The herds of masses obligingly travel from one old church to another with the occasional stop at a famous landmark for a picture or two. Not that there is anything wrong with this. Europe is a wonderful continent with no shortages of beautiful sights, but to go there in the summer months is to know the true meaning of an overpopulated world.

One way around this is to travel during the off-season. ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:March 19th, 2007

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Visit Nine British Isles on one Cruise

anglophile.jpgSome people are Francophiles and others are Anglophiles. What about people who are lovers of lovers? Are we philephiles?

Word musings aside, if you are an Anglophile or simply have a desire to visit the British Isles I have found the perfect cruise for you. Celebrity Cruises have sunk a lot of money into renovating the Century and they want to show it off in style. They are offering a nine-day cruise of the British Isles.

You might be thinking that the British Isles are small and that it would ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:March 16th, 2007

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Experience Elation in the Bahamas

elation.jpgElation [Noun] – an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression. A feeling of joy and pride.

If you were asked to close your eyes and to define the word “elation” chances are that you would have all kinds of images flash before you, but you still might have difficulty putting a definition into words. It is easy to remember times when you have felt elation but it is much more difficult to share what that elation feels like with others.

Travel is often a stimulus that triggers ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:March 12th, 2007

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Cruise from Valparaiso, Chile to Miami, Florida

valpo.jpgFor as long as I have been in the business of finding cheap cruise deals — seemingly an eternity — this one might be the one that offers the most value for the dollar. It is a 13-day cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norweigan Crown. The voyage goes from Valparaiso, Chile to Miami, Florida via the Panama Canal. The cost for an inside cabin? A mere $600. That is how much you might pay for a quick cruise through the Panama Canal, not one of this length ... [read more]

A Quickie Cruise from San Diego to Victoria

roadtrip.jpgSometimes economics can make no sense. If you add up the costs of gasoline, food, ferry fees and a night or two at a hotel during a road trip from San Diego, California to Victoria, British Columbia, you likely would be very pleased if you could do it for $180 in a car.

That is the amount that Holland America is charging for a 3-night cruise aboard the Oosterdam. Instead of sitting behind the wheel of a car listening to bad AM talk radio and occasionally stopping to eat Doritos at ... [read more]

Book a Disney Cruise and get an Onboard Credit

disneycruise.jpgA Disney cruise is certainly not for everyone. If you are the type of person who is scared on adult sized rodents, if you want to stab out your ears when you hear ‘It’s a Small World’, or if you can’t stand to be around families who have children, some of which who might be loud and/or not very well behaved, you should probably look into a different cruise line.

If you do have kids, and I know your children are perfect angels, then a Disney cruise is one option that might be ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:March 7th, 2007

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Practice your Geography Skills on a 10-Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

reading_map.jpgSome people are fascinated by globes and maps. I am one of those people. Every time I am in a room that has a map or a globe my eyes immediately wander towards it. There is something about reading the names of unknown places and then imagining what they are like that gets my juices going.

The Caribbean is a geographic area that is particularly interesting to me. The little dots on the map hold untold mysteries and histories that are rich once they are learned. The best way ... [read more]

Conquer the Caribbean aboard the Conquest

conquest.jpgWith a name like Conquest you can probably guess that this Carnival Cruise ship is slightly bigger and more intimidating than a puttering tugboat. The Conquest does indeed live up to its name. Weighing in at a cool 110,000 tons, the ship is one of the many Carnival mega cruise ships that are churning in seas throughout the world. Like its brethren, the Conquest offers affordable fun and can accommodate roughly the population of a small city 2,974 passengers and more than 1,500 crew members. ... [read more]

Three Rivers Cruises Rhine, Main and Danube

danube.jpgAs Europe continues to come closer and closer together through the evolution of the European Union it is becoming more and more obvious that there are many unique cultures on the continent. The borders might be blurred but the traditions and the history is not. Holland is different than Germany and Germany is different than Poland and on and on.

These differences are one of the great things about traveling through Europe. There is certainly a European way of life on the continent but that way of life changes from country ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:February 28th, 2007

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Free Airfare and 2-for-1 Cruise Fares through Europe

cruise-couple.jpgGoing on a cruise alone is about as fun as watching paint dry. You need someone else to come along to help make fun of the other passengers, to be your partner for the funky chicken dance contest and to oooh and ahhh when there is a spectacular sunset. You need someone to tell you not to hit the buffet line for the third time at dinner and someone who you can share the sights with while you are having the vacation of a lifetime.

Yes, a cruise partner is in order ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:February 27th, 2007

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Experience Ecstasy in the Gulf of Mexico

rave.jpgYou don’t need to take mind altering drugs, attend a rave and have random strangers hugging you all night long to experience ecstasy these days. Put away your pacifiers and pack your suntan lotion. Ecstasy awaits you aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Ecstasy.

Part of Caribbean’s “fun cruises” (as opposed to their “not so fun cruises”???), the Ecstasy features 3-, 4- and 5-night cruises through the Gulf of Mexico that depart from Galveston, Texas. The cruises visit tried and true ports like Cozumel, Mexico and Progreso on the Yucatan.

As is often the ... [read more]

5-Night Gulf of Mexico Cruise

Gulf of MexicoThe Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body of water in the world with almost half of the basin consisting of shallow intertidal waters. You might want to keep this in mind while you are cruising in its warm, blue waters or if you are ever in a bar and someone bets you a beer that you can’t name the ninth largest body of water in the world. Stranger things have happened.

Because of its size, the Gulf of Mexico offers up a variety of treats for cruisers. ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:February 23rd, 2007

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Cruise with some of Baseball’s Greatest Players

graig_nettles5.jpgThe first sign of spring for many of us in the United States is when we heat the crack of a baseball bat hitting a ball. There is something optimistic about the start of baseball’s spring training. The teams train in the sunny weather of Florida and Arizona, winter snowbird fans flock to see the players hit, catch and tug at their crotches, and every team holds out hope that this will be their year for World Series glory.

The one thing that sets baseball apart from the other major sports in ... [read more]

Set yourself Free on a Super Southern Caribbean Cruise

seabird.jpgIn my next lifetime I am going to be a seabird. I am going to spend my waking hours flying high above the warm ocean waters looking for food and enjoying the solitude. When I grow tired of one locale I will simply fly away to another. I will hop from one island to another, never growing bored and forever on the move. I will make up for all of the hours I spend in my current life sitting at a desk and interfacing with a computer. I ... [read more]

Cruise from San Diego to Baja Mexico

highway-101.jpgHere is a cool vacation idea for you. Fly to San Francisco and spend a couple of days exploring one of the United States’ most unique cities. After you tire of urban life, rent a car preferably a red convertible – and drive down the California coast along Highway 101. You’ll see some spectacular scenery, have the opportunity to feast on some excellent food, and enjoy the sunshine radiating off of the Pacific Ocean.

By the time you reach San Diego you’ll be ready for a change of pace. ... [read more]

Book a Cruise from Orbitz and Receive a Free Portable DVD Player

dvd-player.JPGPerhaps you are like me and you have been in this position before. You are on an airplane that is hurtling through the sky at 50,000 feet. This plane ride is seemingly lasting forever. The woman next to you is drooling on your shoulder. The guy on the other side is intently punching numbers into a mind numbingly complex spreadsheet. The airplane is showing a lame movie that you have already seen a 1,000 times. You just finished your book and you don’t think you can read ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:February 14th, 2007

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A Mediterranean Mega Ship Cruise

carnival-freedom.jpgIf you are looking for a small, intimate cruise through the Mediterranean you probably aren’t the target audience for Carnival Cruise Lines’ newest ship, Carnival Freedom. Billed as a “mega” ship, the Freedom could comfortably fit the population of a small country 2,974 passengers in total. It features 1,487 cabins, a crew of 1,150 and weighs in at a cool 110,000 tons. Small it is not.

The ship makes its maiden voyage in 2007 so you have an opportunity to experience its girth before people start leaving their ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:February 13th, 2007

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Get up to $500 Cash Back or Free Car Rental with Cruise Purchase

excited-cruise.JPGThis is an excellent time to be shopping for a cruise vacation. The winter holiday crunch is well behind us and the summer busy travel season is still far enough away that the cruise lines and dealers are more than eager to offer you a deal so that they can entice you to float on the ocean on their ships.

Priceline is one of those dealers that are bending over backwards to get you on board. Not literally, because bending the Internet is kind of impossible, but figuratively they sure are. ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:February 12th, 2007

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Free or Reduced Airfare on Bermuda Cruise

jetpack-1-10-6-15-4.jpgCompared to other types of vacations, cruises are usually very, very reasonable. It never ceases to amaze that you can travel on a cruise for as low as $50 per night and that price includes food you don’t have to cook and a bed that you don’t have to make. It makes you wonder if you could live cheaper permanently on a cruise than you do at home. Perhaps.

One of the hidden costs of a cruise is getting there. Unless you live near the port from which the ship ... [read more]

Recharge your Batteries on a Cruise

battery-charger.jpgHave you ever felt like you were dragging around an extra body on your back? Have you ever woken up in the morning and cursed your alarm clock for forcing you back into the conscious world? Have you ever spent a day sleepwalking through your job wishing you could be anywhere else in the world?

Of course you have. We all go through stretches where life takes us into the back alley and kicks us in the stomach. For some people this can be triggered by the seasons or the ... [read more]

Cruise Savings for Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers and Active Military

topgun.jpgThere is a lot of lip service paid towards those who serve our communities but rarely is it anything more than just talk. Holland America Line is putting their money where their mouth is by offering discount cruises to those who sacrifice to make all of our lives better teachers, firefighters, police officers, and active military personnel. Somehow I don’t think the men and women who spend their lives floating on Navy ships would be too eager to spend their time on a ship during vacation, but these prices ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:February 7th, 2007

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Windstar Costa Rica Cruise

curu.jpgCosta Rica is a unique country. It was the first country in the world to constitutionally abolish its army. It is also one of the most progressive nations when it comes to protecting its environment. Visitors to the small Central American country will experience firsthand how Costa Ricans live up to the country motto of: “Long live work and peace.”

If you are going to visit such a unique and special place you might as well do so in unique and special style. In the cruise industry that means embarking ... [read more]

Inside Passage Cruise to College Fjord, Alaska

harvardgl.jpgThe glaciers are melting. That is the sad truth that scientists around the world are observing. It is terrible to think that in the next generation’s lifetime there may not be places like College Fjord in Alaska left.

Tucked into the corner of Prince William Sound, College Fjord is surrounded by over a dozen glaciers and is easily the equal of the more famous Glacier Bay. Some of these glaciers have spruce forests growing right up to the edge of the ice, giving a sense of scale not seen in ... [read more]

Dive into this Cruise to Cozumel and Belize City

scuba_diving_horse.jpgIf the thought of strapping an oxygen tank on to your back and diving deep into the ocean until your ears feel like they are going to explode in the name of seeing all of the creatures that live below the sea sounds like a good one to you, then you’ll love this 5-night cruise aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Pearl.

The main attractions of this round-trip cruise from Miami are Cozumel, Mexico and Belize City, Belize. Cozumel is world renowned for its scuba diving. Surrounded by more than 25 reef ... [read more]

Dutch Dreams River Cruise

dutch-tulips.jpgWater has played a huge role in the Netherlands for centuries. A country that is below sea level in parts, the densely populated nation is in a perpetual battle to make land out of water and to keep water out of land. Dikes, canals and clever engineering have contributed to a unique Dutch way of life that is an absolute treasure for a visitor to experience.

Uniworld Grand River Cruises offers a 7-night Dutch Dreams cruise aboard the River Ambassador that is perfect for those who want to experience Holland from ... [read more]

Spain, France and Italy Cruise, Oh My!

nice.JPGThere is something about Europe that just feels different. The minute you step off a cross-Atlantic air trip and step foot on the continent you feel like you are in another part of the world. At the same time, Europe is also familiar. It has its lovely towns, bustling cities and historic cultures, but none of this leaves you feel like you are visiting Mars. Europe is both different and familiar.

Europe is also wonderful, especially if you can take the time to explore some of its southern areas. Celebrity Cruises has ... [read more]

See the Pacific Northwest by Cruise

pacific-northwest-vacation.jpgWhen most people think of cruises they likely envision a trip to a location where the sun shines and warmth fills the air. The exception might be an Alaska cruise in the summer, but even that can be a sun filled affair. The odds aren’t great that you’ll see much sun during a cruise of the Pacific Northwest in late April, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have an opportunity to enjoy a beautiful part of North America.

Celebrity Cruises offers up a 7-night Pacific Northwest cruise that begins in San ... [read more]

A Tale of Two Cities: Miami to London Cruise

london-big_ben.jpgOn the surface you would be hard pressed to find similarities between Miami, Florida and London, England. One is modern sleek, the other is old Europe sheik. One is filled with sunny day after sunny day, the other sees more than enough of its gloomy gray days. One is located on the ocean, the other is located on a river. One is a city of cars, the other is a city of double deck buses and the tube.

On the surface Miami and London might not share a ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:January 31st, 2007

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Cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii aboard the Carnival Spirit

whal111.jpgSurrounded by nothing but blue water, the wind whipping through your air, the ship rocking with each wave, the birds hanging above hoping you’ll leave something behind for them to feast on, whales jumping next to you. Some people just like being on the open sea and it is hard to blame them. Getting away from the daily grind is one reason for travel and there is no easier way to escape from your land-based life for a few days than to be on the open sea.

There are a fair number ... [read more]

Cruise with Naturalist Jean-Michel Cousteau

cousteau.jpgWhen you think of sea explorers the first and only name that probably comes to mind is Jacques Cousteau. The French researcher changed the way we think of oceans and changed our understanding of the animals that inhabit the sea. His pioneering work is continued on by his first son Jean-Michel Cousteau and his Ocean Futures Society, a marine conservation and education organization that is fostering a conservation ethic, conducting research, and developing marine education programs.

Cousteau is truly a leader in his field and his knowledge is something that audiences worldwide ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:January 30th, 2007

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Score! Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Miami

referee.jpgWe’re all going to be hearing quite a bit about Miami, Florida this week as the inevitable hype that surrounds the Super Bowl reaches epic proportions. Sporting event or no sporting event, Miami is a fascinating city that blends a wide variety of cultures to create its own look and its own feel.

Miami also happens to be a fairly popular port of call for cruise ships and it is especially useful when sailing the eastern Caribbean. Carnival Cruise Lines has a winner of a deal on a 7-night cruise aboard ... [read more]

Feast on this Classic Scandinavia and Russia Cruise

buffet.jpgIt is the Swedish language that contributed the word “smorgasbord” to our lexicon, which is only fitting for this 10-night Scandinavia and Russia cruise aboard Princess Cruises’ Star Princess. The itinerary includes a veritable smorgasbord of sights and it will do its part to satiate your travel hungers. For a 10-night cruise this one offers up a variety of treats.

The voyage begins in the charming Danish capital, Copenhagen, a city steeped in maritime tradition and a place that is as lovely as you will find anywhere in the world. ... [read more]

Sail the Mediterranean from Venice

venice-060.jpgVenice is dripping with romance. Even with the summer crowds and high prices, your heart won’t be able to avoid going pitter and patter while you are exploring one of the finest cities in Italy.

If the romance of Venice isn’t enough to rekindle old flames or ignite new ones, how about combing a trip there with a cruise of the Mediterranean? Royal Caribbean International offers up an excellent seven-day voyage aboard the Splendour of the Seas. Starting and ending in Venice, the ship takes you to some of the ... [read more]

Trans-Atlantic Cruise to Rome

rome-colisee.jpgThere was a time when thousands of people each day would take to the high seas to leave Europe for the hope and promise of the United States. Theirs was a dangerous passage filled with uncertainty and fear. You can recreate their voyage, in reverse and without the uncertainty and fear, on a 16-day cruise aboard Holland America’s Westerdam. The Trans-Atlantic trip departs from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and stops in the Bahamas and on Grand Turk Island before spending 6 full days and nights on the open sea.

Sitting on ... [read more]

Caribbean Cruise Round-Trip from Orlando

dolphins.jpgIf you want to earn brownie points for life from your children, tell them you are taking them to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. After the screaming subsides and the hugs come to an end, you’ll want to start looking around for ways that the whole family can enjoy a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.

One popular option for both kids and adults alike is to combine a trip to the Mouse Trap with a cruise. Orlando is about an hour away from Cape Canaveral, a popular departing port for ... [read more]

Cruise Norway’s Fjords

norway_fjords_1.jpgPeople often ask me what I think is the best place to take a cruise in the world. This is, of course, a difficult question to answer because there are so many great cruise spots. I certainly think that a cruise to Alaska should be on everyone’s list. I also think that a trip through the Panama Canal is a must-see. But if I only had one place I could visit on a cruise I would have to say it would be the fjords of Norway.

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Author: Bob

Date:January 23rd, 2007

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Hawaii Five-0-0: Cruises for under $500

gold-bars_coins.jpgThere was a time when a Hawaii vacation was something that only the other half could experience. You know the other half. They go by names like Chet and Biopsy and they wear gold platted underwear while shuttling from one vacation home to another. Don’t even think about stealing their underwear from the laundromat!

The days were the beautiful islands of Hawaii were reserved for only the beautiful people are long gone so even if no one calls you Boopsy, you can enjoy the stunning scenery and amazing weather that makes ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:January 22nd, 2007

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5-Night Key West/Bahamas Cruise from Jacksonville, FL

bahamas-cruise.jpgHere’s a fun little cruise that is perfect for families or for couples looking for a quick little getaway. Carnival Cruises offers a 5-night voyage to the Bahamas aboard the Celebration. The ship departs from Jacksonville, Florida. After a day spent at seas picture yourself lounging by the pool, stuffing yourself silly with food, enjoying a few beverages and relaxing the ship spends a day in Key West.

Once a playground for Ernest Hemingway, today Key West is a vibrant community full of artists and fun. ... [read more]

Cruise the Mexican Riviera

loscabos.jpgThe Pacific Ocean side of Mexico and Baja, California has evolved into a wonderful vacation playground. With endless days of warm sunshine, crystal clear ocean waters, pristine beaches and an infrastructure in place to accommodate visitors from around the world, the Mexican Riviera, as some call it, is an affordable option for those looking to escape for a few days or even a few weeks.

Carnival Cruise Lines traverses the waters around the Mexican Riviera like no one else. They have a ton of different ships and routes to choose from and ... [read more]

Complimentary Aqua Spa Experience on Alaska/Hubbard Glacier Cruise

acua-spa-experience.JPGWhile I have never personally had an aqua spa experience, I can safely safe that it does not suck. In fact, I am willing to wager that receiving a spa treatment that involves soothing water and the purifying on the skin is probably heaven on earth. Make that heaven on sea.

Celebrity Cruises is offering up a free Aqua Spa Experience when you book an oceanview stateroom or above on its 7-night cruises of Alaska and Hubbard Glacier. With or without the watery spa goodness, this is a cruise that ... [read more]

Save on Panama Canal Cruises

panama2.jpgWhen you think about it, the Panama Canal was a remarkable concept. Human beings took a look at strip of land that is 51 miles long and decided they could turn it into a waterway. The amount of capital spent both financial and human was unprecedented in its time and to this day it remains one of the planet’s great engineering feats.

There is talk these days of expanding the Panama Canal so that it can accommodate the ever increasing number of jumbo cargo ships that themselves ... [read more]

Cruise from New York to Florida & Bahamas

great-stirrup-cay.jpgOne minute you will be walking down Fifth Avenue the next you will be walking on the beach. Norwegian Cruise Line makes it possible through a fabulous 6-night cruise on the Norwegian Spirit. You’ll leave Manhattan in a New York minute and after a day at sea to enjoy all of the great amenities aboard the Spirit you will finds yourself in Port Canaveral, Florida.

Spend the day walking on the beach or take some time to explore NASA’s headquarters. If you are really lucky, you’ll be there when there is ... [read more]

Yippee! Here’s a Cheap 4-Night Western Caribbean Celebrity Cruise

yipee.jpgCelebrity Cruises has a reputation for delivering high-quality cruises. As a result, there cruises are often more expensive than their competitors. That is not the case for this 5-night Western Caribbean cruise aboard the Century. At $60/night for an Oceanview cabin, you would think that you would be cruising on one of those hulking ships that are lucky to still be afloat after all the rust they have accumulated over the years.

The Century is neither rusting nor in danger of sinking. It is a modern vessel with all the bells and ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:January 11th, 2007

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Free Spa Treatment and Robes on Select Royal Caribbean Cruises

relax.jpgAdmit it. You are stressed out. Your neck hurts, your back is a wreck, that furled brow is even more furled than usual. You could use some time off. Like right now. That is why you are surfing around a travel site instead of putting together that spreadsheet your boss asked for three weeks ago. Your body is in one location and your mind is in another.

Sound the trumpets. Here is a cruise line that has come to the rescue. Royal Caribbean understands that ours ... [read more]

Complimentary Upgrades and Huge Savings on Carnival Caribbean Cruise

through-window.jpgLet’s face it. When you picture yourself on a cruise chances are you don’t picture yourself sitting in a room with no windows and with now view of the ocean. Alas, that is what you usually get when you opt for the cheapest cruising option, the Interior cabin. This is not always a bad choice if your cruise takes you to spectacular locales and you don’t plan on spending much time in your cabin, but if you think it is kind of fun sitting in a chair watching the water pass by while you enjoy ... [read more]

You’ll need your Free Vest on this 11-Night Alaska Tour and Cruise

alaska-cruise-ship.jpgThis is the time of year when the savvy cruise bargain shopper can pick up a real steal. If you shop early, you’ll likely beat all the other cruise wannabes to the best deals of the summer season.

One destination that was hot last season and surely will be even hotter this year is Alaska. More and more cruises are doing the Inside Passage which is great news for travelers looking to see an amazing part of the world without spending a small fortune.

Celebrity Cruises is offering a cruise that is ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:January 8th, 2007

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Kids Sail for Free on Costa Bermuda Cruise

kids-cruise.jpgEven though they are a money drain and even though you have to tell them to clean their rooms a million times a week, your kids still probably bring a special joy to your life. While undoubtedly there have been times when you have thought of nothing else but a cruise without the kids, the fact remains that having the little ones along for the ride can be an awful amount of fun.

Teaching children about the wonders of travel at an early age is a very important thing. It will open ... [read more]

Yeehaw! A Southern Caribbean Cruise

yeehaw.jpgFor the first post of the New Year on our newly revamped and splendid looking corner of cyberspace, I am proud to offer you a glimpse at what I think is one of the better 10-day Southern Caribbean cruises in this universe. The voyage takes place aboard the mighty Galaxy, a ship operated by Celebrity Cruises.

Close your eyes and picture yourself starting off the journey in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a bustling city that is both foreign and familiar. From there you head on down the water road to a ... [read more]

Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Wind

Glass-enclosed terraces surround you. Expansive walkways lead to broad, pool-side decks. The dining rooms, the lounges, even the fitness center present panoramic views of the open sea. In almost every stateroom, a picture window or a floor-to-ceiling window puts the world at your feet. And with the addition of a 130-foot midsection, the completely refurbished Norwegian Wind is virtually brand new.

The Norwegian Wind feels wide open and wonderfully uncrowded. The decks are extra-wide. Lounges, showrooms and even the casino are grand-scaled. Staterooms are roomy, and 85% come with an ocean view.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Sun

Completed in late 2001, the Norwegian Sun is NCL’s newest realization of the Freestyle Cruise experience. Imagine a private cruise designed just for you. What’s your pleasure? French gourmet in a formal setting, or perhaps you’d prefer sushi in shorts. Nine distinct international restaurants await you at any time of day, so you’ll never have to eat the same meal twice. With over fifteen decks, thirty-six suites, and 107 mini-suites complete with balconies, the Norwegian Sun puts you in command as never before.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Star

NCL proudly introduces its newest Freestyle ship, the Norwegian Star. This $400 million supership is the largest cruise ship ever to set sail in the islands of Hawaii, accommodating 2,200 passengers and 1,100 crew members. Purpose built with NCL’s exclusive Freestyle Cruising in mind, the Norwegian Star has ten distinctive restaurants and 14 separate lounges and bars. In addition, the Norwegian Star has more private balconies and oceanview staterooms than any other ship in Hawaii.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Spirit

The Norwegian Spirit captures the elegance and charm of the Alaskan experience. Freestyle Dining allows for an array of dining options, from savory French entrees at Maxim’s to Tai Pan’s Asian delights. On deck, admire spectacular views while practicing your golf swing and jogging around the Star Track. Sip your favorite cocktail by the Tivoli Pool, or indulge in the soothing treatments featured at the Roman Spa. At night, witness magical performances at the Moulin Rouge, then kick up your heels at the Celebrity Disco. Or, find Lady Luck amidst colorful gaming tables ... [read more]

Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Sky

The view of twelve spacious decks surrounding a glass-domed atrium could take your breath away. Let it. Then take another breath and look further. Check out the Internet Café. It offers computers you can rent so you can stay on-line while at sea. Take another deep breath as you gaze at the spacious, beautifully appointed staterooms, dining rooms and show rooms. You will agree that the Sky is simply breathtaking.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Sea

Sheer glass walls. A two-story shimmering crystal fountain. An elegant avenue of boutiques and shops. Views that stretch to the ends of the earth and a list of on-board amenities just as expansive. This is the remarkable Norwegian Sea. From her broad promenades to her glass-walled Observatory Lounge with a panoramic view of the sea, this is a ship you won’t soon forget.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Crown

Regal elegance and style await aboard the sparkling Norwegian Crown, the latest ship to feature Freestyle Cruising. This stately vessel boasts spacious staterooms — many with picture windows and marble bathrooms. Exotic treatments at the Mandara Spa and Broadway-style shows are just some of the activities to choose from. Sample everything from French bistro specialties to Asian fusion cuisine at six restaurants. Pamper your body at the Mandara Spa or tone it at the 24-hour fitness center. Relax with a cocktail and spectacular views in the glass-enclosed Top of the Crown Lounge. Eight additional ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Majesty

The moment you see her, you’ll understand why she commands such a loyal following. The Norwegian Majesty has always been stylish and sophisticated. Now she’s also been s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d – adding 110 feet that’s filled with new staterooms, a second pool and dining room, a new casino, another outdoor bar, NCL’s hallmark Le Bistro restaurant, a coffee bar and lots more deck space. And everything else has been spruced up and refurbished. The Majesty now gives you even more room to roam, more sparkling places to enjoy and more quiet corners to relax in.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Jewel

Experience the voyage of a lifetime on the sparkling new Norwegian Jewel. Revel in Freestyle Cruising – the freedom to enjoy your choice of unscheduled onboard amenities. Watch the world unfold by the Sapphire Pool. Later, revive with a cappuccino in Java Cafe. Eat as you please with Freestyle Dining at 10 unique restaurants, from Mama’s Italian Kitchen to the elegant Le Bistro. Savor a taste of Asia in Chin Chin, featuring Thai, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine. Little shipmates are in for nonstop fun at Splashdown Kid’s Club, while teens can dance and hang out in Club Underground. Find your ... [read more]

Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Dream

This is no illusion. She’s the luxurious Norwegian Dream, one of the most beautiful ships in the NCL fleet. Designed to take you to some very special places, the Norwegian Dream is also a destination in herself – offering more pleasures and treasures than most of her fortunate guests ever dreamed of. And with the addition of a 130-foot midsection, the completely refurbished Norwegian Dream is virtually brand new. From elegantly appointed staterooms and airy promenades to the spectacular Observatory Lounge and Galleria of shops, everything about the enchanting Norwegian Dream is, well, dreamy.

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Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) – Norwegian Dawn

NCL proudly introduces its newest ship purpose-built for Freestyle Cruising – Norwegian Dawn. Sister ship to the spectacular floating world-class resort is filled with innovations from bow to stern. Consider 10 different restaurants, each with its own unique ambiance, over a dozen bars and lounges, a superior collection of amenities and a wide variety of accommodations. This dazzling ship offers the ideal way to escape to Caribbean with more dining options, more balconies, more oceanview staterooms, new activities and more flexibility than ever before.

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Costa Cruise Lines – CostaVictoria

Europe’s finest designers and architects spared neither effort nor expense in creating the CostaVictoria – a cruise ship that reflects the spirit and warmth of Italy. Intended to be one of the most exciting and stunningly beautiful ships of our time, the CostaVictoria is a modern masterpiece offering every comfort, convenience and amenity for your enjoyment. This boldly sophisticated cruise ship is setting new standards of excellence with its avant-garde design, opulent meeting and entertainment areas and exquisitely appointed accommodations. From the breathtaking Concorde Plaza to the sparkling indoor pool, ultra-modern Pompei Spa and ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Costa Cruise Lines – CostaTropicale

The CostaTropicale is the perfect complement to Costa’s fleet. At 671 feet in length and 36, 700 tons, she carries 1,022 guests in true Italian Style. Onboard guests can enjoy three swimming pools, dancing in the Miami Ballroom, Las Vegas style reviews in the Tropicana Show Room or try their luck in the Habana Casino. There’s also a full fitness center and spa, an Internet Café and Club Bahia, a specialty restaurant overseen by one of Brazil’s best known chefs.

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Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Costa Cruise Lines – CostaRomantica

Following in the rich traditions of Costa’s magnificent Italian-inspired vessels, the CostaRomantica epitomizes our devotion to Italian design. Richly embellished public rooms feature rare woods and Carrara marble, exquisitely detailed by the finest European artisans. Millions have been invested in original works of art including sculptures, paintings, murals, wall hangings and hand-crafted furnishings. The staterooms are generously proportioned and luxuriously appointed. Refresh yourself in a fully contained spa which offers beauty treatments, therapies and personalized instruction. The talented designers of the CostaRomantica have spared no expense to make it the most comfortable and elegant ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Costa Cruise Lines – CostaEuropa

In addition to the Italian traditions of warmth and hospitality, Costa passengers can look forward to fun! In Italy, dining is always a celebration, which explains the fabulous week of feasting Costa has prepared for its guests. Breakfast and lunch buffets are long and lavish, while morning and noonday meals in the restaurant are enjoyable, tasteful affairs. Costa also offers a variety of activities for body, mind and soul. You can practice your swing with an onboard golf pro or kick back and relax in a comfortable deck chair. Explore the Italian shopping ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Costa Cruise Lines – CostaClassica

Following in the rich traditions of Costa’s magnificent Italian-inspired vessels, the CostaClassica epitomizes our devotion to Italian design. Richly embellished public rooms feature rare woods and Carrara marble, exquisitely detailed by the finest European artisans. Millions have been invested in original works of art including sculptures, paintings, murals, wall hangings and hand-crafted furnishings. The staterooms are generously proportioned and luxuriously appointed. Refresh yourself in a fully contained spa which offers beauty treatments, therapies and personalized instruction. The talented designers of the CostaClassica have spared no expense to make it the most comfortable and ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Costa Cruise Lines – CostaAtlantica

Costa Cruises welcomed its newest flagship, the CostaAtlantica for her inaugural season on July 2, 2000. The ship includes 12 passenger decks named after movies directed by the famous Italian Director, Federico Fellini. Each deck combines the elegance of European style with the sophistication of American comforts. The CostaAtlantica’s Caruso Theater, is an impressive three level theater with a capacity of 1,167 passengers. There are several dining venues aboard this grand ship such as the Tiziano Main Restaurant, Botticelli Buffet, Napoli Pizzeria and Ristorante Club Atlantica, the CostaAtlantica’s alternative dining venue.

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Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Costa Cruise Lines – CostaAllegra

The play of light on glass and water transforms this magnificent ship into a floating work of art. Carrying only 800 passengers, the intimate CostaAllegra is a vessel of imagination and opulence. Peach and rose hand cut Carrara marble, beautiful statues, walls finished in the finest woods and decks named after famous impressionist painters. There is a glass atrium three decks high, and a dome that opens up to a 360 degree view of the sky – day or night. Fountains stream into pools that are, at the same time, exquisite skylights for ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Disney Cruise Lines® – Disney Magic®

From the hearts and minds of the dream-makers at Disney come the most imaginative vessels afloat: The Disney Magic® and the Disney Wonder®. Step aboard and discover ships as classic as the greatest ocean liners of years gone by. Staterooms that are among the largest at sea. And separate activity areas for adults, teens, and kids. Close the door behind you and enter a surprisingly spacious world of your own. Staterooms comfortably accommodate at least three people — deluxe family staterooms accommodate up to five. An unprecedented 73% offer spectacular ocean views, and ... [read more]

Disney Cruise Lines® – Disney Wonder®

From the hearts and minds of the dream-makers at Disney come the most imaginative vessels afloat: The Disney Magic® and the Disney Wonder®.

Step aboard and discover ships as classic as the greatest ocean liners of years gone by. Staterooms that are among the largest at sea. And separate activity areas for adults, teens, and kids. Close the door behind you and enter a surprisingly spacious world of your own. Staterooms comfortably accommodate at least three people — deluxe family staterooms accommodate up to five. An unprecedented 73% offer spectacular ocean views, and of ... [read more]

Cunard Cruise Lines – Queen Elizabeth II

Perhaps you’re a connoisseur, who always takes a suite at the finest hotel. Then again, this grand ocean voyage may be your lifelong dream. Whatever your desires, Queen Elizabeth 2 accommodates you beautifully with a luxurious blend of dining venues and living quarters distinctly suited to you.

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Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Cunard Cruise Lines – Queen Mary II

The Golden Age of ocean travel has returned with the Queen Mary II, from the opulent grand ballroom to the full-circle promenade deck. Rejuvenate your spirit at a yoga class, then head to the Canyon Ranch Spa Club for a wide range of treatments, from the classic to the exotic. Pursue your special interests with Oxford Discovery, or learn about the universe in Illuminations, a full-scale planetarium. Relish the plethora of extravagant amenities and premium White Star Service as you dine on Wedgewood in the Queens Room, sip fine wine in Sir Samuel’s, and enjoy panoramic views from the Commodore ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Orient Cruise Lines – Marco Polo

The Marco Polo, the award-winning flagship, is built like the grand ocean liners of yesteryear with broad sun decks, teak promenades and Art Deco interiors accented in marble and wood. Though elegant and possessing all the indulgences you would expect of a luxury ship, she is far from stuffy. And with just 800 guests aboard, a friendly spirit of adventure prevails as she cruises to the world’s most exciting ports.

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Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Orient Cruise Lines – Crown Odyssey

The Crown Odyssey is a dazzling, 1000-passenger ship as regal as her name implies. Built for worldwide cruising, she is small enough to enter intimate ports, yet large enough to offer every luxury. Her staterooms are spacious and most boast huge picture windows. And the sparkling array of public rooms feature such gems as the 10-story high Top of the Crown lounge with its panoramic 360 degree views.

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Author: Miss Julie

Date:December 22nd, 2006

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) – Adventure of the Seas

She’s a revolutionary marvel of naval engineering. Enjoy first-time cruise features like a skating rink, a street fair and a rock-climbing wall – among others. How did they accommodate all of these innovative ideas? Simple. They built a bigger ship the 138,000-ton, 3,114-guest Adventure of the Seas, part of the Voyager class of ships. Innovations on the Voyager class ships represent the highest space-per-guest ratio in the cruise market – and include enhanced staterooms, expanded dining options and exceptional recreational facilities.

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