Cruise Deals

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


Exclusive Online Cruise Deals from Cruise Direct

caribbean_specials_bannerI am one of those who think that cruises are for old people; but many of my friends (about the same age as mine) have been on cruises and totally enjoyed them. If you like cruises or want to experience something new now is your chance. Online Exclusives – Find the Perfect Cruise If you book now and depart in early December, some cruises are as cheap as $399 (14 nights) and you’ll be visiting both Europe and South America. If this doesn’t convince you, then you should know ... [read more]

Author: Cristina Puscas

Date:October 2nd, 2009


Caribbean deals abound right now

caribbeanclearbeach1Summer may not be when you typically crave a vacation to the Caribbean, but heading to the islands for some sun and beach in the summer months is actually a terrific way to save money. Summer means low travel season in the Caribbean, which also means for some screaming good deals.

To make finding those great travel deals even easier, Cheap Caribbean release a new, great and super cheap deal to the Caribbean every day. Today, for example is for An all-inclusive resort starting at just $49 a night (no, I ... [read more]

Author: Miss Julie

Date:July 27th, 2009

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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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This offer on cruise deals is going to be very hard to beat

Cruize shipFor some reason it seems like the cruise industry has been even more competitive than usual lately, but these cruise deals from Priceline are still shocking to me: Priceline Cruises, 110% Price Guarantee – 23 ports, 155 ships, 17 Cruise lines! Once you get to their page you’ll see that their 110% guarantee is only the beginning. Sure, they want you to be sure you can’t find these cruises any cheaper, but once you see their offers you’ll see how they can make that bold ... [read more]

Author: Roger Wade

Date:August 18th, 2008

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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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Plan Ahead for your 2008 New Year’s Cruise

new-years-cruise.jpgAs nice as he may be and as charming as the tradition is, spending another year watching a ball in New York drop while Dick Clark wishes you a happy new year is something that you should be actively seeking to avoid. Why let everyone else have the time of their life while you sit at home trying to stay up until midnight? This year, you can make it a New Year’s to remember by being aboard a cruise ship.

You don’t have to worry about drinking and driving the ... [read more]

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]

Take a Last Minute Cruise to Alaska

alaska-cruise-last-minute.jpgThey call Alaska America’s Final Frontier. The second to last state admitted into the union is certainly not last when it comes to beauty. Alaska’s vast natural resources are legendary and no matter how great you have heard that they are you will still be blown away when you see them in person.

Stunning mountains, gorgeous glaciers, marine and land wildlife these are just a few of the attractions you will see while taking a cruise to Alaska. The famed inside passage is as beautiful a waterway as you ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:June 4th, 2007

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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 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]

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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Small Group Travel and Cruises for Seniors

senior-travel.jpgOne of the best things about travel is that it can be appreciated by people of all ages. If you are a child you can marvel at being in a new city or while experiencing a culture for the first time. If you are a young adult you can often travel for cheap and meet other young adults who are keen on discovering all that this world has to offer. If you are an adult you can escape the everyday grind of life through travel and continue a lifetime of ... [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.

There are probably more poetic ways ... [read more]

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]

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]

Book a Cruise and Receive a Free iPod Shuffle

ipod_headphones.jpgIt would not be surprising if 50 years from now human beings are born with white headphones dangling from their ears. It is only a matter of evolutionary process before the iPod becomes one of our vital bodily organs just like the appendix. The ubiquitous gadgets can be seen on people just about everywhere these days and the reason is simple, they are pretty freakin’ cool.

It is not hard to imagine that an iPod could come in handy on a cruise ship as well. Sometimes you just want to escape ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:January 12th, 2007

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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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Calica ain’t Paradise but you can Cruise there for Cheap

Sometimes the shortest cruises can be the most fascinating. For example, there is this 4-night voyage aboard Carnival Cruise Lines Fascination. In addition to costing just $199, the cruise caught my attention because after departing Miami and stopping in Key West, it makes a port call for 7 hours in a place called Calica. Never heard of it? Neither had I, but this is the description given on Cheap Tickets:

Calica is little more than a small port that can accommodate two ships at a time. Sometimes they dock in and other times they anchor out ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 27th, 2006


Seabourn Spirit: Asian Capitals and Vietnam

Don’t sign up for a Seabourn cruise if you are looking for a cheap cruise or something ordinary. If you have the means and you like the frills, the Seabourn line of cruises is among the best and most luxurious in the world. Everything about their ships and their itineraries spells class. The Asian Capitals and Vietnam cruise is no exception.

This wonderful voyage starts in Singapore and takes you along the coast of Thailand. After stopping in Bangkok and Ko Kood, the Spirit introduces you to the county of Vietnam where there are stops in ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 26th, 2006

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Experience Ecstasy aboard Carnival’s Western Caribbean Cruise

You’ve patiently avoided spending all your hard earned dough on holiday gifts and inflated holiday travel. You know that the holiday season is going to stress you out to no end anyway. You’d like nothing more than the chance to get away for a few days and to take your mind off of the madness. You, my friend, are in luck because Carnival Cruise Lines has some fantastic rates on cruises after the holiday season.

One of the best deals is on a Western Caribbean Cruise aboard the Ecstasy. They don’t name the ship after a mind ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 25th, 2006

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Get your Happy Feet on an Antarctica Cruise

Who would have guessed that an animated movie about penguins in Antarctica would become a big hit in the United States? Apparently the people who made Happy Feet did because their movie has been on top of the movie charts for a few weeks now. If you haven’t seen it, the basic premise is that it is an animated version of March of the Penguins. I found the movie to be ridiculous, but fortunately for you this isn’t a movie review blog.

With these two hit movies coming out in a span of a couple of years, it ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 15th, 2006


Keep Track of Your Favorite Cruise Ship’s Location

Here is a pretty cool site for people who are attached to a particular cruise ship. offers up a fairly in-depth calendar that lists the various locations of many, many cruise ships. While you are stuck at home in Cleveland, for example, you can dream about being aboard P&O Cruise’s Aurora, which is currently floating around the Mediterranean. This is also a great way for family and friends to keep track of your location while you are cruising around without a care in the world.

Another neat feature of the site is its section with [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 14th, 2006


7-Night U.S. Atlantic Coast Cruise

Loyal readers to this site know that there is a cruise out there for just about everyone. Some people like to cruise in luxury. Other people prefer to cruise on a budget. Some people like to travel to warn weather locations. Other people prefer sailing to see icebergs. Some people like to cruise as just a couple. Other people like to bring all the relatives along and to cruise as a family. The cruise industry recognizes this and they are willing to come up with cruises that will float just about anyone’s boat.

Included ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 13th, 2006

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14-Day Asian Adventure to China, Korea and Japan

There are many commentators who have said that this will be the Asian century. With China’s economic engine churning on overdrive and the large portions of the region rapidly developing, the face of Asia is forever being changed and we’ll likely see the impact of this growth for years to come.

This is an excellent time to travel in Asia as you can witness the unfolding of history. You can see the contrast between the old, quiet world of rice paddies and villages, and the new modern world of cell phones and glass towers. You can ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 11th, 2006

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Book Early, Save a Bundle on 2007 Europe Cruises

When I am not writing for Cruise and Vacation Packages, I moonlight as a fortune teller. I wear a turban and gaze into my crystal ball and I see the future clearer than you see a hand directly in front of your fact. In fact, I am doing this right now. I am gazing into the crystal ball and I like what I see. I see a very exciting future for you, fair reader. I see you and someone you love in a far away land. I see water, bright blue water. ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 7th, 2006


Caribbean Island Hopping Cruise

Some people just enjoy life better when they are in constant motion. I am one of those people. Sit me in a chair and ask me to think and I likely will end up going insane. Put me on a train and give me a little quiet and I can solve complex math formulas while writing the Great American Novel. I simply think better while I watch the world pass by.

Cruises are an ideal form of travel for people like me. They allow for plenty of time to think and contemplate, while also being in ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 5th, 2006


Avoiding Cruise Illnesses

You’ve probably read about cruise ships where passengers end up getting violently ill from gastrointestinal and other not so pleasant diseases. attempts to answer the question as to why cruise ships are such breeding grounds for these types diseases. Among the useful information you can take away from the article is the importance of having your own toilet. While it might be easy to try to save money, sometimes paying a little bit more can make all the difference:

The close quarters. The virus responsible for the two most recent outbreaks starts out as a ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 4th, 2006


Holistic Caribbean Cruise

Here’s an opportunity for you to take your cruise relaxation to the next level, while also learning some relaxation tips for when you return to the rat race of everyday life.

Holistic Holiday at Sea„¢ is a body pampering, relaxing, and educational vacation aboard the new Costa Magica, one of the world’s most luxurious ocean liners. A perfect combination of luxury, fitness, knowledge and entertainment, our 7-day holistic cruise stops at exotic ports of call and offers a wide variety of lectures, workshops, and private consultations by leading authorities in the fields of alternative health and holistic ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:December 1st, 2006


Cruise the South Pacific in Technicolor

Here is your useless trivia of the week. In the 1958 movie South Pacific, director Joshua Logan was so concerned that the film’s lush tropical setting would appear unnatural in Technicolor that he used colored filters to film several of the scenes. He later stated that this was the biggest mistake he made in his film career.

There are few places in this world where film makers would have such a concern about how the colors appear on film. Even in person, the South Pacific doesn’t look real. The blues look even bluer, the greens look even ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:November 30th, 2006


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Windstar Panama Canal Cruise: Caldera to Bridgetown

Don’t be confused when you see promotions for Central America cruises. The voyages do not actually feature stops in Ohio, Iowa and Indiana. They do feature stops in great ports in the other Central America. Places like Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

If you gave me a blank check and offered me the chance to take any Central America cruise on the market, the one I would likely choose is a 14-night Panama Canal cruise on Windstar. This cruise is all class. You start in Caldera, Costa Rica, as wonderful place as you can find ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:November 29th, 2006


Book 8 or more Rooms and Cruise for Free

When I think of cruises, I usually think of family vacations or a romantic getaway with the one I love. I picture a quiet getaway with just a few other folks. I don’t usually think of gathering a lot of people and setting sail together. My thoughts have changed a bit now that I have come across a deal from Orbitz that offers up a free cruise if you book eight staterooms. The deal makes a good point. Cruises could be ideal for family reunions, large business gatherings and other conference-type activities that normally ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:November 28th, 2006


4-Night Bahamas Cruise for just $149

Carnival Cruise Lines is practically begging you to take a cruise to the Bahamas. For a limited time, you can sign up for a four-night cruise about the sensational ship Sensation for a mere $149. That is precisely the amount of money I spent last month on dental floss. I like to keep my teeth clean, but I digress¦.

The cruise in question departs from Port Canaveral, Florida, right down the road from where the Space Shuttle launches. From there, the boat takes you across the Atlantic to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island and Newport, Bahamas. ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:November 27th, 2006

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Day after Thanksgiving Cruise Sale

Instead of lining up at Wal-Mart at 3am the day after Thanksgiving, you can shop from the comfort of home and pick up some huge savings on cruises. On Friday, November 24, CruCon will be hosting a massive one-day cruise sale online. You need to sign up for their email list to take part in the shopping fun. Have a great and safe Thanksgiving.

Author: Bob

Date:November 22nd, 2006


One Norwegian Cruise Lines Ship, 13 Restaurants for you to Enjoy

Cruising is as much about eating as it is about anything else. When you are floating at sea and you have someone else cooking for you, the possibility that you will end up stuffing yourself silly is pretty great. Norwegian Cruise Lines aids your gluttonous ways on this cruise, which features no less than 13 restaurants on board. If there is something on this ship that they don’t cook, chances are that you shouldn’t be eating it anyway.

Author: Bob

Date:November 21st, 2006


Canary Islands & West Africa Cruises

For those looking to expand their cruise horizons beyond the Caribbean and Europe, Fred Olsen Cruises offers some tasty choices on cruises to the Canary Islands and select ports of call in West Africa. You can still enjoy the comfort and fun of a traditional cruise, while also experiencing exciting new places that are not overrun by the traditional cruise crowd. If you have ever wanted to explore a dynamic and fascinating part of Africa, these cruises might be just the ticket for you.

Author: Bob

Date:November 20th, 2006


Two-Day Party Cruise from Vancouver to Seattle

Sometimes you just want to let your hair down and to party like it is 1999. Many cruise lines offer just such an opportunity. With free flowing booze, like minded party travelers and a designated driver known as the ship’s captain, a quick little get away can be just what the party animal ordered. Here’s a fun little cruise that will take you from Vancouver, BC to Seattle, Washington in two days. Considering the fact that a car drive between the two cities only takes three hours, I think this cruise must go at a ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:November 20th, 2006


Arctic Cruise to Svalbard

The past few years Antarctica has become a somewhat popular place to visit. What about the chunk of ice on top of the globe? Do people actually visit the Artic? Apparently so, and you can too if you elect to sign up for Linblad Expeditions voyage to the archipelago of Svalbard. Why would you want to go there? Because it is an adventure and because:

In addition to the magical ice bears, there are huge walrus, bearded and ring seals, ‘bird walls’ of mega proportions, mammoth tidewater glaciers, reindeer, fjords and tiny fishing villages.

Sounds ideal, ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:November 17th, 2006


Cruise to Nowhere

Existentialists rejoice! Carnival Cruise Lines has a voyage that probably has Camus dancing in his grave. Billed as a Cruise to Nowhere, this short excursion takes you out to sea and then turns around and takes you home without stopping anywhere for sightseeing, etc. Carnival describes it best:

Where’s the best place for you to spend a few fun-filled days? Nowhere! A Carnival “Cruise-To-Nowhere” is the perfect way to getaway for a couple of days. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to sample everything that makes our cruises so great, including: delicious dining options, luxurious spas, exciting ... [read more]

Author: Bob

Date:November 17th, 2006


Champagne, Chocolate, Strawberries and a Bahamas Cruise

Holland American Premium Cruises has just the ticket to put a little romance back in your relationship. They are offering up a 3-day cruise to the Bahamas that comes with complimentary champagne, chocolate and strawberries. I’m guessing you might even be able to take a bubble bath and to slow dance the night away if you so choose. Take a break from the daily grind, leave the kids and work at home, and let that special someone know how very special you think they are.

Author: Bob

Date:November 16th, 2006


Save 88 Percent off Norwegian Cruise Lines Hawaii Voyage

There are sharp discounts and then there are sharp discounts. I’d say that 88% off of the regularly scheduled price is a sharp discount. That is precisely how much money you can save right now when you book a 7-night cruise to Hawaii at Priceline. The voyage takes you from Oahu to the Big Island to Maui to Kauai and back. You’ll get to see a whole lot of Hawaii in a short amount of time, while saving a whole lot of money. Can’t beat this one.

Author: Bob

Date:November 15th, 2006


Four Fabulous Cruises under $500

Let’s cut to the chase. You’re probably here to find a cheap cruise and/or vacation package. I’m here to provide you with a cheap cruise and/or vacation package. Ours is a marriage made in heaven. The following four deals will make you leap for joy. The offers are good until November 22, 2006 so get your act together and book yourself a cruise vacation this very moment.

4 Day Mexico Cruise starting at $299

7 Day Caribbean Cruise starting at $399

7 Night Princess Alaska Cruise from $469[read more]

Author: Bob

Date:November 15th, 2006

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