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Travel Tip: The Longest Cruise Trips

Most people who take cruise trips will spend a week on the ship. A smaller number might even opt for a 10-day or two week cruise. Some–who have about 20… Read More…

Travel Tip: Bermuda’s Latest Social Change
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Travel Tip: Bermuda’s Latest Social Change

On Feb. 7, 2018, Bermuda shocked the travel industry by announcing it would no longer make legal same-sex marriages in their country. The fallout from that decision has been cold… Read More…

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Inside the Construction of a Cruise Ship

There are dozens of shipyards around the world, all of which are running at full capacity. That’s because more than 20 million people worldwide take cruises annually, and that number… Read More…

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Unique & Immersive Cruise Ship Excursions

What comes to mind when you think about a shore excursion on a cruise ship? Often, you’ll get on a bus, go to a restaurant, and eat. Today’s cruise lines… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Things to Keep in Mind When Booking A Cruise Cabin

Are you thinking of booking a cruise? Destination and itinerary are important, not to mention the fare. Then there’s your cabin—almost everyone wants an outside cabin, or one with a… Read More…

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Travel Tip: Cruise Lines Expand to More Ports Around the World

It’s a big year for the cruise industry, with many new ships coming online. But it’s also a great new year for cruise ports of call. Currently, there are more… Read More…

What You Can Expect for Travel in 2018
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What You Can Expect for Travel in 2018

Are you planning to travel in 2018? A recent survey found international travel bookings jumped 44 percent for the first few months of next year. Despite the expected rise, Americans… Read More…

Demand Grows for Luxury Expedition Cruise Ships
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Demand Grows for Luxury Expedition Cruise Ships

Cruising is one of the fastest growing categories in the travel industry. Within that sector, luxury cruising is seeing the fastest growth in its history. Travelers are looking for five-star… Read More…

A Sneak Peek at the New Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Muse
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A Sneak Peek at the New Cruise Ship Silversea Silver Muse

Shipyards around the world are now operating at 100 percent capacity, building more than 56 different cruise ships of every size and pedigree. What’s the newest luxury ship to sail?… Read More…

Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare for Your Next Cruise
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Travel Tip: How You Can Prepare for Your Next Cruise

If you’re planning a cruise this summer, it pays to plan and pack wisely. I’m someone who believes cruise ship balcony cabins are overrated—and almost always overpriced. Book a middle… Read More…

Travel Tip: New Cruise Destinations You Can Visit This Year
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Travel Tip: New Cruise Destinations You Can Visit This Year

Welcome to a boom year in new cruise ships—and cruising to new destinations. Twelve new liners will debut this year, and the newest ship, the Silversea Cruises Silver Muse, has… Read More…

Travel Tip: Changes for Air Service and Cruise Travel to Cuba
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Travel Tip: Changes for Air Service and Cruise Travel to Cuba

Six months ago, U.S. airlines were all jockeying for position to see who would be given permission to fly to Cuba. Many of them won the right to fly to… Read More…

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Travel Tip: How River Cruises are Growing Around the World

What’s the fastest area of growth in the cruise industry? River cruises. To give you an idea of how fast this segment is growing, consider this: last year there were… Read More…

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Travel Tip: New Cruise Ships Launching This Year

2017 is becoming the year of the new cruise ship. This year Seabourn Cruise Line launches their new Encore, a 600 passenger ship. Silversea Cruises launches its ultra-luxury Silver Muse… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas
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Luxe Lavs: Hotel Suites With With Their Very Own Spas

Need some rest and relaxation after the holiday hubbub? Luxe Lavs contributor Angela Fairhurst discovered four hotel suites with spa features that can help you relax within your hotel room…. Read More…

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Radio Guest List—Out to Sea—December 31, 2016

This Saturday, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show celebrates the New Year “out to sea.” Peter talks to ship historian Peter Knego aboard the R.M.S. Queen Mary in Long Beach, California,… Read More…

Princess Cruises Fined $40 Million for Illegally Dumping in the Ocean
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Princess Cruises Fined $40 Million for Illegally Dumping in the Ocean

Princess Cruises will pay a 40 million dollar fine for illegally and intentionally polluting the ocean. Federal attorneys say the plea agreement is the result of the largest criminal prosecution… Read More…

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Travel Tip: The Rules Change for Smoking on Cruise Ships

For many years, smokers who couldn’t light up in airplanes or hotels had at least one last point of refuge—cruise ships. And that freedom didn’t just apply to the passengers,… Read More…

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Travel Tip: What Happens When Cruises are Rerouted?

When you book a cruise, you generally look at the brochures or the catalogs to study your itinerary and the various ports you’re scheduled to visit. But it doesn’t necessarily… Read More…