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Windstar Debuts New Land Tours, Itineraries, Adventurous Shore Excursions in Asia

Windstar sailing ship

Travelers looking for the perfect mix of casual comfort and outright adventure should look no further than upscale cruise line Windstar Cruises. The 212-guest Star Legend will ply the ancient waterways of Asia in the way only small ships can. The line just announced five new cruise dates in fall 2018 running September to November and has added to already…

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Katarina Line Adds New Deluxe Cruise Routes in Croatia

Katarina Line

Katarina Line, Croatia’s premier small ship cruise company and DMC, announced that it now features three new cruise routes for 2018 in response to the growing popularity of Croatia among North American travelers.  The routes, which highlight some of Croatia’s most popular port towns and attractions, include the 7-night “Adriatic Explorer” Opatija-Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik-Opatija one-way cruises that hug the country’s…

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American Cruise Lines Offers American Revolution Itinerary in Chesapeake Bay

American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines, the largest U.S. cruise line, announced it will be adding a new itinerary to its 2018 cruise schedule. The 11-day American Revolution Cruise visits the most historically significant ports along the Chesapeake Bay. The itinerary features several new ports: Washington D.C., Chestertown, MD, and Mt. Vernon, VA. In the nation’s capital, guests can enjoy a guided tour…

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Expert Tips on Finding the Best Family Cabin on a Small Ship Cruise

Aqua Mekong

Planning to take your family on a cruise? “Great idea,” says Todd Smith, Founder/Owner of AdventureSmith Explorations, the small ship cruise experts. “But do consider which departures (family friendly preferred) and which cabins will provide the most comfort and space for your family, as not all cabins are created equal.” His team of small ship cruise experts looks for the…

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Paul Gauguin Cruises Announces 2019 Voyages

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Paul Gauguin Cruises (www.pgcruises.com), operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, is pleased to announce its 2019 voyages in Tahiti, French Polynesia, Fiji, and the South Pacific. The Gauguin returns to the tropical wonderland of Fiji on two voyages in 2019 that also feature Tonga, the Cook Islands,…

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Viking Cruises Marks Summer Equinox with Christening of Third Ocean Ship in Norway

VIKING SKY TROMSO CHRISTENING

Viking Cruises® (www.vikingruises.com) announced that its third ocean ship, Viking Sky®, was officially christened today during a public celebration in Tromsø, Norway. Located above the Arctic Circle on Norway’s northwest coast, Tromsø is a popular destination for viewing the northern lights – and a key port of call on Viking’s popular Into the Midnight Sun itinerary, which sails between Bergen…

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Ritz-Carlton Hotels to Launch Luxury Yacht Experiences

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., part of Marriott International, Inc. has announced its entry into luxury yachting and cruises – bringing the award-winning luxury hotel brand’s service and timeless style to sea. Created by The Ritz-Carlton and maritime experts Douglas Prothero and Lars Clasen, in collaboration with funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., The Ritz-Carlton will provide luxury hospitality…

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5 Fast Facts about the Small Ship Cruise Experience

Paul Gauguin Cruises sunset

Interest in small ship cruising, traveling onboard ships with a smaller passenger capacity, is on the rise among travelers. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the world’s largest cruise industry trade association, has uncovered some interesting facts about small ship cruising. Five fast facts about small ship cruising:  1.) Small Ships Can Cruise the World: Contrary to popular myth, small ships…

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