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Tauck Europe Small Ship Cruises 2018

Tauck Small Ship Cruises

Tauck Small Ship Cruising, known for intimate yacht-like luxury ships, all-inclusive packages, and intimate shore excursions, is setting sail with four distinct European itineraries in 2018, part of Tauck’s global portfolio of 17 small ship cruises.  From the warmer waters of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas to the medieval ports along the Baltic Sea and the rugged coasts of the…

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American Cruise Lines Expanding in the Pacific Northwest

American Cruise Lines

American Cruise Lines’ newest ship, American Constellation, will be heading to the West Coast in 2018. The decision came as a result of increased demand for American’s popular Southeast Alaska, Alaska Inside Passage, and Puget Sound itineraries. American Constellation began its inaugural season in May of this year and is currently serving a number of American’s East Coast cruises. The…

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Paul Gauguin Cruises Debuts 2018 Tahiti & South Pacific Brochure

Paul Gauguin Cruises sunset

Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, debuts its 2018 Tahiti, French Polynesia, & the South Pacific brochure. The colorful 72-page brochure takes a travel magazine approach, featuring rich destination content and beautiful imagery that celebrate Polynesian culture and introduce and educate audiences about Paul…

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3 Ways to Explore the San Juan Islands by Small Ship

San Juan Islands sunset

With a new expedition vessel sailing in Pacific Northwest waters, AdventureSmith Explorations now offers three routes to cruise the San Juan Islands by small ship. The international experts when it comes to arranging yacht and small expedition ship cruises, AdventureSmith nominates the San Juan archipelago as its top pick for autumn cruising this year. Its 408 miles of shoreline offer…

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Ponant Announces New Underwater Lounge, Blue Eye

Ponant Underwater Lounge, Blue Eye

PONANT, the leader in luxury expeditions and the only cruise line carrying the French Flag, announces an industry first: the “Blue Eye,” an underwater lounge on board the four new PONANT EXPLORER ships launching in summer 2018 and 2019. PONANT also shares what’s trending in cruising, hot destinations, and new itineraries. New PONANT EXPLORER Ships, New Itineraries PONANT will double…

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Seabourn Returns to Alaska for the First Time in 15 Years

Seabourn Sojourn Alaska

Seabourn will return to Alaska this summer for the first time in 15 years, officially kicking off today with an 11-day “Ultimate Alaskan” voyage departing from Vancouver. The world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line has curated an exceptional series of 11-, 12- and 14-day cruises on Seabourn Sojourn sailing out of Anchorage (Seward), Alaska and Vancouver, British Columbia. The unique and…

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11 Key Questions When Considering a Small Ship Cruise

AdventureSmith Explorations

The cruise industry is experiencing a boom in new ships and passengers according to Cruise Market Watch, tracking an annual growth rate of 6.55% from 1990 to 2016. The fastest growing segment of this market is small ship cruising, reports AdventureSmith Explorations who has seen annual passenger increases of 20% or more over the past several years. AdventureSmith Explorations’ portfolio…

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Seabourn Odyssey Debuts Signature Restaurant and Mindful Living Program

seabourn encore

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced major enhancements to the travel experience aboard Seabourn Odyssey, including the new addition of its signature restaurant, The Grill by Thomas Keller, and the new mindful living program created by Dr. Andrew Weil. The programs are launched following a recently completed dry dock period for Seabourn Odyssey, where many surfaces and…

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Windstar Cruises Adds 20 New Itineraries in Europe

Windstar Europe

Small ship cruise line Windstar Cruises continues to make big changes to its deployment, announcing eight new itineraries in Northern Europe and 12 new Mediterranean itineraries, bringing Windstar’s total unique itineraries in Europe for 2018 to an impressive 40. The itineraries beget 26 new European ports, increasing the company’s global number of maiden ports to 93 for 2018. The sailings,…

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Set Sail from Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman on Dhahab, the Golden Dhow

Dhahab Fjords of Musandam

What better way to say goodbye to the stresses of modern life than by escaping to another century on a classic Omani dhow? Inspired by the word, dhahab, which means golden in Arabic, this handcrafted vessel is reminiscent of the golden age of Arabian voyages as it cruises the rugged Musandam fjords at a comfortable 10 knots. Developed by Six…

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