September 17, 2014

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Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage

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Best Anchorages of the Inside Passage

2nd Edition

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines impressive Liberty of the Seas, a 158,000 ton ship carrying over 4,000 passengers.

The issue of Big Ships versus Small Ships

It is a discussion which most cruisers have opinions about; big ships versus small ships. We know several cruisers who really enjoy a large ship for the amenities, shopping areas and several activities not usually associated with cruising such as … Read More...

Suites are not as expensive as you might think. Research with your travel agent the best bets for the suite life on a ship.

Sailing the Suite Life

From cozy inside cabins to grand luxury suites, Holland America Line offers a variety of stateroom options to suit every desire. For guests looking to indulge, the suites on Holland America Line ships range from comfortable Vista Suites with … Read More...

Original cast of "The Love Boat"  will be Godparents to Regal Princess, when it will be christened in November.

Regal Princess recalls original cast for naming ceremony

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – It’s been nearly forty years since the iconic television show The Love Boat went on the air and introduced viewers to modern day cruising and, in the process, made Princess Cruises and its ships synonymous with vacations … Read More...

The Noordam, at just 82,000 tons is quite a bit smaller that the large ships currently cruising into Venice.

Celebrities Join fight to stop Cruise Ships in Venice

The port of Venice may become a "no-cruise" zone if some celebrities have their way with Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the Ministry of Culture. Cate Blanchett, Susan Sarandon and Calvin Klein sent an open letter to Italy's highest ministers … Read More...

Virtual balcony for the inside cabins gives passengers a feel for the ocean.

Royal Caribbean posts video of Quantum staterooms

The cruise industry is looking forward in great anticipation to this fall when Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas is planned to be launched. Not only does this 167,000 ton vessel have several innovations to capture the imagination of the cruising … Read More...

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