Category Archives: Cruise tips

The art of cruising

Great  expectations for newbie cruisers First cruise?  Here’s what’s in store: An exhilarating experience. Fresh sea air, wind in your hair, leaving woes behind in the wake, completely relaxing. Better way to see new ports without having to catch planes … Continue reading

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Picking a cruise that suits your personality

Passenger Profiling Ever wonder what your fellow shipmates will be like and if you’ll  gel? I’ve got you covered By Patti Pietschmann Whether you’re a virgin cruiser or veteran seafarer trying a new cruise line you might wonder what your shipmates … Continue reading

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What makes cruises so appealing — everything fro A to Z

Great expectations By Patti Pietschmann   First cruise?  Here’s what’s in store: An exhilarating experience. Fresh sea air, wind in your hair, leaving woes behind in the wake,sitting in a lounge chair on Crystal Serenity or Symphony. Better way to … Continue reading

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Indulge in the wild wonders of Carnival in Rio on Silversea’s new mystical Muse

One of my most memorable experiences was a cruise to Rio de Janeiro that began with a fast flight from Miami on the since defunct Concord,  and included three booze-soaked, fun filled days attending Carnival. The cruise line, which is … Continue reading

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Jacques-Michel Costeau to join three Crystal Cruise voyages

Serenity in Grand Turk photo by Richard Pietschmann Explore  the mysteries of the deep with Jacques-Michel Cousteau, the first son of the great master of the sea  Jacques-Yves Cousteau on  one of a pair of   cruises on Crystal Serenity … Continue reading

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Setting sail on a magical Alaska cruise

Regent Seven Seas stylish Mariner surpassed expectations I knew we were in for a fabulous time on our Alaska cruise, especially since we were familiar with Regent Seven Seas attention to detail and passenger comfort. The 700-passenger actually exceeded expectations, … Continue reading

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Cruise lines canceling Turkish itineraries due to spate of terrorist attacks

In the wake of a series of terrorist attacks in Istanbul and other parts of Turkey, cruise  lines are eliminating stops  in the country and substituting them with Greek islands. Ataturk Airport.  Crystal Cruises,               … Continue reading

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