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Rollin’ on the River in French (Wine) Style

Fran Golden - April 9, 2014

Sipping Bordeaux wine, visiting a historic chateau, viewing the green French countryside with plenty of time to pause to appreciate the good life – this is the…

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Take Me to the River – in the Pacific Northwest

Fran Golden - April 7, 2014

Competition is heating up on the rivers of the Pacific Northwest, to places once visited by Lewis and Clark. The American Queen Steamboat Company just christened its American Empress in Portland,…

Oceania launches top-notch entertainment
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Oceania launches top-notch entertainment

Fran Golden - April 4, 2014

Oceania is launching a series of top-notch concerts and lectures, beginning with a shipboard program featuring Andrea McArdle, the original Annie on Broadway, that passengers can attend for a fee. I smell…

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Silversea Cruises Launches New Expedition Ship to Sail Exotic Itineraries

Fran Golden - April 2, 2014

Cruise passengers looking to explore the remote corners of the world have a new expedition option. Silversea's latest expedition ship, Silver Discoverer, set sail this week on a cruise…

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Uniworld Launches S.S. Catherine in Lyon

Fran Golden - March 31, 2014

Another day, another river ship christening. Seriously, it's beginning to feel like that as the market, especially in Europe, keeps booming with no signs of slowing down…

Royal Caribbean goes with “Dynamic Dining” for Quantum-class ships
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Royal Caribbean goes with “Dynamic Dining” for Quantum-class ships

Fran Golden - March 28, 2014

In a bold move, Royal Caribbean International is shaking up the dining scene on its Quantum-class ships, eliminating main dining rooms and shipwide formal nights in favor of…

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Disney Cruise Line Heads to “Frozen” Norway & Iceland

Fran Golden - March 26, 2014

It’s time to picture Mickey Mouse in his cute Viking-horns outfit. That’s because Disney Cruise Line has announced its newest destination: the Norwegian fjords. Cruises to the…

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Explores Further
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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Explores Further

Fran Golden - March 24, 2014

The cruise itinerary map keeps expanding, and Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, the king of soft adventure itineraries, seems destined to prove the world is indeed your oyster. The line…

MSC Cruises Signs Deal For New Ships
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MSC Cruises Signs Deal For New Ships

Fran Golden - March 21, 2014

After recent big hints, MSC Cruises has placed a big order for — you guessed it — big ships. The Italian-style–cruising line's letter of intent with the…

Viking River Cruises Breaks its Own Record
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Viking River Cruises Breaks its Own Record

Fran Golden - March 19, 2014

Viking River Cruises broke a Guinness World Record christening 16, 190-passenger Longships within a 24-hour period in ceremonies in Amsterdam, France, and Germany. The line will name…

Dance the Night Away on Crystal Cruises
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Dance the Night Away on Crystal Cruises

Fran Golden - March 17, 2014

Men who want to hit the dance floor will have no problem finding a partner on select Crystal Cruises ships. The luxury line, which happens to now…

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Cruise Ship News of the Week

Porthole Cruise and Travel Magazine - March 14, 2014

The 30th Cruise Shipping Miami conference, the premier event for the global cruise industry and its largest annual gathering, produced a lot of news this week, with several…

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Twiggy to be Godmother of Emerald Waterways River Ships

Fran Golden - March 10, 2014

Those thinking they are having a 1960s flashback on the new river ships Emerald Star and Emerald Sky may be right. Serving as godmother at the christening ceremony for the first "Star-Ships" of…

Disney Does Alaska 2014
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Disney Does Alaska 2014

Fran Golden - March 7, 2014

When Disney Cruise Line launched its Alaska cruises in 2011, the family market took notice. Suddenly there were kids doing the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that had before been geared mostly…

Trend Alert: Kids Cruise Free
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Trend Alert: Kids Cruise Free

Fran Golden - March 5, 2014

Just in time for spring break, you’ll find cruise lines going after the family market big time. The major enticement? Kids cruise free! Cruise Deals Where Kids…

Is Virgin Cruising on Its Way at Last?
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Is Virgin Cruising on Its Way at Last?

Fran Golden - March 3, 2014

. Word from the Middle East has Virgin Group's Sir Richard Branson seeking $1.7 billion to start a cruise line. This is not the first time the…

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Theme Cruise Celebrates Women Who Rock

Fran Golden - February 28, 2014

Cruisers may soon be going "Crazy on You," or at least will have the opportunity to rock out to the music of Heart – and other top…

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Excursions Aplenty on Crystal World Cruise

Fran Golden - February 26, 2014

Passengers on Crystal Cruises' 2015 World Cruise, the luxury line's 20th annual world sailing, shouldn't have any difficulty finding a shore excursion to their liking. Some 350 Crystal Adventures…

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New Carnival Vista on the Way

Fran Golden - February 24, 2014

The world won't see the 4,000-passenger Carnival Vista until spring 2016, but the first steel was cut last week at the Fincantieri shipyard in Monfalcone, Italy – signaling that construction…

SeaDreamin’ on a Friday Afternoon
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SeaDreamin’ on a Friday Afternoon

Fran Golden - February 21, 2014

The stars were twinkling in the sky last night as we climbed under the covers of a Balinese daybed for a night outdoors aboard the 112-passenger Sea Dream…