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Meet the Luxury, All-Inclusive Expedition Cruise Line Launching Soon - Yes, during COVID

River or Ocean Cruises

Meet the Luxury, All-Inclusive Expedition Cruise Line Launching during COVID You might call it bucking a trend. Atlas Ocean Voyages is debuting, even during the global pandemic that currently has all cruises put on pause.The new cruise line’s first ship is ahead of schedule to launch in July 2021. World Navigator will be...

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One COVID Change of Plans Continues a Heart-Warming Legacy for this Cruise Line

River or Ocean Cruises

Holland America Line Changes the Name of its Newbuild and Designates it the New FlagshipTravel has taken a beating by COVID-19. But there’s one way it’s giving us something to celebrate. Like all cruise lines, Holland American Line has been hit very hard by COVID. HAL has announced its operations...

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This Cruise Line Kicked Guests off a Cruise. Here's Why it's Good News for You and Cruise Travel

River or Ocean Cruises

Guests left behind when a ship sails away is usually an unfortunate situation no cruise line likes to talk about. But when it happened last week in Naples, cheers rang out around the world. The guests weren’t late, which is usually how guests miss ships. Earlier this summer, Europe-based MSC Cruises...

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The New COVID Safety Measure Cruise Travelers will actually LOVE

River or Ocean Cruises

It’s one of the least-loved experiences on a cruise. Not long after you board your ship with excitement to explore and start your vacation, you are required to put down your cocktail, and report to your ‘muster station’ for a mandatory safety drill. Sometimes, you even have to go back to your...

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This is the First US-based River Cruise Line to Restart Cruising in Europe

River or Ocean Cruises Europe, Anywhere

Americans are still barred from Europe, and Canadians are technically permitted into Europe but still under their own government restrictions against leisure travel and required to quarantine 14 days upon their return to the country. So it’s hard to imagine that one of North America’s favorite river cruise lines has begun...

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5 Steps to a Cruise Comeback

River or Ocean Cruises

If you’re one of the majority of cruise travelers, you can’t wait to return to the waves and waterways. (It’s true! Surveys show over a third of cruise travelers want to board a ship within 3 months of the return of cruising!)Cruise travel involves a lot of moving parts (that’s...

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Bubble Cruising? Yes, You Can Cruise Close to Home

River or Ocean Cruises North America, Anywhere

COVID's impact on travel is having one brilliant effect: it's shining a spotlight on the boom in cruising on the waterways of North America, with new ships and new itineraries to appeal to every cruise traveler's interests.'Bubble' travel is the first step in the return to travel.Lynn Elmhirst, Producer/Host of...

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Ever Wondered What it's Like to have a Butler Suite on a Crystal Cruise?

River or Ocean Cruises

We’re all dreaming of the day we can return to cruise travel. So why not dream big? Vacations are all about treating yourself, and a luxury Crystal cruise is a delightful holiday indulgence. A butler suite on a Crystal Cruise is a dream come true.Crystal Cruises come in different styles:River CruisesRiver cruising on...

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Doubling Down on the Future of Small Ship Travel: This Cruise Line Confirms 2 New Ships Launching in 2021

River or Ocean Cruises

As we all look at our calendars trying to plan when we’ll travel again, one cruise line is sure its small ship cruises will strike a chord with travelers eager to explore again next year. Emerald Cruises has confirmed its two new builds, scheduled to debut in 2021, are both on...

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In it for the Long Haul: Cruise Line Marks 147 Years of Sailing History

River or Ocean Cruises

These historic photos and delightful vintage posters trace one of the longest journeys of any cruise line. Holland America Line commemorates its 147th anniversary in April 2020. While 147 years is not the round number milestone that usually marks big anniversary celebrations, this anniversary takes place while travel has paused globally...

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Viking Sets Sail on the Mississippi

River or Ocean Cruises St. Louis, Missouri

From rivers, to oceans and lakes… and now to America’s heartland. Viking Cruises has announced it will cruise the Mississippi between St. Louis and New Orleans beginning in 2022.The company’s first custom vessel, purpose-made in America for these iconic river itineraries, is named Viking Mississippi and debuts in August 2022.  It...

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Cruise Company Offers Ships as Floating Hospitals During COVID-19

River or Ocean Cruises

And this wouldn't be the first time ocean liners have served.

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The New Cruise Line Making Yacht-Style-Cruising the Med Affordable

River or Ocean Cruises Western Mediterranean, Anywhere

Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? The Emerald Azzurra is the first ship launched under the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand, which is now part of the newly formed Emerald Cruises. You may already be familiar with Emerald Waterways’ affordable river cruises. Now, the company is bringing that same accessibility to a new cruise...

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Top Reasons to Make Seabourn Your First Cruise

River or Ocean Cruises

You never forget your first love - or your first cruise.All the more reason to make sure your first cruise is the very best cruising experience and leaves only wonderful cruise memories. Here at BestTrip, we believe that everyone has a perfect cruise match... and Seabourn ticks all our boxes!...

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What is 'Wave' and How You Can Save Booking Your Next Cruise Now

River or Ocean Cruises

It couldn’t come at a better time. The thrills of the holidays have passed, and the bills of the gift-giving season are due.The cold weather, cabin fever, and the doldrums of winter are descending. They’ve even named the 3rd Monday in January ‘Blue Monday’ after studies showed it’s the most...

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4 Tips for Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

River or Ocean Cruises

Your next cruise vacation shouldn’t just start and stop at the ship’s gangway. Make the most of your holiday by extending your cruise before you board and even after you disembark.Here are some pre- and post-cruise extension moves for every smart cruise traveler.  1. Arrive at least one day earlyThat doesn’t even...

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Virgin Voyages' 'Save Water, Drink Champagne' Easy Button

River or Ocean Cruises

Oh, and there’s a caviar bar, too.Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages says it’s committed to ‘disrupting’ cruise travel, and that means a twist on one of the luxury cruise standards: champagne and caviar.The cruise line has already shared its ‘ship tease’, with the slogan ‘Save Water, Drink Champagne’ proudly displayed on...

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Why Travelers in the Know are Booking A Douro River Cruise in Portugal

River or Ocean Cruises Portugal

Have you taken a river cruise in Europe yet? The 'Big Three' river cruises are the Rhine, the Danube and the Rhone/Saone. You may have heard about cruising on the Seine, even Main and Moselle cruises.But for a little 'off the beaten track' river cruising in Europe, Portugal's Douro river is enjoying...

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