Cruising

10 Reasons to Choose a Viking River Cruise

by Anthony Manzanares on October 28, 2016

October is National Plan a Cruise Month, and with so many types of cruises to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Over the last couple of years, I’ve become a fan of Viking River Cruises and so I offer my 10 reasons why you should choose a river cruise for your next vacation. A river […]

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If It’s Winter Up North, It’s Summer in Antarctica

by Susan McKee on October 5, 2016

Antarctic Sailing

Cold weather ahead! It’s time to plan your winter travel. Some of us head south to Arizona or the Caribbean to escape the chill. Others of us look to embrace the season by heading to a ski resort. What about a cruise to Antarctica? A boat’s the only way to get there, unless you’re attached […]

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6 Hotel Barges Added to the French Waterways Collection

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 23, 2015

  French Waterways increases its hotel barge collection to 36 barges with the addition of six new boats for 2016: Saraphina, Mirage, Hemingway, Emma, Caroline, and Saroche. Each of the new barges offer different itineraries and styles, but all meet the highest standards of hotel barging. French Waterways aims to inform and inspire holidays on […]

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Your Guide to the Dramatic Dalmatian Islands

by Mary Jo Manzanares on August 19, 2015

They sit shimmering in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia, mostly unknown to American tourists.  Island hopping around these undiscovered gems onboard a small ship cruise is discovering paradise, over and over again.  Bustling marinas, medieval town squares, sapphire and turquoise beaches, boutique hotels, al fresco dining, and chic bars are all part […]

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Carnival Cruise Lines Expands its Fun Ship Offerings

by Marilyn Jones on February 26, 2014

Sailing on Carnival Conquest

  Long considered the party cruise line, Carnival Cruise Lines also makes sure they take care of their non-partiers by continually adding new entertainment, restaurant options, and fun for the younger set — which will soon include Dr. Suess and Seuss At Sea. The cruise line carries more than 700,000 kids aboard its fleet every […]

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Working on a Cruise Ship: What’s it Like?

by Marilyn Jones on January 27, 2014

Sailing on Carnival Conquest

Seven fun-filled days in the Caribbean. No cooking, no cleaning, not a care in the world — unless you’re one of Carnival Conquest’s 1,150 crew members who make sure every guest’s needs are met. Dining room staff, stateroom stewards, cooks, maintenance personnel, engineers, officers, entertainers, photographers and store clerks, systematically, efficiently and stealthily care for […]

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Make Cruising from New Orleans Easy

by Guest Contributor on December 30, 2013

Cruising from New Orleans on Carnival Conquest

There are several reasons to sail from New Orleans on your next Caribbean cruise. First, it’s New Orleans – with all its mystery, architectural beauty, historic attractions, and fabulous dining opportunities – and a wonderful place to stay for a few extra days before or after your cruise. Then, there’s the ease of embarkation day […]

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