Coronavirus and Cruising: Statements, Policies, and Updates

Breaking Cruise News Ocean-going cruise lines will be voluntarily and temporarily suspending cruise ship operations from and to U.S. ports of call for 30 days as public health officials and the U.S. Government continue to address COVID-19. The temporary suspension...

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Exploring “The Most Luxurious Ship Ever Built”

Regent Seven Seas Cruises promises an unrivaled experience, and they most certainly deliver. When every detail of your voyage has been taken care of, such as flights, airport transfers, shore excursions, and more, you know you are sailing with...

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A Look at Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

Virgin Voyages' first cruise ship, the Scarlet Lady, will set sail in April 2020. The Scarlet Lady is the first of Virgin's four planned vessels. This bold new cruise ship will be based in Miami and sail to the...

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The J & E Riggin: A Culinary Adventure at Sea

Sailing on a Maine Windjammer Cruise is something I look forward to every summer. I have been lucky to have the opportunity to sail on several different schooners over the years. While most windjammer voyages are similar, the individual...

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Expert Packing Tips for Your Next Cruise

Packing for a cruise requires thought and proper planning. You will need dressy clothes, casual options, bathing suits, shoes for multiple occasions and more. Your stateroom storage options might be limited so it is best not to over-pack. Use...

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My 3 Favorite Unplugged Vacations

While there are certainly times you need to be online and accessible, it shouldn’t be while you are on vacation. Everyone needs, and deserves, to unplug from the stresses of everyday life to recharge their human batteries. You will hardly be...

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Barge Cruising: A Guide for First-Timers

Barge cruising is one of the most relaxed and luxurious ways to see the European countryside. Barge cruises are vastly different than other types of voyages such as a river, small ocean or windjammer cruises. First-time barge cruisers...

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Viking River Cruise Longship Overview

I am not much for crowds, especially while on vacation. That means when I cruise, I tend to favor small luxury cruise ship lines that carry just a few hundred passengers. You won't find me on a mega-ship with thousands...

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Staying Connected on a Cruise

Cruise ship Wifi is notoriously poor, leaving passengers to wonder how they can get reliable internet at sea. These are some of your best options for staying connected on a cruise. WiFi on a cruise is typically slow and sporadic...

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Windstar Cruises Review: A Small Luxury Cruise Line

Windstar Cruises maintains that they are 180 Degrees from Ordinary. After sailing on their luxury cruises numerous times, I completely agree. In fact, they are extraordinary. Recently my husband and I set off on a repositioning cruise from Dublin, bound for...

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