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New Cruise Ships Setting Sail in 2024

Here’s hoping for fair skies and following seas in 2024! With so many new cruise ships sailing the globe, we can’t wait to help you plan an exciting adventure at sea that promises endless onboard amenities, special memories in port, and genuine fun for all ages.   Here are a few ships generating excitement this year:  Icon of the Seas and Utopia of the Seas (Royal Caribbean)  The largest ships launching in 2024 also have the biggest buzz. Icon of the Seas sets sail in January as the first in a new class of ships from Royal Caribbean. It boasts lots…
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Scenic Cruising Through Alaska

It’s no wonder that Alaska is often at the top of many travel bucket lists. With its unspoiled stretches of lush forest, mountain peaks that stretch to the sky, and numerous species that make the wilderness their home, Alaska almost feels otherworldly.   Sailing Alaska is a popular way to tour the state because it provides an ideal balance between beautiful coastline cruising and fun days spent in port. Scenic cruising allows passengers to immerse themselves in stunning destinations around Alaska, taking in nature’s landscapes while never leaving the ship. If time and budget allow, cruise tours take an Alaska trip…
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Things to Pack for Your Cruise

When it comes to packing for your cruise, many items are obvious. Necessities include your travel documents and required identification, toiletries, and appropriate clothing and shoes. Your travel advisor will provide you with additional suggestions based on your ship and itinerary, ensuring you’re prepared for your vacation at sea. What about the items that are not quite so obvious but will make for smoother sailing? Luggage space is precious, but some of these items might make your cruise stateroom more organized and your overall vacation more stress-free. We have a list of considerations for your packing list: When packing for…
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Busting 5 Cruise Myths

Have you been hesitant to cruise? Here are five common reasons our clients give us for not cruising, plus solutions that will hopefully have them (and you!) fall in love with seeing the world by sea. 1. I’LL GET BORED QUICKLY. Even most shorter cruises have one or two days at sea, but cruise lines provide a wide range of options for fun to keep passengers entertained. With so many scheduled activities, live shows, music performances, and entertainment venues around the ship, the question is, “What are you in the mood for?” Live music? Mini golf? Trivia? A lecture? Each cruise line has its own…
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River Cruises 101: Europe’s Rivers

With so many scenic rivers to choose from, it’s no wonder why river cruisers book a European itinerary. Perfect for both newbie and seasoned river cruisers, Europe’s rivers promise history, culture, arts, and architecture, all to be enjoyed up close and personal. Each river, however, has a distinct personality, so let’s “meet” the rivers that wind their way through the beautiful countryside and capitals of Europe. Danube The Danube flows through ten countries in Central Europe and past four major capital cities. There are sixteen national parks along the river’s path and a cycling trail that is perfect for a…
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