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NCL’s homeland expands – Cruise News – Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd – further fleet expansion

NCL’s homeland expands – Cruise News – Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd – further fleet expansion – Brief Article Norwegian Cruise Line’s popular “Homeland Cruising” program just got bigger. The leader in roundtrip seven-day cruising from U.S. and Canadian ports recently announced a further fleet expansion and the addition of three new U.S. home ports–Baltimore, Houston, […]

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Alaska 2001

Alaska 2001 – cruise offerings to Alaska M.T. Schwartzman It’s no exaggeration: There’s no place like Alaska for grandeur in cruising. And it’s safe to say that cruise passengers traveling in Alaska have never had it better. Today’s ships are tailor-made for Alaska, with plenty of sea views, observing lounges and, for the ultimate in […]

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RCI shares menu secrets. . – Cruise News

RCI shares menu secrets. . – Cruise News – book review Royal Caribbean International unveils a tasty tome with the launch of “The Royal Caribbean International Cookbook.” Written by master chef Rudi Sodamin, culinary consultant to the cruise brand, the book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the recipes that have earned Royal Caribbean some of […]

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New Orleans

New Orleans Jim Kerr A potpourri of a port that defies description Hot food, cool jazz, and gaudy parades. Colonial antiques, Greek Revival architecture, and stately mansions wrapped in wrought-iron and green finery. History, heroes, hedonism, and hot spots. New Orleans defies categorization. It has no single aspect, peg, or focus to define it, nor […]

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Alaska 2002

Alaska 2002 – cruise travel services and itineraries M.T. Schwartzman Cruise “The Great Land” Any Way You Want Choice: It’s the clamor of cruising these days. Everybody wants to have a choice in dining, a choice of activities, and a choice in entertainment. In Alaska, there’s probably more variety than anywhere else in cruising: The […]

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Old friend still sailing

Old friend still sailing – Letters Arthur M. Pollack In response to the letter “Another Old Friend Is Lost” from Harold J. Sherrington, Stamford, CT (Cruise Travel, August 2003): I’d like to reassure Mr. Sherrington and other fans of classic ships that the MV Regal Empress is very much alive. This soundly built ship still […]

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Ports lost in a storm?

Ports lost in a storm? Stuart Dorn While reading the February 2004 Cruise Travel, I could not find any of the Gulf Coast ports listed in the “Worldwide Ports-Of-Call Index.” Is this an oversight? The ports of Tampa, New Orleans, Galveston, and Houston are definitely active departure/destinations for several cruise lines. Even the lesser visited […]

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Tahiti: paradise found aboard the sail-cruisers of Windstar – Cruise of the Month

Tahiti: paradise found aboard the sail-cruisers of Windstar – Cruise of the Month – Product/Service Evaluation Jim Kerr LIKE A SENSUOUS SIREN, TAHITI and Polynesia have been calling outsiders back since the first Europeans happened upon these South Pacific Islands in the 1500s. After only a day or two, you begin to understand the oft-repeated […]

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Coral Princess: first in an innovative new breed of Panamax Cruise Liners

Coral Princess: first in an innovative new breed of Panamax Cruise Liners – Ship of the Month Peter Knego The Coral Princess (along with her newbuilding sister, Island Princess) is the first of Princess Cruises’ new “Panamax” ships, incorporating the amenities of the 109,000-gross-register-ton Grand Class within a more compact 88,000-grt hull that is of […]

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Charging gratuities convenient for us – Letters

Charging gratuities convenient for us – Letters – Letter to the Editor Conni Weare We always begin our reading of Cruise Travel in the Letters section. We were amused by the recent complaints about adding the gratuities to the ship charges. We have sailed on numerous cruises over the past couple of decades, and were […]