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Spray-can artists: flamboyant street painters with a hot, new, high-speed technique attract tourists like moths to a flame

Spray-can artists: flamboyant street painters with a hot, new, high-speed technique attract tourists like moths to a flame – Behind The Scenes Max Hunn One of the most interesting facets of cruising is discovering the unusual. We’ve a penchant for wandering off from normal tourists paths when in a new port looking for something different. […]

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Crystal nabs Nobu sushi – Cruise News – Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, international chef

Crystal nabs Nobu sushi – Cruise News – Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, international chef – Brief Article World-class master chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, chef/owner of 14 restaurants worldwide, is bringing his legendary cuisine to the newest ship in Crystal Cruises’ highly rated fleet, the Crystal Serenity, creating a culinary alliance that pairs two of the world’s […]

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Golden Princess: a further refinement of Princess Cruises’ Grand plans

Golden Princess: a further refinement of Princess Cruises’ Grand plans – new cruise ship Theodore W. Scull Can the sweet life at sea top this–a lofty perch ensconced within a tubular glass pod suspended 155 feet above the foaming wake? By swiveling 180 degrees, the entire length of the Golden Princess stretches away before me […]

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Carnival adds low-carb menus

Carnival adds low-carb menus In response to the explosive growth in popularity of low-carb diets, Carnival Cruise Lines has introduced specially designated low carb dining selections on dinner menus throughout the fleet. Dinner menus in the ships’ main dining rooms feature an appetizer, salad, and entree with a low carbohydrate count. The number of carbohydrate […]

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Singles are second-class cruisers – Letters

Singles are second-class cruisers – Letters – Letter to the Editor Susan Biddle As a single woman in my 50s who has taken a couple cruises and is planning another, I would like to add my “two cents” about the single supplements. Why don’t the cruise lines realize that individuals who cruise have as much […]

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Mariner of the Seas: Royal Caribbean saved the best for last in its voyager series

Mariner of the Seas: Royal Caribbean saved the best for last in its voyager series – New Ship Review Georgina Cruz Early on a morning at sea aboard Royal Caribbean International’s new Mariner of the Seas, I was the only guest in the main pool, but I was not alone. My companions–and they were literally […]

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Volendam – new cruise ship from Holland America Cruise Lines

Volendam – new cruise ship from Holland America Cruise Lines Jeannie Block Holland America’s First “V”-Class Vessel Reflects Innovation And Evolution Of The Line’s Concepts Although it’s obviously a bit hackneyed, Holland America Line’s captains duti-fully make a reference to all their “dam” ships, when speaking to what is almost always an unusually large (upwards […]

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Norwegian Coastal Voyage: the world’s most beautiful cruise – Cruise of the Month

Norwegian Coastal Voyage: the world’s most beautiful cruise – Cruise of the Month – cruise along Norway’s Troll Fjord Laurel Doherty Though after midnight, an eerie glow outlined the 3,000-foot-tall peaks rising on either side of the 300-foot-wide channel our brave little ship was entering. Early the previous morning we’d crossed the Arctic Circle into […]

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New “fun ship” teen tours

New “fun ship” teen tours – Cruise News Carnival Cruise Lines has added a new teen shore excursion program, providing teenagers an opportunity to enjoy a variety of fun and exciting onshore activities–everything from cave tubing and mountain biking to swimming with dolphins and stingrays–with other teens sailing on the “Fun Ships.” Currently available aboard […]

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Olsen circles South America – Cruise News

Olsen circles South America – Cruise News – Brief Article Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has just announced that its Black Watch cruise liner will commence a 72-night “Around South America” cruise from Southampton, England, on January 4, 2003. This cruise replaces the Far East itinerary canceled due to political instability in the region. The line’s […]