Luxury at Sea Alters Course With New Celebrity Edge

Mar 28, 2017  |   Contributor: Jill Weinlein

Cruising has altered course as Celebrity Cruises has moved forward in luxury travel with their new Edge class ships.

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Dive the Site of the Infamous Titanic Shipwreck Next Spring

Mar 17, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In 1912, the world’s largest ship embarked on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. Four days later, the Titanic sank into the Atlantic Ocean two hours after hitting an iceberg. While most know the story of the infamous ship, its story still continues to captivate us, 105 years later.

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Celebrity Edge: A New Cruise Line for Young, Affluent Travelers

Mar 16, 2017  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In October of last year, Richard Branson promised his new cruise line would be a different kind of experience, a sexier more glamorous voyage meant to attract a younger set of travelers. On Monday,  Richard Fain, the chief executive officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, CEO of Celebrity Cruises made a similar announcement with the introduction of their newest category of ship set to debut next year. The Celebrity-Edge class vessels are hoping to disrupt the industry with their cutting-edge designs and tricked-out amenities.

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Exotic River Cruise Itineraries with Jean-Michel Cousteau Launch This Year

Feb 16, 2017  |   Contributor: Meredith Pruden

Across Europe, the popularity of river cruising has steadily increased through the last half decade with surges of travelers embarking on itineraries along the Rhine, The Seine, the Danube and more.

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Exploring Myanmar on Belmond's Luxury Cruise: the Road to Mandalay

Feb 15, 2017  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

She is a grand dame. A daunting river castle that dominates as the largest river cruise ship in Myanmar at over 300 feet.

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9 Highlights From an Ocean Cruise Aboard the New Viking Sea

Jan 4, 2017  |   Contributor: Eric Rosen

Dancing on the lido deck. Midnight buffets. Shuffleboard tournaments. Long gone are the days that cruising held such mundane charms. Instead, seagoing ships offer everything from full-service spas to Broadway-style spectacles. 

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A Christmas Markets Odyssey Down The Danube

Dec 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Chiaroscuro — the contrasting movement of light and dark, background and foreground — usually found in static paintings is present on Viking River Cruises' Christmas Markets tour. The moment-to-moment land and waterscape changes cruising down the Danube are defined across the wake of Central European history. Unlike most rivers, the Danube moves 1492 miles, from west to east originating in Germany's Black Forest, and cutting through ten countries, finally emptying into the Black Sea in Romania.

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Cruising the Nile River Aboard the Oberoi Philae

Nov 17, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

Egypt is a beautiful country full of historical importance, wonders of the world, and is one of the oldest civilizations on earth. In fact, 30 percent of the world’s ancient artifacts are found here. For centuries, we’ve heard stories about the Nile River, accounts of mythical gods, pharaohs that conquered lands and this magical body of water that was at the center of the dynasty. Although many travelers may have shied away from Egypt due to reports of civil unrest, the country is finally starting to see an uprising in tourism again.

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Branson Ditches His Cruise Line for Something Sexier

Oct 31, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sir Richard Branson isn’t a fan of cruises. Or at least, doesn’t love the sound of them. “I have never been on a cruise, and never wanted to—they sound stuffy and dull. But I would love to go on a voyage—they sound adventurous, exciting and glamourous,” said the entrepreneur during the unveiling of his new cruise voyage line this past month.

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Giving Back to the Dominican Republic With Fathom Cruises

Oct 12, 2016  |   Contributor: Glenn Harris

We all love travel—going to an exotic place to have a new experience and the personal growth that comes from it. But some travelers want more, a sense of purpose and doing something meaningful with their time and giving back to the communities they visit. One company helping sojourners do just that is Fathom cruises. The brand has partnered with not-for-profit organizations in Cuba and the Dominican Republic, and has developed a series of volunteer activities where passengers work side by side with locals on community projects.

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Inside Crystal Cruises' Extravagant New Private Jet

Sep 28, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Crystal Cruises has been in the news quite a bit this past year. In December of 2015 the brand added a seafaring yacht to their fleet and then debuted their on-demand, 12-seat private jet in the spring. But their newest announcement might be their most exciting yet for wanderlusters.

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Every Maldives Visitor Should Experience These 4 Things | Sponsored Content by Milaidhoo Island, Maldives

Sep 13, 2016  |   Contributor: Milaidhoo Maldives

The Maldives are an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls in the Indian Ocean. Which means, choosing which one to visit can be a pretty tough decision. Blue lagoons, extensive reefs and an amazing underwater world, you really canít go wrong with any single island. While visiting this earthly paradise, youíll never be lacking in exciting activities to participate in between all of that much-needed downtime. If relaxing is your main objective though, be sure to at least squeeze in these four must-do experiences in the Maldives:

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Part 2: Coasting Along the Mekong on Viking River Cruise's 15-Day Trip

Aug 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

The Magnificent Mekong cruise starts and ends in Vietnam. During the first portion you'll make your way through Cambodia before venturing back through Vietnam. Once in Vietnam, you'll head to the French-conceived, former capital city of Hanoi which is filled with cultural sites, Buddhist temples, pagodas and a lively Old Quarter. 

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Part 1: Coasting Along the Mekong on Viking River Cruise's 15-Day Trip

Aug 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

In my years experiencing Viking River Cruises, my love affair with the brand and its itineraries has grown even stronger. And I’m not alone in my adoration. Among its laundry list of awards, Viking was recently awarded “Best Cruise Line for Luxury River Cruises” at the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence.

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The Intimacy, Authenticity and 21st-Century Comfort of Tall Mast Sailing

Jul 26, 2016  |   Contributor: Cynthia Dial

Imagine pulling from port in Barcelona with a backdrop of the Spanish city’s twinkling night lights, all decks on hand as yards of sails unfurl to ascend the ship’s four masts with the Vangelis song 1492: Conquest of Paradise playing at departure. Then add to the scene top-of-the-deck passengers lifting their glasses in synchronized toasts to their upcoming venture. This scene is just another day aboard Star Clippers' Star Flyer.

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