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Seabourn Adds Zodiac Shore & Kayak Excursions to Trip Offerings

May 22, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This summer, Seabourn will be adding new Zodiac and kayak shore excursions to their list of offerings. Called Ventures by Seabourn, the trips will journey on three Northern Europe voyages and will include optional shore adventures. Taking place aboard Seabourn Quest, the tours will also be enhanced by expert guides, scientists, scholars and naturalists providing in-depth insights into each destination’s ecology, wildlife, history and culture.

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From its Communist Roots to Becoming The "Paris of the East," This is the Budapest of Today

May 12, 2015  |   Contributor: Janice Nieder

As soon as I read that Budapest’s nicknames were either the “Queen of the Danube” or "the Paris of the East," I knew it had the makings of a fabulous getaway. So I was thrilled when I found out that my upcoming Viking Danube Waltz River Cruise would be departing from there. Unfortunately I only had 24 hours to explore Budapest’s burgeoning food and cultural scene. 

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Celebrity Cruises Takes Exclusivity A Step Further With Their Suite Class Options

May 5, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Last week, Celebrity Cruises published a video tour of their Suite Class tier which offers guests a more exclusive and indulgent way to enjoy the high sea. And it looks pretty great. 

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Will Uniworld's Newest Ship Be the World's Most Luxurious River Boat?

Mar 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

Recently, in advance of its March 26 launch in Amsterdam, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection gave a sneak peek of its newest vessel, the super ship S.S. Maria Theresa. She will be Uniworld’s most ambitious ship yet, joining a fleet of luxury river boats that are already the most elegant all-inclusive boutique cruise ships in Europe.

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This 9-Day Myanmar River Cruise Gets You Up Close and Personal to the Land of Golden Temples

Mar 6, 2015  |   Contributor: Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss

Experiencing Myanmar now—before it becomes too commercialized—is a must for any seasoned traveler. Doing it in style aboard the newly-built 56-passenger, all-suite Irrawaddy Explorer, offered by Haimark Travel, makes the trip a deluxe adventure.

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Channel Your Inner Explorer by Crossing the Arctic Circle to Greenland

Mar 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

There’s a saying among international jetsetters, “When you have seen the world, then there is always Greenland.” True enough; not everyone can casually mention that they’ve seen narwhals and walruses in the wild. For bragging rights like this, Greenland is a must-do. So you might as well visit on a private charter with 12 fellow adventurers and an Arctic-specialist guide.

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52 New Cruise Ships Will Debut by 2018, 25 Planned for This Year

Feb 16, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

With the economy starting to pick itself up again, it looks as though the cruise industry is taking advantage of heightened consumer demand for travel in 2015. Boasting a record number of new river and ocean cruise ships being debuted this year, the industry will be adding 25 new vessels to fleets across the world. By 2018, 52 new ships will come onto the scene according to CruiseCompete.

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Seabourn Partners With Swarovski Optik For High-Precision, Long-Range Binoculars on Antarctic Cruises

Jan 28, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

On January 21, Seabourn cruise line announced its new partnership with Swarovski Optik, makers of high-quality optical instruments. Swarovski Optik will outfit Seabourn Quest's expedition team and bridge staff with high-precision, long-range binoculars. As a guest onboard, the same binoculars will be available for purchase and use during their Antarctic cruise.

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Follow the Path of HRH The Queen of England on This 12-Day Douro River Cruise

Jan 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I’ll be the first to admit that cruises typically aren’t my thing; but this 12-day, 11-night Douro River of Portugal getaway has my attention. I could say that it’s because of its interesting shore excursions or that the allure of Portugal drew me in, but let's be honest, it's because of HRH The Queen of England. Why you ask? Just take a gander at her in the below picture when two years ago, everyone's favorite long-living royal put her stamp of approval on the vessel, all the while dressed like vanilla soft serve (also a favorite).

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Sip on Rare Wines While Sailing Through Italy, Croatia & Slovenia This Fall

Jan 15, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

French wines and the open seas? Sounds like the perfect combination to us. Which is the same sentiment Larry and Laura Martin, founders and owners of Food & Wine Trails, shared when envisioning their President's 2015 Ultimate Wine Cruise. Gleamed from his 25 years of producing wine cruises, the  trip will compile Larry's four favorite things: a luxurious small-ship cruise, curated and rare wines, traveling during the harvest season and visiting new wine regions.

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Azamara Cruises Looks to the Future With 2017 Itineraries & New Ports

Jan 7, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Even though we’re only one week into 2015, Azamara Club Cruises® has us thinking about our travel plans two years in advance. In 2017, the boutique cruise line will be offering 65 voyages to 203 ports in 68 countries including new trips from Australia to Asia and Southern California to South Beach.

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How Will Obama's New Cuba Relations Affect US Travelers?

Dec 19, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This week President Obama announced plans to re-establish diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US after 50 years of the “silent treatment” by re-opening the US embassy in Havana. “We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries,” spoke Obama at a press conference on Wednesday. "These 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked. It's time for a new approach."

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Sir Richard Branson Is At It Again With Plans to Take Over the High Seas, Virgin-Style

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret that cruises tend to attract an older, more seasoned demographic of traveler. And while many cruisers are return voyagers, it’s a lot harder to attract new, first-time guests. Currently, the US is the world’s largest cruise market and the industry is controlled by three players who own more than 80 percent of it. So it makes sense that Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, who is known for shaking things up in the travel and hospitality world, is looking to break into the cruise market.

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Why Choose Just One Caribbean Destination When You Can Island Hop With a Catamaran Yacht?

Sep 6, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

This winter, Sunsail, a sailing and water sports vacation company, is offering a charter around the Caribbean that'll make for an unforgettable holiday adventure. While everyone back home is stuck dealing with cold weather and ridiculous parking during the season, you could be sailing turquoise waters in warmth and style.

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Seabourn Adds 5th All-Suite Ship to Fleet & 2nd from Italian Shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A

Dec 4, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Seabourn will be welcoming in two new ships in the next couple of years with the first debuting in 2016 and the subsequent in spring 2018. Both will be the 40,350-GRT design built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. For the second ship, hospitality designer Adam D. Tihany will be in charge of creating the ship in its entirety from indoor and outdoor public areas to its dining venues, the Spa at Seabourn and the casino and lounges.

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