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Avalon Passion Brings More Suite Sailing to Danube Cruisers

Apr 27, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Inaugurated under sunny skies for an enthusiastic international crowd, Avalon Passion is poised to bring SuiteShips to even more Danube cruisers in the coming years. For Avalon Waterways, this was more than just a christening, it was an opportunity to prove to the travel community that, while it may be a young company, it’s very much a leader in the river cruise category.

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Behind the Scenes of Azamara’s Transformation

Apr 19, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

What’s the best way to stay on the top of “Best of” lists? To keep topping yourself. Already one of the world’s most luxurious ship lines, Azamara Club Cruises is making sure its petite fleet of top-rated sea vessels remains ship-shape with a just-completed bow-to-stern refurbishment across nearly every department both on-board and off. “We’re taking what was already an incredibly good product and are devoted to making it absolutely exceptional,” says Azamara’s President Larry Pimentel who calls Azamara his “baby boutique brand.” 

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2016 Cruise Industry Entices Travelers With Big Names, Small Ports

Apr 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

March’s Seatrade Global convention is the cruise industry’s chance to convene, make deals, announce last year’s important statistics to their peers, and discuss the trends that will hopefully make this year even more successful. Or, depending which way you look at it, more enticing to the cruise passenger.

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Chocolate Cruising For the Indulgent Traveler

Feb 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

This year, Princess Cruises is premiering its Chocolate Journeys program created by Norman Love, one of the world’s top master chocolate makers. The program ices the cake across the spectrum of on-board programs from lavish chocolate desserts to drinks, pillow treats and even decadent spa treatments.

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The $42K Houseboat "Culinary Adventure" Weekend

Jan 26, 2016  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

To celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the National Park Services, Forever Resorts will be hosting a Scenic and Savory Houseboat Excursion on Lake Mead from April 29 to May 1. The three-day weekend will take place on one of Forever Resorts’ 70-foot houseboats, and will be limited to only 12 guests. 

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Scenic Announces Its First Ocean-Cruising Luxury Yacht With Private Helicopter On-Board

Jan 18, 2016  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

This weekend, Scenic River Cruises announced the launch of the Scenic Eclipse, the brand’s first ocean-cruising vessel. The new ship defines a new direction for the luxury travel operator, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. Setting off from Istanbul to Venice, the Scenic Eclipse will embark on her maiden voyage on August 31, 2018.

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Exploring Oasis of the Seas With Its James Beard Award-Winning Chef, Royal Suite Class & On-Board Entertainment

Dec 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

Walking up the dock to board Oasis of the Seas, I felt as though I was entering an office building or shopping mall, instead of a ship. Dwarfing the Titanic, this luxury liner is Royal Caribbean’s second largest vessel. Towering over the pier below, it sits over 230 feet above the water and measures in at 1,185 feet long. Home to numerous pools, food outlets, zip lining, theaters, a casino and the first-ever floating city park, Oasis first set sail in 2009. On this trip we visited Nassau, St. Thomas and St Martin.

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5 Luxury Nudist, Swingers & Exhibitionist Cruises to Explore Your Sexy Side

Jun 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Nudist travel is on the rise. While Europeans have always been more comfortable with their au naturel bodies, Americans have been much slower at adopting adult vacations as an acceptable form of travel. But have no fear, we’re finally catching up to our international neighbors. 

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Cruise From Prague to Berlin Year-Round Aboard Paddle-Wheeled MS Elbe Princesse

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

The Elbe is one of the most well-known rivers in Central Europe, passing through the Czech Republic and on to Germany, making it a great route for a cruise. However, the water is much too shallow for traditional propulsion vessels to manage; which is why CroisiEurope has come up with their newest ship, the MS Elbe Princesse.

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On Hurtigrurten in February: A Norwegian Voyage Into The Mystic

Jun 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

"Hark, now hear the sailors cry/Smell the sea and feel the sky/Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic,” Van Morrison wrote these lyrics back in the 1970s, and those same words, “into the mystic,” followed me like a determined seagull on the Hurtigruten Midnatsol voyage I took this past February.

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Bud Light Hotel To Take Over New Norwegian Luxury Liner For Super Bowl Weekend 2014

Nov 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret that when it comes to the Super Bowl, companies tend to go overboard with their advertising, in hopes of gaining immediate attention but also to connect in a way that secures longtime commitment from consumers. It should come as no surprise then that Anheuser-Busch — whose ads have included heart-warming tales of Clydesdale horses for Budwesier and last year’s creative Lucky Chair for Bud Light — is gearing up for another big advertising venture. This year, to promote their Bud Light brand, the company has their sights set on the high seas.

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Scenic Cruises Offers Only Chance to Take a Luxury River Cruise Down the Seine

Oct 8, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

In April we told you about the launch of Scenic CruisesScenic Jewel into their lineup of eight new ‘Space-Ships,’ and now Scenic Gem is getting ready to make her debut. From July to October 2014, the luxury liner will begin its 11-day itinerary focusing on the history, culture and natural beauty of Northern France.

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Plan a 2014 Adventure Cruise Through Snowy Greenland on Hurtigruten's MS Fram

Sep 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I’ve always been intrigued by the thought that Iceland is green and Greenland is icy. If you’re anything like me, you may have the same curiosity guiding you to take a trip to either of the (confusing) countries to see this irony for yourselves. Now’s the time to start planning, as Hurtigruten cruises has recently announced a new, longer route in the north-west region of Greenland in the summer of 2014.... Read More

Ultra Luxurious Seven-Night Peruvian Amazon River Cruise

Sep 9, 2013  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

When you think of a river cruise through the Amazon, most can picture a small flat-bottom boat with a colorful and hardworking chap pushing you along with a long stick. Well the team at Aqua Expeditions had another scene in mind...

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Travel + Leisure Awards Paul Gauguin Cruises with Top Small-Ship Cruise Line For Families

Aug 1, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Paul Gauguin Cruises recently received the “Top Small-Ship Cruise Line for Families” award as voted on by the readers of Travel + Leisure magazine. The ceremony for the World's Best Awards was held on Thursday, July 18 in New York City.... Read More

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