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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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Scenic Cruises Adds 12-day Bordeaux River Excursion to 2015 Itinerary

Nov 19, 2014  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

Scenic Cruises is headed to France! Adding a new 12-day Bordeaux River Cruise to its 2015 itineraries, the cruise line will offer seven departures between August and October starting at $5,580 per person. The tour will make stops along Cadillac, Saint-Émilion, Arcachon, Libourne, Médoc, and Cognac, where travelers will have the opportunity to sample brandy at Rémy Martin.

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6 Cruise Itineraries Across Asia That You Should Embark On in 2015

Nov 13, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

With the year coming to an end in just seven short weeks, we thought we’d get plans for 2015 started with a look at next year’s cruises through Asia. Pairing together places such as Singapore with Bali and Mynamar with Tokyo, we couldn’t get enough of all the offerings available next year. We handpicked six of our favorites to share to give you a little bit of wanderlust for the continent filled with ancient wonders, mouth-watering cuisine and a deeply spiritual heritage.

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SVP Richard Marnell Discusses What Is Making The New Viking Ocean Cruise Experience Unique

Oct 7, 2014  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Because Richard Marnell is Viking Cruise's Senior Vice President of Marketing for North America, he has been charged with helping make Viking River Cruises a household name, by creating a deeper, more active awareness of the existence and benefits of river cruising, an important mode of experiential travel.

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Silversea Luxury Cruises Announces 2016 Voyages in 385 Destinations

Sep 23, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Though more than a year away, Silversea Cruises' 2016 voyages are already slated to take place in 385 locations and will span across 177 voyages, and 19 of their port calls will be completely new to the cruiseline. These new additions to the luxury ocean-faring brand include stops in Asia, Europe and North America including Shimizu, Japan; Ullapool, Scotland; Kalmar, Sweden; and Summerside, Canada.

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From Robot Bartenders to the Fastest Internet, This Cruise Line is Setting the Standard for At-Sea Tech

Aug 28, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn  |  1 Comment

Sure, visiting conventions and trade shows can lead to some cool interactions with new technologies, but we rarely get to experience sincerely awesome gadgetry aboard cruise ships. In fact just a couple years ago we were impressed to find rentable iPhones aboard the Allure of the Seas, usable only to access a map, schedule of events and track our cruising buddies on the ship. 

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