Christmas Village Maria-Theresien Platz

Photo Celebration of Christmas Markets in Europe

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European Christmas Markets The Christmas markets in Europe’s big and small cities are great places to experience a sense of community while supporting local businesses. Christmas markets in Europe are the perfect place for family and friends to celebrate the holiday season. Often found in city centers and town squares, Christmas markets are a big draw for river cruise passengers. […]

Photo tour of galley on Crystal Serenity

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Behind the scenes on Crystal Serenity A photo tour of food and some of the faces behind the plates Crystal Dining Room If you get out your magnifying glass, perhaps you will see the luxury touches found on the Crystal Serenity tabletop: Schott Zwiesel crystal, Villeroy & Boch china, Sambonet and Elkington silver, and Frette or Garnier Thiebaut linens.  What […]

Newport Fall Foliage cruise destination

Roundup of Fall Cruise Destinations

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Fall cruise destinations In addition to year-round cruise product in Mexico, South Pacific, and the Caribbean, Fall marks the time of year for popular cruise itineraries like Repositioning cruises and Canada/New England cruise choices. Have the dog-days of Summer left you dreaming of a Fall cruise? Now that Labor Day has passed that means that the ships will return to […]

Photo by Carrie Finley.Bajak

Post Cruise Barcelona Excursion Review

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Barcelona City Tour via Royal Princess As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end.”However, if you are a cruise passenger, consider a post cruise stay in your debarkation port to prolong your vacation, even for just one day, it’s totally worth it. North American cruise passengers sailing in Europe should definitely do a pre and post […]

Cruise app review: the Berlitz Cruise Ships App

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Cruise app review: the Berlitz Cruise Ships 2013 App for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Berlitz guide to cruising goes digital Click here to view in iTunes I like what Douglas Ward writes in his app welcome, “tap-and scroll (‘flick-a-ship’)” – how appropriate. And yes, that is exactly the mentality one needs to embrace when using digital devices to […]

Pinterest Travel Boards for Cruise Planning

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Cruise Travel Planning with Pinterest   Use Pinterest, social media’s newest sharing site, to help plan your next great adventure. Avid cruisers can use Pinterest to create and manage travel boards to help organize images found on the web. Use Pinterest to organize travel research about possible new places to visit Below is a shared pinboard that I use to […]

Cruise vacation activities

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Typical activities and things to do on a cruise Cruisers count on superb dining choices, spacious and comfortable accommodations, and a wide range of activities when cruising.    With all- inclusive pricing of a cruise, most of the activities are covered by the cruise fare. Onboard the ship you will have a broad range of activities and amenities. Depending on the ship, you can: take […]