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About automatic gratuities on cruise ships

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Cruise question of the day: What do you think about cruise gratuities? On some cruise lines (like Crystal Cruises featured in the photo above), gratuities are automatically included in the cruise fare. On other cruise lines, passengers will have an opportunity to show their appreciation for exceptional service through an automatic gratuity. Cruise Tips – love them or leave them? […]

Princess Cruises news: Regal Princess Night Sky Lounge

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Cruise buzz: Princess Cruises news: Regal Princess  Night Sky Lounge       Fans of Princess Cruises have another reason to celebrate today, the cruise line announced plans to  open a new nightclub on Regal Princess, this time it’s under the stars …. From Princess Cruises: A new nighttime experience will debut on Regal Princess in November, enabling guests to […]

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Crystal Cruises news: Late-Risers Adventures

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Crystal Adventures Late Risers Shore Excursions Luxury cruisers who sail on Crystal Cruises will no longer have to choose between sleeping in and going ashore on an organized shore excursion. The reason why is because Crystal Cruises just announced the addition of  new Crystal Adventures planned especially for late-risers starting this fall. Traditionally cruise lines offer the bulk of their […]

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Desmond Tutu on Crystal Cruises

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Crystal Cruises 25th Anniversary World Cruise Segment featuring Archbishop Desmond Tutu When it comes to enrichment programs on ships Crystal Cruises sets the bar very high. In an announcement by the luxury cruise line company today, it proves yet again why Crystal Cruises keeps getting voted “world’s best” cruise line.  The line has booked human rights and peace advocate Archbishop Desmond […]

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Celebrity Cruises and Canyon Ranch to offer SpaClub at Sea

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Celebrity Cruises and Canyon Ranch Launch SpaClub At Sea Partnership Starting April, 2014 Say bye-bye to same-old-same-old Will the new Canyon Ranch SpaClub at Sea help rejuvenate my attitude about cruise ship spas? The de-facto spa partner on the ships has been Steiner Leisure, who has highly trained staff who know how to do great treatments and sell lots of […]

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Port Buzz: Casablanca, Morocco via Crystal Cruises

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Crystal Serenity calls on Casablanca Crystal Serenity docked today in Casablanca, Morocco. There were an assortment of tours available but I chose to take advantage of the free shuttle into town to walk around the markets. Since I was free to stroll at my own leisure, I spent the better part of the morning walking around the teak wood Promenade […]

Quantum Experience Advisor Dhani Jones

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Royal Caribbean taps into the hottest trend in travel – experiental travel I was just reading my cruise line Twitter feed and read this tweet: Welcome aboard! RT @DhaniJones I’m psyched to announce my new role as a @RoyalCaribbean experience advisor: — Royal Caribbean (@RoyalCaribbean) October 7, 2013   Dhani Jones,  a former American football linebacker and host of […]