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Cruise Traveler Seeks Advice: Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona: What is there to do with limited time in port? Barcelona is a popular turn-around port for cruises in the Mediterranean.  For cruise newbies, that means the city in northeastern Spain famous for architecture, culture, history, and food is a city where cruise visitors will most likely begin or end a cruise vacation.  a mix of ancient and modern buildings, […]

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Luxury Travel in 2017 and Beyond

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Luxury Travel Outlook 2017 A roundup of hot trends from the world’s finest luxury hotels, cruise lines,  restaurants, and travel experiences. Find out what luxury travel has to offer in 2017 and beyond: Trends, concepts, new resorts and cruise ships and more.  The following report is my predictions as well as some of the comments from #TWchats held on Dec. 14. Travel […]

Best in Travel Tech 2017: Insta360

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Product Review:  Insta360 I have been doing a hands-on review of a 360° camera that brings virtual reality to travel. I have been creating 360 travel content with the Insta360 Nano that works with my iPhone. The 360 VR camera is easy to use, and the price is right for those looking to get into the virtual reality video and […]

Cruise apparel must have – Little Black Samantha Dress

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Samantha Leibowitz – Little Black Dress   If you are fashion-forward cruise customer looking for the perfect dress for an upcoming vacation, then think about the Little Black Samantha Dress by New York designer Samantha Leibowitz. The Samanta Dress fits a variety of sizes,  the maxi-dress can convert into a variety of styles, which makes it the perfect dress for a […]

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Get Away: Catalina Island Winter Travel Deals

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Head to Catalina Island this Winter Catalina Island and Catalina Express have teamed up to offer visitors some fabulous deals to enjoy now through March 2017. The “Best of Winter” packages and discounts include round trip boat transportation and savings up to 65%. Now through March 2017, Catalina Express and Paradise Hotel Partners offer combination boat and accommodations packages at 20 […]

Princess Cruises fined for Illegal Dumping

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Princess Cruises (shame on you rogue employees) Illegal bilge-water dumping lands Princess Cruises’ in a lot of hot water. Social media was abuzz yesterday in response to the announcements that Carnival’s Princess Cruises will pay a $40 million fine for dumping oily waste into the ocean – the largest penalty of its kind in history. In fact, even a YouTube statement […]