Catalina Island

The Avalon Hotel

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Information about The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island. Enjoy understated elegance with close walking distance to great restaurants and activities. With only 15 rooms, The Avalon Hotel on Catalina Island is a premier boutique inn offering quaint island-luxury. Spacious deck off the guest room. You can see a cruise ship in the distance. While cruising might be the reason why we visited, […]

Silversea Cruises, shore excursion to a temple in China

Far East Cruising

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Far Out – Far East A celebration of all things cruise travel related from the Far East. First of all, the term Far East… Where did that moniker originate from? According to Wikipedia, the Far East is an alternate geographical term that refers to East Asia (includingNortheast Asia), the Russian Far East (part of North Asia), and Southeast Asia. Here […]

Travel Editors Roundtable

Arnie and Friends: Travel Editors Roundtable

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Discover what’s buzzing in the travel industry If you like travel and want to know what’s buzzing in the industry, don’t miss Travel Weekly’s  live Twitter chat on Wednesday May 11th. In conjunction with the The 10th Annual Consumer Travel Editors Roundtable Arnie Weissmann and friends will co-host a lively Twitter session.  Discover what editors at Afar, Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, […]

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“Viking Sea, officially a small ship, becomes largest ocean ship to be christened in London”
“Viking Cruises christens its second of six planned ocean ships in Greenwich”

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Viking Sea Cruise Buzz

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Viking Ocean Cruises News The cruise crew was in full force in London this week celebrating the arrival of Viking Ocean Cruises newest vessel, Viking Sea. The newest member of the fleet, Viking Sea is classified as a small ship with just 465 cabins that can accommodate 930 passengers. #VikingSea departing #Greenwich just now. We know they say size doesn’t matter, but wowzers! […]

World Languages: Facts and Quiz

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Did you know … Traveling is a great way to see the world. And when you travel (hopefully by cruise ship) you will encounter many languages and cultures. The BBC estimates that up to 7,000 different languages are spoken around the world. 90% of these languages are used by less than 100,000 people. Over a million people converse in 150-200 […]

Azamara Club Continent Suite 8061

Azamara Quest – Reimagined

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Azamara Quest Dry Dock Diary of a cruise ship refurbishment. Special Report: Dry dock photos and highlights  curated  from Larry Pimentel’s Twitter account (@LarryPimentel). “The new reimagined Azamara is better than my wildest imagination and I believe you will feel the same. The guests response is brilliant.” Larry Pimentel exclusive to Cruise Buzz. First of all, congrats to Azamara for undergoing the massive […]


Family travel with UnCruise

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Great cruise trip for kids! A family-friendly cruise to  Costa Rica and Panama exploring rainforests and coasts. At UnCruise it’s all about providing guests with enriching adventure travel experiences that inspire an appreciation of local cultures and the natural world. For family cruise travelers looking for a unique cruise experience then consider taking an UnCruise in Costa Rica/Panama. Sloths, Monkeys […]

Faces of Cuba by Bud Ellison

Cruise Cuba on Fathom

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Fathom Cuba – sail on May 1, 2016 The Cuban travel experience you have  been waiting for is about to set sail on its inaugural departure May 1, 2016. Fathom, a new concept of small cruising with a focus on voluncruising is connecting communities through cruise travel with purpose. Although I will not be among the first guests to visit Cuba […]