Archive for January, 2006

Cruise Guide: Loren, Matlin, Egyptian expert to wow passengers

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

By Michael Coleman If you’ve taken a cruise lately you’ve likely noticed a new onboard trend. Your fellow passengers are younger, affluent and they’ve been looking for a hassle-free vacation experience, according to the folks who analyze such trends.  The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released figures showing that cruise passengers are, on... »

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Cruise Guide: Cruise ship celebrity sightings becoming common

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

By Michael Coleman Your chance of rubbing elbows with the stars may be greater onboard a major cruise ship than it is if you made the trek to Hollywood. According to Elena Vakhrenova, author and publisher of Cruising Cuisine for Home Entertaining, Hors d’Oeuvres and Appetizers, celebrity sightings on the high seas have now... »

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Cruise Guide: Carnival takes swing at Caribbean

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

By Michael Coleman How does the world’s most popular cruise line, and its latest mega-ship, improve the Caribbean vacation experience? It offers golf. Golf. And, more golf.  Those who love to tee it up can book either six- or eight-day voyages from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean and the Bahamas aboard Carnival Liberty, the... »

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Cruise Guide: Mass-market cruise lines ready for a busy 2006

Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

By Michael Coleman The world’s most popular mass market cruise lines are turning up the heat for your hard-earned vacation dollars in 2006.  Look for competitive pricing, the debut of new itineraries and a slew of cruise industry firsts.  Carnival is set to debut three- six- and eight-day Caribbean itineraries from Fort Lauderdale aboard... »

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