Archive for May, 2006

Cruise Guide: The sky’s the limit . . . at sea

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

By Michael Coleman As the world’s largest passenger vessel was unveiled in Miami last week, I had but one question on my mind: What will they think of next? Royal Caribbean’s highly-anticipated Freedom of the Seas is not your typical cruise ship. She features 15 passenger decks, an onboard surf park, cantilevered whirlpools suspended... »

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Cruise Guide: Industry rolls out global red carpet to woo cruise passengers

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

By Michael Coleman Cruise ship travel continues to gain in popularity – a record 10 million North Americans are expected to step foot on a major vessel this year alone. But it’s the economic impact on local communities across the globe that is propelling the industry to new heights  Old piers are suddenly receiving... »

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Cruise Guide: Silversea taps Cronkite, Buckley to headline 2007 world cruise

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

By Michael Coleman One of the most trusted men in America, legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite, and political commentator William F. Buckley, Jr. headline a who’s who list of celebrity speakers scheduled to appear on an ultra-luxurious Silversea world cruise in 2007. The 126-day voyage, aboard the elegant, 382-guest Silver Shadow, will cross three oceans,... »

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Cruise Guide: Mexican Riviera: The new ‘it’ place in the sun

Wednesday, May 10th, 2006

By Michael Coleman Flawless beaches, superb golf and fishing, great weather and an enriching cultural component may indeed be adjectives to describe coastal living in California or Florida but cruise ship passengers are flocking in droves to the new ‘it’ place in the sun: The Mexican Riviera.  A major cruise association says itineraries are... »

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Cruise Guide: D.C. power couple to pontificate at sea

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

By Michael Coleman Political junkies need not worry about missing the latest election news from home while sailing abroad this summer. The husband and wife tandem of James Carville and Mary Matalin, Democratic and Republican political commentators respectively, will share their insights during Crystal Cruises’ 12-day voyage from Rome to London, beginning August 19.... »

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