Archive for October, 2006

Cruise Guide: New luxury line, Cunard monument unveiled in Halifax

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

By Michael Coleman Halifax, the Nova Scotia capital so steeped in maritime history, stood briefly this month at the center of the cruise world.  It wasn’t the nearby Citadel or picturesque Peggy’s Cove that garnered the attention, however. The news instead focused on the building of a new luxury cruise vessel in the Halifax... »

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Cruise Guide: Big or small: Cruise ships drawn to Caribbean

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

By Michael Coleman Some 40-plus years after mass-market passenger vessels first began sailing to the region, Caribbean voyages are hotter than ever.  Island culture, turquoise waters and sun-drenched beaches have been drawing passengers since the 1960′s, and while the scenery is no less stellar today, a host of sleek, amenity-laden ships make the experience... »

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Cruise Guide: Sun-drenched Caribbean voyages unveiled

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

By Michael Coleman You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to conclude that Caribbean cruise itineraries are the most popular in the world.  Over the past few years, port calls in Alaska and Europe have gained momentum among travelers seeking to expand their horizons, but the hands-down winner is just a few hundred... »

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Cruise Guide: Italian flair woos passengers to MSC Cruises

Wednesday, October 4th, 2006

By Michael Coleman With Sophia Loren as spokesperson and a cruise experience that promises to be “Beautiful, Passionate, Italian,” what’s not to like about an emerging star in the North American cruise market?  MSC Cruises may not be a household name here just yet, but a $3 billion fleet expansion, a marketing campaign with... »

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