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Happy New Year! A Quick Look Back…and Forward

New Year’s at Midnight – Antarctica 2020 This isn’t your normal Happy New Year message. Heck, nothing about 2020 has been normal.  So I thought I would take a moment to look back, Thank You and to also set some realistic (hopefully) expectations for what will be a very “interesting” start to 2021. We all know that

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Exclusive: Atlas Ocean Voyages Warm Water Sailings at a BIG Discount

As you know, I am fascinated with the new Atlas Ocean Voyages expedition product.  You can read about it in my recent article:  A Guide To Atlas Ocean Voyages: “Luxe-Adventure” Expedition Cruises.  Well, Goldring Travel’s enthusiasm has resulted in my being able to offer you UP TO A 30% DISCOUNT off the currently offered general market

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A Guide To Atlas Ocean Voyages: “Luxe-Adventure” Expedition Cruises

You probably have not yet heard of Atlas Ocean Voyages; a new luxury expedition cruise line. But I believe you will be hearing quite a bit about it in the coming months. With there currently being 39 expedition vessels currently operating and another 67 on the way…that’s right 96 expedition ships to choose from!…I want

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A Guide to Silversea Cruises: A Look Back…and a Fresh Look Forward

It has been a while since I discussed Silversea Cruises and, to be honest, a lot has changed since then…and those changes have markedly improved both the ships and the service. So let’s dive in! Short Version: Silversea had floundered for many reasons through 2016, putting it near the bottom of Goldring Travel’s luxury cruise

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CDC Continues Its Prejudice Against the Cruise Industry – But “No Sail” Order Only Continued to Cruise Line Self-Imposed October 31, 2020 Date

Yesterday the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), not based upon science but its continued prejudice against the cruise industry, wanted to extend the “No Sail” Order through February 2021. This was not based upon science, but rather a deep-seated prejudice that because cruise ships are effectively a closed system the chance of the spread

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What is up with Carnival Corp and Its Offloading Ships? Good Things!

Back in July 2020 I wrote an article about Carnival Corp, the parent company of Seabourn, Holland America, Princess and many other lines, offloading a number of its ships:  Seabourn and “The Thinning of the Herd.” I offered up that the cruise lines were basically operating older ships because they had them, and were relatively cheap to

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Seabourn Delays the Seabourn Venture, Cancels Seabourn Quest’s Antarctica 2020/2021, and Seabourn Ovation/Encore Sailings Until January 2021.

Seabourn announced today that due to COVID-19 construction and supply issues the Seabourn Venture’s Inaugural Voyage is being delayed from July 2021 to December 2021, with her delivery date now scheduled for December 1, 2021. Guests currently booked on the inaugural voyage for Seabourn Venture will be offered the opportunity to sail on the new

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