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Silversea’s Brand New Silver Moon Starts Sailing 10 Day Eastern Mediterranean Cruises Starting June 18, 2021

Great News! Silversea’s brand new Silver Moon will start a series of 10 day round trip Piraeus (Athens), Greece cruises starting June 18, 2021. Booking open on April 15, 2021. While I do not yet have specific itineraries, Silversea advises that Santorini, Paros, Mykonos, Crete and, fairly uniquely, Haifa, Israel.  The exact itineraries will be

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Seabourn Ovation Sets Sail in Greece on July 3, 2021!

Seabourn Ovation is set to sail from Pireaus (Athens) Greece starting July 3, 2021  on two different seven day itineraries which can be combined into 14 day or longer cruises through October 23, 2021, when the Ovation will continue with her previously scheduled itineraries.  As I understand it they will be open for booking on

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Quark Expedition Takes Delivery of Ultramarine. Perfect for Solo, Couples, or Family Polar Expeditions!

Quark Expeditions has just taken delivery of the Ultramarine, the newest of the new expedition ships coming into the expedition market, in Split, Croatia. Here is a short video of the Quark Expeditions’ Ultramarine’s seatrial. I previously wrote about the Ultramarine, and Quark Expeditions, generally a short while ago: Quark Expeditions: This Polar Expedition Specialist Has

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Seabourn Venture Makes a Move!

Well, it has been a while since I have had anything to say about the new Seabourn Venture (other than the delay of its Maiden Voyage due to Covid-19). In fact, it was way back on December 4, 2019 when her keel was laid!  Seabourn Venture Expedition Ship and Program: Everything You Want to Know! (Update

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CDC Says You Can Kiss Your Vaccinated Grandmother in a Nursing Home After Flying and Traveling Around the World, But You Can’t Take a Cruise with Vaccinated People. Huh?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has blown it!    While the CDC’s anti-cruise bias is obvious (see below) the reality is that it is charged with protecting U. S. citizens and has breached same by literally forcing the cruise lines to simply move off-shore; now starting US cruising from The Bahamas, St. Maarten and,

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A Historical and Introspective Look at Seabourn Cruise Line

Struggled I did with how to title this article. Seabourn’s parent company, Carnival Corporation has been both its most valued ally and, in fact, savior, while at the same time being its most destructive force.  That said I think it is time for a look back at, and a crystal ball view forward of, Seabourn Cruise

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Crystal Cruises and Lloyd Werft Shipyard: I Told You It Was a Bad Idea!

In 2015 Crystal Cruises’ parent, Genting Hong Kong, went on a buying spree which included the purchase of Lloyd Werft, an already struggling German shipyard with an obvious eye of cutting costs by owning the yard that would build Crystal Cruises new river cruise ships.  t the time I said it was a bad idea for

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Interested in a River, Small Ship or Yacht Voyage?

AmaWaterways AmaCertoThere has been a significant increase in interest in River, Small Ship or Yacht Cruise. And, with that, many questions about exactly is the difference between them and the more traditional ocean cruises. To assist, take a look at our new digital magazine on the subject. 2021 River, Small Ship & Yacht Cruising Digital

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