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Atlas Ocean Voyages’ World Traveller in Antarctica: Goldring Travel’s Experience- Part IV (Is Atlas Ocean Voyages in Antarctica “Your Luxury”?)

Noting my belief that everyone has their own definition of “luxury”, the obvious question I must ask on this expedition is, “Does Atlas Ocean Voyages provide a luxury experience?”  As you will read, the answer is Yes…with, for some, a little bit of No. Now, if the misses aren’t of concern to you…and they may

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Viking Cruises in Antarctica – Two Accidents – Not Good!

Accidents happen. They can be in on a European river, off the coast of Norway, or in Antarctica. But one has to pause when all of those are on one cruise line: Viking. I was withholding comment about last week’s asserted “rogue wave” accident causing one death and four injuries on the brand new 378

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Explora Journeys: A Class Operation + Pricing News

As you know, I have been impressed with Explora Journeys from the day I was contacted by Chris Austin, its Chief Sales Officer, right after he left Seabourn. He long had a vision and approach, not just of bringing the concept of having a resort/home at sea, but of finding criticisms constructive rather than an

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Hotels Are Coming to Sea. It Ain’t As Easy as It Seems!

Recently Four Seasons Hotels announced it was joining Ritz Carlton in what I call “Hotels Coming to Sea”, sailing in 2025. I have not hesitated in expressing my concerns, as those running cruise lines have a much easier (and logical) ability to add hotel-related features than a hotel company has installing cruise line features and

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Goldring Travel’s 2022 Culinary & Cultural Cruise on the Windstar Star Legend – October 2, 2022 – Part VII (Going Full Culinary & Cultural!)

Our next day was a Sea Day and, thus, the perfect time for a Private Wine Experience in one of the Star Legend’s Owner’s Suites, which one of my guests generously donated for the event. Normally I would work with Executive Chef Joseph on the menu, but Windstar’s head of culinary operations was having no

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Seabourn’s Response to “Seabourn Cruise Line Has Been Sold!*”…And My Reply!

Earlier this week I wrote the article, “Seabourn Cruise Line Has Been Sold!*”.  The attorneys for Seabourn responded with threats of claims for “defamation, every claim available under securities laws, RICO [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act] violations, and the like” along with a  Cease and Desist Letter demanding – as they did when I

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