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Windstar Cruises: Intimate & Casual Luxury – Its History and How it Transformed Itself is “180 Degrees from Ordinary!”

Windstar Cruises is one of my favored cruise lines, offering what I call “casual luxury” on small, even intimate, ships and with two distinct and unique types of “yachts”: Power and Sail. Windstar, in fact has pretty much always been, “different”. It’s tag line is “180 Degrees from Ordinary“, but it is more than that. Windstar

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Silversea’s Silver Endeavour Arctic Expedition (Iceland, Eastern Greenland, Canadian Coast, and New York City): Goldring Travel’s Onboard!

As you know, Silversea has converted me from being a skeptic to being a happy endorser.  There have been lots of positive changes from huge improvements in their ships, the amazing number of new ships (and offloading of a few really old ones), improved customer service, even better onboard service and, of course, elevated cuisine.

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Seabourn Odyssey – What is Next for Her?

It was pretty big news that Seabourn sold the Seabourn Odyssey to Mitsui O.S.K., though she will remain sailing for Seabourn under charter until August 22, 2024. But what is her future? Normally, when a ship is sold it is to a cruise line that is not a competitor, and, in its current state, that

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Oceania Cruises: Goldring Travel is Finally Checking Them Out!

I have had sort of a Love/Hate relationship with Oceania Cruises. I love the itineraries (some of the best around), the newer ships, the culinary focus, the overall quality of the cruise, and the country club casual approach.  In fact, one thing that has always baffled me is how, once the cruise starts, Oceania (NCLH’s

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Aurora Expeditions – Goldring Travel Checks It Out: Part I

Aurora Expeditions is an Australian-based company that has two purpose-built expedition ships and has been around for quite a while, but without much of a U.S. presence until recently.  It consistently is highly rated both within the industry and by (mostly) Australian consumers. So when I was approached to consider Aurora I was interested.  However,

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