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Silversea Silver Spirit – Some Discussion of Design

On The Gold Standard Forum there is a bit of discussion about the conclusion by one member of the “press” (Anita Durham-Potter – expertcruiser.com) “From what I’ve seen — when finished — Spirit is a lot prettier and better planned than Seabourn Odyssey.” I have taken issue with that opinion because it is simply a

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Celebrity Equinox – The Prologue to the Travelogue

On Sunday my family embarks on a 13 night cruise on the brand new Celebrity Equinox. Our cruise is roundtrip Rome with port calls in Naples, Italy; Athens and Rhodes, Greece; Kusadasi, Turkey; Haifa and Ashdod, Israel and Alexandria, Egypt (overnight)…with four sea days.  We will be overnighting off the ship in Israel and in Egypt. I

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Which is the Best Luxury Cruise Line – Another View

I guess I asked for this. I pointed a number of my readers to Ralph Grizzle’s Avid Cruiser website as I posted his short video on Seabourn Odyssey’s cuisine. So today I read Ralph’s post about which is the best luxury cruise line. He mentions Seabourn, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Crystal and SeaDream Yacht Club.

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Celebrity Solstice – An Absolutely Amazing and Impressive Ship – Part II

Having reviewed some of Celebrity Solstice’s overall design, the pool/outside public spaces and the restaurants,I did want to add some additional photos. Below is one of the bars aft of The Lawn Club.  As you can see there is interesting lighting, the expected bar stools and tables with chairs…and in the rear (closeup shown further below),

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