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Scenic and Hurtigruten Expedition Ships Delayed – A Pattern? A Problem?

Earlier this week Seabourn announced it is building two luxury expedition ships.  This follows the announcements by two newcomers to the expedition market, Crystal, Scenic, Celebrity and Hapag-Lloyd, as well as Lindblad, Hurtigruten, Ponant, Quark, Aurora Expeditions, and more.  Why the rush and crush in the Expedition market? Today Scenic announced a long delay in

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Celebrity Xperience In The Galapagos- Part VII (Reflections & Updates on the Ships – Including the new Celebrity Flora – and What to Consider.)

My reflections on my fantastic experience on the Celebrity Xperience in May 2017 has been somewhat intentionally delayed because I knew there was some BIG news coming out:  Celebrity Cruises has just introduced a new, quite luxurious, all-suite, purpose-built ship for the Galapagos: Celebrity Flora.  The Celebrity Flora will be replacing the smaller, and one

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Celebrity Cruises Gets It Right Again! – “Go Big. Go Better. Go Best!”

I have long said that Celebrity Cruises provides the best value in the cruise industry; especially if you sail on one of its Solstice-class ships.  Celebrity’s latest move, a truly exceptional pricing structure, puts it yet another notch above the rest. Recently Celebrity has run a number of “1,2,3 Go!” promotions which, depending on which

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Celebrity Silhouette vs. Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part IV: The Wine Lists Speak Volumes (As Do The Beverage Packages)

Now a word about wines on Celebrity versus Princess. I am traveling as a single adult with my daughter, no different really from a couple where one does not drink or may not during meals, purchasing a bottle of wine is generally not a good option (unless I dined in the same restaurant each evening)

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Celebrity Silhouette vs. Royal Princess – Which Is A Better Value For The Upscale Cruise Guest? Part II: The Standard Veranda Staterooms

Tomorrow I board the Celebrity Silhouette for a seven day Caribbean cruise.  I was, however, supposed to be sailing on the Royal Princess on her  April 13, 2014 seven day Caribbean cruise. For reasons I previously wrote about I am confident I made the right decision.  (For those who don’t want to read that article now

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Princess Cruises Doesn’t Treat You Like Royalty; Celebrity Cruises Does! Which is a Better Value for the Upscale Cruise Guest? Part I

There is an old saying: “Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds You”  Goldring Travel’s motto is: “Be Treated By Your Travel Agent As You Will Be Onboard” My very poor experience with Princess Cruises proves both are very valuable. And it is why Goldring Travel strives to make sure your experience is an excellent one

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Goldring Travel and Celebrity Cruises: Co-Sponsors of Asbury Park, New Jersey’s OysterFest – September 6-8, 2013

Goldring Travel and Celebrity Cruises are co-sponsors of Asbury Park, New Jersey’s 2013 OysterFest right at the Carousel Building and the Boardwalk by the beach. Last year 15,000 people gathered on the Jersey Shore to celebrate what, tongue in cheek, can easily be described as “Modern Luxury”…so it only made sense for Celebrity Cruises to

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