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Seabourn’s 2022 World Cruise!

As we all sit home craving to travel, Seabourn has announced a number of 2021 and 2022 cruises, including its 2022 World Cruise. And, I am really liking this one because it is very different from the past Seabourn World Cruises. The Seabourn Sojourn will not only visit 72 ports in 28 countries over its

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Goldring Travel Experiences the “New” Windstar and its Star Legend Through the Orient – Part VIII – Reflections (It’s All About the Software; Not the Hardware!)

My fourteen days traveling through China with Windstar Cruises on the Star Legend was – simply put – far beyond my expectations.  The concept that struck me as still being applicable to these former Seabourn ships…with their quirks and issues…is simple: It is about the Software (the people); not the Hardware The staff and crew,

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Goldring Travel Experiences the “New” Windstar and its Star Legend Through the Orient – Part VII (Land Tour: Beijing & Xi’an)

Bronze Pot in the Forbidden City,Beijing, China Let me start this article by stating the obvious:  I strolled through Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City, I walked on the Great Wall of China, I wandered among the Terracotta Warriors and I dined on Peking Duck in Peking.  Not so bad…and as you will quickly understand, perspective

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Goldring Travel Experiences the “New” Windstar and its Star Legend Through the Orient – Part VI (Quigdao, China: Going Local for Food, Wine and Beer)

With time on this outstanding itinerary and cruise experience on Windstar’s Star Legend soon coming to an end (though the land portion in Beijing and Xi’an is still to come), our last port of call was Quigdao, China.  But before then we had a relaxing, sunny, smooth sailing, day at sea…something unusual for this cruise

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Windstar Cruises Announces Lengthening and Improving Its Star Power Yachts!

Windstar Cruises announced today that it is making a $250,000,000 investment in the Star Pride, Legend and Breeze (formerly the Seabourn triplets).  It is exciting news and promises to bring these three wonderful ships even further along in their recent Windstar-created modernization while also addressing the challenges of operating some of the smallest ships in

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Seabourn Will Cruise Asia Year-Round in 2010!

Seabourn has announced today that the Seabourn Pride will cruise Asia year-round for 2010.  This is great news for all cruisers that are looking for new ports to visit.  The interesting question is: “Where in Asia?”  While all of the ports have not been determined, Peter Cox (Seabourn’s maven on such things) is working as

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