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Seabourn is Limiting Discounts on Close-In Sailings

As I warned a few days ago, don’t expect many of the deep discounts on Seabourn…and most certainly don’t look for them on close-in sailings.  Through April there is only one cruise (other than the transatlantics) that has a discount over 30% from the brochure fares and many are actually discounted less than is set

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Oceania Cruises – Comfortable In Its Own Skin

I haven’t written much about Oceania Cruises. I guess, in part, is because its new sister (Regent) has so preoccupied my thoughts. Oceania is a solid performing cruise line that consistently does what it does well and without pretense of being something it is not. Oceania is not, and does not pretend to be, a

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Regent Seven Seas Announces Plan For Big Improvements

I know I seem to be beating on Regent Seven Seas Cruises and that, at times, it just seems unfair.  So with this post I am conflicted.  Do I cheer for Regent’s below mentioned commitments to improve its product or do I rehash what I have been saying for years:  Regent does not deliver what

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Some Perspective on Commissions: My Article in The Yacht Report

Reflecting on my post of yesterday concerning the conflict between Regent Seven Seas Cruises doing what I unquestionably think is the right thing by effectively eliminating Non-Commissionable Fees (NCF’s) and its clearly expressed motivation for doing so (paying off travel agents so they shift business to Regent not based upon the quality of the product,

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Seabourn One Week Sale – Ends January 19, 2009

I really do not want to turn my blog into a website filled with little more than cruise line sales, but I am receiving requests for the information and, therefore, I am posting it for all to see. If you click in the image below you will see the latest Seabourn One Week Sale which

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