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Luxury and Premium World Cruises: Let’s Compare!

There are 2020 and 2021, and in some cases even 2022, World Cruises currently offered by Seabourn, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Crystal and Oceania as well as more contemporary lines such as Holland America. While there is still some availability on 2020 World Cruise, most of those who are going on the Full World Cruises

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It’s a Sale! It’s a Deal. It’s on Miles! – Seabourn, Crystal, Silversea, Oceania? It Doesn’t Matter! You Need a Travel Agent!!!!

Eric J. GoldringNot Your Ordinary Travel Agent! Earlier this week I was contacted by someone looking to book their honeymoon and had focused on a Seabourn cruise.  One would think the approach would be, “Easy. Book him and be done!” But that is not how Goldring Travel works because there is more to creating a

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Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises – The Differences Are Fewer and Fewer. Is “OLife Advantage” A Good Thing?

Oceania Cruises has just announced “The OLife Advantage” program provides 2-for-1 pricing, “free airfare”, pre-paid gratuities and “complimentary” shore excursions and unlimited internet, for all spring, summer and fall 2016 voyages in Europe, Alaska and Canada/New England for those booking a veranda or better by September 30, 2015. This may be a good deal (and

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Another BIG Shake Up at Norwegian/Regent Seven Seas/Oceania/Prestige Cruise Holdings – The Sheehan vs. Del Rio Result

Kevin Sheehan, the man who transformed Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) from a mess to a significant and credible force in the contemporary cruise market and then was central to the orchestration of the purchase of Prestige Cruise Holdings (and its Regent Seven Seas and Oceania cruise line brands) has left (“resigned”) as the President and

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Huge Shakeups at Prestige Cruise Holding (Oceania and Regent Seven Seas)…Top Executives Are Leaving and A Ship Is Arriving

On September 2, 2014 I wrote an article about Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) purchase of Prestige Cruise Holdings,which in turn owns Regent Seven Seas and Oceania cruise lines.  I pondered: I have to wonder how NCL, and Kevin Sheehan (who is a pretty straight shooter!) will deal with Regent’s false marketing that it is actually

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Norwegian Cruise Lines Purchases Prestige Cruise Holdings (Regent Seven Seas and Oceania Cruises)

This morning Norwegian Cruise Lines announced it was purchasing Prestige Cruise Holdings, owner of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises for US$3.025 billion dollars including both cash and debt with another $50 million payable to Prestige’s shareholders if certain performance targets are met in 2015. What does it mean from a luxury cruise perspective?

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Oceania Cruises Ends Its “Never On Sale” Policy!

I  usually don’t write about cruises going on sale because the cruise lines have sales of one sort or another pretty much every week or so.  But this one is newsworthy. Oceania Cruises has, at least in the U.S., had a “Never on Sale” policy.  Combine that with some of the strictest penalty and cancellation policies

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