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Sail ‘Down Under’ with ExpertCruiser from Sydney to Auckland on Holland America’s Noordam

For the next sixteen days follow my Twitter and Instagram feed from Holland America Line’s Noordam as she sails from Sydney to Auckland. Have a question? Tweet me or post a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer as quickly...

Condé Nast Traveler readers name Seabourn “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” For 2017

Seabourn, the world’s finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has been voted “Best Small-Ship Cruise Line” for 2017 by the sophisticated readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Over the past decade, the line has dominated and frequently secured the top honor in...

Silversea Cruises introduces Couture Collection for 2018

Ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises is introducing a new 2018 Couture Collection, an exclusive series of ocean and land adventures custom-designed for the world’s most discerning travelers. The inaugural 2018 Couture Collection is an inspired portfolio of nine pre- and post-cruise...

Woe, Canada: Visa snafu ruins cruise

January 22, 2007

All Michael and Terry Weadock wanted to do was take a three-day cruise to the Bahamas. Imagine their dismay when Carnival Cruise Lines turned them away at the pier in Miami. The problem? Terry is a Canadian citizen, and her papers were not in order. What went wrong?

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Failure to launch

January 15, 2007

Whatever happened to skeet shooting? And cash tips? And the midnight buffet? And when was the last time a steward laid out your pajamas? For all its successes in recent years, cruising has had some failures, and several once-loved traditions have been lost to changing tastes, times and balance sheets. Anita answers the question, "Whatever happened to ...?"

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A Pearl, no strings attached

January 8, 2007

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has added a new gem to its fleet: the 93,500-ton Norwegian Pearl. This is NCL's ninth new vessel in six years, giving the cruise line one of the youngest fleets in the industry. Among the onboard innovations are a rock-climbing wall, two deluxe top-of-the-ship suites, and a four-lane bowling alley. Top it off with NCL's much-vaunted "Freestyle Cruising"

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Power of attorney to cruise?

January 1, 2007

All Lily Tan wanted to do was buy a cruise on the Queen Mary 2. Imagine her surprise when her travel agent told her she needed to sign a "limited power of attorney" so the agency could charge the cruise to her credit card. Is this usual?

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Charity on the high seas

December 25, 2006

'Tis the season of joy and thanksgiving, and across the seven seas, cruise lines big and small are expanding their charitable good works. Here's a look at some of the creative ways the industry has found to spread some peace, hope and joy -- not to mention bedding, incubators, raptor splints and, yes, cold, hard cash -- to those who most need it.

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Cruising 2007

December 18, 2006

At this time of year, just about everyone devotes a column to predictions for the year ahead. I don't have a crystal ball, but I can tell you the shape of things to come on the high seas in 2007: more taxes, more tonnage, more talking and -- would you believe? -- bowling and water balloons.

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