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MSC elminates fuel surcharge for 2009 sailings and beyond

MSC Cruises has eliminated the fuel surcharge for all new bookings for 2009 voyages beginning today.MSC Cruises has eliminated the fuel surcharge for all new bookings for 2009 voyages and beyond beginning today. The company cites the current downward trend in oil prices for it’s decision. Read for more details…

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The worst place on a cruise ship

Cruising What’s the worst place on a cruise ship? If you ask regular cruisers, they might tell you to avoid the cigar bar or the Lido Pool area. But for me, it’s the art auction area.

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Sailing on the ultra-luxury Silver Wind

Silversea’s Silver Wind docked in Grenada (Photo by Anita Dunham-Potter) I am aboard the lovely Silver Wind for a quick hop around the Caribbean. For the next three days I’ll be blogging from the ship. I boarded the vessel in St. George, Grenada and will sail to St. Lucia and Barbados. The 16,800-ton Silver Wind is the epitome of boutique ambiance holding just 296 passengers and 210 crew members. Silversea’s Silver Wind docked in Grenada (Photo by Anita Dunham-Potter)This ultra-luxury vessel has the highest passenger-to-crew ratio of any ship making service personable and impeccable – clearly the best afloat! Read for more…

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Give this Godmother the Oscar®!

Marion Cotillard christening the Costa Serena (Photo courtesy of Costa Cruises)Congratulations to Marion Cotillard, godmother of the Costa Serena, for her Oscar nomination. Cotillard was nominated for portraying French singer Edith Piaf in the film Marion Cotillard at the Costa Serena inauguarl in May (Photo by Anita Dunham-Potter)La Vie en Rose. If you have not seen this movie you’re missing out. This is one of the best biopics ever made and Marion’s performance will leave you mesmerized. Read for more…

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ExpertCruiser’s Royal Clipper Diary – (click here for more videos)

Check out the video snippets of my Royal Clipper cruise in December. Great footage of the ship in full sail, crab races, and dolphins. Enjoy!

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