See the Best of Northern Europe on a Scandinavia Cruise

Lying on the north of the Baltic Sea, Scandinavia is one of the most picturesque regions in Europe. The region consists of seven countries, but three countries, Norway, Sweden and Denmark, make up for most of the landmass. The region is known for its spectacular natural beauty, including its famous fjords, snow-capped peaks, expansive forests, beautiful lakes and an untouched coastline. Scandinavian countries are well known worldwide for adventure and sports, including skiing, sailing, hiking and white water rafting.

See the Best of Northern Europe on a Scandinavia Cruise

A cruise is a great way to experience the best of Scandinavia. Sailing to some of the world’s most modern cities like Stockholm, Copenhagen, Bergen, Arhus and Oslo, travellers can experience the best of European architecture, history, cuisine and nightlife.

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Cruise Packages in 2017 for Mediterranean & Scandinavia Regions

The twin attractions of the Mediterranean and Scandinavian regions bring with them ecstatic summers, sunny beaches and rich cuisine on one side, and pristine landscapes, eclectic cultures and historic cities on the other. It is no surprise that Mediterranean and Scandinavian regions are popular choices for vacationers worldwide.

Surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, this part of Europe is starkly different from the colder climes of Northern Europe. Visitors to the Mediterranean coast can enjoy the iconic nightlife of Mallorca in Spain, soak in the sun at the beautiful beaches of Greece, explore the historical monuments of Dubrovnik in Croatia or even take a romantic stroll through the ancient villages of Italy.
Mediterranean & Scandinavia Regions

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2017 – A year of great deals on cruises to Alaska

With snowcapped mountains, endless forests, majestic glaciers, and exquisite landscape, Alaska is one of the most scenic regions in the USA. It is also amongst the world’s top listed destinations for cruise vacations.

A vacation to Alaska tends to leave people spellbound with its spectacular views, including the glaciers of Tracy Arm Fjord, College Fjord, and the Glacier Bay National Park. Visitors can also explore the many coastal towns such as Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan and experience the Alaskan way of life. There is plenty of action such as skiing, mountain biking, backpacking, mountaineering and river rafting for those who seek adventure.

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Royal Caribbean Cruises: A Great Way to Cruise

Ever since it was founded, Royal Caribbean has set the global standard for family cruises. Today, the company has about 17% of the global cruise market share. The company also operates a number of well-known cruise brands like Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Cruises, Pullmantur Cruises and CDF Croisières de France.

Royal Caribbean Cruises: A Great Way to Cruise

The major reason for Royal Caribbean’s dominance in the cruise industry is its fleet of world-class ships that provide some of the most fascinating and innovative cruise experiences, with nearly 700 itineraries to hundreds of destinations. Known for its best-in-class passenger experience and on-board entertainment, Royal Caribbean has been awarded ‘The Best Overall Cruise Line’ by Travel Weekly for thirteen years in a row.

Royal Caribbean cruise ships offer some of the highest standards of luxury, entertainment, and innovation. With over six hundred itineraries to choose from, there is a wide range of options for anybody who loves cruising or wants to experience a cruise vacation for the first time. If you prefer to sample a cruise or combine your cruise with a land holiday, Royal Caribbean offers a range of 3 to 5 night short duration cruises as well.

Royal Caribbean operates seven different classes of cruise ships, each with its own unique features and entertainment options.

Oasis Class
Oasis Class:
The Oasis Class includes three ships that are the largest in the world. Each has a capacity of over 6,000 passengers. The ships provide some of the finest entertainment at sea.

Quantum Class
Quantum Class:
The ships under the Quantum Class are second only to the Oasis Class, with a passenger capacity of around 5,000. The Quantum Class has brought a revolution to the cruising experience with on-board iFly simulators and an observation capsule that offers a 360 degree view of the sea

Freedom Class
Freedom Class:
From ice skating on board to surfing, meeting DreamWorks characters to enjoying great nightlife, the Freedom class of ships have it all. With a maximum capacity of 4,500, these are also some of the largest ships in the world.

Voyager Class
Voyager Class:
The ships under the Voyager class have a special ‘Royal Promenade’ mall across the length of the ship. They were also the first ships to have an on-board ice rink.

Radiance Class
Radiance Class:
With a capability of 2,100 passengers, the Radian Class of ships uses acres of glass in its architecture, which gives you a feeling of being outdoors, even when you are indoors.

Vision Class
Vision Class: These ships provide a feel at home kind of cruise that gives you the best experience in Alaska, the Caribbean and Europe. They also offer a wide variety of adventure sports options.

Sovereign Class
Sovereign Class:
Enjoy exciting casinos, sunny pool sides and much more on a getaway to the Caribbean and Bahamas aboard the Sovereign class ships.

Among its most exciting innovations are Royal Caribbean Shore Excursions which give passengers an opportunity to experience the world and not just see it. You have a range of excursion options to choose from – whether you are a food lover, culturally and historically inclined or an adventure seeker. Some popular excursions include aerial adventures in the forests of Liguria, pasta making in Tuscany (part of Europe Excursions), or swimming with the sea life and exploring stunning reefs on Snorkel Excursions.

Passengers can also explore the underwater on their own with PADI scuba diving, which is part of the Royal Caribbean’s Scuba Diving Excursions. Finally, passengers can also take a Destination Insider package, where you get a tailored experience using Royal Caribbean’s extensive travel knowledge.

Royal Caribbean offers special land inclusive packages to Alaska and Canada, called Cruise Tours. Vacationers can explore the beauty and serenity of Alaska or marvel at the ice-capped peaks of the Canadian Mountain Range (famously known as the Canadian Rockies). Cruise Tours give you an excellent combination of both land and sea experiences. With packages starting at US $1,510 p.p. for May sails, this is a great way to experience the Gulf of Alaska. Cruise Tours are of different durations and you can choose either a Pre-Cruise or a Post-Cruise Tour.

To motivate you to book a Royal Caribbean cruise, they have introduced a number of offers that is great value for money. The WOW Sale is a yearly event that offers a 50% discount on the second guest + upto US $200 to spend as onboard credit + 50% off on your deposit with a minimum of $50 per person. The onboard credit spend varies based on the duration of the cruise – a US$50 onboard credit is offered for 3-5 night cruises,US$100 onboard credit is offered for 6-8 nights cruises and US$ 200 for 9+ night cruises.

In addition to the WOW Sale, currently Royal Caribbean has additional offers like BOGO60, a 60% discount on the second guest and 30% discount on the third and fourth guests, for select cruises.

Listed below are the some of Royal Caribbean cruise packages for 2017:

  • Bahamas Cruises and Western Caribbean Cruise (3 or 4 nights), starting at USD 249 p.p.
  • Key West and Havana Cruise (4 nights), starting USD 499 p.p.
  • Bermuda Cruise (5 nights), starting at USD 568 p.p.
  • Paris and Bruges Cruise (3 nights), starting at USD 603 p.p.
  • Canada / New England Cruise (5 or 7 nights), starting USD 627p.p.
  • French and Dutch Adventure Cruise (5 nights), starting at USD 699 p.p.
  • Croatia and Greece Cruise (6 or 7 nights), starting at USD 699 p.p.
  • Adriatic and Italy Cruise (8 nights), starting at USD 816 p.p.
  • Alaska and Hubbard Glacier Cruise (7 nights), starting at USD 859 p.p.
  • Barcelona and Venice Cruise (7 nights), starting at USD 887 p.p.
  • Western Mediterranean Cruise (7 nights), starting at USD 949 p.p.
  • 7 night Scandinavia and Russia Cruise (7 nights), starting at USD 1,049 p.p.

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Special Cruise Offers by Ovation of the Seas

With some of the largest cruise ships in the world, Royal Caribbean accounts for around 17% of the cruise market worldwide. It is widely recognized for great passenger experience, entertainment options and a large number of innovations over more than thirty years. The Miami, FL based company has been awarded ‘Best Overall Cruise Line’ by Travel Weekly, thirteen years in a row.


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Take a Family Cruise Across the Mediterranean with MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises provides some of the best cruise options for families that wish to explore the Mediterranean. A rich combination of exquisite cuisine, unique cultures, untouched beaches and breathtaking visuals make the Mediterranean region one of the world’s most preferred cruise destinations.

Take a Family Cruise Across the Mediterranean with MSC Cruises

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Best Cruise Deals and Destinations This Winter

What is a good cruise destination for the winter? Of course, you have to leave out popular destinations like Alaska and Scandinavia, since these are too cold for a winter cruise. For a warm and fun winter cruise destination, consider the Far East. With moderate climate and exciting cruise packages, the Far East has become one of the most popular cruise options during the winter season. There are a wide number of exciting cruise itineraries in this part of the world, that either start or end at major Asian cruise hubs like Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Best Cruise Deals and Destinations This Winter

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New Cruisers: Make Sure Your First Cruise Vacation is Fantastic

With people leading highly stressful lives, a vacation is probably the best way to relax and reenergise the body and mind. A dose of sunshine and fresh air can work wonders to your health and state of mind. A cruise is a great way to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing and fun filled vacation.

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Genting Dream – Asia’s Premium Cruise Liner is launching this October

Genting Dream is the latest cruise liner to be launched by Genting Group, the world’s third largest cruise liner company. This ship, launched under the newly launched Dream Cruises brand, is the latest in a series of new cruise introductions in Asia. This ship is set to debut in November 2016, and its first sail is from Mumbai to Colombo on 29th October. With India chosen as a launch destination, the Genting Group is betting on the potential of India becoming an important market for cruise holidays.

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Quantum of the Seas – Experience a Whole New Level of Cruising

Nearly half a century since it was founded, Royal Caribbean has been setting the benchmark for cruising through its magnificent fleet of world-class ships and its continuous focus on creating innovative cruise experiences. With its headquarters in Miami, FL, the company currently operates 25 ships, many of which are among the largest cruise ships in the world, and travels to hundreds of destinations across six continents.

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