World‘s most Exciting Cruise Ports

most Exciting Cruise PortsMany of the world’s ancient civilizations developed near the sea. Some of these destinations that started as small trading ports have now grown into large cities which are pivotal to their country’s economy, both from tourism as well from a trade perspective. And these cities have state-of-the- art cruise ports that welcome leisure cruise ships of all sizes to their shores and for cruisers, this means getting a glimpse into the city’s cathedrals, temples, fortresses, and other antiquities in a short period of time. While some historic sites in Rome, Florence, and Bangkok are more than an hour from the actual port, other sites take 30 minutes or less to reach from the cruise terminal — an important convenience if your ship only docks for a few hours. Continue reading

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How Cruise Vacations are Different From Other Vacations: An Infographic

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Discover Hawaii & the Pacific Islands on a cruise holiday

Discover Hawaii & the Pacific Islands on a cruise holidayThe South Pacific Islands hold an abundance of natural treasures from the legendary beauty of French Polynesia’s Bora Bora to the diverse, yet singular Polynesian culture. Experience the warmth of the Pacific spirit. For a taste of the exotic, explore the island nations where life is simple and the customs and rituals of ancient cultures are still revered. Witness nature at her extravagant best in Hawaii, from fiery volcanoes to cascading waterfalls, from winding back roads to lush rain forests and orchid-scented botanical gardens. Cruising is the best way to discover these jewels scattered in the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading

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Discover Enchanting Vietnam & Cambodia on a Mekong River Cruise

mekong river collageVietnam and Cambodia, the lands of monasteries and temples and home to one of the world’s major rivers, Mekong, are renowned worldwide for the peaceful practices of their people. The Mekong River is the ancient lifeblood of the cultures and societies of these countries that have arose on its banks. The best way to experience the culture of these countries and delve into a world unbeknownst to you is by taking a river cruise on the Mekong River. Continue reading

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Experience Ancient Burma on a Cruise on the Historical Ayeyarwady River

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Burma (renamed Myanmar since 1989), bordered by five countries, namely  Laos, Thailand, China, India and Bangladesh, is a calm land of mythical rivers, glistening lakes, emerald forests, centuries-old villages and warm people. Its glittering stupas and temples, ancient monasteries and shrines, vibrant festivals and colourful markets, makes Burma a fascinating destination for travellers. One of the best ways to discover, uncover and explore the best of Burma is on a river cruise on the Ayeyarwady River. Continue reading

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Best New Large Cruise Ships

Today, the new large cruise ships have brought in a new era of cruising. They sail beyond the land horizon and focus inward on resort-style experiences like diverse dining options, brilliant spas treatments, lavish theatrical entertainment, extravagant casinos, amazing zip lines, vast pool deck movie screens, wonderful children’s programs and exceptional room service. Continue reading

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Allergy Advice for those Contemplating a Cruise

asthama_blog_collage1In recent years, cruising has become a phenomenally popular type of vacation for Indians, with a variety of packages offering travel around locations as diverse as the Baltic Sea and Antarctica. However, for those suffering from an allergy, the thought of leaving the comfort and routine of home to head into the unknown can be intimidating to say the least. Continue reading

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Discover the Hidden Charm of the Baltic Capitals on a Cruise

Baltic Capitals on a Cruise
Cruising in the Baltic Sea through Northern Europe and exploring the water-lined Baltic capitals is a riveting experience. The breathtaking cities of Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, Tallinn, Helsinki and Amsterdam boast motley of languages, cultures, currencies, ancient histories and artistic traditions. Spellbinding cultural and historical sites, picture-postcard villages, scenic cities and startling landscapes, all await cruise travelers’ gaze, who head northwards for summer sojourn. Witness these inspiring sights on a broad range of alluring cruise vacation options available on numerous cruise liners. Continue reading

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Cruising the Inside Passage of Alaska from Vancouver to Anchorage

Alaska is one of the most serene and most popular cruise destinations in the world. Here, space isn’t measured in miles but in never-ending horizons. Pristine ancient glaciers glinting majestically, endless forests, snowcapped towering mountains, abundant wildlife and an enthralling coastline make it one of the most overwhelming landscapes in the world. Alaska has a lot to offer to its cruise travelers ranging from mild to the wild, activities and tours. Some of its key offerings include admiring the spectacular sights of the glaciers of Tracy Arm Fjord, College Fjord and the Glacier Bay National Park; exploring the scenic beauty of the Inside Passage along with experiencing the unsurpassed grandeur and serenity of the Hubbard Glacier to the spirit and mysteries of its coastal towns – Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. Continue reading

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Cruises to the Ends of the World – Antarctica & the Arctic Circle

Antarctica & the Arctic Circle
A cruise to the Polar Regions – the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic Peninsula – is an awe-inspiring experience, considered a once-in-a-lifetime trip for many. Extreme, pristine and serene regions, they really are at the edge of the world – at the edge of survival, yet both in their own ways utterly vital to the well-being of the rest of the planet. Continue reading

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