Travel Video of the Week: BBC on Cargo Cruising

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Cruising, especially river cruising, is all the rage right now (I’ve been on two: with Viking for a tour of the European Christmas Markets and with Scenic Cruises for a summer European cruise). I loved them both equally. But a lot of people, including me, sometimes want something a little bit more unique. Well, this […]

10 Greece Moments to Live For

The port of Ios

This is part 1 in Caitlin Martin’s recap of her 7-day Aegean adventure with Louis Cruises. Check out part 2 here and part 3 here. From ancient history to beaches with brightly colored tavernas at water’s edge and whitewashed houses, it’s easy to see why Greece tops bucket lists ‘round the world. A cuisine with more feta cheese, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Pre-Cruise Dinner Parties

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Pre-Cruise Dinner Parties While cruising with Windstar last month, I met a woman named Janet from Mississauga, Canada who told me about a great tradition that she and her friends started when they began traveling on cruises together: Before a cruise, they have two dinners. The first one is to assign a different destination or destinations to a […]

20 Reasons to Sail on Windstar’s New Star Pride Ship

Windstar's Star Pride Christening in Barcelona, Spain on May 5

Buenos días! I’m back from Europe after sailing on Windstar’s newest ship, Star Pride. I was invited on the inaugural cruise along with several other journalists, travel agents, executives and paid guests who had to have sailed on Windstar previously to be part of this exclusive trip. Windstar took over the 438-foot Pride from Seabourn in […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Know When to Fight the Cruise Company

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Know When to Fight the Cruise Company If a cruise you take ends early due to inclement weather or norovirus, don’t fight the cruise company. It won’t end the way you want it to. Read Peter Greenberg’s tip on why.   _________________________________________________________________________________ Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments! Want to see more tips? Click […]

Travel News: Week of February 5, 2014

Travel news for February 5, 2014

Top Travel News TSA loosens rules on international alcohol United CEO’s letter on cutting United’s Cleveland hub Southwest to offer non-stops to 15 new markets from Love Field Hilton to offer faster Wi-Fi for a fee Malaysia Airlines suspending flights to Los Angeles, focus on Asia Norovirus strikes again as Caribbean cruise returns early Time […]

Travel Website of the Week: Cruise Critic’s Price Drop

Price Drop

Cruisecritic.com, the world’s largest cruise review site, recently announced a new tool called Price Drop. Price Drop offers the ability to compare recently reduced cruise fares with the highest published rates from the past seven days—highlighting the most significant price drops and best values-for-your-money. You can browse or search deals by month, cruise line, destination, […]

Travel Tip of the Day: It’s Wave Season!

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It’s Wave Season! “Wave Season” is what the travel industry has dubbed the period between January and March because historically, a large number of cruise travelers book their year’s vacations during this time. According to CruiseCritic.com, Wave Season deals are for travelers who really want value for their money—like an upgrade to a nicer cabin […]