Monthly Archives: September 2012

Catch up on Cruising: Latest cruise news in bite size

Cruise safety a priority Since the Costa Concordia disaster last January, cruise ship safety has been at the top of the agenda for the global cruise industry. There has been a raft of new safety procedures since the disaster, with the latest being the issue of lifeboat loading by crew members, reports Cruise Weekly this […]

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Scandinavia Cruising with Royal Caribbean International

Last year we were busy planning our cruise holiday with Cruise Factor.  The months quickly rolled on and before we knew it we were packing our bags and on our way to the airport for our flight.  After boarding our flight to the UK it was time to relax as our holiday had finally begun. […]

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Catch up on Cruising: Latest cruise news in bite size

Middle-East unrest affects some cruise lines Anti-American protests around the world are affecting the itineraries of some cruise lines. Some ships are skipping ports to avoid problem areas. But others are just keeping a close eye on the situation while still keeping to scheduled port stops.

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Catch up on Cruising: Latest cruise news in bite size

Berlitz reveals the best Check out the preview version of the 2013 Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising and Cruise ships, the most comprehensive annual ranking of cruise ships. Hapag-Lloyd’s Europa has retained its number-one spot for the 13th consecutive year, scoring the most points out of all 284 ships rated.

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Family Mediterranean Cruise with Holland America Line

When Jo Speden toured Europe in a combi-van in her early 20s, little did she think that thirty years later she would be returning to Europe with a family in tow and this time on a luxury cruise ship. Jo and her husband Mike, who had never before visited Europe, decided to take their children […]

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Catch up on Cruising: Latest cruise news in bite size

Award-winning Seabourn in Antarctica Award-winning small-ship cruise line, Seabourn, is about to add Antarctica as a destination to its four South American itineraries in 2013. The new 21-24 day South American cruises will sail from Valparaiso in Chile to Buenos Aires in Argentina, onboard the cruise line’s most modern all-suite 450-passenger ship, the Seabourn Quest.

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Mississippi Steamboat Cruising

The thought of cruising down the Mississippi in a paddlewheel steamboat conjures up long lazy days of drinking iced tea while reclining in a comfortable rattan chair in the balmy summer heat of Louisiana. Cole Porter’s evocative song, Summertime, plays in the background, while Mark Twain’s scallywag characters, Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn wave lazily […]

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