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Meet Ralph Grizzle, The Avid Cruiser
It’s my mission to empower consumers like you to make informed cruise travel decisions.
Adventures Ashore: Carcassonne
Conquered and occupied by the Romans, the Visigoths, the Saracens and the Franks, Carcassonne has more than 2,000 years of history to explore inside the medieval walls that surround it. 
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East Meets West: Danube River Cruises Compare
After sailing both stretches of the Danube, we’ve drawn up a handy list of comparisons between the two stretches of river and recommendations depending on your interests. No matter which Danube you choose, you’re going to have a good time. But tailoring your Danube river cruise to your likes and interests can make a big difference.
Experiences On The Danube River
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Cruising to Cuba: Which Lines Sail There?
With renewed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, it’s only a matter of time before we start seeing ports like Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba positioned alongside places like St. Thomas and Grand Turk. You can already book a cruise to Cuba on select cruise lines, and we will keep updating our chart with the latest cruise lines that will sail to Cuba.
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When I first contemplated cruising more than 20 years ago, I was extremely confused by all of the options.

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Six Tips To Extract More Joy From Your Cruise
In this free special report, I’ve put together a half dozen actionable items that can make the difference between cruise vacations that are memorable and others that fail to measure up.
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