Alaska Cruisetours | Private Islands | Our New Video Featuring Tuscany & The Paris Attacks: Your Thoughts & Mine

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Thanks to the nearly 500 of you who participated in last week's survey (on our sister site River Cruise Advisor) asking whether the Paris attacks had affected your travel plans. Nearly 45 percent of you answered affirmatively, with a few who said you were cancelling your plans and others who said you were reconsidering. Most of you who answered yes said you planned to wait and see if there were more attacks.

Of the 55 percent who responded no impact, the sentiments were similar: “If we stop traveling, they win.” “Terrorism can happen anywhere nowadays.” “I could get killed by a bus tomorrow.” And, “When it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go.”

My own answer is no impact. Why? Read more.

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Private Caribbean Islands: A Rough Guide

What’s more relaxing than a cruise to the Caribbean? A cruise to the Caribbean that features a day call on one of the many private islands used by the cruise lines. In fact, most major cruise lines have at least one private island experience worked into select itineraries sailing to the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean, and even some Western Caribbean itineraries. …

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Adventures Ashore: Livorno, Italy

With a half dozen or more shore excursions from which to choose, the cruise passenger visiting Livorno will need to choose a single shore excursion — often at the expense of other experiences that could have been equally as enriching. Here’s a little help in deciding what may be the best choice for you.

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Total Immersion: Alaska Cruise Tours

A Journey By Land And Sea Is The Best Way To See This Great State Alaska.

It’s the largest of the United States by area, but also the least densely populated, meaning much of this great state remains largely as it always has been: a land of immense natural beauty, untouched by the ravages of time and modern civilization. There …

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A Guide To Cruising The Baltic Sea In 2016

The Baltic Sea is the most popular summertime cruise destination in Europe. All the major cruise lines offer varied itineraries that enable guests to explore the shores of this northern sea, with some itineraries starting or ending in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam or London. Itineraries can be as short as one week or as long as two weeks depending upon the …

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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 to all you had hoped they would be. I’ve cruised on hundreds of ships, as a solo traveler and with family and friends.  — Ralph Grizzle, The Avid Cruiser

Click to download the report.

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