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Queen Mary 2 Refit: New Staterooms, Public Rooms & Dining Venues for Cunard's Iconic Flagship
Cunard Line’s flagship, the grand Queen Mary 2, is undergoing her most significant refit since entering service  back in 2004. In mid-June, we'll be on board for a live report from the shipyard. What's changing on the venerable Queen Mary 2?
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Regent's Grand Aspirations
No matter which suite you occupy aboard Seven Seas Explorer, one thing is clear: This isn’t going to be your average cruise ship. If Regent succeeds, the company will have given cruising’s luxury brands a real run for their money, setting the gold standard in design and amenities that some may find difficult to replicate.
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The Kitchen Table Experience on Viking Sea
On Viking Sea’s pre-christening cruise in April, I went shopping with the chefs in Barcelona. The market-to-table experience is offered on select voyages and goes for $199 per person for up to 12 people. Worth it? I’ll let you be the judge.
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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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