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It's my mission to empower consumers like you
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-Ralph Grizzle, The Avid Cruiser
The Bold & the Beautiful: The Best Big New Ships
We take a look at some of the biggest and best new ships in the world. Some of these vessels are merely evolutionary, others have the potential to blow the doors off anything we’ve seen before.
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Exclusive Regent Seven Seas Cruises offer from Cruise Specialists
2017 Mediterranean Cruises
Business class air for everyone! Plus, Special bonuses when you Book Now.
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Cruising Costa Rica With Windstar President
Next week, I’m cruising with Windstar’s President, John Delaney. We’ll cruise aboard the Star Pride through the Panama Canal and along the star-studded coast of Costa Rica. Join me on this weeklong cruise.
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Exclusive Paul Gauguin offer from Cruise Specialists
All-Inclusive Exotics Cruise
17-Night Bali to Fiji Cruise includes: 50% Savings + Gratuities + Transfers + Roundtrip LAX Air and more!
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Digging Deeper: Scenic Stretches Out Bordeaux With 12-Day Cruises
Until now, the longest itinerary we’ve known about was an 8-day Bordeaux cruise. Scenic’s “Breathtaking Bordeaux” spans 12 days. Too much time in Bordeaux? Not at all, especially when you look at what Scenic has on tap.
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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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