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-Ralph Grizzle, The Avid Cruiser
What's New At Ponant
From new ships to special voyages and onboard programming, 2017 is an exciting year for Ponant, and the world’s best luxury and expedition cruise lines can expect Ponant to remain a tough competitor for years to come.
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2017 Antarctica Cruises
All-Inclusive luxury cruise; flights from Buenos Aires & Ushuaia Included
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Puerto Montt And The Lake District Of Chile
For most people, Chile pretty much ends at Puerto Montt, but there is nearly 1,000 miles of rugged fjord, mountain and glacial landscapes to explore. Between Valparaiso and Buenos Aires, the journey and the scenery is memorable.
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2017 Australia Cruise
32 days, 16 fascinating ports & 3 days in the Great Barrier Reef!
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My Favorite River Cruises:
AmaWaterways’ Taste Of Bordeaux
I’m compiling my favorite river cruises of 2016 in an ebook to be published by the end of the month. For now, I’ll provide a quick recap of some of my voyages one post at a time, hoping that you find them useful in planning your river cruises for 2017 and beyond.
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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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