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Royal Caribbean Line’s Symphony of the Seas
Symphony of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s newest Oasis-class ship, is under construction at the STX shipyard in France. The ship is scheduled to be delivered in 2018, and there is already plenty of buzz about upcoming itineraries.
Symphony of the Seas Update
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Canada & New England Cruise
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From Amsterdam To Paris On An Avalon Waterways’ Active Discovery Cruise
I recently cruised with Avalon Waterways on the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The picture above is unfiltered and untouched, snapped with my iPhone. Read this blog about my experience to view more stunning images and a video clip from this stunning cruise.
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Amsterdam-Bucharest Cruise
2018 European River Cruises with 2-For-1 Cruise Fare and Free Airfare. Book by May 31!
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Silversea’s Luxury Expedition Cruises Expand
At the time of Silver Explorer’s introduction, no other luxury line was had a luxury expedition voyage. Some said that luxury travellers would eschew adventure cruising. Others doubted the venture would be successful. But, everything has changed.
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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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