Norwegian’s New Pearl

With a hull that features brightly colored pearls, NCL’s newest ship is fun and festive. Pearl’s faux palm trees on the pool deck and cheerful interior colors […]

  • December 18, 2006
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Ship Review: Norwegian Pearl

Ship: Norwegian Pearl Entered Service: November 28, 2006 Where I Saw Her: Miami, on a two-night ‘cruise to nowhere.’ Sister Act: Sister ship to Norwegian Star, Norwegian […]

  • December 18, 2006
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Noordam: A Work of Art

When inaugurated in New York in February 2006, Noordam became the fourth ship in Holland America Line’s Vista-class series. The 1,918-passenger ship hosts many new features, including […]

  • December 17, 2006
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Vintage Interview with (Then) Windstar Cruises’ Diane Moore

Back in 2006, I interviewed Diane Moore, then with Windstar Cruises. Diane is now president of Paul Gauguin Cruises. Vice President of Marketing and Sales Diane Moore […]

  • December 13, 2006
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Peterhof Palace

From the cruise terminal, you can get to Peterhof, a magnificent 18th-century European palace and gardens (inspired by Peter the Great’s visit to Versailles in 1697), by […]

  • November 9, 2006
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On Your Own or With A Guide

While in St. Petersburg Russia, The Avid Cruiser stopped in at the Corinthia Nevskij Palace Hotel. This beautiful five-star hotel is currently undergoing a Euro $75 million […]

  • November 9, 2006
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Cruise West: On An Alaska Cruisetour

In September of 2006, I signed on for Cruise West’s 15-day Gold Rush Inside Passage Cruisetour. What’s a cruisetour? It’s a combination of a cruise and a […]

  • October 9, 2006
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Ship Short: Crown Princess

Ship: Crown Princess When We Cruised: June 23, 2006 Itinerary: Nine-day Eastern Caribbean from New York’s Brooklyn terminal. Ports of call on the roundtrip voyage include Bermuda […]

  • June 23, 2006
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