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07 Sep

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Sea Italy: Italian-Style Cruising

September 7, 2018 | By |

The best view of Italy? Standing starboard, floating on the Mediterranean! Costa Cruises carries you to top spots on the incredible Italian coast with a departure from France and stops in Spain. All aboard!

Cruisin’ with Costa

What’s better than sailing to Italy? Sailing to Italy on an Italian-helmed ship! The Italian cruise line offers a unique nautical experience in an authentic setting inspired by its cultural heritage. Think festive ambiance, delicious Mediterranean cuisine and elegant decor inspired by Italy’s most awe-inspiring Renaissance masterpieces. Hop aboard their Costa Diadema ship, nicknamed the Queen of the Mediterranean and named after the Italian word for “tiara.” With a reputation like that, expect royal treatment for the whole family. We’re talking fine dining, a bar-lined terrace, luxurious spa and every form of sea-bound entertainment you could possibly want. Plus, enjoy Italian-style extras like lessons in Venetian mask-making, indulging in a Roman steam bath or sipping excellent espresso in the ship’s lounge.

Set Your Course

Costa Cruises goes overboard with their 7-night Western Mediterranean cruise. Departing from the buzzing French port city of Marseille, it sets sail to beautiful Barcelona for a taste of tapas and a gander at Gaudi’s architecture. Next day, anchors aweigh as you make your way to Palma de Mallorca, a sunny city set on a Spanish island and your last stop before being Italy-bound. Then, you’ll answer the call of Cagliari, on the southern coast of sublime Sardinia. Think glorious beach dips and walks around historic landmarks. Day six is all about Rome—its romance, its ruins, its architecture…its pizza. Before setting back to Marseille, soak in Savona, a gorgeous seaside city on the Italian Riviera.

What’s Next

Interested? Who wouldn’t be! Get your sea legs ready for this maritime journey across the Mediterranean. Plus, when you cruise with us, expect nothing but smooth sailing with our Cruise Promise. Hot travel tip: The travel dates for Costa Cruises’ new itinerary departing from Marseille are from September 2 to 23, 2018 or from May 12 to September 29, 2019. Plan accordingly!

 

28 Mar

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6 Reasons You Should Cruise with Princess

March 28, 2016 | By |

Princess Cruises is a true original. They’ve built their success on one simple premise: you ask, we deliver. That’s why on a Princess cruise, you’re bound to discover the unexpected onboard, at the table, and on shore.

1. The Itineraries

Let your floating resort take you to the fun and sun of the Caribbean. Or perhaps Europe is more your style with a unique perspective of some of the most fascinating destinations like Rome, Barcelona, and the Greek Islands, with special emphasis on UNESCO World Heritage Sites and late night departures. If nature and wildlife is your cup of tea, how about a cruise to Alaska where you’ll explore pristine waterways, glaciers and humpback whales. And with Princess’ newest enrichment program, “North to Alaska,” you’ll get a deeper sense of the history and culture of Alaska through presentations from lumberjacks, an Iditarod champion, National Park Rangers and signature authentic Alaska cuisine.

2. The Excursions

White Pass Railroad, Alaska, Skagway

White Pass Railroad, Alaska, Skagway

Princess delivers an unbeatable experience on shore with immersive shore excursions for every interest, from wildlife to culture and culinary traditions. They’ve even partnered with Discovery Communications™ to offer Discovery and Animal Planet Recommended tours that bring hit shows to life, like Deadliest Catch and Gold Rush. There are also Discovery and Animal Planet Exclusive tours that have experiences you can only get through Princess.

3. The Dining

On board everything is fresh, authentic and delicious but you asked for more so Princess delivered. Award-winning Chef Curtis Stone serves up SHARE, a new concept in dining, based around the connection between people, food and stories. Be sure to check out the exciting Salty Dog Gastropub, and to take a sip or two of Princess’s own brew, the Seawitch Craft Beer.

4. The Activities

There’s always something to do on board day and night. With Princess@Sea you can use your phone to plan your day’s events and activities, review the ship’s itinerary and port guides, browse restaurant menus, even access your stateroom account! Be sure to check out Festivals of the World that recreate all the splendor of Mardi Gras, Rio Carnival, the Carnival of Venice and many, many more.

5. The Fun for Kids and Teens

Fun for Kids

Princess has activities for every age. Their Youth Centers offer lots of supervised activities for ages 3 to 12. And their Teen Lounges, for ages 13-17, are packed with Play Station games, movies, karaoke, and more. Be sure to drop your kids off for a fun-filled kids-only dinner. They’ll have a blast and you can enjoy a few quiet moments to yourselves.

6. The Luxury Beds

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Princess has thought of everything, including your wellness. They’ve partnered with leading experts in both the science and beauty of sleep to develop the new Princess Luxury Bed. You’ll enjoy the ultimate sleep at sea and come back from your vacation feeling refreshed, renewed and rejuvenated.

Ready to choose your cruise? Get started today!

18 Jan

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6 Fun Facts About Your Next Disney Cruise Line Vacation

January 18, 2016 | By |

With the winter blues creeping in, it’s time to experience something truly magical. We’re talking about a holiday on the high seas, a Disney Cruise Line vacation in fact.  With sailings to exotic destinations in the Caribbean, Bahamas, Alaska, and Europe, your whole family can delight in the comfort and service aboard a Disney cruise. Here are 6 fun facts to get you started:

1. Kids love Disney cruises and they’ll be entertained for hours.

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In addition to special moments with Disney characters, kids can look forward to exciting clubs with Disney-themed activities and entertainment. There are also immersive, private clubs for tweens and teens, so there won’t be a single sullen teenager in sight! All included in the price of the cruise!

2. Parents enjoy Disney cruises because they can relax too.

While the kids are busy having fun in supervised clubs, grown-ups can let loose in exclusive adult areas. From a nighttime entertainment district to a fine dining restaurant, peace of mind is convenient and possible. And for those worried about missing a gym workout – don’t worry, there’s a state-of-the-art fitness centre, too.

3. A Disney cruise includes only the best entertainment.

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There’s never a dull moment, thanks to Broadway-style Disney musicals (found only on board) and first-run films (some in 3D!). We also love the themed deck parties and most voyages even have fireworks.

4. A Disney cruise features unique Rotational Dining: a mouth-watering experience with impeccable service.

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Throughout the cruise, guests rotate through 3 restaurants while accompanied by the same servers at each dinner. It’s a welcome, personal touch, and there’s never an up-charge for sumptuous menu items, like baked lobster tail and roasted rack of lamb.

5. A Disney cruise means convenience, comfort and legendary Disney service.

Guests are lodged in spacious staterooms (designed especially for families) where they can order 24-hour complimentary room service. And that’s not all – complimentary soda, coffee and tea are always available on the pool deck.

6. Most Bahamian and Caribbean sailings include a stop at a private island.

Castaway Cay is a Disney exclusive and a favourite among guests for its soft sand beaches and swaying palm trees.

If you’re ready to leave those winter blues behind, start planning your magical Disney Cruise Line vacation today!

As to Disney artwork, logos and properties: ©Disney Ships’ Registry: The Bahamas

29 Nov

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Cruise the world in Style

November 29, 2012 | By |

Imagine discover the world on luxurious boat of  Royal Caribbean. Explore the South Pacific, Mediterranean and Easter Caribbean in style with Royal Caribbean.

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29 Nov

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Must experience on board Oasis of the Seas®

November 29, 2012 | By |

Live an amazing experience of entertainment on the Oasis of the Seas. Magic, splendid and spectacular will be the words which describe this great boat and all the facilities it has.

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30 Oct

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Disney Cruise Line

October 30, 2012 | By |

Created with all the imagination of Disney dream makers, Disney’s newest ships feature spectacular innovations that will make magic happen in brand-new ways.

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30 Oct

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Holland America Line

October 30, 2012 | By |

Discover a cruise experience that is modern, fresh and appealing— in an ambiance that is timeless and refined on Holland America Line's boat. 

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29 Oct

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Costa Cruises

October 29, 2012 | By |

Live the dolce vita on the boat of Costa Cruises. With 14 ships visiting over 200 ports of call in more than 70 countries, there’s a cruise for every traveller’s taste. Everybody will find it pleasure among numerous destinations.

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29 Oct

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Carnival Cruise Lines

October 29, 2012 | By |

Carnival Cruise Line offers you a ton of activities for kids, tweens, teens and adults. Discover the entertainment at it maximum with an ultimate experience.

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29 Oct

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October 29, 2012 | By |

Royal Caribbean International®

The world’s most innovative ships deliver wows from stern to bow

There’s more to see, more to do and more to love aboard Royal Caribbean International’s® 22 ships, like 267 incredible ports-of- call in over 70 countries, including their private beach destinations, Labadee® and CocoCay®, and more dining, entertainment, onboard and onshore activities than ever before. The sea is calling, answer it Royally.

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