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Why You Should Consider a Canada Cruise

For being such a large country, Canada is a little known cruise destination. Most people’s minds immediately go to tropical destinations like the Caribbean or Mediterranean when they think of cruising; however, a cruise farther north is just as fun and memorable. Canada cruises confirm this by offering an array of attractions both onboard and […]

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May 22, 2013 by | 1 Comment

Cruising in South America

Cruise ships going through the Panama Canal. Photo credit: Roger Wollstadt via Flickr.

When people think of vacationing to South America, they don’t often think of exploring it via cruise. However, this is starting to change as more and more travelers are realizing why seeing South America by cruise is a great way to explore the continent – whether it’s your first time in South America or your […]

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May 6, 2013 by | 2 Comments

How to Choose the Best Cruise Staterooms

A cruise is much like a glorified resort at sea, and cruise lines realize this, which is why many of the top cruise lines devote a substantial amount of time and money to making sure the staterooms on their cruise ships are comfortable and inviting. That’s usually where the similarities end – even within a […]

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April 10, 2013 by | Comments Off on How to Choose the Best Cruise Staterooms

Tallinn, Estonia by Foot and Bus on a City Sightseeing Tour


Like most tourists who visit Estonia, I arrived via the two-hour boat from Helsinki, located just 85kms across the Bay of Finland. I only had a day and a half in the capital city, so a combination bus and walking tour or Tallinn seemed like the perfect way to make the most of my time […]

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April 4, 2013 by | Comments Off on Tallinn, Estonia by Foot and Bus on a City Sightseeing Tour

Cruise News: The Best New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2013

Norwegian Breakaway

The last several years have seen the debut of cruise ships that defy previous notions of what cruising is all about. From real grass lawns to ziplines to world class spas, cruise lines continue to innovate each time they debut a new cruise ship. This year is no exception. With improvements in stateroom layouts and […]

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March 22, 2013 by | Comments Off on Cruise News: The Best New Cruise Ships Debuting in 2013

Most Romantic Cruises

Uniworld cruise

Cruising has many components that cater to adventure, fun, families and group activities, and those things are what most people think of when cruising pops to mind. However, cruising can also be ideal for a romantic couple’s vacation if you book the right the itinerary and destination. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon or special milestone […]

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February 11, 2013 by | Comments Off on Most Romantic Cruises

Viator Shore Excursion Offerings Expand in Central and South America and Canada

Cruise ship in Quebec City photo courtesy of colros on Flickr

Viator’s shore excursions site helps cruisers find the best tours and things to do in ports of call around the world, no matter which cruise line you choose. Now we’re excited to announce the addition of even more destinations! On the Viator Shore Excursions site, you’ll find exclusive cultural activities, unique experiences and things to […]

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January 2, 2013 by | Comments Off on Viator Shore Excursion Offerings Expand in Central and South America and Canada

How to Choose the Right Cruise for You

Cruise desserts

The majority of people who go on a cruise and dislike it have fallen prey to the first mistake of booking a cruise: They chose the wrong cruise line and ship.

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October 29, 2012 by | 1 Comment

Family-Friendly Caribbean Shore Excursions

Caribbean swim with dolphins

Caribbean shore excursions are tours and activities that are offered while in port during a cruise that make the day easier by providing transportation to and from the ship as well as guaranteeing you will be back before the ship departs. Onshore, however, there isn’t an easy divide of activities to separately entertain kids and […]

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October 1, 2012 by | Comments Off on Family-Friendly Caribbean Shore Excursions

Best Cruise Itineraries for Food and Wine Lovers

A cruise ship can be paradise for food and wine lovers; an assortment of food available 24 hours a day, lobster buffets, midnight pizza, wine cellars onboard and sommeliers often at beck and call. Food and travel typically go hand-in-hand, and a cruise makes it easy to combine the two onboard and in port. Exploring […]

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August 20, 2012 by | 1 Comment