Tag: cruises

Paying For Luxury Versus Nickel And Diming

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So two pieces of news caught my eye this week. One reflects the ultimate in luxury, while the other is just penny-pinching annoying. Four Seasons And The New Jet Because sometimes, a Four Seasons hotel room isn’t luxurious enough. And let’s face it, the old jet was looking a bit outdated. If you weren’t impressed …

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Cruise Lines: Learning From The Airlines (And It’s Not A Good Lesson)

I’m a big fan of cruising and tend to write a lot about them. They’re an excellent value and can be a good way to see multiple locations on the same trip. But one of the trends in the industry, particularly in the mass market, is troubling: fees. Cruise Lines: Not The New Airlines, But… …

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Win 500,000 American Miles And A Cruise

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I’m a big fan of cruising. I’m not such a big fan of booking cruises through an airline. True, you earn miles on every dollar spent, but you can usually do better through a travel agent, who may give you cash or a shipboard credit. Still, if they’re going to give me a cruise for …

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The Cruise Ships Just Keep Growing…

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A few days ago, Carnival Corporation (the parent of the Carnival, Princess and Holland America brands, among others) announced an order for three new ships. Nothing unusual, except for the size of the ships: 180,000 tons, 5,200 passengers. Size Matters With the new mega-ships, the largest in the brands’ fleet, Carnival Corp is making a …

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What’s Going on in The World of Travel…

I’m still on the road, so I’m spending more time on CNN Travel than I normally do, but there were a few interesting articles that caught my eye. Reclining Your Seat The only topic that causes more controversy than kids in first class is whether you should be able to recline your seat. The quick …

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Cruising: Your Best Vacation Value

If you’ve never taken a cruise, you’re missing out on a truly great vacation opportunity. No other trip offers the combination of value, service and destinations that your floating hotel does. For those whose only exposure to cruises has been re-runs of “The Love Boat,” let me dispel a few myths for you. I’ll be …

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