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    Wonder, Majesty, Joy and More: A Look at 2017’s Cruise Ship Crop

    Meraviglia: it means ‘wonder’ in Italian. It’s also an enormous cruise ship from MSC Cruises that aims to challenge the biggest ships ever built for features. It’s just one of the new crop of ships due to be christened in 2017 that promise wonders never seen before. …

  • Chefs on Oceania Rviera

    Our Annual Survey: What’s your Favorite Restaurant at Sea and Why?

    It’s that time again. We’re asking the readers of The Cruisington Times to nominate their favorite cruise ship restaurants. What's your favorite restaurant at sea? Help us celebrate the best cuisine on cruises. Nominate a restaurant and tell us why it’s worth the trip Name …

  • Pigeon in Corfu Town

    Fashion, Kumquats and Bangers on a Cruise Tour in Colorful Corfu

    The toughest thing about taking a stroll around old Corfu Town is actually getting in to town. The cruise terminal for the wonderfully historic Greek island is a fair distance from the city itself. It’s so spread out  that we need to take a bus from where  Oceania Cruises’ …

  • Seabourn Encore Club Lounge

    Encore! A Sneak Peek at Seabourn’s Evolutionary New Ship

    The curtain’s about to rise on Seabourn Cruise Line’s newest and it’s clear the luxury brand isn’t just expecting applause for what’s come before. Seabourn Encore is a ship that represents a new stage in the evolution of luxury small-ship cruising, the company says. While …

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Viking Star on the Atlantic Ocean

Viking Star: An Attractive Blonde Turning Heads on the High Seas

by Wallace Immen in 10 Best Lists

In the Viking Star’s Nordic Spa, you can warm yourself up in a sauna or steam room and then roll in the snow in an icicle-lined grotto where it’s always below zero. At Mamsen’s Norwegian cafe, you can dine on open-faced sandwiches and fresh waffles topped …

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  • Celebrity Eclipse bar

    Celebrity Cruises has made a choice of perks a permanent part of its pricing: Go!Big, Go!Better, Go!Best, follows up on promotions Celebrity has run in the past, but this one applies on all cruises from Oct., 2015 to April, 2017. Guests in ocean-view, balcony and suites …

  • View from crow's nest of Star Flyer

    Don’t look down! The crowd on deck was ribbing me as I hung precariously from a rope ladder halfway up one of the masts of the sailing ship Star Flyer. It was a highlight of a day at sea: A chance to climb up into …

  • Crew on Noordam

    Aboard the Noordam in the Mediterranean Near the end of my 10-day cruise aboard Holland America Lines’ ship Noordam, there was a party for the line’s repeat passengers. Some have logged hundreds of days at sea on “the dam ships,” a reference to the fact …

  • Chefs on Oceania Rviera

    It’s that time again. We’re asking the readers of The Cruisington Times to nominate their favorite cruise ship restaurants. What's your favorite restaurant at sea? Help us celebrate the best cuisine on cruises. Nominate a restaurant and tell us why it’s worth the trip Name …

  • Fat Jimmy's BBQ on Carnival

    Carnival keeps coming up with to eliminate one of the traditional problems of sea days, the crowds around the breakfast and lunch buffets, when all 3,600 passengers are on board and thinking of eating at the same time. The solution on the Breeze is to …

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