Month: September 2006


Cruise Guide: Crystal Symphony undergoes extreme makeover

By Michael Coleman One of the world’s top luxury cruise ships will receive a $23 million stem-to-stern makeover this fall during a two-week dry dock at BAE Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia.  The 940-guest, 50,000-ton Crystal Symphony, a perennial favorite among well-heeled cruise travelers, will enter the shipyard October 31...

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Excursions, Ports

Cruise Guide: Red-Hot Swedish Icebar Sizzles

  By Michael Coleman  STOCKHOLM Sweden – In a city renowned for its legends, a new “hometown hero” is emerging.  This Baltic playground has long been the domain of iconic figures through the ages from inventor Alfred Nobel and actress Greta Garbo to modern sports legends Bjorn Borg and Annika Sorenstam. But...

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