Month: October 2006

Cunard, Ports

Cruise Guide: New luxury line, Cunard monument unveiled in Halifax

By Michael Coleman Halifax, the Nova Scotia capital so steeped in maritime history, stood briefly this month at the center of the cruise world.  It wasn’t the nearby Citadel or picturesque Peggy’s Cove that garnered the attention, however. The news instead focused on the building of a new luxury cruise vessel in the...

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Cruise Guide: Big or small: Cruise ships drawn to Caribbean

By Michael Coleman Some 40-plus years after mass-market passenger vessels first began sailing to the region, Caribbean voyages are hotter than ever.  Island culture, turquoise waters and sun-drenched beaches have been drawing passengers since the 1960’s, and while the scenery is no less stellar today, a host of sleek,...

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Caribbean, Ports

Cruise Guide: Sun-drenched Caribbean voyages unveiled

By Michael Coleman You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to conclude that Caribbean cruise itineraries are the most popular in the world.  Over the past few years, port calls in Alaska and Europe have gained momentum among travelers seeking to expand their horizons, but the hands-down winner is just a few hundred miles...

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Cruise Guide: Italian flair woos passengers to MSC Cruises

By Michael Coleman With Sophia Loren as spokesperson and a cruise experience that promises to be “Beautiful, Passionate, Italian,” what’s not to like about an emerging star in the North American cruise market?  MSC Cruises may not be a household name here just yet, but a $3 billion fleet expansion, a marketing...

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