Cruise Guide: Star Clippers Unveils New Sailing Adventures

Royal Clipper, one of three ships in the Star Clipper’s fleet, will spend the summer months of 2010 in Italy, Croatia, Greece and Montenegro. Photo by Michael Coleman
Royal Clipper, one of three ships in the Star Clipper’s fleet, will spend the summer months of 2010 in Italy, Croatia, Greece and Montenegro. Photo by Michael Coleman

By Michael Coleman

cruiseguideheadersmallStar Clippers has added 40 new port calls to its 2010 sailing roster including maiden visits to Costa Rica, the Far East and the Mediterranean.

The line operates three of the world’s largest and tallest sailing vessels — Star Clipper, Star Flyer and Royal Clipper. The line often visits ports untouched by larger cruise ships plus offers passengers the activities, amenities and atmosphere of a private yacht.

Star Flyer has been tapped to make most of the fleet’s maiden calls in 2010. Continue reading “Cruise Guide: Star Clippers Unveils New Sailing Adventures”

Cruise Guide: Cruising with a group brings many benefits

Cruising with a group of family, friends or coworkers can bring many benefits such as discounts on special excursions. Photo by Matt Roseboom
Cruising with a group of family, friends or coworkers can bring many benefits such as discounts on special excursions. Photo by Matt Roseboom

By Matt Roseboom

cruiseguideheadersmallWhether it’s a family reunion, a wedding at sea, a business meeting or a gathering of fans, cruising with a group can bring a great many benefits.

Besides ease of planning and the fun and everlasting memories you’ll create, group cruises can bring financial benefits as well. Most cruise lines offer incentives for groups. In addition to benefits for the whole group, those arranging the trip may receive a free cabin or generous cruise credits. Continue reading “Cruise Guide: Cruising with a group brings many benefits”

Ship Review: Celebrity’s newest ship, Equinox, officially sets sail

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Celebrity Cruises recently launched their newest ship and it’s a beauty. The Celebrity Equinox was officially named on July 30 in Southampton, England.

Click Here to see the full review, plus photos and videos of the ship and the official naming ceremony.

Ship Review: Disney Wonder offers many unique experiences

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A cruise on the Disney Wonder is like a visit to a Disney theme park without the rides or crowds. If that sounds like fun to you, then you’ll definitely enjoy sailing with Disney cruise line.

Click Here to see the full review, plus photos and videos of the ship and the Disney Channel stars on-board.

Ship Review: Celebrity Solstice a treat for the senses

Celebrity Solstice - Aerial at Sea Miami Shoreline

Celebrity Solstice has been wowing cruise passengers from bow to stern since her recent debut.

The vessel sports a much-heralded half-acre-sized Lawn Club on the top deck, complete with real grass. Between games of bocce ball and croquet, even putting competitions, couples have also been enjoying picnics — sans shoes of course — as bare feet meets turf for the first time at sea.

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Preview Barbara Streisand’s auction items aboard Queen Mary 2

Cunard Line and Julien’s Auctions are partnering once again — to present an exclusive preview from The Collection of Barbra Streisand onboard flagship Queen Mary 2’s Transatlantic Crossing to England departing New York on Aug. 23. Continue reading “Preview Barbara Streisand’s auction items aboard Queen Mary 2”