Caribbean

Caribbean

Cruise Guide: Short cruise getaways in vogue

By Michael Coleman As cruise ship travel continues to grow, so too is the opportunity for vacation-challenged local residents to enjoy short cruise getaways. Carnival, for instance, the worlds largest operator, offers the industry’s broadest two- to five-day short cruise program. Look for cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean from...

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Caribbean, Excursions, NCL, Ports

Cruise Guide: NCL to feature series of Bermuda cruises

By Mike Coleman Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has unveiled a series of Bermuda-bound itineraries from five East Coast cities in 2008. It’s the largest such deployment in company history.  Look for Norwegian Dawn to sail from New York and Norwegian Dream to depart from Boston. Norwegian Majesty, meanwhile, will sail to the island...

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Caribbean, Ports

Cruise Guide: Cruise lines eye Asian, Caribbean markets

By Mike Coleman Three of cruising’s biggest players are gearing up for what promises to be interesting times ahead for passengers. Royal Caribbean will soon be anchoring in Asia, Carnival will position itself in the Caribbean like never before and guests sailing with Holland America will enjoy flexible dining times on future...

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Caribbean

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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Caribbean, Carnival

Cruise Guide: Carnival takes swing at Caribbean

By Michael Coleman How does the world’s most popular cruise line, and its latest mega-ship, improve the Caribbean vacation experience? It offers golf. Golf. And, more golf.  Those who love to tee it up can book either six- or eight-day voyages from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean and the Bahamas aboard Carnival Liberty, the...

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