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Cruise Guide: Blushing brides beam aboard Star Flyer

By Michael Coleman Cost-conscious honeymooners take note: Your ship has come in. Star Flyer, one of three ships in the Star Clipper’s fleet, not only will be offering the beauty and romance of Tahiti in 2009, but lucky brides will now receive 50 percent off the cruise fare....

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Cruise Guide: Alaska, celebrities top cruise travel agenda

By Michael Coleman Holland America Line is offering 50 percent off on a host of Alaska itineraries while ultra-luxury Silversea Cruises has added a pair of guest speakers – celebrated broadcast journalist Ted Koppel and award-winning actor John Lithgow – to highlight future voyages....

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Cruise Guide: Cruise lines catch big wave

By Michael Coleman Wave Season may mean little to the average consumer but chances are youve recently noticed a host of cruise-related advertising extolling the virtues of a high seas adventure in 2008. This is the time of year when cruise lines, eager to fill berths, pump up the advertising volume to attract your vacation dollar....

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Cruise Guide: No-frills easyCruise gaining in popularity

By Mike Coleman It was only a matter of time before a no-frills cruise line arrived on the global scene, but the staying power of upstart easyCruise has surprised even the most ardent skeptics. Launched in 2005, easyCruise itineraries were designed to open the world’s chic, off-the-beaten-path destinations to the budget-conscious...

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Cruise Guide: ‘Repo’ cruises gaining in popularity

By Mike Coleman Ocean crossings or leisurely one-way voyages between continents, with few if any port of calls, are becoming increasingly popular cruise vacation experiences. Such trips, known as repositioning cruises, harken back to a bygone era when plenty of onboard time added to the mystique and romance of a high-seas adventure. No...

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Cruise Guide: ‘Wave Season’ features oceans of cruise values

By Mike Coleman The best cruise vacation deals in 2006 are being offered now through March. Industry insiders call it “Wave Season,” the time of year when the major cruise lines offer attractive advance-purchase incentives that are sure to please the pocketbook. From hefty fare reductions, stateroom upgrades and two-for-one...

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