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Latest News in Travel | Apr 16, 24

8 New Ships for 3 Sister Cruise Lines: Norwegian, Regent and Oceania

River or Ocean Cruises

Get ready for a decade of vacations with ‘new ship smell!’ And get set to soon book your place on one of three brand-new classes of ships that will change the world of cruising. Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, and Oceania Cruises have together announced they’ve ordered the...

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Check Out the Overwater Gym on the new Emerald Cruises’ Yacht!

River or Ocean Cruises

Every generation of new ships builds on the successes of their forbearers – and adds a few new surprises! In the case of the new Emerald Kaia, the third of Emerald Cruises’ mega yachts, there are some new, standout features that will make you start planning your next warm-water, yacht-style...

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New Airport, New Tourist Train Offer New Options for Travelers to Mexico

Transportation Mexico

Tulum's brand-new international airport – plus the inauguration of a tourist train in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula – are opening up fresh travel opportunities to explore Tulum and beyond. NEW: FELIPE CARRILLO PUERTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, TULUMNot too long ago, Tulum was a tiny beach town of mangroves, powder-white beaches on crystal-clear waters...

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Windstar Adding 2 New Ships; Introducing First Newbuild 'Star' Class Ship

River or Ocean Cruises

Small-ship luxury cruise line Windstar is growing! Two new ships will be added in the next two years to its motorized and sail-powered fleet of 6 unique vessels, growing its fleet by a third! The 2 new ships are both motorized, and the first to launch will be a newbuild, Star...

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Royal Caribbean’s New Beach Club Destination: Mexico

River or Ocean Cruises

If you’ve already enjoyed a Perfect Day at Coco Cay, you’re ready for the next exclusive Royal Caribbean International beach club experience, opening in 2026. Royal Beach Club Cozumel will mark the first of the cruise line’s private beach destinations in Mexico. The world’s largest cruise line, with the world’s largest...

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Bye-bye Bunnies: Different Spring Traditions Around the World

Local Events

Spring has sprung and cultures the world over celebrate the season of fresh color and new life. It’s not all about bunnies, lambs, chicks, eggs, chocolate and spring flowers. Here are just a few different traditions that inspire us to travel in the springtime: Climb a Mayan Pyramid on the Spring...

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Viking Launching First-of-their-Kind China Coastal Cruises in late 2024

River or Ocean Cruises China, China

All-new cruise itineraries being pioneered by Viking in 2024 offer guests one-of-a-kind access to China in a way that’s never been available before for international visitors, including rarely-seen Chinese coastal sea- and landscapes, exclusive ports of call, as well as iconic cities like Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai.The new voyages...

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Now You Can Take an African Safari PLUS Explore the Seychelles on First-of-its-Kind Emerald Cruisetour

Adventure Africa, Anywhere

They call the Seychelles the ‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’, and Emerald Cruises is doubling down on exotic wilderness with a never-before cruise tour that combines once-in-a-lifetime explorations of the Seychelles and an African safari.  If you have to look up the Seychelles on a map, you’re not alone – and...

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VIDEO: Get Active and Immersed into French Lifestyle on an Emerald Rhone River Cruise

Outdoor Activities

It’s a balancing act – French style! Indulgence meets outdoor activity in the south of France on our Emerald river cruise on the Rhone and the Saone. The south of France has a legendary way of life, and a river cruise is one of the best ways to experience it...

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St. Patrick's Way: How to Follow in the Footsteps of Ireland's Patron Saint

Culture & History Great Britain, United Kingdom

There’s a real man behind the legend that gets us wearing green every March 17th. And you can go beyond modern St. Patrick's Day ‘shenanigans’ to revisit the life of St. Patrick on a journey connecting places in Northern Ireland where his story became a legend that thrives to this...

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The Longest Hotel Pool on the Exotic Island of Bali is Inspired by Rice Terraces

Hotels Indonesia, Indonesia

The lush, terraced rice fields of Bali are iconic symbols of this legendary Indonesian island, lending inspiration to the pools of one resort. Surrounded by inviting greenery and nestled in the heart of Bali's exclusive beach enclave of Nusa Dua in the southeast part of the island, Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua...

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VIDEO: Behind the Scenes Tour of the Submarine Hangar on a Viking Expedition Cruise

Adventure

Viking has two expedition cruise ships and each is equipped with 2 ‘yellow submarines,’ zodiacs, kayaks, and special operations boats that allow guests to launch into excursions right off the ship – no port infrastructure required! That opens up a whole new way of experiencing the world, even in remote regions...

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Top Countries for Wildlife Viewing - and What to Photograph There

Outdoor Activities

Wildlife photography safaris have never been more popular, as constant advances in technology make incredible image capture more accessible to ordinary travelers. One study of millions of wildlife photos on a photo-sharing website has revealed which countries’ creatures are the subject of the most snaps – indicating the best places...

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Princess Cruises Brings Back the "Love Boat"

River or Ocean Cruises

If you grew up on classic The Love Boat episodes on TV - or binge watched reruns more recently - and fallen in love with the good-humored tales of romance and ‘meet cutes’ on the high seas, here’s some good news:For travelers into classic TV nostalgia or quirky themed cruises,...

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VIDEO: Incredible! Helicopter Quest for Emperor Penguins on the Scenic Eclipse in Antarctica

Adventure Antarctica,

The Scenic Eclipse ultra-luxury expedition ship is equipped with not one – but two, 6-seat helicopters – and they were the key to a life-changing excursion during our cruise in Antarctica. Even many of the crew and expedition team members said in years of bringing cruise travelers to the White...

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The Bahamas "Launching" as the Next Destination for Space Tourism

Sightseeing The Bahamas

We have lift off! It’s a “giant leap” for The Bahamas, which is joining the exclusive club of destinations appealing to fans of humankind’s Last Frontier. The country has entered into an agreement with Elon Musk’s space tourism company SpaceX to become a global destination to witness booster landings.  SpaceX – short...

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Essential Tips for Booking Your Next All-Inclusive Vacation

All Inclusive

It's not too late to book your all-inclusive getaway this season. But all resorts are not created equal. Making the wrong choice of an all-inclusive vacation can be the difference between the relaxing… or romantic… or active… or fun-filled family holiday you were hoping for. Even if you’ve had terrific holidays...

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Windstar Debuts New, Year-Round Ship for Tahiti – With Cultural Immersion

River or Ocean Cruises South Pacific Ocean, Anywhere

With more than 3 decades of experience sailing in the exotic waters of Tahiti, Windstar is doubling down on the ultimate romantic destination, with a new ship dedicated year-round. Plus, the small-ship cruise line is launching a new program of shipboard experiences and shore excursions that will bring the culture...

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