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July 2, 2012

A Transatlantic Voyage on an Ocean Liner, Crystal Features New Solo Fares, The Lindblad Difference, A New Expedition Vessel Travels to Hawaii in 2013 and Rankings of the Three Queens

Cynthia Boal Janssens crossed the Atlantic on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 and is now beginning a Uniworld river cruise in Vienna. “Seven days at sea. What do you do with seven days at sea during a transatlantic cruise?” Follow her here.

How do our readers rank Cunard? From the Queen Elizabeth to the Queen Mary 2 to the Queen Victoria, very favorably I might say, see reviews here:
And, if you are taking a voyage on one of the Queens, see the types of shore excursions available to you on any of these voyages.

Just to Show a Few of Our Cruise Ship Reviews
Ruby Princess“As first-time cruisers we were delighted with the experience.” More…
Regent Seven Seas Voyager“This is an excellent cruise line in all respects.” More…
Celebrity Solstice“Excellent service, food and entertainment!” More…
HAL Eurodam“Wow… very impressed with staff, cleanliness, and the FOOD!” More…
See more reviews or submit your own!
Solo Fares On Crystal Cruises Fall 2012 Sale! Good news for those who travel solo – luxury line Crystal Cruises is offering a solo travelers’ sale on its fall Mediterranean itineraries.  More…
An Update on the American Queen 2013 Voyage Highlights: The Great American Steamboat Company is a line for lovers of American history, and those who travel with them won’t be disappointed with the content for next year’s cruises. Another development of note: effective July 1, the company will be renamed the American Queen Steamboat Company.  More…
Special to AllThingsCruise Writer Judy Zimmerman talks about The Lindblad Difference: The expertise of its naturalists and speakers. “The underlying philosophy of this Lindblad ’difference’ is stated most simply by its founder, Sven-Olof Lindblad: Our mission is to enrich your lives through encounters with beauty, wildness, and the seldom seen.”  More…
InnerSea Discoveries has added an expedition vessel to Hawaii in 2013!  From November 2013 through April 2014, the Wilderness Explorer will sail seven-night AdventureBound Hawaii cruises between Oahu and the Big Island and reverse. The itinerary visits Ka’ena Point State Park, Wai’anae Harbor, Maui, Lana’i, Honomalino Bay, Opihihali and Kailua-Kona.  More…
Driving to your port? While cruising in itself is a wonderful vacation, just getting to the ship can be a trip in itself, particularly if the vessel is leaving from an interesting port. These port guides, available exclusively on AllThingsCruise, will give you all the information you need to enjoy a wonderful pre-trip in your embarkation port.  More…

10 Things To Do With Your Kids On a Cruise: Wonder How You’ll All Make it for 7 Days Together?  Cruising is a wonderful chance to introduce your children to never-before seen wonders – here are some great ideas of things to do with your children while on a cruise!  More…

Able to travel at the last minute? Do you have an open schedule this summer? There are some great deals available if you can pack up and go on short notice.  More…

A Family’s Report on the Carnival Splendor:  I have some friends who just got back from a Carnival cruise: round trip from Los Angeles (7-day Mexican Riviera). They had never been on a cruise before, so I wanted to get their impressions of the voyage, taken on the Splendor, with their two children, ages 9 and 16.  More…

Ship & Port Reviews: Thank you for your reviews! Each month a Kindle e-reader will be awarded as a gift for the most comprehensive review. This month’s winner is Anne Shannon, with her review of AmaWaterway’s AmaCello.  Read the review here.

We would love to have your personal reviews of cruises – ships and ports. You might just win a Kindle, as each month we will award this gift for one of the reviews submitted.

Please visit CruiseCompete’s Shore Excursions by Port to plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip for your next voyage!

Looking for actual ship-to-shore telephone numbers? How do you let friends and family know all the details of your next cruise? It’s simple; just use this beautiful, easy e-card! More…..

Video: What to Wear on Your Cruise. Summary: The overview of cruise fashion includes information about what clothing to pack and what to wear on various functions on different cruise lines. Video Run Time: 3:04

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