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April 12, 2010

Baltic Cruise Diary, Medieval Towns, Fairy Tales, Antarctica Cruises to Become Scarce, Compagnie du Ponant Cruises

1. Diary of a Regent Seven Seas Cruise to the Baltic
Visiting Medieval Towns, Churches, History, Fairy Tales and towns where time has stopped is surreal. We went last summer to the Baltic, and thought for any of you considering a Baltic Cruise, there is still availability and perhaps this diary will answer questions you may have about the Baltic. More.....

2. Compagnie du Ponant, a French company recently opened a U.S. office, is introducing a new $150 million mega-yacht, the 264-guest Le Boreal, this spring. The 466-foot mega-yacht was built at the Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. A sister ship, L'Austral, will debut in spring 2011. More......

3. All About Compagnie du Ponant – More.......

4. Cruises to Antarctica to Become Scare This week, the International Maritime Organization banned the use of heavy fuel oil ships sailing in Antarctica. This means beginning August 1, 2011, most large cruise ships will be banned from sailing in Antarctica. Current projections say that the number of cruise passengers traveling to Antarctic waters will drop from 15,531 in this past season to 6,400 once the ban is in place. More.....

5. World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society Awards for Regent Seven Seas Voyager The all-suite, all-balcony Seven Seas Voyager of Regent Seven Seas Cruises has been voted the cruise ship with the best food and dining room service by members of the prestigious World Ocean & Cruise Liner Society for the second year in a row. More......

6. Video: Why a Cruise is a Great Vacation Deal - Learn why cruising is an economical option for your family vacation. Video Run Time: 1:59

7. North Pole Cruise Limited Availability Polar bears, arctic foxes, walruses and seals and snow owls are only a few of the species native to this wild, untamed land. A land so varied that it can be covered by ice so white it looks blue or with a carpet of mosses and lichens the colors of which would stir the imagination of even the most seasoned of artists. More.......

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