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June 4, 2012

Bites & Sights on AmaWaterways, Family Deals for 2012, and Michelin-Star Cuisine Aboard the Le Panach

I love fine dining, and for all you like-minded foodies: AmaWaterways, the only river cruise line inducted into prestigious culinary organization La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, has announced that it will be offering Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights tours on its European itineraries.    More…

These special tours are just one wonderful aspect of AmaWaterways the loveliness of the ships, combined with the relaxing pace of a river cruise through some of the most beautiful and historic areas on the planet… it makes for an experience that simply cannot be surpassed.  As such, I always pay careful attention to what this wonderful line has to offer in the way of specials, and here are some of their current offers.  More…

Cruises are a hot commodity for family vacations, due in large part to the efforts the cruise lines have made in their family friendly amenities and programsFamilies will find that there are free or discounted fees for families.  More…

“There are really only two things that can make or break a cruise for me. I am not caught up in worrying about the thread count of my sheets, or the fragrance in my toiletries.  And in my experience, most cruise itineraries are great if you approach them in the right spirit.” Writer Barbara Ramsey Orr is currently aboard the LE Panach, read about her trip.  More…

Writer Marcia Levin sailed on the inaugural of Costa’s new Fascinosa from Venice.   “Fascinosa” means something akin to fascinating and the décor and names of rooms have a slightly fey feel and are often named for classic films… Follow her reports on this “fascinating” cruise.  More…

As a travel writer and a veteran of dozens of ocean cruises, I usually don’t get overly excited about another one. But this cruise was different.” Read Bob Bones’ report on his trip aboard the Aegean Odyssey.  More…

“From the get go, we were treated like the number one guest on the ship. As was everyone!” Read this recent review from a passenger aboard the Disney Dream.  More…

Independence Day is right around the corner; make it a long cruise weekend.  See CruiseCompete’s specials for the holiday.  More…

Independence Day is made possible by who have served our country in the Armed Forces, and the cruise lines say “thank you” with military discounts, year round.  More…
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