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September 26, 2011

Christmas Cruises, a Windstar Voyage, Charming Barge Cruises, Fortresses & Medieval Abbeys, plus Ponant’s Le Boréal out of Boston

I love a Christmas cruise, the lights, the festivities and the spirit aboard a ship during the holidays is just a delightful way to celebrate…More………….

Eileen Ogintz is sailing from Venice to Rome in 10 days on Windstar… More about this voyage…………

Lillian Africano is now writing about Ponant’s Le Boréal out of Boston -- Fortresses, churches made from shipwrecks and gannets……More…………..

Looking for competitively-priced and exceptionally high-quality shore excursions? We have the solution for you. Please call 866.578.7508 or visit CruiseCompete’s Shore Excursions.
If you are visiting Venice, we highly recommend this excursion: Enjoy the quintessential Venice experience – a traditional gondola ride. This tour provides the most economic way to tour Venice, in an authentic Venetian gondola, as part of a group with a maximum of only 6 people.

As you glide silently through a labyrinth of canals, visiting parts of the city that are only accessible by this kind of transportation, you’ll appreciate a very different Venice, far from the crowds of St. Mark’s Square. Lined by sumptuous Venetian palaces and punctuated by delicate bridges, a passage through these enchanting waterways is like a journey back in time to the glorious days of the Venetian Republic. More about this $45 Gondola Ride in Gorgeous Venice.

If you’re looking for a great domestic cruise, one that visits the Pacific Northwest via the Columbia River, this should be at the top of your list…More………..

Part of the charm of a barge cruise is the leisurely pace. The boat moves slowly, and so do you. If you want the faster pace, you can have that too – there are bicycles on board that you can use for trips into the villages or countryside, or, if you are sailing the canals, you can hop out and either walk or bike the paths along the banks……………..More…………..

A 10-day Mediterranean cruise aboard Holland America’s Noordam: a history lesson, amazing blue skies and azure seas…

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