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December 19, 2017

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Ho Ho Holiday Super Specials and Fantastic
Last-Minute Gift Ideas

Visiting Sites of Spiritual Significance Via Cruise Ship:
Divine Locations Where Human Minds Are Mystified by Miracles 

A British Isles Cruise: The breathtaking Cliffs of Dover, Crown
Jewels of Edinburgh Castle and the immaculate gardens of
Henry VII Hampton Court Palace


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Happy Holidays! We wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year!

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Though spiritual philosophies may differ, most share a common thread; the belief that some locations on Earth hold a spiritual power. The faithful make pilgrimages to these sacred places for healing, guidance, or divine inspiration, and their significance cannot be expressed in words or pictures. They must be visited in person to fully feel and comprehend the sense of awe, peace or majesty they convey. 

There are varying degrees of accessibility to these locations; some are available almost immediately upon leaving your ship, while others may require additional travel from the itinerary’s port city. (To see the cruise itineraries, click here:/sacred_places/). 

Here is a sampling of some of the options- click here for many more.

Asia/Far East
Bejing, China, Hanging Monastery
Beppu, Japan, Beppu Onsen
Hiroshima, Japan, Peace Memorial Park
Kochi, Kanyakumari, India, 3 oceans unite, Ghandi Memorial

Bridgetown, Trinidad and Tobago, Diwali

Bordeax, France, Lourdes
Bucharest, Romania, Hurezi Monastary
Cologne, Germany, Aachen Cathedral
Cologne, Germany, Shrine of the Three Kings

Cairo, Sinai peninsula, Mt Sinai/St. Catherine's Monastery
Haifa, Nazareth / Galilee (Haifa), Israel, Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias)
Istanbul, Turkey, Blue Mosque
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Cave of the Nativity

Middle East
Aqaba, Jordan, Petra

North America
Baltimore, Virginia, Arlington National Cemetary
Huatulpo, Mexico, Day of the Dead
New York, New York, Ground Zero

South America
Copacabana, South America, Islands of the Sun and Moon
Easter Island, South Pacific, Easter Island
Lima, Peru, Macchu Picchu/ Sacred Valley of the Inca



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The Sea Tales 2018 Family Cruise Travel Planner is Here! Our comprehensive guide to family cruising details every aspect of the family cruise vacation experience. Readers will find the 2018 edition has updated information and new sections that cover family suites and children’s dining, as well as details about the popular onboard cruise line characters from children’s books and movies.

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With lively cities, spectacular scenery and a rich historical and cultural background, there’s no doubt that a voyage to the British Isles offers the very best that a cruise vacation has to offer.  From the breathtaking Cliffs of Dover, to the Crown Jewels of Edinburgh Castle and the immaculate gardens of Henry VII Hampton Court Palace, there are countless travel treasures in Britain, Ireland and Scotland. 

Take a panoramic drive through rugged and glorious landscapes, have tea and shortbread in quaint villages steeped in history and culture, or visit a pub in Dublin, where Guinness has a history dating back to the 1700’s. 

All this- and more- is possible on a British Isles cruise- and the fantastic shore excursions that can be found along the way.  

Simply use CruiseCompete's Cruise Search
 and enter "Scotland" in the keyword field to see British Isles Cruises.


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In addition to the excitement of dreaming and planning, there are also some very practical reasons to plan land tour activities and shore excursions before arrival at a destination:

1. Time is valuable. Booking ahead allows avoidance of standing in long lines at ship or hotel’s concierge to book land activities or shore excursions.

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