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January 2, 2012

Rascal Flatts Performing on NCL February 26th;  Celebrity’s Newest Ship, The Reflection with  Innovative Suites & Cabins for 6, Norwegian Epic, Children’s Facilities and Programs Are Outstanding! We Wish You a Very Happy New Year!

Announcing our very latest list of each and every shore excursion, from the “End of the World” Drive,   the Private Ephesus and the House of Virgin Mary to   Xtreme Circumnavigation (Including Stingray City), check out this list of shore excursions, guaranteed to save you money when you book early.

One of my very favorite country music groups, Rascal Flatts, will perform on Norwegian Spirit.  Norwegian Cruise Line and Rascal Flatts, one of the hottest groups in country music, announced today that the band will perform an exclusive, first-ever concert at sea on board Norwegian Spirit’s February 26th sailing from New Orleans to the Western Caribbean.  The intimate acoustic performance will take place when the ship is docked in Cozumel on March 2.   More…………….

Tell me about the new suites on Celebrity’s newest ship, the Reflection, setting sail in Autumn of 2012…………Nestled in the corner location near Celebrity’s new Signature Suites, the Reflection Suite will be Celebrity’s first two-bedroom suite, complete with a sea-view bathroom extending out over the edge of the ship, a veranda tub with soothing rain shower, and panoramic views courtesy of the wraparound veranda. The 1,636-square-foot Reflection Suite with 194-square-foot veranda – complete with Celebrity’s 24/7 butler service – can accommodate up to six guests.  More…………..

Norwegian Epic: Children’s Facilities and Programs Are Outstanding!  Thanks to our friends at Child Mode for investigating the kids amenities on the NCL Norwegian Epic and for this great review:  More…………………

What type of Cruiser are you?
Here are 10 considerations a vacationer might have, paired with the line that answers them best – from travel expert Jason Cochran.

“I want to feel like I’m in Titanic”
Sinking aside, the grand liner experience is one worth cherishing, and it lives on in just one brand: Cunard Line, which has been sailing since the 1830s.

“I want to see Europe”
Most of the major lines (including Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Disney) make summer forays into Europe, but my advice is to stick with ships that are on the smaller side. To see the full list……………….More…………..

How does the Celebrity Solstice Rank?  4.5 out of 5 according to this critic………More………….

What does the media say about CruiseCompete?  More…………..

Expert Travel Answers Question of the Week –…Wondering about Celebrity Cruises…  See the answers here:

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

Video of the week : How to Make Tipping Easier on a Cruise. Summary: A few quick guidelines to make cruise tips and gratuities easy to understand.   Video Run Time: 2:11
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