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July 30, 2012

Shore Excursions on America’s Most Historic Waterway: The Mississippi, Lindblad Expeditions Baja California Land & Sea Photography Retreat, Been-There-Done-That: A Report on Voyages to Antiquity’s MV Aegean Odyssey.

Prolific writer Jackie Finch has new entries to her dairy about sailing the Mississippi River on the American Queen riverboat. See what new information she has to report on sailing America’s historic waterways.  See the diary here.
Attention, Sports Fans: If you’re a sports junkie who can’t stand to throw your exercise regime out the window when you vacation, you be pleased to hear that Princess Cruise’s newest ship, the Royal Princess (debuting in June 2013) will have an extensive sports complex in addition to its other countless amenities.  More…

Writer W. Edward Garrett is reporting on his voyage on Voyages to Antiquity’s MV Aegean Odyssey. Read about this “Been-There-Done-That” writer’s impressions in his latest diary.  More…

Cynthia Boal Janssens just sailed on Uniworld’s River Duchess from Vienna to Istanbul through Eastern Europe. In addition to her blog (follow her here), she’s also written a review.  Take a look at what she has to say.

Looks like some more restructuring is happening for Compagnie Du Ponant, a small French luxury river cruise line.  They’ve come under new ownership, and are changing their voyages to an all inclusive format!  More…

Have you tried CruiseCompete’s new “Quick Cruise Search” feature? Just click the green “Quick Cruise Search” icon in the upper right corner of our homepage…It’s the fastest way to get right to our search page. More…

Lindblad Expeditions is well-known as an eco-friendly adventure cruise company.  They’ve now introduced a Baja California Land & Sea Photography Retreat.  Photography enthusiasts and their companions will be treated to an intensive 3-night photography retreat at Rancho Las Cruces, a secluded Baja hideaway which once served as the playground of Old Hollywood elites like Bing Crosby and Desi Arnaz.  More…

Need to plan a wedding, family reunion, or other large get-together?  Consider a group cruise!  Group cruises can be very affordable, and cater to persons of all ages and lifestyles. They offer plenty of activities both on-board (including children’s programs) and in-port, while featuring impeccable food and service. Find out more!

Corporations can take advantage of group cruises as well… How do you reward hard work and success? One of the most enjoyable ways to recognize your best employees is an all-inclusive corporate incentive trip on a cruise ship.  Find out about Corporate Incentives.

Driving to your port? While cruising in itself is a wonderful vacation, just getting to the ship can be a trip in itself, particularly if the vessel is leaving from an interesting port. These port guides, available exclusively on AllThingsCruise, will give you all the information you need to enjoy a wonderful pre-trip in your embarkation port. More…

Check out our Port Reviews… some examples:
Ephesus: Ephesus is a must see.” More
Kotor Summary: Biggest surprise on our tour…Stunning port.” More…

See more reviews or submit your own!

Ship & Port Reviews: Thank you for your reviews! Each month a Kindle e-reader will be awarded as a gift for the most comprehensive review. July’s winner was Ayanna Rolette, with her review of Princess Cruises Crown Princess. Read the review here.

We will be picking another winner soon, and we would love to have your personal reviews of cruises – ships and ports. You might just win a Kindle; we will award this gift for one of the reviews submitted.

Please visit CruiseCompete’s Shore Excursions by Port to plan a once-in-a-lifetime trip for your next voyage!

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

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