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February 25, 2013

The Northern Lights, Rugged Terrain, Panning for Gold, Fly Fishing, Fjords & Glaciers, plus Hundreds of Whales and Sea Lions & Bears in the Wild West
Dreaming of a trip to Alaska this summer? We thought you might enjoy reading a little bit about the cruise tour options available on an Alaska sailing. A cruise tour is a great way to extend your cruise vacation by adding a land trip before or after your cruise. Cruise tours combine cruises with land tours……. More…………….
Only a day in….. Ketchikan. This month I’ve been doing a great deal of research on Alaska and the cruise offerings currently available. It’s truly a fascinating destination and my friend and writer Lynn Seldon has written this wonderful story on Ketchikan. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks Lynn! Alaska’s “First City” Always has Something New to See ………More…………….
Wondering about Island Princess rankings by other consumers? She rates 4.3 out of 5. The Island Princess cruise ship features all the options of Princess' larger ships, plus more staterooms with private balconies than any other ship in the Princess fleet. Despite the full complement of amenities, the ship still possesses the ability to pass through the Panama Canal. It offers lots of restaurants, theaters, bars and swimming pools.  The cruise line calls that "big ship choices and small ship feel." Island Princess sails in Alaska and to and through the Panama Canal. See rankings
Regent Seven Seas summer 2014 collection .... Looking for that truly all-inclusive experience? Regent Seven Seas Cruises is currently considered the “most inclusive line, and has unveiled its new summer 2014 Collection……………More………….
AzAmazing evenings create exclusive opportunities for culture-seekers to embrace destinations.
Culture encompasses a wealth of experiences to different people, from dining, to music, art or history and from local activities to traditional festivities. Azamara Club Cruises’ soon-to-premiere, exclusive and custom-made, night-touring events, AzAmazing Evenings delivers that range of experiences for the passionate up-market traveler. From an exclusive night at the ballet…………..More
Do you love bears? Some great shore excursions involving bears are found here:
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Interesting and fun items we found on the Web that we thought we would share with you…….
A little Shoppe we like is  If you have a Passion for cooking and the very best Italian balsamic vinegars that are aged 25 years and found in Modena, Italy, you might like to try the sampler package we found here:  Recently I purchased the sampler gift box and ended up keeping it myself (those are the best gifts), I know the owners personally, and my entire family really loves the Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil……..
A recipe we found and tried for “Perfect Prawns” is found here
Another interesting spot for those of you who may know someone in career transition is Workplace Fairness, it’s a nonprofit devoted to helping workers from all walks of life. If you need to know anything at all about the workplace, take a peek here
Do You Know What Your Former Boss Will Say About You To A Prospective Employer?
50% of their clients have lost good job offers due to bad or mediocre comments from previous employers. Allison Taylor will confidentially find out what is really being said about you and give you the business intelligence needed to deal with a poor to bad reference.  Click here to find out how!
Interested in New Ship Launches? We have the place for you…
I love Princess Cruises and worked for them for several years. After 60 some cruises I am able to truly say Princess delivers on their promises. See what fellow cruisers have to say about Princess Cruises here:
New Cruise Forum: Have you checked out this fun feature yet?
We would like to announce our new cruise forum, for readers and experts to share ideas, impressions and reviews of the cruise lines and their ships. This is going to be a fantastic way to have discussions and share information within our cruise community. Each month we will give away a Kindle to the person who makes the most comments in our new forum. Or just send us an idea to get this going. Thank you!
A valuable unique feature of AllThingsCruise is a complimentary e-card with vital cruise line and cruise ship contact information travelers can send to family members and others prior to departure.
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