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July 29, 2015

This Week’s Super Cruise Specials; Black Tie and Party Dresses; A Transatlantic Crossing; Thinking Ahead to Christmas Cruises & Magical Christmas Markets; Rock climbing, Ice Skating & Surfing 200 Feet Above The Waves; Jackie Kennedy Replica Jewelry


See today's hottest Super Cruise Specials, or click here to browse cruise specials by category.  These constantly updated deals are the best available, straight from our CruiseCompete Member Agents.

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Envision wandering cobbled streets, a cup of spicy glühwein (German mulled wine) in hand, browsing stands filled with lovely hand-made toys, crafts and ornaments.  Enjoy the magic of the scene, all while breathing the enticing aromas of baking potatoes and chestnuts, grilled sausages and baked treats.  This is the experience of a European Christmas Market, part of a Christmas Market Cruise.

Viking River Cruises has some lovely Christmas Market Cruises:

Christmas in the Heart of Germany $3140
7 Nights - 2016 : Heart of Germany - Frankfurt to Nuremberg - 7 Days - Starting in Frankfurt with stops in Heidelberg, Wertheim, Rothenburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg
2016 Sails: Dec 1, Dec 13

See all Christmas Market Cruises here.

Take a look at all Christmas Sailings here.


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 Royal Caribbean International boasts a fleet of the world’s largest ships.  Royal Caribbean ships are resort cities are sea, offering the best variety over the top experiences for the entire family.  Whether you seek and adrenaline rush or total tranquility, their ships have it all.  Try rock climbing, ice skating and surfing 200 feet above the waves.  Melt away land-based stresswith a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside.

Learn more about the Royal Caribbean International here.

Click to see Royal Caribbean International Cruise Specials.


Which line is the best for your next cruise?  Making the right decision about which line is best suited to your own particular cruising needs is paramount in truly enjoying your voyage.  If you pick one that is ill-suited to your interests and inclinations, you won’t enjoy it nearly as much as you might have otherwise. Learn more about the cruise lines.



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A Note from Heidi, AllThingsCruise Editor-at-Large

Cunard never disappoints; their ships are unfailingly beautiful, luxurious and complete with amenities, yet they capture a glamour of days gone by.  I have been lucky enough to sail on this line several times, and am posting a travel diary I wrote during one of my voyages- a six-day sailing on the QM2.  Read about my voyage here.

And some of my favorite jewelry (Jackie Kennedy replica jewelry)was inspired by my voyage on this ship.  (That story here.)We now have it available for purchase at the AllThingsCruise Travel Store.

I hope you enjoy my notes of a ship with the flair of a bygone era.


David  Molyneaux – “One day, you may see an empty ocean clear and calm to the horizon and greet July in short sleeves. The next day, capricious winds may whip an endless supply of waves’ tips in swirls of foam, and the air can be soupy with fog…That’s when I feel how lucky I am, as insignificant as the next wave, to be alive in the middle of all this commotion in the cauldron of life at sea, yet about as safe as I can be.”  

Read his story of the voyage, and of black tie and party dresses while aboard the Queen Mary 2 here.

Dave Houser sails Alaska on HAL’s Noordam. He has only sailed the state on small ships before so this will be different. Read his reports here.

See all Writer’s Dairies here.


Cruise Specials by Price… Under $500 to Over $25,000.
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And everywhere in between. See the cruise regions here.

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Honeymoon and more! 
See them here.

Cruise Specials by Length… 3 days, to 6 months or more. 
See all the options here.

Cruise Specials by Month… Now through December 2015. 
Get a month by month breakdown by clicking here.

Holiday Cruise Specials… Celebrate your holidays with a cruise.
To see all the holiday options, click here.


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