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March 26, 2012

Travel Through Time on a Civil War Steamboat Cruise, Delight in Disney’s Hawaii Voyages and Weddings, and Journey to the Last Great Wilderness on Holland America
 
For those of you who love to cruise, there are some delightful options close to home.  U.S. river cruises, Hawaii and Alaska all have cruises that leave from domestic ports.  Read on for more information
 
Here is a very interesting cruise for history buffs… the Great American Steamboat Company has scheduled their newly-refurbished American Queen steamboat for a 12-night voyage that begins on Aug. 9, 2012, with 2 days of steamboatingand ports of call to include: New Orleans, LA, Vicksburg, MS, Helena, AK, Memphis, TN, Ashport Landing, TN, Paducah, KY, Savannah, TN, Decatur, AL and Chattanooga, TN  What’s significant about this voyage is that it will be a PBS American Experience cruise, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and will premiere the highly-anticipated PBS documentary “This Republic of Suffering.”  If you have an interest in this cruise, please contact me personally at heidi@allthingscruise.com and I will put you in touch with the company handling this unique cruise…….More….
 
Another interesting tidbit about The Great American Steamboat Company: they’ve entered into an exclusive partnership with Elvis Presley Enterprises. This collaboration will present the first Elvis Cruise on the American Queen from Memphis to New Orleans this December, as well as signature Graceland experiences for guests. Priscilla Presley is the godmother of the steamboat American Queen and will name her in a christening ceremony at the revitalized Beale Street Landing on April 27.  More….
 
To get a competitive quote on a  Great American Steamboat Company voyage, click here
 
In 2012, Holland America Line, (see various Alaska shore excursions) is featuring 17 different Alaska itineraries that include Yukon and Denali CruiseTours, Denali CruiseTours and Expedition CruiseTours.  Enjoy breathtaking scenery and the best of Alaska’s wilderness, wildlife, native culture and history on these cruises.  More….
 
And happily, Oceania is returning to Alaska for the 2013 cruising season.  After a one year absence, Oceania will cruise the region again from May through mid-August 2013.  And, for the first time, Seattle will provide the point of departure for many northern voyages.  More….
 
How do the Oceania Cruises ships fare?  Our readers rate the ships…………More………..
 
Looking for a warm weather cruise?  A wonderful alternative to the Caribbean is Hawaii, and Disney now offers 14 and 15-day family friendly voyages to the tropical paradise.  Depart from Los Angeles and visit all four major islands, with a stop in Ensenada, Mexico, as well.   More….
 
Did you know that Disney also offers destination weddings in Hawaii?  It’s a new thing, and Disney hopes to encourage couples—especially those whose kids are part of the equation- to get married with Disney Magic (and Mickey and Minnie) on Oahu at the new Aulani resort in Ko Olina, about an hour from Waikiki.   More….
 
Which is the best, most convenient U.S. port for your departure?  Take a look at the reviews of U.S. ports to help make the decision for you.  More….
 
Spring break is right around the corner, and it’s not too late to plan a cruise!  There’s something for everyone… fitness, gourmet, senior, family, honeymoon… Click over to CruiseCompete’s Spring Break Specials page to see all the options!   More….
 
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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