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December 5, 2011

Unexpected Thrills in the Galapagos, New Experiences in New Zealand, Characters in Tasmania, Beach Hopping and Snorkeling and NCL Ship Ratings by Consumers

What are the differences between an ocean and river cruise?  Cruising veteran Marcia Raffel Levin fills us inMore…..

On your next cruise to the Caribbean, Escape the masses on this excellent excursion with a maximum of only 15 people. The day begins with a guided walk on Lover's Beach where you'll learn about the magic of this special place and why this is the only beach in the world where you can swim in two oceans within just a few steps. More…………

To find interesting and specially priced shore excursion, go here and simply find your ship and itinerary and see the excursions happening on your voyage ……………More…………..

David Lansing meets many interesting characters in Tasmania and finds a gorge in the middle of a city during his cruise on the Orion....

A recent consumer review of the Norwegian Epic………. Outstanding! Service, food, and entertainment were wonderful!   The ship itself is wonderful. If you are traveling as a family, you will love this ship. My wife and I took our 4 and 5 year old and they just loved it. The staff was exceptional and the entertainment is just amazing. The Recess area for kids is terrific and the youth counselors are great. The water slides are awesome and although the 2 pools are a bit on the small side, they still serve their purpose. The Epic has so much to offer and it is designed very well. Most important, the staff caters to your every need.  More……………..
How do all of the NCL ships rank, our readers have been busy telling us their opion………

Expert Travel Answers Question of the Week –Is travel to Paris worth the money?  See the answers here…

Taking a holiday cruise this year?  Take your gift giving abroad; CruiseCompete has great tips and ideas to make holiday gift giving a cinch!  More…..

Got the gifts handled, but still need to book the cruise?  Try a holiday cruise that visits the Christmas Markets, they are absolutely stunning.  More…..

The gorgeous Galapagos: Tim O’Keefe reports on his most recent trip to this unique destination aboard the Lindblad Endeavor.  More…..

SATW President Betsa Marsh sails in New Zealand on the small ship Island Passage.Sanctuaries, rough seas, and a visit to the Waiheke Island wineries.  More…..

Ingenious!  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…..

Make sure your travel documents are in order; the right paperwork means the different between a wonderful trip- and not taking one at all.   More…..

Isn’t it romantic?  Windstar takes top honors at the Reader’s Choice Awards.  More…..

Speaking of romantic, have you ever considered a wedding at sea?  They are incredibly unique and beautiful. More….

Interested in seeing what cruise lines, ships, and destinations are the most popular? CruiseCompete publishes this information every month.  More…..
This week’s video: How to choose a cabin on your next cruise.
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Expert Travel Answers Question of the Week –Is travel to Paris worth the money?  See the answers here…

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