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Getting Personal with California Gray Whales

Getting Personal with California Gray Whales

THE MEXICAN FISHERMAN operating our Panga, a small fiberglass fishing boat, knew what he was doing as he scanned the horizon. With keen eyes, he was looking for signs of California gray whales. He pointed. My fellow guests and I...

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MSC Grandiosa Steps Into the Spotlight

MSC Grandiosa Steps Into the Spotlight

MSC Cruises’ newest and most innovative ship – MSC Grandiosa, the cruise line’s third Meraviglia class of ship and its most environmentally-advanced – entered service on October 31, 2019 to much fanfare. Kicking things off with a star-studded christening ceremony...

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Norwegian Cruise Line takes Delivery of Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Cruise Line takes Delivery of Norwegian Encore

Norwegian Cruise Line has officially taken delivery of its newest ship, Norwegian Encore, in Bremerhaven, Germany. This highly anticipated milestone kicked off a nearly month-long tour with preview events scheduled in Europe, New York and Miami, including the ship’s naming...

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Tales from the Serengeti

Tales from the Serengeti

WE ARE DRESSED FOR THE PART; swaddled in shades of khaki, greens and browns, multi-layered against the chill of our early morning drive in the Serengeti. The sun has taken over from a starlit night in which we slept peacefully,...

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Norwegian Encore is Ready for her Grand Debut

Norwegian Encore is Ready for her Grand Debut

It’s an exciting time to be in cruising, with one magnificent ship after another setting sail, filled with cutting-edge technology, industry firsts, and service standards that are redefining what a cruise vacation is all about. Nowhere is this more true...

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3 Reasons to Book Off-Season Travel

3 Reasons to Book Off-Season Travel

Experienced travelers know there’s a code when it comes to travel seasons. High season, low season, shoulder season and off season – your choice of travel season can make a big difference to your travel experience. Is there a perfect time to...

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Norwegian Encore Sails in Open Water for the First Time

Norwegian Encore Sails in Open Water for the First Time

Norwegian Cruise Line recently announced that its newest innovative ship, Norwegian Encore, successfully completed another major construction milestone, when she departed the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany and sailed down the Ems River towards the North Sea. On Monday,...

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