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By Mary Alice Kellogg Instead of a casino, there was a Science Laboratory. Instead of cheesy art auctions, a curated collection of art from ancient times to contemporary, with its own in-stateroom coffee table book and audio tour. Instead of after-dinner musicals, there were enrichment lectures. No disco here, just

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By Brian E. Clark In my decades as a writer and photographer, I’ve been lucky to knock around much of Europe and even live abroad a couple of times. But I was clueless when it came to the Tuscan archipelago off the west coast of Italy in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Until this

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Story and Photos by Neil Wolkodoff Before Covid, cruising was undergoing a re-set with new ship and activity options. That hit the accelerator to cater to the changing market preferences. With their Next Gen ships, Atlas Ocean Voyages is touting a safer, seamless, and more convenient experience with a Lux-adventure

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By Everett Potter Windstar Cruises has announced a new 79-day Grand European Bucket List Adventure. It is the longest itinerary ever offered by the award-winning small ship cruise line. This Grand European cruise will depart Stockholm, Sweden on July 25, 2023 and embark on a new voyage that spans 22

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Story and Photos by Deborah Loeb Bohren If you’re looking for a cruise ship the size of a small city with the likes of rock walls, extreme water slides, go-karting, and laser tag, you can stop reading now because this isn’t the cruise for you.  But, if the idea of

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By Gary Walther Day 9: Tuesday, At Sea En Route to Komodo Island, Indonesia At half past noon the Europa 2 slides past Cape York, the northernmost point of the Australian mainland and swings to port to enter the Torres Strait, which separates Australia and New Guinea and is flecked

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By Gary Walther Day 5: Friday, March 29, Hamilton Island One of the great pleasures of cruising is pulling back the curtain each morning to discover how the world has changed overnight. This morning I am greeted by a long line of low-slung islands, most thickly rain-forested. They are like

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By Gary Walther Day 1: Monday, March 25, Sydney It’s been overcast and intermittently rainy, perfect weather for holing up on the Europa 2 and recovering from the very long flight: New York-Munich-Doha-Sydney. At one point I had to look at my watch to know what day it was. My

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By Everett Potter For sophisticated travelers, an Alaska cruise presents a classic travel conundrum. The magnificent fjords, glaciers and small coastal towns beckon, along with the possibilities of abundant wildlife sightings of brown bears and whales. On the other hand, setting sail with several thousand other passengers in a large

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By Gerrie Summers It’s been a while since I’ve been on a Celebrity cruise ship. I think the last actual cruise was on Solstice—and I thought that was something with its first Lawn Club at Sea, Aqua Class suites, and staterooms that looked more like a bedroom you’d find at