See Greece from the Comfort of the Splendour of the Seas

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Splendour of the SeasSplendour of the Seas is based in the Mediterranean Sea for part of the year, with cruises going from Venice, Italy and stopping at ports along the coast of Greece, including Corfu and Athens.

To book your fare aboard Splendour of the Seas go to

Official languages on the Splendour of the Seas include English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese -- this vessel is dedicated to keeping a mix of international travellers happy. Features include a seven-story lobby, rock-climbing wall, and a 12-hole miniature golf course.

Don't forget to book ahead -- to check out the great deals on fares aboard Splendour of the Seas go to

Video: Tour of Splendour of the Seas

See the South Caribbean with Serenade of the Seas

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Serenade of the Seas
The Serenade of the Seas sails the Southern Caribbean during the winter and spring and Alaska during the summer. Right now there are great deals on fares for Southern Caribbean cruises, taking in San Juan - and depending on which cruise you pick, stops at Tortola, Philipsburg, Saint John, Castries and Saint Georges.

To book a fare aboard the Serenade of the Seas go to

Powered by two smokeless gas turbines, Serenade of the Seas is a sistership in the Radiance class, which includes Jewel of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Radiance of the Seas. She has 12 passenger decks and nine passenger elevators, six of which are glass and either look over the Centrum atrium or outside the ship via a glass wall. The ship holds 2,490 guests and 891 crew. There are a total of 1,055 staterooms aboard, 829 of which are ocean view and 589 of those have balconies.

Check out the range of itineraries and great deals on gratuities inclusive fares aboard Serenade of the Seas at

Video: Belly flop contest aboard Serenade of the Seas

Check out the Eastern Caribbean Aboard Liberty of the Seas

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Liberty of the SeasSet sail from Miami, Florida on a seven night/eight day Eastern Caribbean Cruise aboard cruise ship Liberty Of The Seas. You'll visit three ports including Philipsburg, St. Maarten, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Labadee, Haiti.

To book a cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas go to

The Liberty of the Seas is based in the Eastern Caribbean, with a range of cruise itineraries that include visits to Puerto Rico, Haiti, St. Maarten, Cayman Islands and Mexico. You can even find a cruise that circumnavigates Cuba (although it doesn't stop there).

Here's some information on a couple of the ports that Liberty of the Seas stops at:

Philipsburg, St. Maarten: Features endless stretches of beach, beautiful landscapes and great shopping. After the Spanish closed their colonial fort on St. Maarten in 1648, some Dutch and French soldiers hid on the island and decided to share it. Soon after, the Netherlands and France signed a formal agreement to split St. Maarten in half, as it is today. Philipsburg has a Dutch heritage, evident in its architecture.

San Juan, Puerto Rico: Surrounded by mountains, underground caves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and a huge rain forest supplying fresh water to most of the island. San Juan has a bustling business district, with resorts and casinos.

A seven night cruise aboard Liberty of the Seas includes all main meals onboard, musical stage shows and entertainment, special guest entertainers, new release movies (in cabin and on big screen), a choice of bars and lounges and fully supervised children's programmes for ages 3 to 17 years.

Check out the great deals on cruises aboard Liberty of the Seas at

Video: Slideshow of a couple's secnd cruise on Liberty of the Seas

The Pool Tables are Great Aboard the Radiance of the Seas!

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Radiance of the SeasIt's a busy year for the Radiance of the Seas cruise ship. Currently cruising the Mexican Riviera, the vessel moves north to the Canadian Pacific coastline at the end of May 2010, sailing between Alaska and the city of Toronto. And from October, she will reposition to the Western Caribbean, departing Tampa Florida and visiting Cozumel (and sometimes Costa Maya) in Mexico.

To book a cruise aboard Radiance of the Seas go to

Radiance of the Seas is Royal Caribbean International's flagship of the Radiance class, which includes Jewel of the Seas, Brilliance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas. Registered in Nassau, Bahamas, the vessel is powered by gas-turbine engines:
"This system produces higher efficient speeds than other cruise ships, and emissions to the air are much lower than cruise ships powered by diesel engines." Source: Wikipedia
Radiance of the Seas is also the first cruise ship with pool tables that are kept level by way of a computer-controlled gyroscope, adjusting with the motion of the ship to keep the playing surface level with the horizon.

So rack em up on a Radiance of the Seas cruise -- to get a great deal on fares aboard the Radiance of the Seas check out

Video: Radiance of the Seas

Enjoy a European River Cruise Aboard the MS Amabella

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MS Amabella
European river cruising is a relatively new offering, with several luxury vessels operating including the brand spanking new MS Amabella, which is due to launch in May 2010.

To book a European river cruise aboard the MS Amabella go to

You'll take in glorious historical cities like Amsterdam, Cologne, Nuremberg and Budapest, and more. Below are some of the on-board features of the MS Amabella:
  • The services of an APT Cruise Director
  • Two Distinct and Stylish Main Lounges
  • Intimate Rear Lounge
  • A Choice of Three Outdoor Decks
  • Swimming Pool On The Sun Deck
  • Fitness Centre
  • Massage
  • Hair and Beauty Salon
  • Library
  • Multiple Restaurants
  • Boutique Onboard Shop
  • Elevator and 24 Hour Reception
  • Bicycles – Perfect For Exploring The Shore
Make the most of your European tour and see it from the comfort of a luxury river cruise. Book your MS Amabella cruise at

See the Caribbean with Enchantment of the Seas

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Enchantment of the SeasEnchantment of the Seas is a Vision Class cruise ship, owned and operated by Royal Caribbean International. She mainly cruises the Caribbean, but also visits the coast of Alaska and the Panama Canal.

For a great deal on cruise fares aboard the Enchantment of the Seas go to

In 2005, Enchantment of the Seas entered dry dock at shipyards in Rotterdam for an extensive overhaul. The vessel was "stretched" by cutting it in two amidship and adding a 73-foot (22 m) long section. The ship was back in service less than two months after entering dry dock.
"The new section includes 151 new staterooms, outdoor trampoline bungees, suspension bridges, an expanded pool area, a 64-jet interactive fountain area for kids, and floor windows allowing an unobstructed view of the ocean below." Source: Wikipedia
Don't forget to book your Caribbean cruise aboard the Enchantment of the Seas through

Video: Enchantment of the Seas gets underway

Australia to NZ Cruises Aboard MS Volendam

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Named after the city of Volendam, the MS Volendam is part of the Holland America Line and a identical sister ship to the MS Zaandam. Flowers are a big part of the internal decor, with fresh flowers displayed in abundance. Features include mini-suites with verandahs, an Internet centre, and boutique shopping.

From October 2010, the Volendam will be sailing from Sydney, Australia, and taking in ports in Noumea and around New Zealand. To book a cruise aboard the Volendam go to

An earlier ship registered in 1922 was also named the SS Volendam, although it was nowhere as comfortable as the modern MS Volendam. A recent visit to Australia brought back wartime memories for one man:
"The visit of the MS Volendam brought back memories for Eden resident John Polak, whose family fled to Australia from Czechoslovakia following persecution in World War II. John spent his 10th Christmas and saw in 1949 on the SS Volendam during a five-week trip from Rotterdam, Holland to Melbourne, Australia."
Don't forget -- there are great deals on cruise fares aboard the Volendam at So book early to get a great deal and avoid disappointment!

Video: SE Asia Volendam Cruise 2009

Sail the Mediterranean Aboard Brilliance of the Seas

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Brilliance of the Seas
Rock climbing walls are fun and great exercise, but you'd have to possess nerves of steel to take on this one, featured in the below video. It's aboard the Brilliance of the Seas, which is currently sailing around Dubai and the Suez Canal, and about to sail the Mediterranean from May.

To book a cruise aboard Brilliance of the Seas go to

Brilliance of the Seas is a cruise ship belonging to the Royal Caribbean's Radiance class. It cruises the Mediterranean from April to January, and is based in Dubai sailing to ports around the Middle East and India from January to April, doing two "repositioning cruises" each year through the Suez Canal.

Some features aboard Brilliance of the Seas:
  • Rock-climbing wall
  • Portofino Italian Restaurant
  • Chops Grille
  • Seaview Café
  • Latté-tudes, a specialty coffee house
  • Themed bars and lounges
  • Casino Royale
  • Indian Raj-themed Solarium
  • Colony Club, a unique British colonial-style lounge with self-leveling pool tables
  • Indoor/outdoor country club with golf simulator
  • Adventure Ocean youth facilities
  • Day Spa and Fitness Center
  • Sports/basketball/volleyball court
  • Panamax Ship - able to travel through Panama Canal
Check out the fantastic deals on fares aboard Brilliance of the Seas at

Video: Brilliance of the Seas

Sail the Caribbean or Mediterranean aboard Adventures of the Seas

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Adventures of the Seas

Check out the sailing dates for the Voyager class cruise ship Adventure of the Seas at

Voyager-class ships are the fourth largest passenger ships in the world. The only ships that are larger are Queen Mary 2, Royal Caribbean International's Freedom Class and Oasis of the Seas. Adventure of the Seas was completed in 2001 at Aker Finnyards in Turku, Finland. She sails in the Southern Caribbean and the Western Mediterranean.

Facilities aboard include:
  • Ice skating rink
  • 32.8 feet high rock climbing wall with 5 separate tracks
  • Inline skating
  • 3 outdoor pools and jacuzzis
  • Nine-hole par 26 miniature golf course
  • Golf simulators
  • Full-sized basketball court
  • Adventure Ocean youth facilities
  • Game room
  • Roller-blading track
  • Four-story Royal Promenade
  • Casino
  • Main dining room on three floors
  • Restaurants - Johnny Rockets (1950s-style) and Portofino (Italian)
  • Themed bars and lounges
  • Lyrics Showlounge, spanning 5 decks, with 1,350 seats, features cabaret acts and late-night adults-only comedy
  • Day spa and Fitness Center
  • Wedding chapel
  • Internet café and two level library
Here's a quote from a review in
"This ship is so well designed -- with lots of very distinctly themed rooms and with even the larger venues like the Lyric Theater and Imperial Lounge feeling unexpectedly cozy -- that Adventure of the Seas has the potential to spoil first-timers and even seduce some of us crusty ol' cruise traditionalists." (Source)
Remember to check out the great deals on fares aboard Adventures of the Seas at

Video: Amateur video tour of the Adventure of the Seas

Great deals on European Cruises aboard Crown Princess

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European CruisesA 15 night European Explorer cruise sounds like just the ticket, especially when you can save up to 62% on fares. Setting sail from the Roman port of Civitavecchia, you'll visit Livorno, Genoa, Cannes (Monte Carlo), Barcelona, Gibraltar, Lisbon, Dublin, Greenock, Paris (Le Havre) and Zeebrugge, arriving relaxed and content in Southampton, UK.

For great deals on European Cruises go to

This cruise aboard the Crown Princess departs Civitavecchia on June 8, 2010 and arrives in Southampton on June 23. if you get in quick you can get fares like the following: Twin cabins from AUD $2002.79 per person, quad cabins from AUD $2852.21 pp, triples from AUD $3169.23 pp and single cabins frm AUD $4005.58.

  • Florence/Pisa (Livorno), Italy: The largest of New Caledonia’s Loyalty Islands, Lifou has gorgeous white-sand beaches, coral reefs, dense forests and amazing limestone caves.
  • Genoa (Milan), Italy: The port city of Genoa is alive with art, churches and palaces, and the coastal town of Portofino is easy to visit from here.
  • Cannes, France: Aah, the French Riviera -- treat yourself like a film star.
  • Barcelona, Spain: Spain's capital and cultural hub, is rich in history, culture and the arts.
  • Gibraltar: The "Rock of Gibraltar" is a British colony less than three-square miles in area, and one of the most renowned strategic military strong points in the world.
  • Lisbon, Portugal: Portugal's cultural centre and capital. The mile-and-a-half-long 25th of April Bridge greets you as you enter the harbour.
  • Dublin, Ireland: On the east coast of Ireland, Dublin has plenty to see and do. Visit a castle, or take a walking tour, or get a Guinness down you!
  • Glasgow, Scotland: About 30 miles east of the port of Greenock, Glasgow is one of Britain's liveliest cities, surrounded by farmland and salmon streams in the Lowlands.
  • Paris/Normandy (Le Havre), France: From the port of Le Havre you'll find the great northern cities of France: Paris, Etretat, Fecamp and the Normandy region are all an easy drive away.
  • Brussels/Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium: The port city of Zeebrugge takes you to Belgium's capital, Brussels, with medieval architecture and great restaurants, plus two of the best preserved medieval cities in Europe -- the Flemish Ghent and Bruges.
  • Southampton, England: Southampton has been a premier passenger-ship port since the golden days of Trans-Atlantic passage.
Video: Slide show featuring the port and architecture of Civitavecchia, Italy

Save Up to 55% on Southeast Asia Cruises Aboard Sun Princess

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Southeast Asia Cruises
Fancy a round-trip cruise from Fremantle, Western Australia, to Southeast Asia, taking in Geraldton, Phuket, Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore? For a great deal on Southeast Asia Cruises check out

Right now you can save up to 55% on fares aboard the Sun Princess, with quad cabins from AUD $2070.32 per person, Twin cabins from 2442.60 pp, Triple cabins from $2467.97 pp and single cabins from $4838.20 pp. Be quick though, these fares won't stay low for long!

This is a 17 night cruise on a world class superliner, visiting beaches, shopping districts, and plenty of opportunity to take in different cultures and great cuisine. Take a rickshaw ride through Penang's old Port City and check out the beautiful temples and the thriving antiques district. And after you've seen Singapore, you get to unwind for five whole days (and six nights) on the return trip to Fremantle.

Remember to check out Southeast Asia Cruises at

Video: A group of cruise ship tourists on trishaws in Penang

Book Now to Grab a Deal on Mexico Riviera Cruises

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Mexico Riviera Cruises
Take a Mexican Riviera cruise aboard the Sapphire Princess, and visit the beautiful resort cities of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas.

If you're looking for a great deal on Mexico Riviera Cruises head straight to

John Huston filmed his 1963 film The Night of the Iguana in Mismaloya, a small town just south of Puerto Vallarta, giving the area a huge level of media coverage, especially due to Elizabeth Taylor's extramarital affair with Richard Burton. The publicity helped put Puerto Vallarta on the map for US tourists. (Source: Wikipedia)

Mazatlán was also held in high esteem as a sportfishing mecca by film stars including John Wayne and Gary Cooper and hotels flourished during the 1940s through to 1960s.

Located at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is known for its beaches, diving spots and the distinctive sea arch El Arco de Cabo San Lucas.

Check out the deals on Mexico Riviera Cruises at

Video: A family vacation in Cabo San Lucas