Royal Caribbean to Lower Drinking Age

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 0 comments
In an attempt to bring the line's policies more in line with the cultural norms in it's cruising grounds, Royal Caribbean will introduce a new policy from Spring 2012. All cruises sailing from South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand will have a drinking age of 18. As around half of the line's passengers are from outside of the United States where drinking ages are lower, this will be a welcome change for those 18-20 year olds who are used to having a beer when they want one.

Previously, the policy was that passengers over the age of 18 could drink on cruises originating from those places only if if their parents agreed to sign a waiver allowing it.

On cruises from North America, the drinking age will remain at 21.

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Land and Sea

Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 | 0 comments
One of the disadvantages of cruising is that it is limited to the sea, such is the nature of ships. River cruising goes some way towards solving this problem, however rivers are also limited.

Princess Cruises has a solution- they are offering the "Swiss Splendor and Lake Como Cruisetour" which incorporates a 7-night tour of Zurich, Interlaken, Lucerne and Como, including a trip on the lake, with a 12-night Med tour. Switzerland has thus far been excluded from cruise itineraries, being completely landlocked. It is a beautiful country with some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, and this cruise tour will allow passengers to enjoy it along with an ever-popular Mediterranean cruise.

Lovely Lucerne
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Some highlights of the land section include a stop at the world's highest railway station on Switzerland's Jungfrau mountain, the bear park and heritage buildings of Bern, the gorgeous Chapel Bridge in Lucerne and a scenic boat trip on Lake Como. The cruise section takes in a wide range of Mediterranean ports- starting in Venice, it visits Athens, Kusadasi, Istanbul, Mykonos, Naples, Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Citavecchia (Rome), Monte Carlo and Barcelona.

Beautiful Bern

Jawdropping Jungfrau
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Currently there are two planned cruisetours, in May and July 2012. Have a loom at these and other cruises on our Cruisesalefinder websites.

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