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Sea and ocean travel is just as exciting as traveling on land. Check out these fabulous cruises and destinations that will make you long for a voyage on the open sea.
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Anchorage, AK, AK, USA
CRYSTAL CRUISES
In “The Inside Passage,” writer Edward Readicker-Henderson cruised Alaska aboard theCrystal Symphony. In 2012, theCrystal Serenitywill travel to Alaska on its way from Osaka, Japan, to Los Angeles.Prices for the 22-day cruise start...
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South Harbour, 00101 Helsinki, Finland
Cruising the Baltic in the middle of summer is an experience not to be forgotten. We had the opportunity to dock in the South Harbor, which is conveniently located within walking distance of the city's center. This is a view looking north toward...
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A popular option for those who want to avoid the time and nausea associated with crossing the Drake Passage, fly-cruises to Antarctica feature the best of Antarctic exploration. Passengers fly from Punta Arenas, Chile directly to Frei Station,...
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Words can do little justice to the scenery that awaits travelers to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hundreds of forested limestone karst formations rise from emerald-green waters, looking like slumbering creatures ready to stir. The...
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I have said repeatedly that I have no interest on being on a cruise. The confinement and mode of travel just don’t fit my personality and desires. However there have always been a few exceptions to this statement – Antarctica is one of them....
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Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is one of the most beautiful magical places I have been. It reminds me of a less commercialized Paris or Barcelona
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Aruba
Aruba is small enough that serious cyclists can pedal around the entire island in a single day, though those who prefer to take it easy—and families with young kids—will appreciate the exotic terrain, easy trails, and multitude of beach breaks....
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Åland Islands
While visiting Stockholm, we decided to take advantage of one of several cruise ships that take travelers across the Baltic to the Åland islands, which belong to Finland. We left Stockholm on the Silja cruise line, which had us on our way before...
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1318 N Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL 33019, USA
Board a beach cruise in Hollywood beach to tour the famous South Florida landscape. The ship embarks in Hollywood and travels to Dania Beach and Port Everglades, then makes a quick stop in laid-back Fort Lauderdale. Along the way, you will see...
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Vyborgsky District, St Petersburg, Russia

By Nick Marmet

In a palace that dates back to 1820, the Four Seasons St. Petersburg opens this fall. Suites offer terraces that overlook St. Isaac’s Cathedral (by Auguste de Montferrand, the same architect who designed the palace). The hotel has a...

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Ave du Prince Hīnoi, Pape'ete 98713, French Polynesia
There are many accessible waterfalls on Tahiti that are perfect for a refreshing shower or swim after a hike or long car ride. If it is good enough for the locals..why not?
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1050 Caribbean Way, Miami, FL 33132, USA
My 10 day voyage on the Celebrity Equinox was my fifth cruise. And yet it was the first time I felt like I had finally found a cruise line that matches the way I live at home: a little more sophisticated. A little more dressed up. A little...
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Ul. Vatroslava Lisinskog 34, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, where I recently spent a few days, has a love/hate relationship with the cruise industry. In more tourist-starved days, the local tourism sector welcomed anyone would "brave" coming here, even cruisers who spent very little money during...
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Piazza San Marco, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy
St. Mark's Square is Venice's main square. This famous 12th-century piazza is vast and very popular. Along the sides of the piazza, you see arches and arcades. The arcades are lined with shops and elegant restaurants.There are two famous cafes in...
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Bridgetown Heliport, Bridgetown, Barbados
I spent a week on the Star Clipper (pictured), island hopping (with about 120 other passengers) from Barbados across the outter Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. It was probably the best vacation I've ever been on!
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401 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
Even if you’re in Miami for a short amount of time, it’s important to get out on the water. Take a 90-minute sightseeing cruise departing from downtown Miami and you’ll cruise past Brickell Key, Fisher Island, and the stretch known...
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Aysén Region, Chile
A three-day journey that included a catamaran trip to the glaciers where we heard and saw the glacier calve, gave us the opportunity to drink our beverage of choice with ice thousands of years old. The first leg of the journey was to the Puyuhuapi...
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Juneau, AK, USA
I took this picture from the deck of a cruise ship that traveled between Seattle and various cities in Alaska. I love boats and I thought this photo summed up the beauty of the trip I was experiencing. The most beautiful place I've ever seen is...
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The boat crashes back down onto the water with a boom of a base drum. The constant hum and rumble of the engines provide the melody. Glasses and plates rattle like the percussion section. And occasionally you’ll hear a wave crash against the boat...
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Istanbul, Turkey
My roommates and I got really sick of people trying to constantly trying to convince us to go on overpriced tours while living and traveling in Turkiye. At the time we were students, and like most students, we didn't have a lot of money to spend,...
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Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
Pandaw river expeditions are atmospheric journeys more akin to a floating piece of history than a busy cruise ship. The grand replicas of colonial river steam ships are decked out with comfortable furnishings, finished with brass and teak and...
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Ecuador
I'm not a cruise guy in any way, and I went into this adventure with trepidation. I worried about all the things one worries about when they consider a cruise. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. This was one of the most remarkable travel...