Azamara’s Fascinating Evening Adventures

Shore excursions are very high on the list of reasons why people take cruise vacations; with such a fascinating array of options available worldwide, I am always looking to find new experiences for our AllThingsCruise readers. The latest to catch my eye is from Azamara; they have a series of excursions called the AzAmazing Evening … Read more

Crystal Adds Private Car Excursions with Local Drivers and Guides in 2013

Crystal Cruises’ is known for their unfailing luxury, and this year, they’ve added a private option for exploring Europe: guests can hire their own car and driver, with a local, English-speaking guide. (Drivers with other language options are also available.) This new option allows singles, couples and small groups (up to 8 people) to customize … Read more

The Northern Lights, Rugged Terrain, Panning for Gold, Fly Fishing, Fjords & Glaciers, plus Hundreds of Whales and Sea Lions & the Wild West

Dreaming of a trip to Alaska this coming summer? We thought you might enjoy reading a little bit about the cruisetour options available on an Alaska sailing. A cruise tour is a great way to extend your cruise vacation by adding a land trip before or after your cruise. Cruisetours combine cruises with land tour … Read more

New “Crystal Adventures” Await Travelers to Northern Europe

Crystal Cruises, whom I love for their sophistication and attention to service and detail, is also well-known for their comprehensive and unique shore excursion program. And those who adore their shore excursions have reason to celebrate; Crystal has added 100 new “Crystal Adventures” to their lineup. These bold new excursions (whose locations from western France, … Read more

Truly Unbelievable Cruise Excursions for the Adventurer and Romantic in All of Us

A note from the publisher: Dear Guests, We are constantly searching the globe for interesting opportunities on sea and land for your enjoyment. Hope you enjoy this list of some of the most fascinating shore excursions we have ever seen. Contact a CruiseCompete member agent for more details. Warmest Regards, Heidi Allison-Shane Publisher From fighter … Read more

Snorkeling in Alaska? 2008 Alaska cruise season full of surprises

Travelers aboard cruise ships visiting Alaska this year can experience more than just glacier tours, whale watching, dog sledding and other traditional port excursions. The cruise lines are offering a variety of unique ways to explore the magnificent landscape of the 49th state, including underwater snorkeling and high in the air via zip lines. Holland … Read more

Thinking of a Cruise for Summer Vacation? Carnival Family Fun Now Includes “Circle C” Festivities for Teens

Did you know Carnival Cruise Lines expects to host 600,000 kids this year – the most in the industry? Families are particularly attracted to the line’s youth-oriented programming, which was recently expanded with the introduction of Circle C, an on-board program exclusively for 12-14 year-olds. It complements Carnival’s other youth programs, including Camp Carnival for … Read more

Real grass growing in celebrity solstice’s lawn club

The grass really will be greener on a cruise vacation aboard the Celebrity Solstice, scheduled for launch this December. Something is sprouting on the luxury cruise ship’s top deck: real, growing grass! The turf is the highlight of the ship’s breakthrough “Lawn Club” – an industry-first carefully developed by the cruise line in conjunction with … Read more