Windstar Visits to Hidden Harbors & Secluded Coves, Chic New Pool with Pod Beds on Crystal, the Christmas Cruise & NCL’s Private Island News

One of my favorite lines, Windstar Cruises, operates a three-ship fleet of luxury yachts. The yachts explore hidden harbors and secluded coves of the world’s most treasured destinations, and offer guests exceptional opportunities to experience the mythical beauty, rich history and ancient wonders of the Greek Isles on 7-day voyages between Athens and Istanbul. More…….

Crystal Cruise Lines Serenity to offer new shops and chic pool deck — Serenity’s fine jewelry store will mirror a jewelry box, with mother-of-pearl feature wall, beveled chrome vitrines, and new, private sales area. The Apropos boutique will become three-shops-in-one, with a flagship Christian Dior cosmetic/skincare area showcased among rich Zebrano wood and herringbone rosewood, arresting black-plum-magenta carpeting, and tufted leather seating. As for the pool deck, inspired by Crystal Symphony’s recent transformation, the Seahorse Pool teak deck will be refashioned with circular pod beds, plush sofa groups, and lounge chairs in a kaleidoscope of lime green, azure, and mango. More……

Norwegian Cruise Line updates its private island… Great Stirrup Cay — NCL has a new dining facility on Great Stirrup Cay, where offerings include a pizza-making station, two grills, hot and cold food stations, as well as fresh fruits and breads. Plus, two full bars. More…..

Celebrate the magic of the wonderful Christmas season with a fascinating trip on AMAWATERWAYS, beginning in magnificent Budapest on December 5, 2011. Visit charming towns where so many Christmas traditions began, visiting enchanting Christmas markets and share local traditions in medieval Regensburg, musical Salzburg, vibrant Vienna and more. Conclude your holiday cruise in historic Prague. We are so excited that we will be able to host and meet some of our very loyal users! More….

It is now easier for cruise passengers to book wheelchair and scooter rentals –Special Needs Group, Inc., recently introduced an easy, quick and safe online wheelchair and scooter rental booking service for cruise travelers who have special needs or are “slow walkers.” Located at, the user-friendly service provides travelers not only with quality equipment, but also peace of mind that they will enjoy the benefits of their cruise vacation without barriers or hassles.More…..

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