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Expedition Cruising A Life Changing Experience

As the world leader in expedition travel, Hurtigruten Expeditions can take you to over 250 destinations across more than 30 countries, includingAlaskaAntarcticaThe British IslesThe Caribbean & Central AmericaEuropeThe Galápagos IslandsGreenlandIcelandNorth AmericaThe Northwest PassageNorway & RussiaSouth AmericaSvalbardWest Africa & Cape VerdeMadeira & the Canary IslandsOur expedition fleet consists of small, agile ships, and hybrid-powered vessels. All are...

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See The Best Of The 49th State On An Alaska Cruisetour With Princess®

Every Alaska cruisetour includes the state's top two attractions — pristine Glacier Bay National Park and picturesque Denali National Park. On land, you’ll stay at exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges near legendary national parks and most Alaska cruisetour itineraries include exclusive Princess Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service that shows off places that can’t be accessed by road.Four unique cruisetours...

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Explore the Most Coveted Corners of the World with Oceania Cruises

If travel is your passion, and pent up demand from the last two years has you yearning for that journey of a lifetime, Oceania Cruises has your ticket for unparalleled exploration. Oceania’s new 2023 Europe & North America Collection offers a bounty of unique celestial cruises, including 18 immersive voyages on board the new ship Vista,...

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Planning An Epic Travel Celebration

From the beginning, we knew it wasn’t going to be easy. But now that we’ve started to get the hang of life’s new routines, we’re feeling pretty good. So good in fact that we’ve said goodbye to “staycations” for now and are slowly working our way back into the travel groove by planning the vacation to...

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A Bolder Way To Getaway

Trade your to-do list for a to-discover list with three Royal Amplified cruise ships. Our quick getaways are bar-raising adventures designed to change the way you weekend. Whether you’re into action-packed thrills or beachside chill, you’re just one click away from a powered-up adventure to remember. INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS®This is a firm “no” to FOMO. Independence...

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This Entire Caribbean Island is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

This small French Caribbean island is known as the Isle of Flowers, the Rum Capital of the World, and now, its land mass, along with the marine zone around it, has become an over 12-million acre globally recognized eco-reserve. Martinique has been inducted into UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program, so now over 5% of the Earth’s...

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Vienna's New Rooftop Bars

Austria’s capital city is famous as a cradle of classical music and high culture, for its skyline shaped by Hapsburg palaces, the Opera House and city symbol Giant Ferris Wheel, for tastes and experiences like chocolate/apricot Sacher Torte and coffee house culture, and even the renowned, high-performing and high-stepping, gleaming white Lipizzaner horses. You may have been...

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3 Million Lights for 101 Nights of Niagara Falls' Festival of Lights this Winter

This holiday season will be the brightest ever in the most popular tourist attraction in Canada – and one that conveniently spans the border with the U.S. - just as the land border between the neighboring countries is set to be open in both directions.  Beginning in mid-November and running 101 nights all the way to...

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Sloths Named the New National Animal of this Central American Country

Slow-moving, sweet-faced and gentle sloths have taken the world by storm, becoming one of the most beloved creatures in popular culture in the last few years. Formerly a synonym for laziness, sloths have become cultural darlings, with their famously adorable countenances that always seem to be smiling sweetly, 270-degree, slow head rotations, ability to hold their breath...

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The World’s Newest Wonder

THE WORLD’S NEWEST WONDERThe ship class that redefined cruising just got bolder. The biggest ship in the world, Wonder of the SeasSM brings even bigger adventures to the award-winning Oasis Class and sails to postcard-perfect Caribbean shores starting March 2022 — before kicking off the most epic Europe season ever in May 2022. BIG TIME PLAYTIMEAt the...

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The One-of-a-Kind Festival that Lights Up Montreal This Fall

Montreal is a year-round global capital of celebration. The world’s second-largest French-speaking city (after only Paris) is famous for its cosmopolitan flair, cuisine, fashion, as a UNESCO City of Design, the birthplace of Cirque du Soleil - and a full calendar of top-shelf festivals that wrap the city in energy anytime you visit. A famously active...

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River Cruising 'French Immersion'

The secret about river cruising was out, even before the pandemic. Like all cruise travel, it's the ‘easy button’ way to ‘sample’ multiple destinations and get an overview of a region. You unpack once, really settling in to your ship environment like a home away from home in a floating boutique hotel that winds its way...

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8 German Words You Need to Fit in at Oktoberfest

It’s Oktoberfest time again. The festival traditionally held annually in Bavaria’s capital of Munich, with similar events throughout the entire region, is one of the world’s most epic celebrations. Name notwithstanding, Oktoberfest actually runs for just over two weeks from mid-late September to the first Sunday in October. It’s been cancelled again in 2021, but that gives...

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Exclusive! Behind the Scenes Video from the New James Bond Movie in Jamaica

To celebrate the release of the long-awaited new James Bond film, No Time to Die, the Jamaica Tourist Board is releasing some exclusive, behind-the-scenes footage. It showcases cast and crew from the movie, as well as some of the locations shot in Jamaica. The country has been part of the Bond legacy from the very beginning. Author...

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Explore the World in One Country in 2022

Goway’s Surprising South AfricaIn the travel world, South Africa is known as the “world in one country,” which is an elegant way of saying that it has a starting geographic diversity within its borders. It is famous for its natural wonders in the northeast, where Kruger National Park promises safari game drives with sightings of the...

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Plan Your Small Group’s Australian Walkabout for 2022

As Australia heads into what everyone hopes will be its last spring without international visitors, it’s a great time to start planning a trip for spring 2022. This is an ideal time to visit Australia, with mild temperatures and lighter crowds. While it’s hard to choose the most essential stops, Uluru/Ayers Rock and the beautiful Great...

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So Much More Than a Suite Only On Celebrity

So much more than a suite There’s a revolution of sorts brewing in the cruise industry, courtesy of The Retreat, Celebrity Cruises’ newest, all-inclusive suite experience. We all want the best value for our money and that’s why many experienced travelers opt to stay in a suite versus a standard room or cabin when booking a...

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Discover the Land of the Rising Sun 2022

Discover the Land of the Rising Sun in 2022 Goway is stepping up to the new post pandemic travel environment with a groundbreaking move to touring.  Offering options that make touring with your own ‘bubble’ – whether it’s your family, extended family, group of friends or couples on their own – suddenly easy. Smaller groups. Private departures....

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Top Five Favourite Places in North America

Yosemite National Park A vacation at Yosemite National Park in California is all about reconnecting with nature. Spend your visit checking out famous landmarks like Half Dome and Glacier Point or hiking Cathedral Lakes, the Mist Trail, and other popular paths. You'll also want to save time to admire Yosemite's numerous waterfalls, including towering Yosemite Falls,...

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Back To Nature: Explore the Americas

Offering a seemingly endless number of inspiring travel experiences unlike anywhere else in the world, North, Central, and South America are the ultimate vacation haven for anyone seeking the most unforgettable outdoor adventures imaginable.   No matter if you’re in search of solitude, romance, heart-pounding thrills, family fun, or just prefer to relax with a great...

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This Old Ship is the Caribbean's Great New Dive Destination

Sunken wrecks aren’t just fascinating destinations for underwater exploration or fantasies of pirate ‘days of yore’. Properly and carefully submerged, wrecks enhance natural reef ecosystems and provide new homes for marine plants and creatures.A new submerged ship is about to become a prime diving attraction in the 2nd-largest barrier reef in the world. It will also contribute to...

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Chicago's Signature Sculpture is Now 'Spilling the Beans' on the Best Ways to Visit

Chicago’s ‘The Bean’ sculpture is already one of the most popular attractions in the city.Officially titled ‘Cloud Gate’, the massive, stainless steel sculpture anchors Chicago’s lakefront Millennium Park. At 33 feet high, 42 feet wide, 66 feet long… and about the weight of 15 elephants! the abstract work of public art dominates the cityscape and is...

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5 Top Places to Nama-'Stay' During National Yoga Month

For many of us, September feels more like the ‘New Year’ than when the calendar says it’s January. Time to exhale, regroup, and reset yourself on a fulfilling course for the future, one that includes meeting life and wellness goals.Maybe that’s why September is National Yoga Month.The ideal time to practice – or at least plan...

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2 New Airport Lounges That Make Us Want to Miss Our Flight

They are a calm oasis in the heart of the hustle and bustle of an airport, and among the few places where air travel retains a sense of ceremony.  Certainly, they are the very best places for people who love to remind themselves of the romance of travel by watching planes take off and land.  Airport...

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30 Breathtaking Years

    In 2020, Rocky Mountaineer celebrates an important milestone: 30 years of luxury train travel through the Canadian Rockies. That’s 30 years of epic landscapes from the comfort of your reclining seat, 30 years of chef-created meals that are as spectacular as the show outside of those oversized windows, and 30 years of memories and...

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Glimpses of Amazing Are Closer Than You Think

    If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the Canadian Rockies, there’s no better way than with a Rocky Mountaineer train journey. With three unique rail routes connecting the cosmopolitan Pacific city of Vancouver in British Columbia to the Alberta mountain towns of Jasper, Banff and Lake Louise, it’s easy to combine your train journey with...

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Canadian Luxury Train Tours' First USA Journey - Rockies to the Red Rocks

They are the essential train trips in Western Canada. Three rail routes that provide travelers a window onto the Rockies like no other way of travel.   Rocky Mountaineer operates bucket list rail journeys between Vancouver and the iconic Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.    They are train trips featuring a multitude...

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4 Things You Must Do in the 'Canoe Capital of the World'

Canoes have become the ultimate symbol of Canada’s sub-Arctic indigenous people. Living where there are more freshwater lakes and rivers than anywhere else on the planet, they became one of the great inland water travelling cultures of the world.European arrivals quickly came to appreciate the indigenous people’s mastery of building and navigating their canoes. ‘Voyageurs’ and...

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Where to Find Mexico’s Most Famous Art Scene

While it was founded in the 1500’s by a monk, and its colonial center has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Miguel de Allende as a famous art colony dates from the Second World War. Just half a day’s drive from Mexico City in the Colonial Highlands, San Miguel is 6000 feet above sea level...

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Rum and Cigar Festival Elevates St. Barts to New Levels of Luxury Island Lifestyle

 It’s a tiny island with a big reputation as one of the most chic destinations in the Caribbean. Legendary St. Barts combines French ‘art de vivre’ with a lush tropical setting and an exclusive atmosphere. If you’ve been waiting to discover – or re-visit – this jewel of the islands, there may be no better time than...

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Tips for Traveling with Your Pet

A survey by a North American hospitality company reveals that over half of pet owners say they plan to travel with Fido or Fluffy in the coming year.And while a surprising one-third of respondents say they have a special music playlist for their beloved animals, less than 10% have prepared for their trip by doing online...

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Galápagos Islands: Beyond imagination

The wild beauty and unique ecology of the Galápagos Islands make it the perfect expedition cruise destination, a place where little has changed since Charles Darwin first arrived in 1835. Join Hurtigruten Expeditions on a journey of ecological discovery as you sail in Darwin’s footsteps to explore the natural wonders and iconic wildlife of Galápagos. A...

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Feel Like Darwin Himself - With A Twist

Gigantic cruises are not allowed in the Galapagos Islands. Covering an area of 51,000 mi2 (133,000 km2), it is the largest marine reserve in the developing world and the second largest in the world! With Celebrity Flora®—the 100-guest all-suite mega yacht the creature comforts on board are as extraordinary as the creatures found on shore. Vacations include shore excursions, gratuities, Personal...

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In 2021, the World Comes to Dubai

A recent survey looking at travel trends post-pandemic has indicated that 35% of travellers intend to take their next trip with multiple friends and / or family members. In response to this growing trend for travellers wanting to travel with people they know. Our agency and our preferred partner, Goway, has an in-depth exclusive small group itinerary which...

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You Can Have Your Wedding Created by "The Bachelor" Ring Designer at These Luxury Hotels & Resorts

Lavish destination weddings and vow renewals are back! And we can’t think of anything more lavish than a wedding by the same person who is the official ring designer for ABC’s hit romance/reality TV series, The Bachelor. Neil Lane has teamed up with luxury Fairmont Hotels & Resorts to create one-of-a-kind weddings for couples that want their...

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Discover the Mystical 'Blue Holes' of The Bahamas

There are more ‘Blue Holes’ in The Bahamas than anywhere else in the world, as well as the deepest Blue Hole on earth. From the surface, they can appear mythical, and in fact, Blue Holes feature in a number of Bahamian marine legends. But these distinct circles of dark blue water surrounded by an ocean of brilliant cerulean...

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These Famous Spa Destinations are Now UNESCO Sites

In 2021, UNESCO created a new, transnational World Heritage site: 11 towns in 7 European countries that collectively make up The Great Spa Towns of Europe.All of the towns developed around natural mineral water springs, many of which were used therapeutically from Europe’s earliest history. Together, the Great Spa Towns of Europe represent the international European spa...

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People Celebrated World Elephant Day by Watching this New Film About Rehabilitating Elephants to the Wild in Kenya

Whether African or Asian, elephants around the world are revered for their majesty, intelligence, and as an example of astonishing sensitivity in one of the world’s largest creatures.Seeing elephants in their natural setting remains a touchstone of travel for many who have African safaris on their bucket lists.August 12th was World Elephant Day, which celebrates these...

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How We’re Keeping You Healthy at Sea

  Aside from our company protocols, we’re also working with local governments at each of our destinations to make sure we comply with each country’s requirements. We will always let you know beforehand what will be required in each port before your departure. For those joining us on a vacation at sea soon, here are all...

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Places to Celebrate Britain's 'Football' Heritage

This month, English fans of ‘footy’ had lots to celebrate. Despite a heartbreaking loss in the finals of the Euros, it was England’s best performance ever in the continent’s biggest game. Soccer, that is. Britain is the birthplace of the modern sport that has traveled around the world to become the most popular in the world....

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New Museum in Denmark Celebrates the Fantastical World of Hans Christian Andersen

Many of us have spent hours of our own childhoods or alongside our favorite kids immersed in stories like the Snow Queen, the Emperor’s New Clothes, the Princess and the Pea, the Nightingale, and the Little Mermaid, either in timeless storybooks or Disney movie incarnations. Now, the author who created these immortal works is being reinterpreted...

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New Ships Put the ‘Luxe’ in Luxury Expedition Cruising to the Remote Oceans of the World

It’s one of the biggest trends in cruising. Not getting bigger, but getting out there. In style. Expedition cruises used to be only for the most intrepid travelers. You would join a working research vessel on its voyage to a very distant destination, tolerating the discomfort for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of getting up close and personal with the...

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Miami Heats Up This Summer with Three Hotel Openings

Miami has always been one of the hottest destinations on the continent, with art, design and architecture creds, a blistering beach/ party scene, vibrant cultural scene that reflects the city’s status as a Latin American hub, and a celebrity/ jet set appeal that never seems to die down.  This summer, the city’s getting even hotter, with...

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Make It A Summer Like No Other

Now that we can breathe a sigh of relief at seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, the move is on to get back to traveling the world, even though things will remain a bit different for a while. But considering what we’ve all been through, we’ll take it! So why not make...

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Laughter is Brightest when Food is Best

Enjoy Meals With Your Travel Party When, How & Where You Want

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Celebrate the Māori Lunar New Year and the Southern Dark Skies in New Zealand

New Zealand is in celebration mode in July with the arrival of Matariki. It's a constellation of stars that rises in New Zealand skies, shining their brightest in the first week of the month. Known to astronomers as Pleiades or the Seven Sisters, Matariki is believed to have formed more than 100 million years ago, and...

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Two New Luxury Brands for the Secluded Turks & Caicos Islands

They are among the Caribbean’s best kept secrets. The forty islands and cays that make up the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are favored by travelers in the know for their pristine waters, picture-perfect white sand beaches and conch and lobster fisheries that make local dining such a joy. TCI’s archipelago is strung out along the...

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You’ve Missed Danube Day But You Can Still Discover Europe’s Record-Breaking River

Every year on June 29th, eighty-one million people in 14 European countries celebrate the single river that ties them together and provides drinking water, food, power, recreation, jobs and transportation. Danube Day annually marks the signing of the Danube River Protection Convention, which facilitates collaboration between the countries of the Danube River and the rivers that...

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Cruising From the US is Back!

It’s official. Cruising has returned to ports in the U.S. While many cruise lines have already started sailing with North American guests from offshore ports in the Caribbean and Europe, there’s been no cruising from ports we can drive to. Until now. Between the end of June and the holiday weekend, three ships have set sail...

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Now You Can Discover Your European Family Heritage While Sailing on a River Cruise

It’s news that marries two of the fastest-growing styles of travel: river cruising and family heritage travel.AmaWaterways has partnered with Ancestry, the company that specializes in genomics and connecting people to their family history.The river cruise line has done family-heritage themed cruises before, but now, you’ll be able to uncover specific details about your own family....

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