Tagged With "Cruise"

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Re: Cruising down the Nile (part 1)

EC Nada Anas ·
thanks We hope that increasing numbers of tourists to Egypt soon
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Re: Cruising down the Nile (part 1)

PHeymont ·
Well, TravelGumbo will be giving them more reasons—this is only Part 1 of Mac's journey, and he has some more stunning pictures! Stay tuned...
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Re: Cruising down the Nile (part 1)

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the journey, Mac. Yes, it is sad that tourist numbers are down as there is so much to see. We were there in January'13 and loved every minute. Such a fascinating country and with friendly people too. Forget what you hear in the news, just go!
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Re: Cruise lines drop Puerta Vallarta over violence

GarryRF ·
I was in Puerta Vallarta in June last year. Not the friendliest place I've been to. It was a busy working city. Not the sanctuary of paradise I was expecting. Very disappointed. So many arrogant people. I was moved twice from room to room in 2 weeks. Each time the Staff at "Secrets" said it was for building repairs. Each time a Wedding Party with 4 adjoining rooms moved in. The Hotel told my tour operator it was my own fault for asking to be moved.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 8, 2015: Bernkastel-Keus, Germany

GarryRF ·
Beautiful part of Germany. Following the Moselle or the River Rhine you'll see fairytale castles and villages. Taking a cruise down either river is a must see.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 8, 2015: Bernkastel-Keus, Germany

PHeymont ·
I remember this area from trips with my family from Heidelberg, where we lived for a while...and I learned to love the area's wines!
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

Jonathan L ·
Another reason not to cruise with NCL
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

GarryRF ·
Looks like I'm back to Vodka in a Listerine Mouthwash Bottle then. 1 drop of green and 2 drops of blue food colouring.
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Re: Cruisers told: Leave your water home!

DrFumblefinger ·
You're a crafty fellow, GarryRF! Resourceful and sly -- features we like about you.
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Re: Is Airport-Style Security Coming to Museums?

Travel Rob ·
This attack really was horrible and I feel for the families. I don't know how we can totally avoid that very small risk of an attack at a public place .Some changes can be made, but I hope fear doesn't change museums into what we've made airports. At major museums, I can see them being able to handle some changes. What concerns me is some of the smaller museums that don't have the budgets for security, x-ray machines and storage lockers. Will they make rules for no bags at all? I know at...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

PHeymont ·
Love that onomatopoeic license plate: "Ah Ooga!" Blows my horn, for sure!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

DrFumblefinger ·
A very cool collection of classic cars! Look forward to seeing more!!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

GarryRF ·
There must be more ! Can we see them soon ? Great photos.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry RF You are correct in assuming there are more cars. Actually, my next "Cruise Night" blog will be published tomorrow (Tuesday, August 12/14) featuring five cars from the 1930's. That blog will be followed in a few days or weeks with another "Cruise Night" blog featuring cars from the 1940's and 1950's, which will be followed in another few days or weeks with another "Cruise Night" blog or two featuring cars from the 1960's, which will be followed in another few days or weeks with...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

GarryRF ·
Ottoman. You must have a production line working overtime ! Remember those happy days when you just had Sunday off work - and you spent it under your car ! Greasing those bits and bobs so you'd survive another week !
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1930's

GarryRF ·
Wow !! Cant believe you have more of these beauties to share ! Nice, clear pix of metal artwork Ottoman ! I keep going back for another look ! Hope I don't wear them out !!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1930's

Ottoman ·
Thanks for the compliment GarryRF. Please feel free to come back and enjoy these photos as often as you'd like. I too have viewed them many times, and if I haven't worn them out by now, I don't think you have to worry. Stay tuned for my next blog...Cruise Night, the 1940's and 1950's (to be published Tuesday August 19/14), which will feature five cars from these two decades. I hope you will enjoy them. I gotta run. I have some "bits and bobs" that need tending to (LOL).
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

DrFumblefinger ·
Your photo reminds me of a cruise we just did a few months ago in the Chilean fjordland. When we approached cape Horn, famous for its stormy seas, we were in constant winds of 100 knots, with gusts of 160 knots. The deck was even emptier than your photo above would indicate! Nice photos, Islandman. Thanks for taking all of us aboard the Queen Mary.
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Re: In Egypt: Up the Nile

Amateuremigrant ·
Egypt is always going to be a conveyor belt for most visitors, outside of the resorts, and it's hard to get around this, given the country's geography. But PM is right to take the costs on the chin; how many times are you going to be there in this life ? Obviously didn't miss much, from her photos !
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Re: In Egypt: Up the Nile

Ron B. ·
Back in 1989, when TWA still existed, took their 14 day tour. I believe there were 35 of us. We started in Cairo - 4 days staying at Mena House opposite the pyramids A huge WOW! During our stay there we traveled to Sakkaha and Memphis. Boarded a bus that took us to Alexandria - 2 days staying at Montazah Sheraton. From there we took a train to Aswan (dirty dishes - everyone sick). In Aswan, we stayed on Elephantine Island's Loews Aswan Oberoi. Went to Temples of Philae and flew to Abu...
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Abu Dhabi Guide for Visitors: Carry ID--and no kissing!

PHeymont ·
Police in Abu Dhabi have issued a flyer in a dozen language, aimed mainly at cruise visitors, with suggestions about proper behavior, including no drugs, respectful clothing, carry ID at all times...and no kissing in public. MORE
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* Cruise Myanmar In Style *

Travel Rob ·
Beautiful Myanmar is  generating a lot of interest as a travel destination.  In 2014, a luxury  Cruise Ship will sail her mysterious waters.             ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 9: Norway's Fjords

PHeymont ·
Cruise ship is dwarfed by steep mountains as it enters Norway’s Naeroyfjord, an arm of the Sognefjord in the rugged coastal mountains north of Bergen. A network of these deep waterways connects scattered areas of small towns and farms on...
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Venice to reduce cruise ship traffic

DrFumblefinger ·
Because it is believed the ships are threatening the sinking city, the Italian Government will reduce by 20% the number of cruise ships allowed into the lagoon starting in January.   Here's that link if you're interested in reading...
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Disney's dip into river cruising expands

PHeymont ·
It must feel like going back to the roots for the Disney organization, since Mickey Mouse's first starring role was as Steamboat Willie, a riverboat captain. Just a few weeks ago, Disney announced its first venture into river cruising (Gumbo news ,...
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Volendam and Edam, the Netherlands: A Historic Riverfront Adventure

Marilyn Jones ·
AmaWaterways river cruise ship AmaCerto leaves Amsterdam heading for Volendam and Edam. Gliding north along the Markermeer and Ijsselmeer rivers, the ship arrives just after lunch for a tour of the towns now united under one municipality.  ...
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Disney Cruises return to NYC, Galveston

PHeymont ·
Disney's cruise line division made a little magic onboard Disney Magic this week, with a glitzy announcement of a series of cruises starting October 2016 from New York, and from Galveston. Complete with Minnie Mouse dressed as the Statue of Liberty...
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Carnival launches 'fathom' new 'voluntourism' brand

PHeymont ·
Volunteers work on water filtration system parts (Photo: Carnival Corp)   Carnival, mothership of nine different cruise line brands, is launching another, with a twist: Instead of high-end entertainment and gambling, the line—named...
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Cruise to Nowhere update: The reason why

PHeymont ·
Last week, we reported HERE that Cruises to Nowhere are being dropped because of new U.S. regulations, and that the reasons were not fully clear. But now we know.   Under U.S. laws, designed to promote both the domestic shipbuilding industry and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 29, 2015: The Beauty of Alaska’s Tracy Arm Fjord

Marilyn Jones ·
    A fjord is a long, narrow inlet created by glacial erosion. Fjords can be found all over the world, but in Alaska they are especially beautiful.     Tracy Arm Fjord — named for Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin...
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'Security concerns:' Celebrity Cruises drops Istanbul overnights

PHeymont ·
  Cruise ship in port at Golden Horn in Istanbul   Celebrity Cruises has dropped overnight stays at Istanbul for the rest of the cruise season, affecting eight cruises. The line had already skipped overnights twice in recent weeks, citing...
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Barcelona cruises to a new cruise record

PHeymont ·
Barcelona, which has expressed some doubts recently about just how much tourism to promote, has scored an all-time record for a weekend's worth of cruise ship visitors, with just under 60,000 arriving.   That includes over 26,000 on Sunday alone...
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Carnival takes BIG plunge into China cruise market

PHeymont ·
Carnival Cruises is taking a giant step into the Chinese cruise market, creating a new (as yet unnamed) brand and signing contracts to build a number of new ships for it at Chinese shipyards. To get the line started while ships are built, Carnival...
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It's Official, Carnival Fantasy to Sail Out of Mobile, Alabama

Travel Rob ·
Mobile Alabama's Mayor, Sandy Stimpson, announced earlier that the city was close to signing a deal to bring back Carnival Cruise Lines To Mobile. Now, it's official and the Carnival Fantasy will be sailing out of Mobile starting in the fall of...
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Joaquin shifts cruise itineraries, may affect flights

PHeymont ·
Four cruise lines have made changes in itineraries in the Caribbean for the next few days because of Hurricane Joaquin, which is presently centered over the Bahamas, and will likely be in the area throughout Friday before moving north.   The...
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Cruise line updates: Win some, lose some

PHeymont ·
Cruise lines have announced some changes in plans and prices recently; two big ones are a trend to higher daily gratuity charges on board, and a move to more flexibility in choosing flights as part of cruise packages. Princess Cruises is raising daily...
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Cruise ships to offer free limitless wifi?

DrFumblefinger ·
  Good news for cruise lovers!  Regent Seven Seas Cruises will be adding free unlimited WiFi access for every passenger.  The company announced that its fleet would be offering this service starting late 2016.  Currently only...
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Who's Cruising? 23 million, that's who!

PHeymont ·
Over 23 million passengers for cruises this year—up over 4%—and almost-daily announcement of new ships and new routes, tell you how popular cruising has become, and the 'specialty cruise' group (super-luxury, elegant liners and some of the...
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'Cruise to Nowhere' must now go 'somewhere'

PHeymont ·
New plans needed: Carnival Vista would have gone nowhere from New York in 2017.   Photo: Carnival New rules issued by the U.S. mean the end of "cruises to nowhere"—ocean voyages by cruise ships that leave U.S. territorial waters for a day...
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Carnival orders 9 new ships, including world's 4 largest

PHeymont ·
The world's-largest ship title just got a new winner. Carnival has just ordered nine new ships, and four of them, at 180,000 tons and 6,600 passengers, will be the world's largest. That beats Royal Caribbean's Oasis-class ships that hold up to 6,450....
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Carnival's WiFi gets faster, sort-of-cheaper

PHeymont ·
Carnival Cruise Line, which has recently tried out faster internet with lower package prices on three of its ships—and gotten good marks for it from passengers—is adding it to nine more ships, and plans to include the majority of its fleet...
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Virgin sails into the cruise business for 2020

PHeymont ·
Richard Branson, whose Virgin brand is slapped on everything from mobile phones to megastores and especially airlines is now launching a cruise ship line, to be called...of course...Virgin Cruises.   The line will start operations in 2020 with...
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Cruising solo just got more affordable

Marilyn Jones ·
  Being single means sometimes I travel alone.  Generally speaking this means I have no one to share costs with—hotels, car rental and gas. But otherwise expenses such as airfare and restaurants are the same.   One standout where...
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MSC first to base cruise ship in Cuba

PHeymont ·
Street scene, Cuba                  Photo: GarryRF / TravelGumbo   MSC Cruises, currently Europe's top ocean cruise line, is responding to constantly-increasing European interest in Cuba (and possibly...
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Crystal Cruises, with new owners, expands luxury offerings

PHeymont ·
First step in Crystal's expansion: Crystal Esprit luxury yacht sails this December.       Photo: Crystal Cruises   Crystal Cruises, presently a two-ship, all-luxury line is planning a burst of expansion in every direction, with...
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Good news for European river cruises: the water's back!

PHeymont ·
CroisiEurope's Leonardo da Vinci on the Neckar at Heidelberg   After a spring marked by cruises canceled or modified by too much water in major rivers, and a summer marked by cancellations due to too little water in some rivers, it looks like...
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Erika Update: Storm causes cruise changes and cancellations

PHeymont ·
Tropical Storm Erika has been downgraded, but her effect on the Caribbean cruise industry continues, bringing changes to cruise itineraries, and cancelling some port calls, although some cruises are now slated to resume their original plans.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sep 1, 2015: Champagne Bar, QM2

IslandMan ·
    Cruising the open seas is always a memorable experience and one of my particular favourite journeys was on the Queen Mary 2 from Southampton to New York. The good thing about cruising is you can pass the time as you please and there are...
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Mobile, Alabama's Mayor Says Deal Close in Bringing Back Carnival Cruise Lines

Travel Rob ·
Mobile's Mayor, Sandy Stimpson, announced the city is in the final stages in bringing Carnival Cruise Lines back to Mobile. The Mayor says all particulars will be revealed by the end of the month when the contract is finalized and then it will be up...
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'Fee Creep' continues in cruise industry

PHeymont ·
Norwegian Escape (above) arrives with new dining charges                   Photo: Arno Redenius / Wikimedia   Perhaps taking a cue from the airlines, a number of cruise lines have recently added...
 
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