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West Announces 2010 Alaska Deployment Featuring Revised Itineraries
Holland America Line Enters 2010 With Most Diverse Alaska CruiseTour Program Yet
Tropical Cruise Getaways to Sun-Swept Caribbean,Panama Canal and Mexican
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Princess Live Blog Pre-Cruise Backgrounder
Princess Cruises Features 21 New Adventures Ashore for 2009 Alaska Season
some cruise reviews and comments really unbiased commentary?
Traveler Magazine's 7 Best Cruise Trends for 2009
Line Fuel Surcharges Are Gone...Maybe?
Direct Corporation, announced their 5th Annual "Salute To America's Finest"
promotion. Military,Teacher,Firefighter,Police, Save on Cruises
Celebrity Solstice Named Best New Cruise Ship for 2008 by Cruise Traveler
Weighing the Risks and Rewards. When you use a travel agent, who you do business
Recession Proof Cruise Tips
the going gets tough, the tough go shopping... for cruises
Princess Alaska Adventures for 2009
Lines International Association Releases 2008 Cruise Market Profile Study
2008 Cruise Market Profile Study Released
about the doctor on board?
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Passport or No Passport? That is the Question
Sail Free Summer Vacation Cruise Deal
Gas Prices Rising, Can A Cruise Be A Bargain?
and Retired Military Personnel Can Book up to Three 'Fun Ship' Staterooms at
Special Rates During Month of May
Delve Deeper Into Alaska Wilderness with Cruisetour Extensions
for Free as a Group Leader: The Best Kept Secret in Travel!
September: Best Deals To Alaska
Celebrity Cruises' 2009 Alaska Program
Pick The Best Stateroom
Walking Tour of Skagway A Good Bet
Things To Do On An Alaska Cruise
Experience Alaska and its jewel-like glaciers
Passport Requirements For Cruises
Cruise Deals: Europe Cruises and Cruisetours
offers great views of whales, eagles, bears,but plan ahead, as wildlife viewing
is not guaranteed.
in U.S. dollars mean cruise travelers get better deal on a Europe cruise
Looking For a Refund for your Cruise? Learn the how and why you’re entitled to
your money back.
Seven Seas 2009 Antarctica Journeys
Azamara Cruises "leaps" Into Exotic Europe in 2009
New Musical Aboard Disney Cruise Line
What's Cruisin for 2008
cruising Europe gives you the best value
Alaska: the value of northbound cruisetours
Sets Sail: Azamara Cruises and Celebrity Cruises Captains to Help Guests Tie the
Knot at Sea
Travelers Seek Human Touch For Cruise Planning.
Passengers Book Early. Alaska Cruises Sell Out fast.
Cruising From New York
Alaska cruises early, ships are crowded
Readers Cruise Tips
Cruisetours Take Passengers Beyond the Sea to Explore Worldwide Wonders on Five
Choosing an Alaska Cruisetour
Cruise Industry's Best Kept Secret
Questions to Ask When Planning a Family Cruise With Your Children
Most Popular Lines For Family Cruises
Pack For A Cruise
Ship Reviews, Cruise Line Reviews, Cruise Ship Ratings, Cruise Line Rankings
Practical Ways To Save On Your Next Cruise
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Cruisers Can Revel In The Culinary Creations Of The World's Most Celebrated
Choosing Stateroom Location
News: Your Ultimate Cruise Guide. What To Know Before You Go
Learning Latest Trend In Cruise Vacations
Isn't Always Better When It Comes To Cruising Exotic Destinations
Hills…And Coastlines, Bays And Coves… are alive with color on Canada and New
Cruises: Exploration In Style
Cruises Through a Europe Less Traveled
Cunard's Queen Victoria to Sail 2008 European Voyages
Passengers Face Long Wait!
Cruises the Best Value With Current Exchange Rate
Traveler Magazine Resource Locator
Shore Excursions Connects Travelers With The Real Alaska
Passport Requirments For Cruises
Escape to the Caribbean
Understanding Family Rates For Cruises
Cruise Popularity Reflects Strong Guest Satisfaction And High Preceived Value,
Says New Study
Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific Isles Showcase Incredible Diversity Down
America Draws Travelers in Search of the Exotic and Adventurous
Vacations Pamper Guests With A Sea Of Services And Amenities
Travel Is On The Rise
Healthy On A Cruise
Rank Cruises Tops
Tasking Made Easy With Progressive Wine Lists
Taking Great Pictures On A Cruise
Tips for Older Americans
Cruising Tips. How To Book And Board
Crossing on the QM2
should I use a travel agent?
Cruise Rates Change
Your Child a Passport
Avoiding Pre-Cruise Problems
Family Cruise Lines
Destinations Uncovered:Memorable Martha’s Vineyard
Favorite Cruise Lines For Traveling With Your Kids And Teens
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to advertise prices lower than the cruise lines
offer to those who book directly with the cruise
line. However, some do allow travel agencies to
discount by rebating part of the commissions,
when dealing directly with a potential customer.
If you are shopping the Internet for cruise
prices, you're most likely going to find many
travel sites quoting the same price. But, the
price you're seeing on a travel agent's web site
is not necessarily the best price that travel
agency is able to offer you. To find out a
travel agency's best price on a particular
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of embarkation one day prior to the day your
ship sets sail. You may encounter during the
winter months or at times of bad weather, or
flight problems, an en-route delay on sailing
day. Be sure to ask your Cruise Travel Advisor
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After all, you don't want to be waving goodbye
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If you are flying on the same day as your cruise
sets sail, plan to be at the pier for check-in
at least least 4 hours prior to the time the
ship is scheduled to depart. Also, due to
heighten security at the pier and at the
airport, when planning your return flight home
allow for several hours between the time you get
off the ship and the time you need to board your
flight home. We suggest no earlier than 1:30PM
for a flight home
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—August 27, 2009—In over 10 years of providing relevant cruise travel content on the Internet, Travel Direct Corporation, a leading travel management company, and it's Cruise Reviews Online web site focused on helping guests create their dream cruise vacation through insider information, cruise reviews written by travelers and professional travel writers and insight on where to find the best cruise deals. With the launch of their updated website, Cruise Reviews Online provides new content, hundreds of new cruise reviews and social networking tools focused on information about cruise travel and services to further assist cruise travelers in planning their perfect cruise vacation.
The new Cruise Reviews Online website focuses on providing comprehensive information about the most popular cruise ships and lines and detailed information of the world’s best-traveled destinations. With detailed descriptions of hundreds of destinations, and in-depth cruise reviews, travelers can find the cruise vacation that best fits their needs. Whether a guest is planning a singles, couples, honeymoon, senior or group cruise, cruise and land tour, cultural or theme cruise vacation, Cruise Reviews Online has the information, expertise and experience to help guests successfully migrate through the planning process.
The new site also includes a blog and social media networking platform.
New forums allow travelers to post any question or comment related to cruising. Discuss cruises, cruise ships, cruise lines, cruise reviews, cruising and ports of call. Here they will find.. cruise message boards, cruising info, cruise ship forums, cruise discussion boards, cruise chat, cruise line forums, a cruise message board, a cruise bulletin board, and cruise reviews.
Each registered Cruise Reviews Online member can have their own personal cruise page (PCP). This is sort of like a cruise-oriented "home page" where cruise enthusiasts can network with their friends, family and other cruise buddies. The interface should be familiar to anyone who has used Facebook or Twitter. Members can track their favorite cruise lines, itineraries, ships and reviews. They can post messages to their page, upload photos into albums, track their previous cruise history and post their own cruise reviews. The new "Rate, Rank and Review" feature lets members share their onboard and onshore experience with others. Members can even link their review to other social media websites like Twitter or Facebook. Members are further encouraged to invite their friends to join and become a part of their network. Only friends can view the Personal Cruise Pages of other friends. Members can also use their personal cruise page as a "cruise blog" where they can document the day-to-day experiences when on their cruise.
Members can join any number of "Fan Clubs". A Fan Club is a group of members uniquely interested in something they find on Cruise Reviews Online. For example, a member might join the Carnival Cruises Fan Club, or the Celebrity Equinox Fan Club. By joining a Fan Club, links to these items will appear in the member's My Favorites section on the personal cruise page. One of the blogs updates regularly with destination insights from around the globe. Written by travel specialists, each blog shares firsthand accounts of premier travel destinations.
Members can "Ask An Expert" - either one of our professional travel writers, a cruise travel advisor as well as a qualified cruise traveler. If a member needs to know about a destination, cruise ship or shore excursion it's easy to get an answer from our team of experts. Just as easy from our knowledgeable past guests, when they submit a question. Or, members can browse other guests' questions, then share their insight by providing answers.
According to Marty Trencher, Managing Director, "The Internet isn't just about cruise deals. It also is about getting rock-solid travel advice, not just from the experts but from fellow travelers. We want to provide innovative content and services that will help guide those travelers through the planning process, from the beginning of an idea through the reservation process, all the way to when they board their ship and beyond.”
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Visitors to Cruise Reviews Online can read hundreds of cruise line reviews and cruise ship reviews by travelers and cruise experts on today's most popular cruise ships. Unbiased and unedited, they share their cruise experience with guests to the web site. Cruise Reviews Online, one of the most recognized leading resources for fair and objective cruise reviews and a social networking site focused on information about cruise travel. Cruise Reviews Online contains information for over two dozen (24) major cruise lines including ship information on over 200 ships, 11,765 itineraries, 6,890 itinerary maps, 2087 ports-of-call, cruise specials, 1100+ cruise reviews, cruise-related articles, and a user-friendly cruise search engine that consumers will find very useful to research and find the perfect cruise.
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