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Luxury CruisingIs it a state of mind?
Discussion to include, but not limited to: Abercrombie & Kent American Safari Aqua Expeditions Azamara Bora Bora Cruises Compagnie du Ponant Cruise Asia Ltd. Crystal Cunard French Country Waterways Go Barging Hapag-Lloyd Hebridean Heritage Line Lindblad Expeditions Oberoi Group Oceania Orion Expedition Cruises Paul Gauguin Cruises Regent Seven Seas Sea Cloud Cruises Seabourn SeaDream Silversea Star Clippers Travel Dynamics Uniworld Windstar
View Poll Results: Where will luxury cruising take you in 2013?
We're curious: Where will luxury cruising take you this year? Please vote in our poll (you can vote for more than one destination) and tell us below which cruise line and which ship you'll be taking. Also, just a heads up: We consider that river and expedition cruising fall into the luxury umbrella along with mainstream luxury, so there are options that include those niches of travel, too. Thanks for your input!
Carolyn Spencer Brown
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We were booked for Oceania - Riviera in Feb, round trip from Miami to Mexico. However last year we sailed on Oceania - Marina in the Caribbean and it reminded me how I dislike that area after being in the N-S-E segments several times and I'm bored.
So with the help of our TA we rebooked on Oceania - Riviera in September from Barcelona to Lisbon. I like going where you can get away from the commercialism, see history, relax, spoil yourself and sample life away. Now my wife prefers sand, sun and Mai-Tai's, but this time I won.
We are searching for a great Asian one in '14 if anyone has suggestions. We have enjoyed Regent, Crystal and Oceania, but are open to other luxury lines.
Crusing our way through life with drinks in hand, sunny days and sandy beaches.
6/14 - Celebrity - NJ to Bermuda
9/13 - Oceania - Barcelona to Lisbon
02/12 - Oceania - Eastern Caribbean
04/11 - Princess - Mexican Riviera
05/10 - Oceania Insignia - E Med.
04/09 - Paul Gauguin - Tahiti
03/07 - NCL - Hawaii
09/06 - Grand Princess - E Med
03/06 - Crystal - Mexican Riveria
02/04 - NCL - Hawaii
12/02 - Sea Princess - W. Caribbean
12/01 - Sea Princess - S. Caribbean
12/99 - Celebrity - W. Caribbean
12/98 - Celebrity - E. Caribbean
I'll be on the Paul Gauguin with a group of friends in August with a 3 night pre-cruise in Moorea then cruising from Papeete to Huahine, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, 2 days in Bora Bora, Taha'a (Motu Mahana), 2 more days in Moorea, returning to Papeete.
Itineraries Sailed: Alaska (2 sailings) / Baltics / Barcelona Dubai / Cape Town Rio / E. & W. Caribbean (3 sailings) / Ft. Lauderdale Lima / Istanbul-Venice / London-Monte Carlo / Miami Barcelona / Mumbai Bali / New York-Southampton / Singapore to Sydney / Stockholm - Copenhagen / Tahiti / Venice-Rome / Vancouver-Tokyo
Upcoming cruises: / Rome to Lisbon - 10 nights - Mariner / Miami to Miami - 14 nights - Riviera / Rio to Barcelona - 18 nights - Mariner / Cape Town to Cape Town - 15 nights - Mariner / Explorer - 2016