Monthly Archives: December 2017


Cruising Questions & Answers

Q: Is Cruising Affordable and a Good Vacation Value?
A: Cruising is the best vacation value! There are cruise vacations to suit every budget. Your cruise fare includes all meals, your stateroom, onboard activities and entertainment, plus transportation from port to port. You’ll know what your vacation will end up costing you before you go. (Typically, your only extra expenses will be drinks, optional shore excursions, and personal services such as massage or hairstyling.)

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Happy Holidays 2017

As the year draws to a close we want to take this time to wish you the very best of the Holiday Season and a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year in 2018. Many will be making resolutions for 2018 that will include spending more time with loved ones and living a better quality of life. A cruise is a perfect opportunity to get away with loved ones, spend quality time, and create memories of a lifetime. It costs nothing to find out what’s available. Act on your resolution now by contacting Arthur@ArtofCruising.com. Remember, our services are FREE!

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South America Cruising – Around the Tip

When cruising South America, you have two options in cruising the coast of Chile. The first option is to depart from Buenos Aires, Argentina, and dock at Valparaiso, Chile.  From Valparaiso the trip to Santiago is approximately forty-five (45) minutes to one and half (1-1/2) hours over the mountains. The second option is the reverse and you will see the Chilean Fjords, Argentina, and parts of Brazil. Using frequent flyer points will save you on either of these cruises.
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Tsar Romanov’s Summer Palace

While sailing on the Crystal Symphony to the Black Sea, we stopped in Yalta, Ukraine, to visit the summer palace of the Romanov Family, Livadia. Thousands of tourists visit this Crimean Peninsula palace as this was the sight of the famous Yalta conference of the Big Three, which included President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Josef Stalin in 1945. My wife and I decided, as usual, to do our own independent tour and it really paid off!! We met a tour guide named Kosta, whom we are still in touch with, and he treated us to a special day. Not only was Kosta our personal tour guide, but he got us unprecedented access to areas in the place that nobody else on the entire ship was privy to. He gave two old Russian ladies a few rubles and up these stairs we went into the private study of Tsar Nicholas II. Pictures of his entire family were everywhere on the walls, and we were able to look out at this spectacular view of the Crimean Sea from the desk of the late Tsar. You could almost feel the Tsar’s presence in the room. He then took us to the Grand Reception Room and another waiting area.  We never expected to get this kind of access to this amazing historical palace.

Because of my experience as a 6-star cruise travel expert, I can suggest activities that will make your cruise one that is memorable! If having extraordinary experiences appeals to you, I would be happy to give you additional information about the events and activities that you and your travel guests could experience so your cruise can become one of your most memorable vacations.

The easiest way for me to help you would be for you to give me general information about where you would like to cruise, how long you would like to remain on the cruise, as well as activities you enjoy that could be included and the number of people in your travel party.  Fill in your name and e-mail address and you will be taken to a form where you can provide the information requested above. I will then be able to contact you during times you provide for me that will be convenient for you. On that call we can further fine-tune your details of your cruise. My services to you are free!

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See the 10 Best Reasons to Cruise on a Megaship

Cruise line megaships are taking the cruise world by storm. With never-before-seen activities and amenities (plus previously unheard of square footage), mega cruise ships have something onboard for everyone. The most well-known megaships are Royal Caribbean‘s “World’s Largest Cruise Ships”, the Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas. They’re not the only megaships sailing the earth’s waters, though. Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Epic and brand new Norwegian Breakaway ships are 155,873 and 146,600 gross tons, respectively, and have over 20 different restaurants onboard.
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