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The world’s biggest cruise ship is almost ready

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A vessel that’s set to be the world’s biggest cruise ship has completed construction at a shipyard in Finland and has made its first foray into open water for sea trials ahead of likely delivery in October this year. Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas is a mammoth...

Which Cruise Ships Will Be Scrapped Or Taken Out of Service?

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Most modern cruise ships spend 40 years or more sailing the world’s seas. While it is not uncommon to see cruise ships built in the 1970s and 1980s go to the breakers due to breakdowns or changing SOLAS (Safety Of Live At Sea regulations), older vessels are usually...

Are Cruise Ships Increasing Gratuities in 2022?

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The cruise lines are dealing with the impact of increased fuel charges, costs for COVID-19 tests (for crew and some passengers), shipping delays for supplies caused by both the pandemic and the war in Ukraine, and other issues that can interrupt cash flow. None of these is cited...

Celebrity to Restart from U.S. Homeport

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It’s the news we’ve been waiting for more than a year the CDC has given the green light for Celebrity Edge to return to service from Fort Lauderdale on June 26 — making it the first ship to sail out of an American homeport since this pandemic began. UK Managing...

Keeping our guests healthy during Covid 19

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Your Taxi is sanitized Rest assured that our taxis are sanitized after every tour to the highest standard for a minimum of 15 minutes, using approved products. Fresh air ventilation will be in operation during your tour.   Your Driver takes all precautions Drivers have been...
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Four overpriced items you shouldn’t buy on a cruise ships

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Cruise ships set the stage for those who love to shop, with a wide variety of products, “duty-free” signage (indicating you don’t have to pay the local tax) and promotions touting prices that might seem too good to be true. The truth is: While you can snag...
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Bring Olympic Games back to life with Virtual Reality

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Is all about recreating the Olympic Games. Lithodomos a technologically advanced and innovative company uses Virtual Reality (VR) to recreate the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. As stated on their site: “A new Virtual Reality experience of Olympia, for the first time...
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Olympia one of seven World Wonders, Encyclopedia Britannica

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Olympia is a ruined ancient sanctuary, home of the ancient Olympic Games. Home of the massive Statue of Zeus, ranked as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Olympia is located near the western coast of the Peloponnese peninsula of southern Greece. Distance 10 miles (16 km) from...
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Learn 10 tips before you cruise on a ship

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10 cruising travel tips that will make getting to your cruise ship a breeze … When it comes to cruising, there’s often a long slog between the time you lock your front door and the time you’re lying on the sun deck, umbrella drink in hand. Most cruisers fly or...
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Olympia by Rick Steves

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A visit to Olympia by Rick Steves Rick Steves: Olympia is most famous as the site of the original Olympic Games. It offers one of your best opportunities for a hands-on antiquity experience. Line up at the original starting line in the 2,500-year-old Olympic Stadium. Visit the...