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Another Side of Lisbon: 4 Tours by Boat

Lisbon, the city of seven hills, cobbled streets, and stunning views over the Tagus River, offers some of the most enchanting boat tours you can find. If you're looking to add a splash of adventure to your trip, you’re in for a treat with the best boat tours in Lisbon, which you can book at From tranquil sunset cruises to exhilarating dolphin watching, there’s a boat tour for everyone. Here’s a rundown of the best boat tours in Lisbon that you won’t want to miss!

Lisbon Sunset C

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My trip upon the Lady Jane Shrimp Boat in Jekyll Island, Georgia, in which naturalist Jeffrey explains the whole process of commercial net trolling and the many water creatures they catch along the way — several of which became fast friends — is but one of the many adventures to be had on the American Cruise Line Historic South and Golden Isles Intra-Coastal Waterway Cruise from Amelia Island, Florida to Charleston, South Carolina.  
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 The exclusive dining experience on the Princess Discovery is unlike any other I have been a part of during my travels.

"360: An Extraordinary Experience" is dining immersion making one feel like you’re sitting in the Greek countryside with olive trees or smelling the fragrance of lavender in the south of France. Thanks to Princess Cruises, I savored this time with fellow bloggers.

I immediately became captivated with the experience when I heard beautiful music played by two violinists and f

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 12395835480?profile=RESIZE_930xCarnival Cruise Line

On their recent Carnival Cruise Lines vacation, every member of the Meyers family was busy enjoying their three-generation vacation getaway. Tom and Martha were playing their favorite sport of pickleball, which is a popular pastime among people in their advanced age group. Their son Ben and his wife Melissa were steering electric race cars along a winding two-level track (above and below), slowing to negotiate sharp hairpin turns. Meanwhile, grandchildren Tom and Betsy wer

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Time for Rostock, Germany

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Aboard the Viking Cruises Ship Jupiter, we crossed the Baltic Sea from Scandinavia to Rostock, Germany. Part of the magic of such travel for me are the historical events and life stories of the local area through the ages. Only recently, in the sense of a lifetime, was Rostock in Communist-run East Germany following World War II. The area was bombed by the Allies during World War II, but many of the original buildings survived the onslaughts. Today, it is a marvelous stop

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12223118086?profile=RESIZE_930xAmerican Cruise Lines

Our cabin on the American Symphony (top) rivaled those we have enjoyed in many an upscale hotel. The food and table settings were both five-star. The lengthy list of available activities in our temporary home away from home covered a wide diversity of interests. Oh yes, and there also were ample opportunities to explore inviting towns that provided deep dives into Civil War and other history, visit magnificent antibellum plantations and mansions with their lovely gardens

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I've been on several boat trips -- a barge cruise in France, a Danube River cruise, a sail along the Nile -- and always the accommodations have been lovely. Sometimes very lovely. But it took a Mississippi River Cruise from Memphis to New Orleans with American Cruise Lines to reach luxurious.
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Our planet's vast, remote, southernmost continent - larger than Europe - is a much-coveted "final frontier" for many travelers. And booking Antarctica vacation packages via cruise ship offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see frozen landscapes that can't be seen anywhere else along with a plethora of polar wildlife. With vacation packages typically ranging from one to three weeks, cruise ships departing from Argentina's Tierra del Fuego make the two-day crossing through the pow

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The Benefits of River & Canal Cruising

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One evening several years ago, my wife Fyllis and I savored a sumptuous four-course gourmet dinner accompanied by wines that had been produced nearby. 

More recently, we listened raptly to lectures by knowledgeable experts about a variety of issues, some controversial, in several Eastern European countries.

The settings for these experiences could have been a five-star hotel or resort - and indeed in atmosphere and attractiveness they deserved that rat

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The world’s foremost destination Galapagos

Everything you need to know about this Island, the Galapagos Islands are actually quite big. The archipelago is a home to a grand total of 21 major Islands, 14 of which are open to visitors. These Islands spread out over 45,000 square kilometers of Pacific Ocean and are located 906 km off the coast of Ecuador.  If you want to experience something outstanding and adventurous in this case Galapagos Islands cruises can be the best experience of your life. If you want to enjoy the nature we prefer a

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This list covers the top destination of Cordelia Cruises and the packages of the place where Cordelia Cruises will go has also been given.

Cordelia Cruises covers several destinations during her travels, including Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Colombo, and Kochi, etc.

Goa - The most popular cruise destination in India is Mumbai to Goa if we talk about cruise packages popularity-wise. One has to make advance bookings to book the sailing. Goa is a wonderful place, surrounded by

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Travel During the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic


Middle seats in the planes of some airlines are vacant.  Passengers and crew members aboard cruise ships are socially distancing when possible and wearing masks.  Some countries remain closed to non-residents, while others won’t allow people from the United States to enter. 

Few aspects of life have been hit harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than travel, and there’s no end in sight. Or is there? 
The kinds of trips people take in the months ahead will be different than in the past.  A number of t

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What you should know about Pandaw cruises

Pandaw River Cruises

What you should know about Pandaw cruises. The RV Mekong Pandaw was designed especially for the Mekong. The most spacious ship in the Pandaw fleet, she has a 750 square metre teak deck equipped with a full size billiard table, wider promenades, a larger dining hall and more public space per passenger than any known ship afloat. Refitted in 2013, she is equipped with a professional spa, gym, small cinema, library and lounge.

Pandaw founder Paul Strachan has been nominated for a global tourism indu

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Exploring Dubrovnik, Croatia's Gem

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Sometimes you have to wonder if a destination you have heard about for years will live up to its reputation. This one definitely does - I have to tell you, Dubrovnik justly deserves its title "Pearl of the Adriatic."

I mean, where else can you find marble streets lined with baroque buildings all topped with red tile roofs? Add in that the whole pretty city is surrounded by intact city walls... and it's no wonder it's a favorite holiday destination for almost everyone who vi

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9009000080?profile=originalStopping at the Port of Limon in Costa Rica on your Western Caribbean cruise or Panama Canal cruise?

Since you only have one day in port to experience the best attractions of Costa Rica, you want to maximize your time as best you can. Costa Rica is famous for its rainforests, nature, diverse wildlife and adventure tours. For an all-in-one rainforest adventure choose Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure for your shore excursion in Limon, Costa Rica.

Six reasons why Veragua Rainforest Eco-Adventure – na

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We’ve cruised on some of the world’s great rivers; the Nile, Australia’s Murray and China’s Yangtze - and, most recently, on the Danube and the Rhine. They’re as different to each other as river cruising is to ocean cruising; there’s just no comparison.

Even the ships are different. The Murray Princess was a stern-wheel paddle boat, the Egyptian boats usually have internal paddle wheels, and were reputed to be able to sail on a heavy dew. Our European ship had external, steerable pods; whether or

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Myanmar (aka Burma) is changing fast and is now one of the "gotta-visit" places before it is too late.  Tourism is now booming and things are changing fast.  One are that is still of the radar of most tourist is the Irrawaddy Delta. Only Pandaw cruises can provide a comprehensive tour of the area.

The delta, which comprises nine main tributaries and a capillary system of smaller creeks and waterways, stretches over 10,000 square miles. Heavily populated, this water-logged maze has played a major

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