It was an exciting day for Disney Cruise Line yesterday, as the line’s brand-new Disney Fantasy arrived in New York City at the end of her maiden transatlantic crossing.  Just looking at the photos of this momentous occasion calls to mind the classic liners of yesteryear, arriving in this vibrant city [...]

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Focus On…Fincantieri

On February 28, 2012 By

We first wrote this piece about a year ago, but figured it could use another trip to the front page!  From the Deck Chair will return tomorrow with more new articles in advance of our Live Voyage Report aboard Norwegian Epic! Coverage begins this Friday.

Have you ever wondered what goes into building the magnificent [...]

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Last week, we told you about how ultra-luxury line Silversea is offering up some of the most attractive fares we’ve seen in a long time, bringing this award-winning line within reach of cruisers looking to make the jump to a luxury product.

But Silversea’s reputation for [...]

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Exploring Budapest, Hungary with AmaWaterways

In December, I discovered river cruising for the first time, sailing aboard AmaWaterways’ AmaLyra on a Christmas Markets voyage.  I wasn’t disappointed.  Offering all the convenience and luxury that deep-ocean cruisers have come to expect, river cruises are the ideal way to [...]

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“You write about cruises? That’s so cool!”

I hear that a lot from friends, co-workers and other people I meet.  And I have to agree; it is one very cool gig.  But more than that, writing about cruise travel has been an incredible opportunity for me – one that I never tire of and am [...]

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If you haven’t yet made the jump to an ultra-luxury cruise, Silversea’s latest offerings just might prove irresistible. The ultra-luxury line announced yesterday that it has reduced fares on a number of popular itineraries around the world, including the spectacular Voyage 2230 aboard Silver Wind. Departing Athens on September 24, [...]

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Focus On: Carnival Breeze

On February 21, 2012 By

When she sets out on her maiden voyage this June, Carnival Cruise LinesCarnival Breeze will join her sisters Carnival Dream and Carnival Magic in what is quickly becoming one of the line’s most highly successful ship designs to date.  But Carnival Breeze won’t simply be a carbon-copy clone; [...]

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There’s nothing quite like a cruise through Northern Europe. With its remarkable mix of history, culture and natural beauty, the fjords of Norway, the maritime history of Germany and the laid-back atmosphere of Copenhagen have been delighting people for centuries. For cruisers, there’s a seemingly endless assortment of itineraries to choose from, and this week [...]

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Ship Spotting in Copenhagen, Denmark

Whenever I’m in port on a cruise, I like to do a little ship spotting after I’ve finished seeing the sights, and my time in the Danish capital of Copenhagen this past summer didn’t disappoint. Besides, the lineup to stroll the cruise pier was far less than the line to [...]

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German-based luxury line Hapag-Lloyd Cruises just unveiled their new website design. With more interactive features, an easy-to-navigate layout and modern design, the line’s new web presence reflects the style and quality present both in the company’s onboard product and in their print brochures. But while we were browsing around, we came across one [...]

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