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The Diadema offers embarkation choices

ON THE COSTA DIADEMA — Catching a ride on the Costa Diadema provides nice options for North Americans. You can catch the ship in Barcelona… 425 more words

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Costa’s new Diadema an Italian ship for all

ON BOARD THE COSTA DIADEMA — The irony of spending five days on this beautiful new ship that has captivated the Italians, the French, the Germans and more than a handful of Englishmen is that the meal-of-the-week was in a Japanese restaurant. 643 more words

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Princess rolls 2016 Europe itineraries

Princess Cruises is now out with its 2016 schedule, with five ships sailing to more than 130 destinations from Mediterranean to Northern Europe.

You really have a wide range of choices, anywhere from three to 48 days on these five ships: Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Caribbean Princess, Emerald Princess and the small ship, Pacific Princess, which can fit into smaller ports not available to the larger ships. 447 more words

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Changes for Oceania's culinary lovers

I was criticized by a reader for a fixation with food in my Ports and Bows newspaper column. The reader is probably right.

On the other hand, I think cruisers want to know what to expect in the way of cuisine on a ship they have booked, just as they want to know about entertainment. 299 more words

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Disney ships: a place for adults, too

“Disney welcomes on board the…er…um…ah, Phil Reimer from…uh.”

I paraphrase, but my face was turning a deep red. When you board a Disney ship, you’re a star. 595 more words

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Viva! Return of the Mexican Riviera!

The coastline we affectionately call the Mexican Riviera is making one big comeback after falling flat in 2013.

The drop was amazing — from over a million visitors in 2008 to below half a million in 2013. 231 more words

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Oceania makes friends with friendly home page

Any cruise line that makes it easier for me to find a cruise and — on that same page — shows me special deals, details of the ship and a simple look at what’s available is a friend of mine. 220 more words

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