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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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Disney and Star Wars 7 hitting it off

The words “Darth Vader” will return for Star Wars 7, which will be released in December and which will probably be this year’s film blockbuster. Guess who is producing it? 288 more words


Sales continuing for ‘new’ Norwegian

Norwegian – having recently bought Oceania and Regent Seven Seas to acquire a spread of a mass market, premium and luxury brands — continues to put its product on sale. 245 more words


Names for next two Seabourn ships

Seabourn’s two newly designed ships will be named Encore and Ovation. Both are still a long way from entering service…that will happen in late 2016 and early 2018, respectively. 194 more words