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Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 27, 2017

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Porthole Cruise News Briefs – Oct. 27, 2017 In a first at sea, Cunard Line is hosting a Hollywood movie premiere, rolling out the red carpet aboard Queen Mary 2 to show The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, and Zendaya. The film tells the story of circus impresario P.T. Barnum, and used the

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Cruise Deal of the Week – Oct. 27, 2017

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Cruise Deal of the Week – Oct. 27, 2017 Scenic is offering early-booking advantages (deadlines: USA, February 28, 2018; CAN, December 31, 2017), allowing guests to save up to $1,000 per couple or enjoy free flights on select Southeast Asia sailings aboard Scenic Spirit and Scenic Aura. Contact Scenic or your travel agent for more information. from Porthole Cruise

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All Eyes on Deck: MSC Meraviglia

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Sense of Wonder MSC Meraviglia shows off its Mediterranean style. By Dana McMahan Though it’s one of the leading cruise lines in Europe (not to mention South America and South Africa), MSC Cruises isn’t yet a household name in North America. But the Swiss-based, privately owned cruise line has been aiming to change that. It started when MSC Divina

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Just Add Land: Australia & New Zealand

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay The Lands Down Under A plethora of experiences are waiting for you before and after your cruise from Australia or New Zealand. By Natalie Kessell The idyllic lands down under are more accessible than ever with a bevy of cruise ships sailing south for the summer each year. The neighboring island nations of Australia and New Zealand are as

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Cruise Exec: Tom McAlpin, Virgin Voyages

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Making Waves A Day in the Life of Tom McAlpin, president and CEO of Virgin Voyages By Fran Golden Tom McAlpin, a 30-year cruise industry veteran, is now overseeing the creation of a whole new cruise line from the ground up. It’s no small task for the president and CEO of Virgin Voyages. The first of the line’s three,

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Cruising the British Isles

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay History Repeated Cruising the British Isles reveals a host of storied sites to explore. By Terri Colby About 90 miles outside of London, slowing traffic on the A303 is the first sign that you are arriving at your destination. All of the drivers pause. And how could they not? Outside your window, just a bit in the distance, is

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Star Clippers in Thailand: Girls just want to have fun

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Life’s a Beach Girls just want to have fun — on and off the islands of the Andaman Sea.  By Heidi Sarna My last girls’ cruise was nearly a decade ago around the gorgeous islands of French Polynesia — two of my besties from college and I in one cozy 130-square-foot cabin aboard Star Clippers’ 170-passenger Star Flyer. Fast-forward to

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Design Time: Hull Art

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Colorful Canvases Massive cruise ship hull art provides character and recognizability when pulling into port. By Jason Leppert A simple whitewashed hull has long been a classic choice for cruise ship exteriors, but more and more cruise lines are employing bold designs to don their ships’ bows. So when a ship pulls into port these days, chances are you

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Dish It Up: Thomas Keller, Seabourn

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Flavor Forward Thomas Keller Dishes It Up for Seabourn. By Janice Wald Henderson When I met Thomas Keller back in 1991, he was a New York transplant and the newly minted executive chef at Checkers, a downtown Los Angeles boutique hotel. I had no clue he’d skyrocket to international stardom. Neither, I think, did he. The tall, soft-spoken Keller

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Like a Local: Los Cabos

#XperienceTravelTheTaylorWay Calling on Cabo Close the guidebooks and let a local lead the way. By Chris Sands Los Cabos has a way of casting a spell that is not easily broken. Take it from a gringo who came here on vacation and never left. The charms are obvious. Where else do mountains, desert, and two major bodies of water exist

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