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Cuba!

An exotic, once forbidden Caribbean fruit may soon be within reach! We are talking about Cuba, an island of breathtaking beaches, varied landscapes, colonial architecture and rich culture. President Obama’s plans to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba gives new hope to cruise companies who have been quietly eyeing a removal of the travel ban.

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Jo’s Crystal Vacation in Pics

My personal vacation choice has long been Crystal Cruises, and if you don’t know why, your corporate group is really missing the boat.Crystal Symphony was fresh out of a $20 million dry dock for my recent 8 night cruise from Hamburg to Lisbon. Here is my report, along with my personal photos from the cruise.

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From cruising “Chinese style” to Asia’s largest music festival at sea- Join Joyce on her Asian Adventures

Recently I cruised in Asia. I inspected ships, attended a trade show in Shanghai, met with new clients and potential customers, and experienced the wondrous, wild and (at times) wacky adventure of doing business in a culture that is so different from our own.

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Watch: Two minutes in Paradise that will make your day. [Video]

Take a 2 minute break and experience Tahiti as it was meant to be seen, under tall sails and kissed by gentle breezes. A Windstar yacht guides you gracefully into places other cruise ships can’t reach, taking you to more islands throughout French Polynesia - and a special shore event is included!

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How to Cruise the “Virgin Way”

Billionaire Richard Branson‘s empire of Virgin Group travel companies already includes planes, trains and spaceships. Next up: a cruise line! Virgin Cruises, which will be based in south Florida, will build two new ships that are sure to shake up the cruise industry.

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