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A Taste of my Mekong River Cruise Adventure!

This month, I took a Mekong River familiarization cruise on Avalon Waterway's new ship, Avalon Siem Reap. Our journey through Vietnam and Cambodia took us deep into the heart of this exotic destination, and we met many warm and gentle people along the way. It's not easy putting this experience into words, so I thought I'd share some photos to give you a taste.

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I just returned from Rock Legends Cruise III – with an earworm!

My amazing staff and I just returned from the Native American Heritage Association (NAHA) Rock Legends Cruise III, and I’m still humming the Doobie Brothers smash hit “Takin’ it to the Streets”. But in this case, we took it to the seas!

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Tasty Cruise News Bites for Planners on the Go

We've got several bite-sized cruise news tidbits to share with you this month. Here are the top 5 tasty stories for busy planners on the go!

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Your sneak peek of MSC’s futuristic cruise ships! [video]

We've heard a lot of buzz about two new ship projects from MSC Cruises - Vista and Seaside - but seeing is believing! In this short video, you'll see artist renderings of the futuristic prototype ships that are sure to make big industry waves.

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Escape to a World of New Heights at Sea [video]

Ready to escape to new heights of freedom, adventure, and unforgettable experiences during your next cruise event? Check out Norwegian Cruise Line's latest video and explore their newest ship, Norwegian Escape.

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New Caribbean Port is the Gateway to Adventures in Paradise

Looking for a new destination experience during your Caribbean cruise event? Include a stop at Amber Cove, Carnival Corporation’s newest port and gateway to lush island treasures and eco-adventures.

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Big Ship, Big Heart: A Special Valentine for our Military Families!

As Carnival Cruise Line marked the arrival of Carnival Freedom at its new year-round homeport of Galveston, Texas on Valentine's Day, some very special guests were treated like superstars! Local military personnel and their families were treated to an overnight celebration featuring an exclusive Carnival LIVE performance on the ship's deck .

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Hot Gem! A 2-Night Cruise to Your Own Private Island

Planning an exclusive winter escape for your organization's clients or employees, but challenged with limited program time and a bare-bones budget? Then you'll want to know about this hot-hot-hot 2-night charter opportunity on a premium ship!

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Evolution of Holland America: New Ship a Feast for the Senses

One of our friends from Holland America stopped by our offices recently to share exciting news about their new ship, ms Koningsdam. The premium 2600-passenger ship will be the first in Holland America's Pinnacle Class to features forward-thinking design our friend described as "legendary meets inspired."

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7 Surefire Ways to Make Your Next Meeting or Incentive a Dud

Want to make sure your meeting or incentive travel program is a flop? Choose a venue that offers any - or a combination - of the amenities listed below. Meet in a destination that includes all 7 and you’re guaranteed a bonafide dud of an event! (Want an extraordinary event? Don't worry - we have the antidote!)

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