HIGHLIGHTS: Elegant service on upscale Crystal Cruise
, with gay group escort and customized excursions
Norovirus -- which refers to a group of viruses that can cause stomach distress, usually manifested in vomiting and diarrhea -- is just as common on land as on cruise
ships, the CDC reports, but the close quarters can cause it to spread rapidly, and the capsule environment of a ship results in a more glaring public focus.
Richard Jansen, senior vice president at DVB Bank, a Frankfurt financial institution that caters to the transportation industry, says 40 smaller cruise
lines and a few mid-sized companies generate US$6 billion a year in sales, just shy of a third of the $20 billion-a-year market.
Indeed with the spectacular Main/Danube Canal, it is now possible to cruise
all the way from the North Sea to the Black Sea via the heart of Europe.
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Cruisin' on the Sea of Love," the 1997 Romance Slam Jam, set sail July 27 on a four-day cruise
to the Bahamas on the Carnival ship Fantasy with eight romance writers and their fans on board.
lines generally increase fares by 2% to 5% each year, the lingering recession has helped slash rates by as much as 30%--bargains that are expected to hold through 1993.
The Port of Galveston is pleased to team with Ampco System Parking to provide important transportation and security services for our cruise
passengers," stated Galveston Port Director, Steven M.
The first cruise
liner to sail into the port did so during the 1995-1996 sailing season, and pretty much showed up on a whim, says Claudio Nast, managing director of Destination Management Chile, a tourism agency.
On a small gay-group cruise
(sometimes called a "gay-hosted" cruise
) you are escorted by your own personal "Julie," a tour guide who arranges activities and events for an all-gay group ranging from a handful to hundreds of passengers.
Even as the bloodthirsty Lestat in ``Interview With A Vampire'' and as a tortured playboy who may have killed his girlfriend in ``Vanilla Sky,'' Cruise
wasn't really perceived as a villain.
a leading provider of Web-based talent management solutions, announced today that Cruise
West, the largest American-owned cruise
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