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Up for the Challenge—Today’s shore excursions offer fun ways to test your mettle
…Thanks to the popularity of TV shows such as The Amazing Race, mixing travel with challenges holds increasing appeal as a way to explore on shore. Here’s a sampling of unique ways to get to know a destination better while challenging your body and mind in the process.
Cruising to Chicago (with prosciutto antipasto!), Porthole
When William Shakespeare wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances,” I doubt he envisioned flying entrances, underwater exits, and stages housed in ships atop rippling waters…
Top Ten Sunset Cruises, Coastal Living
From America’s Cup-style sailing to a jazz band on a catamaran, there’s something for everyone on these early-evening jaunts at sea.
Form a Cruise Group and Sail for Free, Budget Travel
By rounding up a bunch of your friends to cruise together, you can earn a free cabin for yourself.
Surf and Turf: A Look at Six of the Cruise Lines’ Private Oases, Washington Post
Just as the race has been on to see who can build the most amenity-laden ship, the cruise lines’ ocean-edged retreats have received their share of enhancements, including aqua parks, horseback riding and even Barbie Escalades.
Voyages for Tots, San Francisco Chronicle
A guide to the best cruise lines for families with young children.
Shipboard Shows Make Waves, Dallas Morning News
Cruise ship entertainment has come a long way from lounge singers and cheap cabaret. Marquee productions include Blue Man Group, Nickelodeon, and Disney musicals.
Screen the Ships, Dallas Morning News
Marketers know that where you shop and the shows you watch say a lot about your preferences. But, what do stores and TV shows have to do with picking a cruise, you ask. Well, let’s just say your favorites are clues to the right cruise for you.
Gourmet for a Fee, Dallas Morning News
Ships’ alternative restaurants offer exclusivity, fine food. Dining on a cruise ship used to be all-inclusive, with no extra charges for meals. Not anymore. Today’s new ships have an increasing number of boutique-style restaurants, most of which require an added fee. Contact Christine for full text.
Choose Your Cruise, Coastal Living
What do your favorite drink and shoe brand have to do with cruise ships? They can help you find the sea voyage that best fits your personal style.