Panama Canal Celebrates its 100th Birthday

Today mark's the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal is a “man-made” wonder, an engineering marvel that changed the way the world traveled and moved goods. Map of the Panama Canal And this wonder is evolving, growing. A mammoth new construction project is underway: new locks, which are seventy …

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64-Guest Safari Voyager Added to the Un-Cruise Adventures Growing Fleet

Un-Cruise Adventures (formerly American Safari Cruises and InnerSea Discoveries) announced today its acquisition of the 64-guest Safari Voyager for its yacht fleet with plans to offer Luxury Adventures year-round in Mexico’s Sea of Cortés beginning in November 2013. In winter 2015, the vessel will transition to sailing year-round in Central America. Previously Lindblad Expedition's Sea …

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m/v Tere Moana to Join Paul Gauguin Cruises Fleet in December 2012

Late in 2011, Paul Gauguin Cruises announced the acquisition of its second luxury ship, the m/v Tere Moana. The ship will enter service for Paul Gauguin Cruises in December 2012 after a multifaceted renovation, and be renamed The Moana. The Moana will accommodate just 90 guests in 45 staterooms and will reflect the high standard …

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2011 Holidays Aboard Small Ships

Many people settle down with family during the holidays to catch up, and reconnect with loved ones. For a small group, the holidays are a perfect time to explore and experience the world. Small ship cruises have been busy this holiday season, exploring diverse areas of our world, from the southern reaches of Antarctica and …

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Tired of Winter? Warm Up with a Small Ship Cruise

Tired of this ever-persistent winter? Longing for a color palette void of white and grey? Consider a small-ship cruise in more tropical locales. Sunstone Tours & Cruises is spotlighting three small-ship destinations this winter; Central America (including Costa Rica and Panama), the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. These "hot" destinations (no pun intended) provide intimate …

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Where are the small ships on Christmas Day?

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. And a good movie and chinese food to those who celebrate Hanukkah We have done some fun research as to where some of my favorite small ships are sailing on Christmas Day. To the best of my knowledge, every one of these ships were sold out, sailing at 100% …

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State of Galapagos Island travel

Galapagos Islands - There are a huge number of cruise operators in this area of the world. At Sunstone Tours we only work with a handfull of operators that we know and trust, like Lindblad Expeditions and International Expeditions.  It is times like these that our expertise and experience comes into play. Our clients who are now …

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