Lindblad Expeditions Purchases Orion Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions announced today that is had purchased Orion Expedition Cruises. It's sole ship, the Orion, will become part of their existing fleet starting March 2014. Sarina Bratton, founder of Orion Expedition Cruises, will leave the company that pioneered small ship expedition cruising in Australia on April 19, 2013. Lindblad Expeditions partners with the National …

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Windstar Purchases Seabourn Ships

On Tuesday, February 19, Windstar Cruises, a luxury cruise line notable for its modern computer-controlled sailing ships, announced that it was purchasing three ships from Seabourn Cruises. The three, the line's original three vessels, include Seabourn Pride, Seabourn Spirit and Seabourn Legend. Seabourn Pride will be transferred after its published schedule ends in April, 2014. …

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Last minute warm water sailings in Baja and Hawaii Larry Bleiberg, special for USA TODAY10:51a.m. EST January 2, 2013 If you're into photography or marine biology, or want to give your kids an intense nature experience, you might want to check out the new Un-Cruise theme trips. The small-ship cruise line has added special theme …

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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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Love Those Crew Members on the Small Ships!

Simply stated, they become part of your traveling experience. Different from the big ships where your waiter is only your waiter and your steward only fixes your cabin, otherwise they are somewhere else and you never see or interact with them. You may know your cruise director, but will he know you? Crew members on …

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Sitka, Alaska new dock no ships

Sitka, Alaska has built a new dock to encourage the big cruise ships to visit their small port town. So far they have a dock and no big cruise ships. This is the time to take your SMALL ship cruise that visits Sitka. Once the big ships show up the town will be overrun. At …

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