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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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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Alaska Inside Passage Bird Sightings – May 15-20

This is a list of bird sighting in the Alaska Inside Passage from National Geographic Sea Lion sailing May 15 - 20, 2011 BIRD SIGHTINGS - SOUTHEAST ALASKA Brant Cackling Goose Canada Goose Mallard Blue-winged Teal Cinnamon Teal Northern Shoveler Northern Pintail Harlequin Duck Surf Scoter White-winged Scoter Black Scoter Long-tailed Duck Bufflehead Common Goldeneye …

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National Geographic day on the ship in Baja

March 17th from the ship From the National Geographic Sea Bird in Baja California Find your Baja California cruise The early morning light started painting with soft pastel tones the magnificent mountains of the Sierra del Mechudo to the west, when the National Geographic Sea Bird arrived at Los Islotes. A couple of volcanic guano-covered …

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Tsunami Galapagos update

Reports from the Galapagos Islands have just arrived with the following update on the passing of the waves that resulted from Japan's earthquake earlier today: The waves arrived to the Islands about an hour later than originally expected. Seas are choppier than normal around the entire archipelago (according to our captains aboard M/V Evolution and …

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