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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line offers scuba diving instruction

Cruise news for 2017: Alaska boom, more in-depth experiences

A demand for more in-depth experiences, from learning how to scuba dive to dining in a private home in port, are shaping what’s new in the cruise industry this year.

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Royal treatment: Creating a new look for the Queen Mary 2

The ship relaunched earlier this summer after $132 million in renovations. Alison Clixby, director of hotel design and projects for Cunard and P&O Cruises, had to make the ship look fresh and contemporary.

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Japanese Entertainment Director Mikoko (l) translated Executive Chef Nilo Palma’s (center) Culinary Show into Japanese.

Cruising Japan with Princess offers immersive experience

Our recent cruise of Japan aboard the Diamond Princess brought the international experience to an entirely new level.

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Alaska cruise adventure is a sensory odyssey not to be missed

Standing on deck as we pulled into port, we spotted a large American eagle perched on the ship’s gangplank. We weren’t in the “lower 48” anymore. We had arrived in a part of the country where even the best superlatives are inadequate.

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Normandy group

Milestone celebrations call for Celebrity Specialty dining

When it comes to milestone events, cruising is the way to go. We recently celebrated several occasions during a seven-night cruise aboard the Celebrity Summit leaving from San Juan.

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Belarus cake

From theme cruises to tours genealogy travel is hot

Planning a visit to Poland, where his ancestors had lived, Bernard Janicki went online and tracked down the parish priest in the village where his mother had been born.

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