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Why I use a travel agent: One vacationer’s ‘tale of two cruises’

I love to travel and do so frequently for business and for pleasure. But I didn’t think I was a ‘cruiser’ because I love the road less travelled.
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Carnival will pay $20m over pollution from its cruise ships

Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction aimed at curbing similar conduct.
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Sunwing’s 2019/2020 Cruise Brochure out now with savings of up to $200 per couple

Hot off the press is Sunwing’s new 2019/2020 Cruise Brochure, available now at travel agencies across Canada and online at
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Has it been 10 years already? Oasis of the Seas gets ready for US$165 million ‘amplification’

The legendary Oasis of the Seas will mark its 10-year anniversary with a multi-million upgrade that includes new dining concepts and the ‘Perfect Storm’ trio of waterslides along with the Ultimate Abyss – the tallest slide at sea.
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An EZ way to pay with Holland America Line

Holland America Line has launched a new EZpay payment option that allows guests to pay off their cruise at their own pace and with more flexibility.
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‘Suite’ new images and a call-out for agent bookings from Virgin Voyages, setting sail in 2020

Virgin Voyages’ VP of Sales and Business Development is encouraging all agents to register for, the cruise line’s new dedicated online platform for travel agents.
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Holland America will offer 100+ Caribbean cruises this winter

Holland America Line is gearing up for a busy winter season in the Caribbean, with more than 100 cruises set to sail between October 2018 and April 2019.
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Emerald Waterways launches first cruises in Africa, plus two new Europe sailings

Emerald Waterways will sail further than it ever has before after announcing its first foray in the African continent.
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Royal Caribbean to raise daily gratuity fee, effective January

The 2018 cruise season will be a bit more costly for passengers, with another major cruise line set to increase its automatic gratuities.
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“Canada is a very important market for us”: AIC expands Canadian team
AIC Hotel Group, with a portfolio that includes sales and marketing for Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean...
Jamaica rebrands as the “Heartbeat of the World’
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has unveiled a new brand positioning that speaks directly to the destination’s...
Emerald Waterways’ newest ship coming spring 2021
Emerald Waterways is adding a new Star-Ship to its fleet: Emerald Luna.
NCL awards TTAND with National Host Partner of the Year
The Travel Agent Next Door has scooped up another big win, this one from Norwegian Cruise Line, which just awarded the...
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