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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cruise Weddings

A lot of people have discovered the romance of having their wedding on a cruise. And why not - what could be more romantic than exchanging vows at sea!

Most cruise lines offer highly flexible wedding packages that feature a memorable way to wed or renew vows which include perks like candlelit wedding chapels, photographers, bridal bouquets, wedding cake, champagne toasts with keepsake flutes and much more.

For the latest news in wedding at sea take a look at the last two news announcements at Prow's Edge.

Maine Windjammer Cruises and their special weddings at sea

Cunard Line wedding cruises for weddings at sea

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More about Paul Gauguin Cruises

MORE : Paul Gauguin Cruises also recently announced the acquisition of a second ship, which will begin sailing under the Paul Gauguin Cruises banner in December 2012.

With plans to sail to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and Latin America, this ship will be christened m/v Tere Moana after completing a multifaceted renovation in December 2012.

The Moana features 45 staterooms accommodating 90 guests.

Paul Gauguin Cruises Even Better

Paul Gauguin Cruises is the operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin.

Now they are proud to reveal the completion of a $7 million renovation – the largest in the ship’s 14-year history.

The renovation took place during the ship’s 10-night crossing from Tahiti to Brisbane, Australia, as well as during the 11-night dry dock that followed, when extensive enhancements were made to both the interiors and exteriors of The Gauguin.

Renovations throughout the ship include new flooring and replaced carpeting, elegant new furniture, new window treatments and decorative wall panels, and new signage, providing a lighter, brighter feel.

Additionally, all suites and staterooms feature new teak railings on the balconies and new bathroom flooring.

Many other areas including the restaurants, casino and more have also had many new renovations.

The Gauguin has been impressively named the 2011 Silver Magellan Award Winner in the Small Cruise Ship category by Travel Weekly and earned the “#1 ranking for Dining” in the Small Ship Category in Cruise Critic’s 2011 Cruisers’ Choice Awards.

For additional information on Paul Gauguin Cruises, please visit www.pgcruises.com.

For am experience aboard the Gauguin take a look at Tahiti - Just Imagine

Saturday, February 11, 2012

River Cruises Benefits

Choosing a river cruise instead of the usual ocean cruise has many benefits, including:

· River cruising emphasizes the destination, rather than the on board experience, allowing guests to reach more cities and attractions than they could access via ocean cruising or bus tours and to focus on them in greater depth
· River cruising can take travelers to the heart and soul of their destinations because so many great cities and towns were established along the banks of rivers
· Calm and shallow river waters afford passengers a smooth and safe journey devoid of uncomfortable seasickness
· The size and configuration of river cruising vessels mean that every stateroom is an “outside” stateroom with a river view
· River cruising offers the antithesis of the “herd mentality” often associated with larger ocean vessels. AmaWaterways ships, for instance, accommodate between 30-100 passengers, allowing for a truly intimate experience
· Because river cruise ships are constantly moving, guests enjoy new scenery and vistas all day, every day, whether from their stateroom or other parts of the ship
· Unlike ocean cruises, AmaWaterways always include guided shore excursions in the price of the itinerary

For more information about AmaWaterways take a look at http://www.prowsedge.com/cruise-lines-amadeus-waterways.html or for the latest news take a look at the latest Prow’s Edge news item about AmaWaterways exploring Africa

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Roger Allnutt Cruises All Over the World

From basking in the sun and soaking up the heritage of Fiji to waltzing along the Danube in Europe or experiencing what a cruise on the Yangtze is really like, Roger Allnutt brings us a wealth of exotic cruise experiences to both tantalize and persuade us to follow suit.

A freelance travel writer based in Canberra, Australia, and a long-time member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, Roger Allnutt is travels widely around the world researching material for publication in newspapers and magazines in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, US, Singapore and other parts of the world.

Roger is happy to accept commissions and can provide material on many parts of the world. He can be reached at Roger.Allnutt@bigpond.com.

His other interests include food and wine, classical music and theatre and playing tennis.

Take a look at just some of his cruise articles that can be found at Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine in the ARTICLES section where there are over 65 QUALITY articles about cruises on various cruise lines all over the world.

• Alaska: Small Ship Cruising - by Roger Allnutt

• Australia: The Variety of the Great Barrier Reef – by Roger Allnutt

• Australia : Cruise on Sydney Harbour – by Roger Allnutt

• Australia: Cruising River Murray on a Paddlesteamer – by Roger Allnutt

• Europe: Waltzing along the Danube – by Roger Allnutt

Pacific : Heritage Fijian Cruise – by Roger Allnutt

• Pacific : Cultural Fijian Cruise – by Roger Allnutt

Yangtze : Victoria Cruise Line – by Roger Allnutt