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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cruise Advice Topics

It is sometimes difficult to find good advice on your next cruise that is not given by the cruise lines themselves with the hidden agenda of selling their own products.
Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine offers an extensive selection of pages on advice, from everything for seasoned travelers to first time cruisers, without the hidden agenda pf trying to sell a cruise for any particular cruise line.

Here are just some of the topics - from A - C:

• Advice for an Alaska cruise
• Avoiding putting on weight
• Bringing Alcohol Onboard
• Cabin Fever
• Child Free Cruises
• Choosing a Cabin
• Cold Climate Cruising
• Cruise Dress Codes
• Cruise Etiquette
• Cruise First Aid
• Cruise High Fashion
• Cruise Ship Entertainment
• Cruise Ship Laundry
• Cruise Ship Libraries
• Cruise Ship Officers
• Cruise Vocabulary

For more visit the extensive advice section at www.prowsedge.com/cruise-advice-tips.html

Sunday, December 16, 2012

2 Awards for Norwegian Cruise Line

In the last ten days, Norwegian Cruise Line has been named the “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” by the World Travel Awards, and has also been honored with a Maritime Safety Award

The 19th World Travel Awards recognize travel companies for delivering an outstanding customer experience and are voted by travel agents worldwide. This is the first time Norwegian, which has received the award for Europe’s Leading Cruise Line for five consecutive years, has been honored on a global scale by the World Travel Awards.

Norwegian Cruise Line is also proud to accept the 2012 Quality Ship Management Award from American Maritime Safety (AMS). This prestigious honor, which was bestowed during the maritime trade association’s annual safety awards in New York City, recognizes Norwegian’s extensive safety standards and pervasive safety culture.

Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 44-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising, most notably with the introduction of Freestyle Cruising which has revolutionized the industry by allowing guests more freedom and flexibility.

For more news about all the cruise lines visit Prow's Edge Cruise News

Thursday, December 6, 2012

All About Ports and Shore Excursions

Holland America Line has dramatically increased its video library on www.hollandamerica.com with the recent addition of 325 short videos showcasing the line’s shore excursions in Alaska and select ports around the world. 

Featuring 275 videos on Alaska tours and 53 port overviews with shore excursion details, guests can get a glimpse of select tours before departing on a cruise and deciding which ones to book. Whether it’s a flightseeing tour in Anchorage, Alaska, or exploring the streets of Quebec City — the premium line’s top-rated port call — the videos show the beauty and diversity of each port while highlighting a particular tour.

“Videos are the best way to show our guests what’s in store when they book a tour and to let them know what they can expect,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president, marketing, sales and guest programs for Holland America Line. “We have more than 4,000 shore excursions, so these videos help our guests select the right tour that fits their desires.”

When in port, guests on a Holland America Line cruise can choose from several diverse shore excursions including Overland Adventures, off-the-beaten-track explorations, Signature Collection private-car touring and exclusive Medallion Collection excursions.

For stories about cruises experienced with Holland America Line  visit:

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Win a Free Cruise with Carnival

Carnival Cruise Lines today kicked off the “Carnival Breeze-A-Thon,” a fun on-line sweepstakes awarding a free cruise for two as well as a variety of prizes inspired by Carnival Breeze’s innovative dining, bar and entertainment options in the week leading up to the ship’s official naming ceremony.

Carnival Breeze recently arrived in Miami to kick off a year-round program of six- and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean, becoming the largest Carnival Cruise Lines ship ever based in South Florida.

Hurry now to take part before the sweepstakes entry period at Carnival’s Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/carnival comes to a close on the 6th December this week.

On the 8th December, the day of Carnival Breeze’s official naming ceremony, prizes will be awarded each hour between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., interspersed with a series of videos showcasing many of the ship’s fun and fantastic features.  The final video of the day will feature highlights from the naming ceremony.

Entering the sweepstakes is easy: “like” Carnival on Facebook, visit the “Carnival Breeze-A-Thon” tab and enter to be eligible to win a wide range of fun and memorable prizes.

For more information about Carnival Cruise Lines visit www.prowsedge.com/cruise-lines-carnival-cruise-lines.html at Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine where you can find information on over 80 different cruise lines.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Pandaw Mekong Short Cruises

Pandaw Cruises are now offering a new Mekong short cruise for 3 or 4 nights only between Saigon and Phnom Penh as well as between Siam Reap and Phnom Penh from December 12th to March 13th.

For those wanting to enjoy 10% to 20% discounts visit Pandaw Cruises now at www.pandaw.com

Pandaw Cruises is known for its extensive adventures in which travelers are cushioned with incredible comfort, fine dining, great cocktails and choice wines, as well as extraordinary levels of service.

A feature of all river cruises is the once or twice daily shore excursions led by expert local guides to explore Buddhist temples, historical sites, markets and handicraft workshops.

With ten luxury ships exploring four countries, Pandaw is the largest luxury river cruise company in Asia.

For accounts of experiences with Pandaw Caruise visit:

Cruise article and cruise review about cruising the Rajang River, written for Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine by Robert Tilley to include news on the Rajang River ... at www.prowsedge.com/cruise-articles-reviews-asia-rajang-river-pandaw-river- cruises.html

Cruise article and cruise review about cruising the Mekong, written for Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine by Robert Tilley to include news on Mekong River cruises , ... at www.prowsedge.com/cruise-articles-reviews-asia-mekong-pandaw-river- cruises.html

Cruise article and cruise review about cruising in Myanmar (Borneo) with Pandaw River Cruises, written for Prow's Edge Cruise Magazine by Stu Lloyd to ... www.prowsedge.com/cruise-articles-reviews-asia-myanmar-pandaw-river- cruises.html