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Gavin MacLeod’s Princess

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The Love Boat’s famous skipper has sailed many ships and seen many ports—and he’s ready for more. Let’s get one thing clear right up front: He’s never been seasick. “I’ve been blessed,” said actor Gavin MacLeod, aka Capt. Merrill Stubing, skipper of TV’s The Love Boat. “My wife, Patti, and I, neither one of us has ever been seasick. And ... Read More »

Bermuda: The Perfect Cruise Destination

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Although Spaniard Juan de Bermudez discovered Bermuda in the 16th century, it wasn’t until British colonists became shipwrecked there that the island paradise was first called home. Now just a short flight from New York City, Bermuda is an increasingly popular destination for cruises departing from the east coast, and it’s easy to see why. Warm weather and pink sandy ... Read More »

Family Cruising a Breeze on Carnival’s Newest Ship

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Once upon a time in a small Iowa town, a family of five sat down to plan their annual vacation together. This family — a mom, a dad, a teenage boy (who thinks he’s cool because he can drive), a younger boy (funny and energetic) and a little girl lovingly referred to as “The Bear” (because it rhymes with her ... Read More »

Four Days on the Disney Fantasy

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As a AAA writer and self-described Disney fanatic, I was excited to be part of a group of people invited to join a media preview cruise on board the Disney Fantasy last year. Here’s a brief recap of my family’s experience; a photo album with additional pictures of our adventure is on AAA Western and Central New York’s Facebook page. ... Read More »

Amsterdam 2013 Grand World Voyage – Part 2

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Written by Jack and Gloria Meerman, AAA cruise tour hosts. Read Amsterdam 2013 Grand World Voyage Part 1 here. French Polynesia comprises dozens of spectacular volcanic islands and atolls spread throughout the South Pacific.  After several days at sea (the Pacific occupies 32 percent of Earth’s surface), we docked in Tahiti, the first of the lush Society Islands we were ... Read More »

Amsterdam 2013 Grand World Voyage – Part 1

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Written by Jack and Gloria Meerman, AAA cruise tour hosts. Embarkation day for the 2013 Grand World Voyage (Postcards from Paradise) began with a Champagne brunch at Fort Lauderdale’s Westin Diplomat, where all full-world passengers were treated to a pre-night stay.  The Grand World Voyage is a 115-day cruise that includes stops in places like Peru, New Zealand and Singapore. ... Read More »

Disney Cruise Line Expands its Options in 2013

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Disney provided the information below. In 2013, Disney Cruise Line offers new itineraries, including an expanded portfolio of European cruises with new destinations such as Venice, Italy, and the Greek Isles. In addition, Disney Cruise Line will utilize a second homeport in Florida, with Caribbean sailings departing from the Port of Miami for the first time. With the addition of ... Read More »

Disney Fantasy Inaugural Sailing

Disney Fantasy cruise ship This story was written by Ed Kiggins and originally appeared in the AAA World magazine. “Aw, why do we always have to go places?” That’s how my 9-year-old son responded when I asked him if he was excited about our family being invited to enjoy the inaugural sailing of the Disney Fantasy. In his defense, he ... Read More »

Disney Cruise Line to Offer New Itineraries in 2013

My Disney Vacation tab Disney Cruise Line will offer new itineraries in 2013, including an expanded portfolio of European cruises with new destinations such as Venice, Italy, and the Greek Isles. Disney Cruise Line will also be using a second homeport in Florida, with Caribbean sailings departing from the Port of Miami for the first time. Plus, AAA members will receive ... Read More »

AAA Travel Experts Offer Five Cruise Safety Tips

Cruise Tips from AAA Travel experts AAA Travel cruise experts say cruising remains a popular choice for North American vacationers. More than 16 million cruise passengers sailed the world’s waterways last year, according to the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), and a passenger total in excess of 17 million is forecast for 2012. While most AAA Travel cruise passengers remain loyal ... Read More »