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  • Shopping for Souvenirs

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    Our Most Memorable Shopping Souvenirs

    Sitting at your desk, overwhelmed with work, sometimes just a quick glance at a picture of a beach can wash away the stress. Just as pictures can act as an immediate reminder of good times and good people, souvenirs or keepsakes from vacations past can serve as reminders of the destination, the fun of the vacation or just the spirit of the locals.

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  • Shopping for a bargain

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    How to Get a Bargain on Your Vacation Souvenirs

    Black Friday is the day to get the best deals in America, but overseas you have an opportunity to get great bargains on authentic local products at markets and bazaars. But you have to be prepared to negotiate.
    I love to find a good deal, whether I’m at home or far, far away on a vacation, I’ve always got my eye out for a bargain. If you can go toe-to-toe with a shop owner negotiating on a cherished souvenir, you not only come away with a great purchase, but a great story to tell when you get home.

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    Enlightening Experiences at Sea

    If you are at all familiar with cruising you should know that sea days are far from boring. Cruise ships sailing the world’s oceans and rivers have many attractions onboard to keep you and your travel companions entertained. They also feature a vast array of enrichment experiences. Ships offer traditional lectures on art, history, politics and culture, but they also let you dive deeper – creating gourmet meals in their kitchens, learning acupuncture techniques in the spa and even teaching you how to get down with ballroom and latin dance classes.

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  • Cruise Consultants Jacques and David go fishing

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    Scuba, Sail and Surf On Your Next Cruise

    Ever since I was a young child, I grew up fascinated by both water and world travel, this is why I chose to work at The Cruise Web. It all started when I took my first leap in a pool. I was 4 years old and at a pool party. There were a ton of other children, the sun was blazing hot and the water perfectly cool; the kids were swimming and they looked like they were having so much fun.

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    Cruise with Rep. Gabby Giffords and Husband Astronaut Mark Kelly in July

    Want the chance to meet a real American hero? It’s a simple as cruising in the Mediterranean.
    Former Rep. Gabby Giffords will be accompanying her husband Mark Kelly on Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Serenity, for a luxury Mediterranean voyage sailing from Lisbon to Rome on July 25. Kelly is scheduled to speak to guests about the power of the human spirit, with wife “Gabby” joining for a special appearance and photo opportunity at presentation’s end.

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    Movies Onboard

    By The Cruise Web, Inc. You don’t have to be on land to see your favorite action star take on the bad guy or the blonde bombshell break out into song and dance, cruise ships  offer a variety of movies along with a multitude of ways to watch them. Most cruise ships offer you the […]

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    Determining Your Cruising Style

    Cruising began as a means of transportation, a way to cross oceans either as wealthy persons flaunting their wealth and their couture gowns in first class, or as a poor immigrant traveling in steerage, basically traveling with the few clothes you possessed.
    Times have changed since the 1920s when long gowns and tuxedos were required after 6:00pm for first class passengers. Cruising in the 21st century is all about our need to feel relaxed on vacation and to get away from the restrictions of “work” dress code. Each of the different cruise lines today offer a range of dress codes from super-casual and “country club” casual all the way to “elegant” dressing. For most cruise lines, it basically comes down to casual attire during the day, bathing suits with cover-ups in the restaurants for breakfast and lunch, and no jeans and t-shirts in the dining room at dinner. On most evenings, men will feel comfortable in nice pants and collared shirts (think Polo shirts) and ladies can get away with almost anything, including dressy Bermuda shorts, capri pants, nice slacks, sweaters, blouses, dressy tees and sundresses.

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