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Bubble Cruising? Yes, You Can Cruise Close to Home

Bubble Cruising? Yes, You Can Cruise Close to Home

COVID's impact on travel is having one brilliant effect: it's shining a spotlight on the boom in cruising on the waterways of North America, with new ships and new itineraries to appeal to every cruise traveler's interests.'Bubble' travel is the first step in the return to travel.Lynn Elmhirst, Producer/Host of BestTrip TV and cruise expert, explains the unique highlights of 6 river and fresh water small ship cruises from the West Coast to the East - plus one cruise line...


Ever Wondered What it's Like to have a Butler Suite on a Crystal Cruise?

Ever Wondered What it's Like to have a Butler Suite on a Crystal Cruise?

We’re all dreaming of the day we can return to cruise travel. So why not dream big? Vacations are all about treating yourself, and a luxury Crystal cruise is a delightful holiday indulgence. A butler suite on a Crystal Cruise is a dream come true.Crystal Cruises come in different styles:River CruisesRiver cruising on four state-of-the-art, all-suite, butler serviced ships with the World’s Most Luxurious River Cruise Line, featuring the largest standard accommodations in European river cruising, unmatched choices and unrivalled inclusions.Yacht CruisesSublime and...

Ever Wondered What it's Like to have a Butler Suite on a Crystal Cruise?

Doubling Down on the Future of Small Ship Travel: This Cruise Line Confirms 2 New Ships Launching in 2021

Doubling Down on the Future of Small Ship Travel: This Cruise Line Confirms 2 New Ships Launching in 2021

As we all look at our calendars trying to plan when we’ll travel again, one cruise line is sure its small ship cruises will strike a chord with travelers eager to explore again next year. Emerald Cruises has confirmed its two new builds, scheduled to debut in 2021, are both on track for delivery and launch of their European itineraries. Affordable, All-Inclusive Superyachting in the MediterraneanWe shared with you a few months ago the exciting announcement of Emerald’s first oceangoing superyacht, the...


In it for the Long Haul: Cruise Line Marks 147 Years of Sailing History

In it for the Long Haul: Cruise Line Marks 147 Years of Sailing History

These historic photos and delightful vintage posters trace one of the longest journeys of any cruise line. Holland America Line commemorates its 147th anniversary in April 2020. While 147 years is not the round number milestone that usually marks big anniversary celebrations, this anniversary takes place while travel has paused globally and HAL cruise operations have temporarily ceased for only the second time in its storied past. Today’s historic times have given us all a moment to reflect, and HAL is no...

In it for the Long Haul: Cruise Line Marks 147 Years of Sailing History

Viking Sets Sail on the Mississippi

Viking Sets Sail on the Mississippi

From rivers, to oceans and lakes… and now to America’s heartland. Viking Cruises has announced it will cruise the Mississippi between St. Louis and New Orleans beginning in 2022.The company’s first custom vessel, purpose-made in America for these iconic river itineraries, is named Viking Mississippi and debuts in August 2022.  It will be the largest and most modern ship in the region. In signature Viking style, the 193 stateroom, 5-deck state-of-the-art ship features the clean lines of Scandinavian style. In the case...



The New Cruise Line Making Yacht-Style-Cruising the Med Affordable

The New Cruise Line Making Yacht-Style-Cruising the Med Affordable

Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? The Emerald Azzurra is the first ship launched under the new Emerald Yacht Cruises brand, which is now part of the newly formed Emerald Cruises. You may already be familiar with Emerald Waterways’ affordable river cruises. Now, the company is bringing that same accessibility to a new cruise line and new, 100-guest ship with inclusive prices – and those are only two of the features normally associated only with luxury, small-ship cruising. When the Emerald Azzurra launches in July...


Top Reasons to Make Seabourn Your First Cruise

Top Reasons to Make Seabourn Your First Cruise

You never forget your first love - or your first cruise.All the more reason to make sure your first cruise is the very best cruising experience and leaves only wonderful cruise memories. Here at BestTrip, we believe that everyone has a perfect cruise match... and Seabourn ticks all our boxes! Warmth? Style? Humor? A sense of adventure? Always has caviar available? Tries incredibly hard to please? For us, Seabourn is the full package!But you don't need to take our word...

Top Reasons to Make Seabourn Your First Cruise

4 Tips for Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

4 Tips for Pre- and Post-Cruise Extensions

Your next cruise vacation shouldn’t just start and stop at the ship’s gangway. Make the most of your holiday by extending your cruise before you board and even after you disembark.Here are some pre- and post-cruise extension moves for every smart cruise traveler.  1. Arrive at least one day earlyThat doesn’t even qualify as a pre-cruise extension. It’s just common sense.We recommend you arrive at minimum of a full day before your cruise is set to embark. Most cruises sail away in the late...


What is 'Wave' and How You Can Save Booking Your Next Cruise Now

What is 'Wave' and How You Can Save Booking Your Next Cruise Now

It couldn’t come at a better time. The thrills of the holidays have passed, and the bills of the gift-giving season are due.The cold weather, cabin fever, and the doldrums of winter are descending. They’ve even named the 3rd Monday in January ‘Blue Monday’ after studies showed it’s the most depressing day of the year. Everyone needs something to look forward to.Welcome, Wave Season It’s the catchy name for the cruise travel equivalent to Black Friday. But instead of just a day,...

What is 'Wave' and How You Can Save Booking Your Next Cruise Now