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A Lifetime Cruise - Hawaiian Cruise - An Exotic Hawaiian Cruise Trip


Hawaiian Cruises are everyone's dream cruise to the Hawaiian Islands on an exquisite ocean liner. Being pampered from dawn to dusk with exemplary cuisine, entertainment and fun for all that too for a moderate sum on a Hawaiian Cruise is definitely something out of the world.

River Cruises Can be Such a Rich Experience


Exploring Europe can be such a unique experience with a River Cruise. You just unpack once on this floating hotel and there you go cruising with river cruises over magnificent castles, significant towns and cities, appealing villages and lavish vineyards.

Family Cruise: Family Get-Together for Fun


Family Cruise: Happy Times you will not forgetA family cruise is a perfect getaway with loads of fun and excitement for everybody. Whenever you have kids bored with the usual stuff amusement parks, theater and all and your spouse needs a change, plan a cruise.

Asia Cruises: A Journey in the Exotic World


Asia Cruises: Lasting Impressions of Culture and TraditionAn Asia cruise is a voyage of discovery, an experience of cultural extravaganza of Asian civilizations. Asia is biggest continent with the lengthiest coastline and the highest mountains of the world, the Himalayas.

Sailing Hints & Tips


I spend almost all my summers sailing around the Greek islands. With this small article I would like to share some sailing hints with you that will help you enjoy the most out of your sailing holidays.

Monaco Yachts


Sea and rich people: where else to find a better combination than in Monaco! A real Monaco yachts parade can be admired throughout the year in the Hercule Port, beside the local yearly yachting events. From imposing, big-sized ones to neat, small, jewel yachts.

School for Sails, by Capt. Cary Hanna


Gorgeous, acrobatic, and lit-up, Sailfish rank as the # 1 sporty catch of south Florida. But there is a lot involved in the catch and release of these sought after game fish, after all their not the best table fare.

Carribean Cruise


Caribbean Cruises are among the most demanded cruise vacations in the world; with almost two million plus travelers sailing on different liners every year. Warm tropical climates sprinkled with great beaches, exotic foods and excellent tourist spots in a chain of fine islands is a hot tourist destination in the world.

Carnival Cruise - A Perfect Holiday - Rock and Rolling with Carnival Cruise


If you want to have fun for one low price, all you need is a Carnival cruise. A Carnival cruise is a perfect way to pamper yourself.

The Alaska Cruise- A Living Memory


The Alaska cruise is a major attraction drawing vacationers with its majestic scenery, gleaming glaciers, exotic wildlife, and Native American culture. Ships are normally on a seven-day excursion package to Alaska and they stop at four ports on their passage, visiting Hubbard Glacier or Glacier Bay National Park.

Cruise The Nile of Cleopatra


For centuries, the Nile River has been at the center of life in Egypt. The ancient Egyptian civilization relied on the flooding of the Nile to create fertile land for farming in an otherwise desert landscape.

Whos Looking Out For Your Boat When Your Not There?


Over 72 million Americans participated in recreational boating in 2003 on the estimated 17 million recreational boats in the United States. For many Americans, the investment in their vessel ranks along with their homes and automobiles.

Want To Know More About Cruises and Cruise Ships?


Today, Norm Goldman Editor of Sketchandtravel.com, is pleased to have as a guest of Sketchandtravel.

Boat Timeshares - A Unique Vacationing Experience


If you've dreamed of sailing the seven seas, but don't necessarily have the bank account to buy a luxury vessel, don't despair. There are ways to make that dream happen without breaking your bank.

Caribbean Cruise: An Enchanting Experience


A Caribbean cruise is the world's most popular cruise. The Caribbean islands are a dream destination and the journey is equally out of the world.

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Former Olympian Steve Colgate expands sailing courses to Cape Coral, lifts anchor from the Westin resort for week-long class aboard power catamaran.


Marine Entertainment Systems  Cruising World

A 2018 roundup of marine entertainment systems and speakers.


Is Short-handed Sailing Leading the Market?  Trade Only Today

New short-handed sailboat designs, with foils or ballast systems that replace crew, are becoming a popular category.


App of the Month: Sailing Challenge  Cruising World

The Sailing Challenge app, from the American Sailing Association, is a fun way to brush up on sailing skills and go for a sail anywhere.


X-Yachts X4⁹: Best Full-Size Cruiser  Cruising World

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Three generations from a family of sailors cruise along the coast of Nova Scotia and notice all the ways the waters have changed in their lifetime.


Stars & Stripes Team USA to Challenge for 36th America's Cup  Cruising World

On December 12, 2018, Stars and Stripes Team USA announced that they are officially a Challenger for the 36th America's Cup.


Sailing: Flashback to January 2005 - “Cruising is Fun”  Malta Independent Online

Being islanders, where the sea is practically within walking distance from any location, referring to our affinity to water activities is possibly the same connotation ...


Are Today's Boats Getting in the Way of Sailing's Popularity?  Afloat

The sailing community's notable diversity is dependent on how you're trying to analyse it writes W M Nixon.


Porto Montenegro Sponsors British Yachting Awards  Total Montenegro News

This year, Porto Montenegro has had the honour to become a partner of a prestigious British event - The British Yachting Awards, sponsored by two leading ...


What it's like to sail on Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Edge  Daily Mail

First-time cruiser Samantha Lewis spent two nights on the revolutionary ship sailing from Florida to the Bahamas. She loved the immersive entertainment and ...


Polish sailing ship, on world tour celebrating 100th anniversary of country’s independence, will visit San Pedro beginning on Christmas Day  The Daily Breeze

A three-masted Polish sailing ship, currently on a world tour, will dock at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro from Christmas Day to Thursday, Dec. 27, Visit ...


Catana 53: Best Cruising Multihull Over 50 Feet | Cruising  Cruising World

Catana 53 named Cruising World's Best Multihull Over 50 Feet for 2019.


Douro river cruise guide  The Telegraph

Gliding past terraces of emerald vines while sipping a glass of something grown and bottled nearby, you'll find a cruise on the Douro a delightfully relaxing ...


Norwegian Joy to Join Encore in Miami; Escape to Port Canaveral for Winter 20-21  Cruise Industry News

Norwegian Cruise Line today announced its 2020-2021 itineraries, highlighted by the Joy and Encore sailing from Miami to the Caribbean for the winter season,.


Sailors cruising the wind at Wallagoot Lake  Eden Magnet

It was a perfect day for sailing on Saturday, when a dozen boats took to Wallagoot Lake to race two pointscore races. A mild early breeze built to a solid 12...


Make Waves with nke Marine Electronics from upffront.com  Sail World

It's the age of information, and global technological advancements have revolutionised our lives and industries alike. As with many others, the sailing industry ...


'The Kid' takes ARC line honours  My Sailing

"Marvellous; downwind all the way with the spinnaker," said Jean-Pierre 'JP' Dick, owner and skipper of The Kid, the first boat to arrive in Saint Lucia on the ...


Sydney to Hobart tragedy leaves lasting legacy for sailors and those who raced to help  ABC News

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Seawind 1260: Best Cruising Catamaran Under 50 Feet  Cruising World

With four boats that shared many common characteristics, the Best Cruising Catamaran Under 50 Feet class was one of 2019's most competitive. The quartet of ...


Best Charter Boat: The Leopard 50/Moorings 5000  Cruising World

There was certainly no lack of fine catamarans launched in 2019 that will soon be introduced to charter fleets around the globe and, in the years ahead, will ...


Sailing on the Royal Eleganza with Peregrine  New Zealand Herald

Stephanie Holmes sails on the Royal Eleganza with Peregrine Adventures. Owners: Marko Polo Nautica. Flag: Croatia. Advertisement ...


Cruising Catamarans in Martinique  Cruising World

On a recent Fountaine Pajot catamaran rendezvous in Martinique, the crews of 28 boats gathered for spirited sailing and plenty of fun.


Boat Notes | 1985 Morris Justine 36: Perfectly simple sailing  Three Sheets Northwest

“Boat Notes” is a collaboration between Three Sheets Northwest and Swiftsure Yachts to bring you an inside look at interesting new and used boats.


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Norwegian Cruise Line this week announced a slew of itineraries which will see their fleet going to a variety of ports, some for the first time, in late 2020.


Lindblad's National Geographic Endurance to Sail Remote Cruises in Western Antarctica  Cruise Critic

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Radio Guest List-Celebrity Edge Sailing Into Fort Lauderdale, Florida-December 15, 2018  Peter Greenberg.com Travel News

This week, Eye on Travel broadcasts from on board the brand new Celebrity Edge sailing into Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joining Peter is Richard Fain, Chairman ...


Sail Port Stephens 2019 gets ready to roll  My Sailing

With online entries and the Notice of Race now up and running for the 12th annual Sail Port Stephens regatta, an unforgettable sailing holiday experience ...


Harbour the hub for 2019 sailing spectacle  Newcastle Herald

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and Port Hunter Sailing Club are joining forces to bring the harbour alive next March. Newcastle Harbour has been synonymous ...


TasWeekend: Sydney-Hobart is more than just a yacht race  The Mercury

YOU have to get back on the horse. Thats how it was for many sailors after the catastrophic 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race in which six men died and 55 ...


Genting Cruise Lines marks 25th anniversary in Singapore  Seatrade Cruise News

It has been 25 years since the first sailing of Langkapuri Star Aquarius from Singapore in 1993, and Genting Cruise Lines marked its silver anniversary there with ...


Behind the scenes at Cruising Yacht Club of Australia prepares for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race  Daily Telegraph

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The best new cruise ships for 2019  WSLS 10

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Cunard's free Upgrades on Us offer is back — and it's a good one. Pay for an inside cabin on your next cruise and you'll sail in a pricier balcony room. Reserve a ...


Sunsail Vacations  Cruising World

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Classy fleet for 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race  Sail World

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race promises to be another pot boiler, with one of the strongest-ever fleets chasing ...


The Windwitch: Portlander Randi Whipple is ready to sail her classic cruising sailboat  KATU

A Portland woman and her passion for art, travel, wooden boats and ocean sailing will take her across the globe in the coming months.The epic journey's final ...


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The Marquesan Festival, held every four years, includes performers from across Polynesia.


Best Learn to Sail Books  Cruising World

CW picks three great books to round out your sailing knowledge.


New Rules for Sailing to Cuba  Cruising World

The more things change, the more they remain the same. Regulations for Americans sailing to Cuba have changed in recent months, although, contrary to the ...


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What you really need to sail offshore  Yachting Monthly

Will Bruton finds out what coastal cruisers should consider before taking their small yacht on an offshore adventure.


Windvane steering: why it makes sense for coastal cruising  Yachting Monthly

No electricity needed and built for gale-force conditions; windvane self-steering makes sense for coastal cruisers as much as offshore voyagers.


Fast Bluewater Cruisers: the best new performance bluewater catamarans on the market 2018  Yachting World

These bluewater cruisers offer the perfect combination of speed and performance for proper bluewater cruising ability.


Canadian Coast Guard Takes Delivery of Icebreaker Captain Molly Kool  The Maritime Executive

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10 Affordable Sailboats Under 50 Grand  Cruising World

Well known author Dan Spurr takes a look at some affordable cruising sailboats.


Cruising World Reveals 2019 Boat of the Year Nominees >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The editors at Cruising World magazine released the roster of nominees for the 2019 Boat of the Year awards, the sailing industry's premier program for ...


Gadgets to Bring on a Sailing Vacation  Cruising World

CW rounds up the latest electronics to bring on a sailing vacation including night vision, AIS, and Bluetooth speakers.


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Sheryl and Paul Shard sail across the Atlantic in a Bluewater 50 catamaran to see if a multihull is better than a monohull.


Lines to Hawaii: a dream cruise chasing the Pacific surf from Tahiti to Honolulu  Yachting World

Chasing the surf along the Pacific Line islands from Tahiti to Hawaii, Amory Ross enjoyed the trip of a lifetime.


Pacific cruising without an engine  Yachting Monthly

With no inboard engine and a dead outboard, Josh Ghyselincks discovers the joys of cruising across the Pacific under sail alone.


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The Navy believes it has the answer to why the USS San Diego sank 100 years ago during World War I off the shores of New York City.


8 Cruise Line Loyalty Programs Compared: Perks & Requirements  Cruise Fever

Which cruise lines offer the best loyalty programs? Are they worth it? Should I only cruise with one cruise line or try all of them? These are common.


Figaro Beneteau 3 named Sailing World's 2019 Boat of the Year  Cruising World

Sailing World magazine named the Figaro Beneteau 3 as its 2019 Boat of the Year, following a week of evaluating the latest high-performance raceboats ...


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7 Affordable Low-Bandwidth Satellite Systems For Offshore Sailing  Cruising World

Harnessing low-bandwidth satellite systems for affordable offshore weather and communications is possible, thanks to several new devices.


Sailing Fiji  Cruising World

Twenty-five years after her first visit, and this time on a chartered boat, a cruising sailor heads back to a remote village in Fiji to reconnect with old friends.


Sailing Through the Spanish Virgin Islands  Cruising World

CW* editor Mark Pillsbury takes a weeklong sailing charter through the Spanish Virgin Islands.


Carnival Corporation will launch four new ships in 2019 – and one “debuts” as a float in New Year's Day Rose Parade  Travel Daily News International

MIAMI – Carnival Corporation & plc announced it will launch four new cruise ships in 2019 across three of its leading global brands – Carnival Cruise Line, ...


Baltic 142 Custom foiling superyacht Canova on track for spring launch  Boat International

Finnish yard Baltic Yachts has given a construction update on its 43.3 metre sailing yacht project the Baltic 142 Custom, which is currently under construction ...


Controlling Your Sails On A Catamaran  Cruising World

In monohull sailing, when you leave too much sail up in a building breeze the signs are clear: The rail is underwater, the dishes are on the floor, Grandma is ...


Sailing Los Haitises, Dominican Republic  Cruising World

A pair of cruising sailors visit an out of the way park in the Dominican Republic.


2018 Cruising World Holiday Gift Guide for Sailors: Gadgets and Gear  Cruising World

Cruising World's gift picks for sailors for the 2018 holiday season.


Recreation  US SAILING

US Powerboating offers the nation's best and most comprehensive hands-on boating courses. Whether you're looking for your first experience at the helm or ...


A Rogue Wave, a Rescue at Sea, then Reunited  Cruising World

Joy and Jim Carey were on the home stretch of completing a 17-year circumnavigation when a rogue wave knocked them down and damaged their boat, ...


Sailing Expedition To Cuba  Cruising World

A sailing expedition to Cuba provided an opportunity to visit this island that tops the bucket list of many sailors.


39BEN: High Performance, Low Hassle Family Cruising How do you design a cruising boat that's fast  Sail World

How do you design a cruising boat that's fast enough to get your competitive juices flowing, but without scaring the family? That's been the challenge for German ...


Family Cruisers: the best multihulls for space and comfort at sea 2018  Yachting World

While many prefer the looks and potential speed of some of the faster cats, in reality the majority of sailors do not actually want to cruise particularly fast. This is ...


Sail Croatia Private Yacht Charters  Cruising World

Sail Croatia is a UK based company operating Bareboat Yacht Charters and Private Yacht Tours in Croatia. We pride ourselves on our high levels of customer ...


Sailing to Mexico with the Baja Ha-Ha  Cruising World

The Baja Ha-Ha is an annual migration of sailors to Mexico.


Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold Celebrate Egypt's Resurgence as a Top 2019 Bucket List Destination with Exceptional Journeys  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With a 30-year legacy of showing travelers the wonders of Egypt, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold are excited to ...


Learning to Sail in the Mediterranean Sea  Cruising World

An American couple shares what they learned in their first year of sailing in Europe.


How to Pick New Sails for a Multihull  Cruising World

Looking to update the sails on your cat? We checked with the experts to find out what you need.


Bareboat Cruising  US SAILING

The Bareboat Cruising graduate will have successfully demonstrated the ability to skipper and crew an inboard auxiliary powered cruising sailboat within sight of ...


A Learn-to-Sail Adventure  Cruising World

A weeklong certification cruise to Shelter Island and Martha's Vineyard, including two overnight passages, showcases the latest in hands-on sailing instruction.


Choosing a Generator for Your Sailboat  Cruising World

Size, capacity and installation location are just a few things to consider before adding a generator to a cruising sailboat.


Montana Sailing  Cruising World

A canoe outfitted with a sailing rig turned out to be the perfect way for a young family to follow Lewis and Clark's journey along the Missouri River.


Sailing Certification Courses & Endorsements  US SAILING

The US Sailing Keelboat Certification system offers superior instruction that will make your dream escape a reality. Whether you're planning to cruise over the ...


Sailing the Antarctic Island of South Georgia  Cruising World

A pair of voyagers sail to the remote Antarctic island of South Georgia to experience the landscape and wildlife through summer and epic skiing in the winter.


Mayan Princess Resort Beach Break in Roatan review  Royal Caribbean Blog

Sailing to Roatan on a cruise means you are very likely in the market for a shore excursion that brings you to one of the beautiful beaches that this island in ...


Safety at Sea  Cruising World

Cruising World editors were in for some surprises when they went out on the water and put some common rescue devices through their paces.


Looking for a more personal touch on your next sailing vacation? Try booking with a mom-and-pop company.  Cruising World

Effortless broad reaching, a dip in refreshing waters, cocktails in the cockpit, reunions with family and friends, a chance to learn a new onboard skill — those are ...


Faroe Islands Sailing Adventure  Cruising World

On an adventure charter in northwest Scotland and on to the magical Faroe Islands, the crew, scotch, sailing and scenery couldn't be beat.


Preparing to Sail Around the World  Cruising World

Kim and Emory Zimmer departed on the WorldARC, a cruising rally that takes participants around the world, in January from St. Lucia and have since spent time ...


Become a Member  US SAILING

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Competition  US SAILING

The 2018 US National Championships have been announced. Find out how you can participate today! Youth. We are striving to develop and inspire youth ...


New Sailing Gear for Spring  Cruising World

Gear and clothing that will make your sailing more enjoyable.


Is Ryanair Bad News for Sailing in Ireland?  Afloat

Is Irish sailing heading south? Are significant sectors of the national fleet heading for new home berths in the Lotus Lands asks W M Nixon.


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