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Cruise Review

A Sneak Peek At The New Crystal Symphony

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 03.05.2013 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Many luxury travelers are skeptical about taking cruise vacations. They associate cruises with mediocre, calorific buffet food; cramped, ill-designed cabins; hoards of people with lines at every turn; not being able to get off the beaten path; and being nickeled and dimed for extras. If you are cruise avoidant, a voyage on the Crystal Symphony will dispel any such misgivings.

A Uniquely French Small-Ship Experience

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.26.2012 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

We are among eight Americans aboard le Boreal as it sets sail on a 11-day, late summer cruise from Boston Harbor en route to Montreal. Of the 192 passengers on board, another handful or two are English-speaking, from the U.K., Australia and Canada. But the complexion of the ship is decidedly French -- not only because of the predominance of French-speaking passengers (from France, Switzerland and Belgium) but in terms of ambiance and style as well.

Making Friends On A Mediterranean Cruise

Patricia Rust | Posted 02.18.2012 | Travel
Patricia Rust

A Seabourn cruise is an investment in your adult education and you can see the world from an educational, entertaining and relaxing standpoint. You will learn a ton, be treated like royalty and make lifelong friends you will cherish.

Downsizing: The Pleasures of Cruising Small

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Anchored off the coast of Croatia, I felt like I was on a private yacht. Cool breezes were coming off the shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea, the p...