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Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas calls at Kings Wharf (Bermuda), Phillipsburg (St. Maarten), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and at the line's private beach at Labadee, Haiti.

Spring cruises to take

Spring soon will be upon us, which means it's the right time to take a cruise before the high summer-season prices kick in. It also presents the opportunity to go on cruises that are offered only at certain times of the year.

Holland America's spring 2013 offerings include a seven-night
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Holland America's spring 2013 offerings include a seven-night cruise to New England and eastern Canada.

Holland America will take you to some fascinating
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Holland America will take you to some fascinating sites and cities in late spring on a seven-night cruise to New England and eastern Canada.

Holland America offers a seven-night cruise to New
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Holland America offers a seven-night cruise to New England and eastern Canada.

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One of Celebrity Cruises' ships makes a 15-night
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One of Celebrity Cruises' ships makes a 15-night trans-Atlantic crossing from Fort Lauderdale with calls at Coco Cay (its private Bahamas island), San Juan, St. Maarten and Madeira, winding up at Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

One of Celebrity Cruises' ships makes a 15-night
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One of Celebrity Cruises' ships makes a 15-night trans-Atlantic crossing from Fort Lauderdale with calls at Coco Cay (its private Bahamas island), San Juan, St. Maarten and Madeira, winding up at Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.

Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Silhouette docks in Fort Lauderdale.
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Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Silhouette docks in Fort Lauderdale. (December 18, 2012)

Norwegian Breakaway is Norwegian Cruise Lines' new 4,000
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Norwegian Breakaway is Norwegian Cruise Lines' new 4,000 passenger ship is homeported in New York City.

Norwegian Cruise Lines' 4,000-passenger Breakaway will be the
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Norwegian Cruise Lines' 4,000-passenger Breakaway will be the biggest cruise ship based in New York City, from which it will make cruises to Bermuda and to Florida and the Bahamas.

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Wine and Food Trails offers a 12-night cruise
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Wine and Food Trails offers a 12-night cruise from Istanbul to Rome.

Wine cruises combine the pleasures of vacation fun
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Wine cruises combine the pleasures of vacation fun aboard a ship with palate-pleasing tastings with wine experts as well as visits to wineries ashore. Wine and Food Trails offers a 12-night cruise from Istanbul to Rome.

Wine and Food Trails offers a 12-night cruise
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Wine and Food Trails offers a 12-night cruise that departs Istanbul on Oceania Cruises' Riviera, a premium cruise line, with calls at Kusadesi, Turkey (for Ephesus); Rhodes, Santorini and Crete in Greece; and Sicily, Amalfi, Sardinia and Pisa in Italy.

Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas calls at
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Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas calls at Kings Wharf (Bermuda), Phillipsburg (St. Maarten), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and at the line's private beach at Labadee, Haiti.

Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas calls at
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Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas calls at Kings Wharf (Bermuda), Phillipsburg (St. Maarten), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and at the line's private beach at Labadee, Haiti.

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Princess Cruises offers a glimpse of Alaska with
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Princess Cruises offers a glimpse of Alaska with an 11-night cruise on its Sapphire Princess, which sails from Whittier (Anchorage) to Vancouver, Canada, with scenic cruising at Hubbard Glacier and Glacier Bay and port calls at Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.

Princess Cruises offers an 11-night cruise Alaskan cruise,
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Princess Cruises offers an 11-night cruise Alaskan cruise, with a land component in Denali National Park, on its Sapphire Princess

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