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9 hidden gems of Greece

Posted by Cruises International on June 23, 2017

The Greek Islands are famous for their rich history, filled with heroes, demi-gods and titans. These beautiful islands are home to some of the world’s most magnificent beaches, unique architecture and delicious mediterranean cuisine.

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Topics: The Mediterranean

Sailor speak: cruise ship terminology for beginners

Posted by Cruises International on June 19, 2017

Are you a landlubber? Booking your first cruise can seem daunting if you aren’t familiar with these common cruise terms.

 

 

Cruise language may seem baffling at a first glance, but once you get into all those wakes and rolls, you’ll see just how easy to navigate the cruising world is.

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Topics: Cruising 101

Cruises International goes back in time

Posted by Cruises International on June 12, 2017

Cruises International is turning 25! 

We've had a wonderful journey since our CEO George Argyropolous founded Cruises International in 1992, maturing from a small company into a fully-fledged 25 person team. The cruising industry itself continues to grow, and we've mapped our journey over the last quarter century with that of the travel industry. We wish to thank everyone who has supported us on our journey, and welcome any new cruisers to the family! 

Come aboard as we go through the years. 

1992

George Argyropoulos launches Cruises International in South Africa.

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Topics: Cruises International News

Discover the wonder of the Panama Canal and Central America

Posted by Cruises International on May 30, 2017

Panama is a fascinating country with jungle landscapes, tropical cities, and breath taking beaches. Situated on the isthmus that links South and Central America, Panama has played a pivotal role in the world’s shipping industry for more than a century. The man-made Panama Canal efficiently links the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, assisting shipping companies with a much faster route between the two oceans. Panama City is made up of contemporary architecture in the form of skyscrapers, exciting casinos and clubs which are a stark contrast to the colonial buildings and beautiful forests which add to the splendour of the city. Find out more about why you should visit Panama and how we can help you get there on the cruise holiday of a lifetime.

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Topics: Central America

Truffles, anyone for rare white truffles?

Posted by Cruises International on May 30, 2017

Image source: Celebrity Cruises

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Topics: Celebrity Cruises

Themed Cruises - Something for Everyone

Posted by admin on May 30, 2017

Celebrity Cruises is at the forefront of a new trend in luxury cruising – the Themed Cruise.  While offering travellers the highest quality in accommodation and service, Celebrity Cruises also offers themed cruises that cater for travellers’ particular passions.

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Topics: Uncategorized

The World’s Oceans

Posted by admin on May 30, 2017

The precious oceans of the world cover more of the planet than the continents do, and in actual fact, they account for 71% of the earth’s surface area. The largest of the oceans is the Pacific, followed by the Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic Ocean. The deepest point of the ocean is roughly 11km below the surface of the northern Pacific in the Mariana Trench.

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Topics: Uncategorized

Scandinavia Northern Lights

Posted by admin on May 30, 2017

The Scandinavian countries generally consist of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, but sometimes include Finland as well. The land of the midnight sun experiences an exciting and fascinating natural phenomenon. Not only do certain parts of the countries of Norway, Sweden and Finland experience a full 24 hours of sunlight, but they are ideal places to see the breath-taking Northern Lights during the darker winter periods as well.

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Topics: Uncategorized

Prague - One of the most beautiful cities in Europe

Posted by Cruises International on May 30, 2017

There are many cities in Europe that are filled with charm, fascinating history, fairy-tale like architecture and beautiful culture; where you can sip a delicious cup of coffee at a sidewalk café and listen to the sound of buskers on street corners and footsteps on cobbled roads. Old buildings rise into the sky, and canals flow gently below them, with bridges to cross and streets to explore, Europe is a delightful destination to visit, especially on a river cruise. One of these amazing, and most beautiful cities in Europe has got to be Prague in the Czech Republic.

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Topics: Central Europe

Ahoy there! How to avoid sea sickness on a cruise

Posted by Cruises International on May 17, 2017

If you’re looking forward to booking an exotic cruise and fantasising about sun, sea and plenty of relaxation, the last thing that you need is sea sickness creeping in to spoil the fun.

Sea sickness, or motion sickness, comes from mixed-up signals between the brain, the ears and the eyes. The part of the ear that controls balance is telling the brain you’re moving, while the eyes don’t see the movement and think that you’re staying still. These confused messages make your brain react and you feel sick. It can be brought on by being on a ship on the waves, or even by the movement of a car, train or aeroplane. It commonly affects children between 2 and 12 years old, and affects more women than men, particularly pregnant women.

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Topics: Cruising 101